Alexander Marsden

Master of International Relations & Master of Educational Management

PhD Candidate

Alexander has a background in international relations, educational law, education management, social justice legislation and policy studies. He developed and presented the rationale for creating a new Education Act to replace the 1928 Western Australian Education Act based on the Act's inconsistencies in light of ratified International Instruments. Alex has been involved in social justice movements for disadvantaged groups at district and state levels. Alex speaks English and Indonesian and is committed to improving the lives of our Indonesian neighbours.

Alex's PhD research explores the impacts of COVID-19 on the households of rural Indonesians. Rural Indonesian's are amongst the most vulnerable groups in the current COVID-19 induced development crisis that may see the return of millions of Indonesians to poverty

PhD Project Title

Indonesian Farm Households' Responses to the Impacts of COVID-19.

Research Interests

  • Social Justice Issues
  • Achieving equity and equality for disadvantaged groups.
  • Indonesian Australian relations.
  • International relations and the media.
  • Sustainable agriculture.
  • Managing disasters in Indonesia.


Dr Kerstin Zander - Principal (College of Indigenous Futures, Arts & Society, Charles Darwin University)

Dr Jonatan Lassa - (College of Indigenous Futures, Arts & Society, Charles Darwin University)