Work History

Work History
2003 - Present

Lecturer

Thammasat University Faculty of Law
  • energy law and policy (postgraduate level)
  • environmental law and policy (undergraduate and postgraduate levels)
  • comparative environmental law (postgraduate level)
  • environmental assessment law (postgraduate level)
  • natural resources law (undergraduate and postgraduate levels)
  • agricultural law (postgraduate level)
  • pollution control law (undergraduate and postgraduate levels)
  • English for lawyers (undergraduate level)
  • research methodology (postgraduate level)
  • law of contracts (undergraduate level)
  • law of wrongful acts (undergraduate level)
  • law of management of affairs without mandate (undergraduate level)
  • law of undue enrichment (undergraduate level)
  • law for engineers (undergraduate level)

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

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. 

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

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 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 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). 

Scholarships

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

Education

Education
2004 - 2010

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"

1995 - 1997

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

Certifications
2000 - Present

Certificate of Management and Organisational Change in Thailand

The Australian National University
1998 - Present

Certificate of Juridical Lawyer

Office of the Council of State of Thailand