Research HDR Candidate Profiles Muhamad Alif Bin Ibrahim

Muhamad Alif Bin Ibrahim

Muhamad Alif Bin Ibrahim

Muhamad Alif Bin Ibrahim



  • BPsychSc (Honours), James Cook University, Australia, 2017-2019
  • BA (Psychology), Murdoch University, Australia, 2014-2016


As a social scientist, Alif draws from the disciplines of psychology and sociology. Alif has extensive research experience in utilising qualitative methods to understand the lived experiences of and improve the services for healthcare workers and patients in the Singapore community. Beyond his qualitative research capabilities, Alif has over ten years of working experience undertaking various administrative and operational portfolios at several healthcare institutions in Singapore.

Thesis Title

Socio-political stressors and resilience in intimate relationships: Insights from same-sex 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, Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section, British Psychological Society
  • Student Member, Psychology of Sexualities Section, British Psychological Society
  • Student Member, The Australian Sociological Association

Research Interests

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