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Work experience

2003Present

Lecturer

Thammasat University Faculty of Law
  • climate change law and policy
  • emissions trading schemes
  • ecologically sustainable development law and policy
  • ecotourism law and policy
  • energy law and policy
  • environmental law and policy
  • environmental law teaching
  • administrative law
  • public administration
  • law drafting

Awards

  • 2006: Thammasat University's Award of Honourable Research
  • 2005: National Research Council of Thailand's Award of Excellence

membership and committee work

  • 2006-present: Member, Commission on Environmental Lawat the World Conservation Union (IUCN)
  • 2005-present: Member, Energy Research Cluster at The University of Adelaide, South Australia
  • 2003-present: Member, Climate and Energy Specialist Group at the Commission on Environmental Law at the World Conservation Union (IUCN)
  • 2000:Member and Rapporteur, Working Group on Industry and Energy Laws at the National Research Council Legal Branch, Thailand 
  • 1989-1999: Member, Petition Committee for the Bangkok Metropolitan and Provincial Administration Areas under the Building Control Act, BE 2522 at the Ministry of Interior, Thailand
  • 1998: Member, Wastewater Management Organisation Sub-Committee for Drafting the Wastewater Management Authority Bill at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Thailand
  • 1998: Member, National Environment Board Sub-Committee on Environmental Law Implementation and Enforcement at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Thailand

Expertise & research interests

  • international energy law and policy
  • energy law and policy
  • international environmental law and policy
  • environmental law and policy
  • public administration
  • law drafting

Scholarships

  • 2004-2008: Adelaide Scholarship International
  • 1995-1997: Australian Development Cooperation Scholarship

Recent publications

  • 'Mitigation Measures of Marine Oil Spills within the Jurisdiction of the Kingdom of Thailand,' Rabhi 53, 2010, pp107-121.
  • ‘Laws in Thailand Promoting Renewable Energy,’ Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, 2005, Vol 23, No 2, pp205-222. 
  • ‘News Repositories’ in Executive Public Administration Foundation (ed): Public Participation Manual, Bangkok: Chula Book Centre, 2003, pp3-33—3-41 (in Thai). 
  • ‘Interactive Website’ in Executive Public Administration Foundation (ed): Public Participation Manual, Bangkok: Chula Book Centre, 2003, pp4-21—4-27 (in Thai). 

Recent legal consulting work

  • 2003-2004:Legal Expert, Waste Management Strategy for Municipal and Hazardous Waste in Thailand Project, UEET Technology (Thailand) Ltd, Thailand
  • 2003-2004:Legal Advisor, Department of Tourism Development, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Thailand 
  • 2001-2002:Local Legal and Regulatory Specialist, Samut Prakarn Cost Recovery Project, Danish Cooperation for Environment and Development-DANCED/Danish International Development Assistance-Danida/NIRAS A|S, Denmark/Pollution Control Department/Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Thailand

Recent research fellowship

  • 2010-2011: Thammasat University Research and Consultancy Institute/Office of Natural Resources and Environment Policy and Planning, Thailand, "Development of Environmental Impact Assessment under the Enhancement and Conservation of the National Environmental Quality Act, BE 2535"
  • 2010-2011: Thammasat University Research and Consultancy Institute/PTT Plc, Thailand, "Laws relating to City Gas Operation in the Bangkok Metropolitan and its Suburbs"
  • 2009-2010: Thammasat University Research and Consultancy Institute/Department of Pollution Control, Thailand, "Development of Factory and Hazardous Substance Control System"
  • 2003-2004: Thammasat University Research and Consultancy Institute/Department of Tourism Development, Thailand, "Analysis of Works, Powers and Duties of the Department of Tourism Development, Ministry of Tourism and Sports"
  • 2003-2004:  Thammasat University Research and Consultancy Institute/Department of Water Resources, Thailand, “Revision of Laws Concerning Water Resources and Draft Water Resources Law”, (This project won a 2005 Award of Excellence from the National Research Council of Thailand.)
  • 2003:  United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/United States-Asia Environmental Partnership Program (US-AEP)/The Asia Foundation/Thai Senate Environment Committee/Environmental Law Centre-Thailand, Thailand, “Strengthening Thai Senate Environment Committee’s Citizen Complaint Response Capacity”
  • 2002-2004:  Research Institute of Chulalongkorn University/Office of Environmental Policy and Planning/Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, Thailand, “Reform of the Enhancement and Conservation of National Environmental Quality Act, BE 2535 (1992) and Regulations Concerning Environmental Impact Assessment”
  • 2001-2002:  Danish Cooperation for Environment and Development-DANCED/Danish International Development Assistance-Danida, Thailand, “Legal and Regulatory Background for Cost Recovery System and Effluent Standards for the Samut Prakarn Cost Recovery Project in Wastewater Management”

Recent public lectures, presentations and conference proceedings

  • 'LIkely Issues and Impacts arising from Implementing Laws on Nuclear Power Plants' public lecture, Ubonratchathani and Suratthani, 28 January and 28 February 2011.
  • 'Importance of Energy and International Laws on Nuclear Power Plants' public lecture, Petchburi, Songkhla, Phitsanulok, Chantaburi and Khonkaen, 15 December 2010-23 February 2011.
  • ‘Laws in Thailand Promoting Renewable Energy: the Recent Developments’ paper presented at the TC Beirne School of Law Postgraduate Law Research Colloquium, Brisbane, 2-4 December 2005. 
  • ‘Legal Framework Promoting Renewable Energy for Sustainable Electricity Generation in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region’ presented at the New Researchers, New Research: a Conference for Early Career Researchers in Law, Adelaide, 30 September-1 October 2004. 
  • ‘Strengthening Thai Senate Environment Committee’s Citizen Complaint Response Capacity’ presented at the Thai Senate Environment Committee’s Strategies for Preventing and Resolving Environmental Disputes Conference, Bangkok, 30 July 2003. 
  • ‘Trend of [the Thai] Legal System after Energy Free Trade [in Thailand]’ paper presented at the 1st National Congress of Law Symposium, Bangkok, 14-15 September 2000. 

Education

20042010

PhD candidate

The University of Adelaide Law School

Dissertation on "Legal framework promoting renewable energy for sustainable electricity generation in Australia and the Asia Pacific"

19951997

Master of Environmental Law

The University of Adelaide Law School

Dissertation on "The implementation of environmental impact assessment requirements in Thailand: possible lessons from Australian experience"

Certifications

2000Present

Certificate of Management and Organisational Change in Thailand

The Australian National University
1998Present

Certificate of Juridical Lawyer

Office of the Council of State of Thailand