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Kidung Ageng

First-time Expectant Southeast Asian Fathers' Online Pregnancy-Related Information Seeking Behaviour

24 November 2023

Studying towards a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems

Country of origin: Indonesia

Location: Level 3, Karl Popper


My career started from operational and fieldwork retail sales position before transitioning to the strategical area, where I continued to develop my analytical and consulting experience. I have done many projects and analysis based on big data to improve process performance, especially in the retail business.

Currently, I am a PhD student in Information Systems at the University of Canterbury. Previously, I worked in one of the biggest hospital chains in Indonesia. I graduated with an MSc in Marketing and Business Analysis at the University of Edinburgh with a focus on data mining, problem-solving, marketing research, and digital marketing.

I am becoming an expert practitioner in the Telecommunication, Social, and Health Industry with more than fourteen years of extensive experience. Furthermore, I have also been certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2014 and as an Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) expert since 2022.

My doctoral research aims to describe how do first-time Southeast Asian fathers information seeking behaviour when searching for pregnancy information. I personally hope that the results of this research study can close current miscommunication and bridge the understanding between fathers and pregnancy content providers. Thus, by getting enough information about pregnancy, fathers can be more involved with the pregnancy and hopefully lead to better maternal development.



Primary Supervisor: Anushia Inthiran

Co-Supervisor: Arindam Basu


Research Interests

  • Information System
  • Data Analytics
  • Business Analytics
  • Project Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Research
  • Digital Marketing
  • Healthcare Service and Management

Working thesis title

First-time Expectanct Southeast Asian Fathers' Online Pregnancy-Related Information Seeking Behaviour


Academic History

  • Master of Marketing and Business Analysis, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (2016)
  • Bachelor of Informatics Engineering, Duta Wacana University, Indonesia (2008)

Professional History

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2022 - ongoing)
  • Academic Support Administrator, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2023 - ongoing)
  • MBA Online Course Facilitator, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2023 - ongoing)
  • Special Arrangement Student Supervisor, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2023 - ongoing)
  • Website Content Migrator, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2023)
  • Online Learning Development Assistant, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2023)
  • Executive Director, "JIH" Bandung Hospital, Indonesia (2021 - 2022)
  • Head of Marketing and Customer Management Directorat, "JIH" Yogyakarta Hospital, Indonesia (2018 - 2021)
  • Data Scientist, Fundraising, Indonesia (2017 - 2018)
  • Research and Consumer Insight Expert (and other positions), PT. Telekomunikasi Selular, Indonesia (2009 - 2017)


Selected Conference Proceedings

Ageng, Kidung and Inthiran, Anushia, "Online Sources Used by First-time Southeast Asian Fathers' during Pregnancy-related Information Seeking: A Preliminary Study" (2023). ACIS 2023 Proceedings. 85.

Ageng, K., 2023, March. Online Information Seeking and Searching Behavior of First Time Southeast Asian Fathers. In Proceedings of the 2023 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (pp. 486-489).

Ageng, Kidung and Inthiran, Anushia, "Information Seeking Behaviour amongst First-time Southeast Asian Expectant Fathers" (2022). PACIS 2022 Proceedings. 36.



Ageng, Kidung; Inthiran, Anushia; Basu, Arindam. 2023. Topics Searched by First-time Indonesian Fathers During Pregnancy Journey. NZASIA Conference.

Ageng, Kidung. 2023. First-time Southeast Asian Fathers' Online Information-Seeking Behaviour. NZIS Doctoral Consortium.

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