Novika Purnama Sari

Former Post doc

I joined d’Arc/UvA in November 2021 as a postdoctoral researcher. My research interest has started on autism since 2014, it was the time when I had an internship in an inclusive school in Indonesia. For my master thesis, I developed a cultural-theme based teaching media specifically for classes that included students with autism.

In 2017 I started as a PhD candidate at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, exploring the association of autistic traits in children with various predictors and outcomes (e.g. academic achievement, peer relationship, parental age, parenting). The study was embedded in the Generation R Study group at Erasmus Medical Center, a cohort study with ten thousand participants including mothers and children. In addition, I was a visiting researcher at the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge, collaborating and comparing the cohort data for one of my PhD projects.