Pyone Myat Thu

Pyone Myat Thu

Ms, BSc W.Aust., GradDipEd Curtin, PhD ANU

  • The University of Western Australia (M004), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I am particularly interested in examining the geographies of land relations, rural livelihoods, forced displacement, and development within post-conflict settings in the Asia Pacific region.

Previous positions

Research Associate (November 2014 - December 2015)
Australian Research Council funded project "Family Influences on Child Survival and Growth in Rural East Timor" [Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Debra Judge]
Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology
The University of Western Australia

Research Fellow (April 2012 - September 2014)
State, Society and Melanesian Program
College of Asia and Pacific
The Australian National University

Current projects

I am leading the socio-economic baseline survey on a multi-disciplinary action research project Agricultural Innovations for Communities in Timor-Leste funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

Teaching overview

GEOG3306: Regional Development and Planning
GEOG5003: Mining and Development


Timor-Leste Ethnography; Rural Livelihoods; Land Access; Forced Displacement; Migration; Rural Development


English; Tetum (Timor-Leste)


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