Dr Tiara Marthias

Senior Technical Advisor

Tiara Marthias

Tiara is a health systems researcher with a strong interest in health equity, particularly on ensuring equitable access to quality reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health (RMNCH).

Before joining the Nossal Institute, Tiara was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia. She has contributed to the development of policies relating to RMNCH financing systems and was the lead consultant for the development of the Indonesia national strategy for adolescent wellbeing. She has extensive experiences in working with key Indonesian government policymakers in health programs planning and evaluation.

Tiara has worked with the government and organisations in Timor Leste, Myanmar, and the Philippines on health systems and financing projects. She has been part of the development team of several international-level courses, including on health systems strengthening for LMICs and a global perspective course on COVID-19. Tiara has managed and provided technical work on research and consultation projects with international organizations including the World Bank, USAID, DFAT, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Tiara’s research interests include health systems and policy analyses related to geographical inequity in the utilization of key health services, health financing analysis including evidence-based budgeting and planning for health services, evaluation research on key RMNCH and health programs as well as on strengthening the primary health care.

Tiara has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed articles published in reputable international journals as well as several book chapters. She also serves in the Board of Directors of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) as the Early Career Researcher (ECR) Director (2022-2027). Tiara was inducted as the Equity Initiative Fellow in Southeast Asia in 2018, a program under the Oxford-based Atlantic Fellowship.

Tiara was born and raised in Indonesia and completed her training as a medical doctor at the Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia in 2008. She obtained her Master (2011) and PhD (2021) degrees in Public Health from the University of Melbourne, Australia.