Pyone Myat Thu


  • The University of Western Australia (M213), 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)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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