Research HDR Candidate Profiles Muhamad Alif Bin Ibrahim

Muhamad Alif Bin Ibrahim

Muhamad Alif Bin Ibrahim

Muhamad Alif Bin Ibrahim



  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), James Cook University (Australia), 2017-2019
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Murdoch University (Australia), 2014-2016


As a social scientist, Alif draws from the disciplines of psychology and sociology. His research interests include relationships and families in the LGBTQ community, qualitative research methodologies, gender and sexuality, coping and resilience, and critical approaches to health and illness. Alif has extensive experience utilising qualitative methods to develop and improve health services and interventions for healthcare workers and people from the LGBTQ community. Alif is also a passionate advocate for social justice and equality. He believes that research can be a powerful tool for promoting positive change in society.

Thesis Title

Socio-political stressors and resilience in intimate relationships: Insights from LGBTQ couples in Singapore

Advisory Panel

Primary: Dr Joanna Barlas, Secondary: Dr Patrick Lin, Advisor Mentor: Prof Nigel Marsh


  • Visiting Research Fellow, National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Singapore
  • Student Representative, International Society of Critical Health Psychology
  • Student Member, International Association for Relationship Research
  • Student Member, The Australian Sociological Association
  • Student Member, Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section, British Psychological Society

Research Interests

  • Qualitative Methods
  • LGBTQ Relationships and Families
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Coping and Resilience
  • Critical Approaches to Health and Illness