Assistant Professor Pattamaporn Busapathumrong

Short Bio.

    Pattamaporn Busapathumrong graduated from Thammasat University. She was supported by King Anandha Mahidol Scholarship to study abroad in the United States. Prior to joining AU, provided consultancy to United Nations, UNICEF. Currently Assistant Professor in Social Sciences, Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute (AFRI), Bangkok, Thailand and Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute (FRAI), London, England.


  • PhD (Social Work), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
  • A.M. (Anthropology), School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, U.S.A
  • BA. (Sociology and Anthropology) with 2nd class honour, Thammasat University, Thailand

Research Areas

    Family and Children, Modern Organization, Women’s Studies

Research Grants

  • Thailand Research Funds

Industrial Experiences

  • Consultant, United Nations

Academic and Research Experiences

  • Editorial Board and Board member
    • Member of Editorial Board, International Scope Review, (The Journal of Social Capital Foundation, Brussel, Belgium), 2008 – 2010 (Tenure position).
    • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of the Royal Institute of Thailand. (2006 – 2009)
    • Advisory Editorial Council, Journal of Globalization Studies, Moscow, Russia (2010 – present)
  • International Conference Organizing Committee
    • Member of the international committee, International Conference organized by the International Society for Quality of Life (ISQOLS), Bangkok, Thailand, 2010.
    • International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD)’s international conference in Istanbul, Turkey, 1998, Recife, Brazil, 2000, Hong Kong, China in July 2007, and New Mexico in 2009. (International  committee, chair of sessions and discussant)
  • Adjunct, guest lecturer, researcher and visiting fellow
    • Summer 2006 and Summer 2008, Visiting Fellow (Focus area: Child’s Rights), UNICEF, Innocenti Research Centre, Piazza SS. Annunziata, Florence, Italy
    • Summer 2004 Visiting Fellow (Focus area: Welfare Mix Project), European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (UN affiliated inter-governmental organization), Vienna, Austria.
    • 2000 – 2002 Monash University (Gippsland Campus and Clayton Campus) and Australia National University. (Focus areas: Women’s Studies, Social Welfare and Cultural Anthropology).
    • 1995-2000 Guest lecturer, Klaikangwol School, Hua Hin, Prachuabkirikhan Province, (SatelliteTelevision Educational Programme)
  • Topic areas: social development, current women’s issues.
    • 1995 Guest lecturer, Chitrlada School, Bangkok, Thailand
    • 1994 Visiting Fellow, University of Pennsylvania’s Archive (Research area: Life and Work of Otto Rank, Rankian Psychology)
    • 1994 Guest lecturer, Graduate School, Yongsei University, South Korea
  • Research Experiences
    • Disaster Management in Thailand
    • Family and Children
    • Welfare Mix in Thailand
    • Modern Organization
    • Women and work

Honours and Awards

    King Anandha Mahidol Scholarship


  • Child Welfare in Thailand. Journal of the Royal Institute of Thailand. 2014. [In progress].
  • Thailand Disaster Management in the Context of ASEAN. The Journal of the Royal Institute of Thailand (Towards ASEAN). Vol. V, 5 December 2013: 18 – 30.
  • Social Welfare in ASEAN. Journal of the Royal Institute of Thailand. Vol. 38(2): 74 – 93, 2013.
  • Social Welfare in Thailand: A Case Study of Social Welfare in the Context of ASEAN Socio-Cultural Blueprint. Journal of the Royal Institute of Thailand. Vol. 38 (20): 74 – 93.
  • Disaster Management in Thailand. Prof. Dr. Ngoh Tiong Tan (Principal Investigator), Disaster Management in Asia – Vulnerability and Resilience for Social Recovery. Research Monograph. Supported by SIM University. 2012.
  • Challenges and Trends Towards Integration of Humanities and Social Sciences Research in ASEAN Community with the Emphasis on ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint. Journal of Research on Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2012: 10 – 19.
  • Children and Problems Concerning Children: Maternal Deprivation. The Journal of the Royal Institute of Thailand. (Inaugural Issue). Vol. I, 5 December 2009, 93 – 103.
  • Rivers and life in Thai community. In Journal of the Royal Institute of Thailand (Special edition), 2008.
  • Family and Child Welfare in Thai Society. in Journal of the Royal Institute of Thailand. 32(2): 260 – 270, April – June 2007. (in Thai)
  • Social Network. in Journal of the Royal Institute of Thailand. 31 (2): April – June: 362 – 368, April – June 2006.
  • Culture and peace in Thai Society. Journal of the Royal Institute of Thailand. 31(2): April – June: 336 – 338.
  • Welfare Philosophy in Buddhism in Journal of the Royal Institute of Thailand. 30(2): 516 – 521, April – June 2005.
  • Welfare Mix in Thailand: Women, Work and State Policies (1940 – 1994). Amazon Company: U.S.A., 2006.
  • Trends in Social Protection and Social Safety Net in Thailand and Southeast Asia. Tan Ngoh Tiang (National University of Singapore) (Editor). Challenge of Social Care in Asia. Marshall Cavendish Academic, Singapore, 2006: 216 – 241.
  • Thailand. Encyclopedia of Global Perspectives on the United States. Berkeshire Publishing Group LLC: Great Barrington, MA, U.S.A., 2007: 630 – 634.


  • Telephone: (66)(038)253-700 Ext. 2818
  • E-mail: pattamapornb at