Associate Professor Jo-An Occhipinti is Co-Director of the Mental Wealth Initiative and Head of Systems Modelling, Simulation & Data Science at the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. She is an epidemiologist and complex systems scientist leading transdisciplinary teams in developing computer simulation models to inform policy and planning. She works with policy makers nationally and internationally to use these tools to understand the likely impacts of policy decisions before they are implemented in the real world.
Mental health plays a significant role in productivity but is often overlooked. To maintain its promising economic growth, Indonesia must put its people’s well-being into the calculation.