Rusfina Widayati

Rusfina Widayati


I am a PG-Researcher at the  Architecture and Urbanism Research Group at University of Leeds, started at 2023. My research topic is Heritage Rural Tourism, between preservation and development in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, supervised by Professor Gehan Selim. the topic challenge how far the development of rural tourism might have an impact on the community’s heritage and how the stakeholder's role in rural tourism developments. I received my master’s degree from Universitas Gajah Mada Indonesia and my bachelor's degree in Architecture from Universitas Brawijaya Indonesia.

I have worked as a lecturer at Universitas Mulawarman in Indonesia for several years. Besides teaching, I have been involved in construction project experience and research projects. My latest research’s role as a local researcher in research collaboration between Universitas Ciputra and the Ministry of Tourism and Economy Creative Indonesia in 2022. The research project is about developing a traditional market in a Cultural village in Samarinda, Indonesia. I also published and presented my research locally and abroad.

Research interests

 I am interested in doing research in architecture, Heritage, space, and urbanism, especially in indigenous culture in Indonesia. I have written and published articles in this area of research.


  • Master in Architecture, Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia
  • Bachelor in Architecture, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia

Research groups and institutes

  • Architecture and urbanism