Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

Dr Robert Priharjo

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Areas of Expertise:
Nursing and midwifery
Research Supervision:

Robert has been working with ARU for many years, teaching pre-registration and post-registration students. Over these years, he has been leading a wide range of courses and modules, including the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, the Degree Apprenticeships, Nursing Associate, MSc Diabetes Care and Doctorate schools.

[email protected]


Robert was previously a lecturer at Homerton School of Health Studies, Homerton College, Cambridge. Prior to this, he practiced and taught  nursing in the UK (Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Infirmary); Sarnia, Ontario, Canada (Lambton College) and in Indonesia (Yogyakarta Health Politecthnic and Universitas Gadjah Mada).

His current teaching includes advanced diabetes management, research methodology and postgraduate major projects. Currently, Robert leads a Going Global Partnership project (TNE Nurse UKIND) in collaboration with Universitas Gadjah Mada, funded by British Council Indonesia.

Research interests
  • Diabetes in adults
  • Psychosocial aspects of long-term health conditions
  • Any research using mixed methods or  conversation analysis
  • Transnational education
Areas of research supervision

Robert would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics:

  • Diabetes in adults
  • Nurse-patient relationships and consultation
  • Mixed methods
  • Conversation analysis
  • Psychosocial aspects of long term conditions
  • Advanced management of persons with diabetes
  • Long term health conditions, particularly diabetes
  • Research methodology and nursing management/leadership
  • Postgraduate major project
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Anglia Ruskin University
  • MSc Nursing Studies, the University of Manchester
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health/Medical Education, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Bachelor Science in Nursing, Universitas Indonesia
  • Certificate  in Teaching Higher Education, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta
  • Certificate of Medical Surgical Nursing, Lambton College, Ontario, Canada
  • Diploma in English (Extension Programme), Sanata Dharma Catholic University Yogyakarta
  • Diploma in Nursing, Health Polytechnic Yogyakarta
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • Higher Education Academy
  • Diabetes UK
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes (PSAD) Study Group/ an official Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)
  • Editorial Boards/Reviewer:  Journal of Clinical Nursing, Universal Journal of Public Health, International Journal of Nursing Studies King's College London, Warwick Indonesian Forum, Warwick University, JKL Poltekkes Kemenkes Yogyakarta and Poltekkes Banjarmasin
Selected recent publications

Stokes, P., Priharjo, R. and Urquhart, C. (2021), Validation of information-seeking behaviour of nursing students confirms most profiles but also indicates desirable changes for information literacy support, Journal of Documentation, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-09-2020-0158

Wulaningsih, I., Hapsari, E.D., Pangastuti, H.S. and Priharjo, R. (2020) ‘Life Experience of Pregnant Woman with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Maternal Role Attainment in Special Region of Yogyakarta’, Jurnal Ners (Surabaya), 15(2), pp. 199–207. Available at: https://doi.org/10.20473/jn.v15i2.19306.

Saifullah, A.D., Latifah, N., Artanti, E.R., Cahyani, K.D., Rahayu, U., Paramarta, L., Izzati, R.M., Priharjo, R. and Warsini, S.  (2020) ‘Mental Distress in Rural Areas of Indonesia’, Nurse Media : Journal of Nursing, 10(1), pp. 1–10. Available at: https://doi.org/10.14710/nmjn.v10i1.23244.

Recent presentations and conferences

Priharjo, R;  Alim, S; Jenkins, L, Samuel, H; Shaw, S; Aulawi, K; Pertiwi, AP ; Poernomo, W; Izzati, RM . (2023)  Enhancing Competencies for Future Nurses in the United Kingdom and Indonesia through Transnational Nursing Education (TNE Nurse UKIND),

Symposium for UK-Indonesia Higher Education Collaboration in East Java 23  October 2023, Available at https://www.nurseukind.org/_files/ugd/6644bc_b4ecb2e00728426b8b9ab15322d0ddbb.pdf

Priharjo, R;  Alim, S; Jenkins, L, Samuel, H; Shaw, S; Aulawi, K; Pertiwi, AP; Poernomo, W; Izzati, RM  (2022) Enhancing the scale and scope of Higher Education Transnational Education in Indonesia and the UK, Mapping Clinical Nursing Competencies between Indonesia and UK - Trans National Education (TNE) virtual seminar,   28 June 2022, Available at https://www.nurseukind.org/_files/ugd/6644bc_1e0d25d94c4b4f7088189987f0f37668.pdf

Priharjo, R; Samuel, H and Guthrie, N, (2022) Health Care System in The UK and in Indonesia (Comparing Priorities). Transnational Nursing Education Curriculum Benchmark and Workshop, Anglia Ruskin University- Universitas Gadjah Mada,  Yogyakarta, 23 November- 1 December 2023

Priharjo, R; Samuel, H and Guthrie, N, (2022) Nursing Education System in The UK and Career Opportunities, Transnational Nursing Education Curriculum Benchmark and Workshop, Anglia Ruskin University- Universitas Gadjah Mada, 23 November- 1 December 2023

Priharjo, R; Samuel, H and Guthrie, N, Ariani (2022) The doctorate journey, from students to supervisors’ perspectives. Guest Lecture sessions for master’s and Doctorate Students FK-KMK UGM, 30 Nov 2022

Priharjo, R, Ariani (2022) Leadership in education and practice contexts. Guest Lecture sessions for master’s and Doctorate Students FK-KMK UGM 1 Dec 2022

Priharjo, R, (2022) Leadership in nursing education and practice. Guest Lecture session for Doctorate Students Leadership, Universitas Indonesia, Dec 2022

Priharjo R, 2021. Millennial leadership and nursing implications. Nursing Doctoral Programme-Faculty of Nursing, University of Indonesia. 5th January 2021 

Priharjo, R. 2021. The role of nurses in health care policy response to Covid-19 outbreak, Sefora-4, FON UI Diaspora. Faculty of Nursing Diaspora ,University of Indonesia. 14th January 2021

Priharjo R and Stokes. Adjusting learning during the Covid-19 pandemic: the role of information behaviour profiles. The 4th International Nursing Conference. Poltekkes Surakarta, 15-16 December 2020

Priharjo R, Stokes P, Samuel H, Nhlanganiso Nyathi. Exploring psychosocial of diabetes learning needs among continuing professional development students. PSAD-EASD Milton Keynes (Virtual) 14-16 October 2020

Priharjo R, 2020.Teaching and learning during Covid-19 UK experience.  AIPVIKI Regional X Kalimantan. 2nd July 2020

Previous book publications 

Priharjo, R. (2008). Professional nursing practice, 2nd ed., Jakarta: EGC ISBN 978-979-448-924-6

Priharjo, R. (2007). Physical assessment for nurses (Pengkajian fisik keperawatan), 2nd ed., Jakarta: EGC ISBN 979-448-799-6

Priharjo, R.,(1997). Drugs administration: basic techniques for nurses (Teknik dasar pemberian obat bagi perawat) Jakarta: EGC ISBN 979-448-229-3

Priharjo, R.,(1995). Nursing ethics (Pengantar etika keperawatan) Yogyakarta: Kanisius ISBN 979-497-489-7

Priharjo, R.,(1993). Pain management (Perawatan nyeri,  pemenuhan aktifitas dan istirahat). Jakarta: EGC ISBN/ISSN 979-448-200-5