I graduated from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, with a BA in French and Business Studies. Then I went to Paris to earn a BA in International Commerce at the University of Paris 12. This degree was studied in French and included an intensive internship at the Thai Export Promotion office in Paris. I worked under the guidance of key government officers who oversaw and promoted international trade between Thailand and European countries.
After the successful completion of the BA degree from Paris, I moved to London and earned an MSc in International Business and Economics at the University of Westminster. During that time, I got an opportunity to undertake Summer placement in the Board of Investment of Thailand in Paris, where I developed an interest in the role of Foreign Direct Investment in economic development. I further developed this interest by researching this topic for my PhD at the University of Westminster. To help me in my thesis I studied for, and obtained, a Diploma in Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London.
In my thesis, I investigated The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment in the Process of Economic Development in Thailand. During this time, I produced several papers and I was awarded the PhD in 2011. I am now working on collaborative research projects covering the areas of Transnational Corporations from developing countries, the Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment and its impact on economic development, and ASEAN.
Current research interests
Foreign Direct Investment, Economic Development, Economic Integration: ASEAN Economic Community, International Business and Entrepreneurship. Most recently I have been conducting research on Thai women as immigrant entrepreneurs in the UK through semi-structured interviews and the analysis of company director data provided by DueDil.