Dr Jenny Munro is a research fellow based at the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.

As a cultural anthropologist she works on health and education in Papua/West Papua (Tanah Papua) and other regions of eastern Indonesia.

Her doctoral research followed a group of indigenous university students from the central highlands of Papua to North Sulawesi and back home again to examine the social, cultural and political impacts of schooling.

Since completing her PhD in 2010, Jenny has conducted several collaborative ethnographic research projects on HIV/AIDS, sexuality, education and alcohol-related violence, most of which were funded by competitive grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.