Dr Chanrith Ngin

MA/PhD, International Development, Nagoya University, Japan

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Professional Teaching Fellow


I joined the Faculty of Arts as Honorary Academic in Development Studies in July 2017 and Professional Teaching Fellow and Senior Research Fellow in September 2017. I was previously Dean and Lecturer at the Faculty of Development Studies at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Designated Professor at Nagoya University Cambodia Satellite Campus, and Senior Research Advisor at KHANA Center for Population Health Research, Cambodia. I hold MA and PhD degrees in International Development from Nagoya University, Japan.

Research | Current

  • Post-disaster response and recovery
  • Climate change adaptation and community resilience

I am a collaborator in a three-year collaborative research project on “Climate Change Adaptation in Post-Disaster Recovery Processes: Flood-Affected Communities in Cambodia and Fiji,” funded by the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research and led by Prof. Andreas Neef. 

I am also a co-investigator in a research project on "Disaster Preparedness and Resilience among Auckland’s Southeast Asian Communities," funded by the New Zealand Government under the National Science Challenge No. 11 “Resilience to Nature’s Challenge” and led by Dr. Jesse Hession Grayman. 

Teaching | Current

  • DEVELOP 709: Theories of International Development
  • DEVELOP 712: Undertaking Development Research
  • DEVELOP 710: Development Policies and Institutions


Cambodian Ministry of Education Scholarship, BEd Program, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia (1992-1996); AusAid Scholarship, Pre-Service Training on TEFL, University of Canberra, Australia (1996); Japanese Ministry of Education Scholarship, MA and PhD Programs, Nagoya University, Japan (1998-2004); Visiting Scholar, Nagoya University, Japan (2005), City University of Hong Kong, China (2008), Chiang Mai University, Thailand (2008), VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2012), and University Loyola Andalucía, Spain (2014)

Areas of expertise

Community and rural development, civil society, social enterprise, migration, land issues, natural resource management, urban climate resilience, education, economic development, population health

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member of Advisory Board, Mekong Institute of Cambodia; Member of Education Research Council, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia; Member of Association of Teachers and Scholastic Staff, Cambodia; Member of Cambodia Economic Association

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Gibson, K., Astuti, R., Carnegie, M., Chalernphon, A., Dombroski, K., Haryani, A. R., ... Lyne, I. (2018). Community economies in Monsoon Asia: Keywords and key reflections. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 59 (1), 3-16. 10.1111/apv.12186
  • Lyne, I., Ngin, C., & Santoyo-Rio, E. (2018). Understanding social enterprise, social entrepreneurship and the social economy in rural Cambodia. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 12 (3), 278-298. 10.1108/JEC-11-2016-0041
  • Tuot, S., Ngin, C., Pal, K., Sou, S., Sawez, G., Morgan, P., ... Golichenko, O. (2017). How understanding and application of drug-related legal instruments affects harm reduction interventions in Cambodia: a qualitative study. Harm Reduction Journal, 1410.1186/s12954-017-0167-9
  • Asif, F., Marschke, M., & Ngin, C. (2017). Assessing the potential of a low-carbon future for Cambodia. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 9 (2)10.1063/1.4978495
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35878
  • Lin, H.-C., Bruning, P. F., Cole, N. D., Flint, D. H., Ngin, C., & Supangco, V. (2017). Exploring justice judgment patterns in Asia: a four country multi-group latent class analysis. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 1-31. 10.1080/09585192.2016.1277368
  • Ngin, C., & Kao, S. (2017). Cambodia. In H. Coates (Ed.) Productivity in Higher Education: Research insights for universities and governments in Asia (pp. 21-38). Tokyo, Japan: Asian Productivity Organisation. Related URL.
  • Verkoren, W., & Ngin, C. (2017). Organizing against land grabbing in Cambodia: Exploring missing links. Development and Change10.1111/dech.12346
  • Ngin, C., & Verkoren, W. (2015). Understanding Power in Hybrid Political Orders: Applying Stakeholder Analysis to Land Conflicts in Cambodia. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, 10 (1), 25-39. 10.1080/15423166.2015.1009791