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Dr Sabrina Anjara


Sabrina Anjara

Post Doc Research Fellow Lvl I
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems
01 716 6571
University College Dublin, School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems, Health Sciences Centre Belfield Dublin 4


Dr Sabrina Anjara is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Collective Leadership for Safety Skills (Co-Lead) project, hosted in UCD Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Education and Innovation in Health Systems. Dr Anjara read Psychology and Asian Studies at the University of Melbourne before completing an MSc in Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology at King's College London. Her MSc research on the quality of life, stress, and coping strategies of female migrant domestic workers catalysed a change in the Singapore government policy on the provision of rest days for these workers. She was co-PI of a project on using personality and medical school admissions interview to predict the performance of medical students and junior doctors, at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She was a psychologist in the Clinical and Forensic Psychology Service of the Singapore Ministry of Social and Family Development, and managed a research strand on parenting styles. In 2014, she became the first Indonesian national to be awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a PhD at the University of Cambridge. During her PhD, Dr Anjara designed and led a cluster randomised controlled trial in 28 sites in Indonesia, evaluating the clinical and cost-effectiveness of mental health care provided by GPs and by clinical psychologists. She was awarded several from the British Psychological Society, the Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and the School of Biological Sciences which funded the trial, and additionally crowdfunded to employ 30 research assistants in the project. For two years in a row, Dr Anjara was awarded the Evans Fund for research in Social Anthropology in Southeast Asia, enabling her to carry out an ethnographic study within a trial (SWAT) on the lived experience mental illness among rural Indonesians. of At Cambridge, she taught in the Medical and Veterinary Science Tripos Part 1a: The Social and Ethical Context of Health and Illness. Dr Anjara is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, a pro-bono Strategic Director of The Humanology Project (New York), and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.


  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
    University College Dublin, Ireland10 Dec 2018


  • BA
    University of Melbourne
  • MSc
    Kings College London
  • PG DIP
    Monash University
  • PhD
    University of Cambridge