Tom Power completed his Bachelor of International Studies with 1st class Honours at the University of Queensland, where he was also awarded the University Medal for 2013. He commenced his PhD candidature at the Australian National University’s Department of Political and Social Change in 2014. His PhD research is focused on Indonesian political parties, and particularly the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan).
Prior to completing his undergraduate studies, Tom spent a year working with the Education Department of Central Java (Dinas Pendidikan Provinsi Jawa Tengah). He also participated in the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program in 2010-11. Tom is an alumnus of the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies’ (ACICIS) field research exchange program, which he undertook at Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang in 2012.