Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan is a Research Fellow working with the Thai Health-Risk Transition Project funded by the Wellcome Trust UK and the NHMRC Australia. Her Ph.D. degree thesis completed in 2008 was on measuring and decomposing inequalities in health status and health service use before and after the Thai universal health coverage scheme. Before joining the ANU, she worked at the Policy and Research Department at the International Organization for Migration in Geneva between 2002 and 2005 on a wide range of topics including migration statistics, migrants and HIV vulnerabilities, and migration and development. Since 2005, she has led a number of publications on inequalities in health service use and social determinants of health (published in Healthy Policy & Planning, Health & Place, and Annals of Epidemiology). Recent collaborative works include hearing and vision impairment (published in Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health), oral health in conjuction with the Faculty of Dentistry/Chulalongkorn University (published in BMC Oral Health and Health and Quality of Life Outcomes), and injury with the Accident Research Centre/Monash University (published in Public Health, Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, and Accident Analysis and Prevention). Her current research activity includes an editorial role for the upcoming 2013 Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research (published by Springer) in which she is responsible for international measures of family caregivers’ burden and overall quality of life. She is also involved with the Australian Centre on Quality of Life as one of the primary researchers in International Wellbeing Group.
Biography Updated on 7 April 2013