Wimonmat (Molly) Srichamroen

Through the lens of network: The study of local government organisations in health care policy implementation for an ageing population in Thailand

  Wimonmat Srichamroen, PhD student at the School of Government
Wimonmat (Molly) Srichamroen, PhD student in Public Policy

Email: wimonmat.srichamroen@vuw.ac.nz

Office: Old Government Buildings, Level 3, GB319, Pipitea Campus, Wellington 6011

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mollyws/

Supervisors: Professor Jackie Cumming (Faculty of Health) and Dr Jenny Neale (Faculty of Health)


Molly’s interest in public policy started from seeing her parents’ work in rural areas in Thailand as Royal Thai Government Officers. Engagement in their public service discussions at home from a young age motivated her to study in a field that benefits the development of the Thai society. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with an honour from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand where she majored in Public Administration and Policy and Planning. Later, she became a McDonnell International Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis, USA where she received a Master of Social Work with concentrations in Social Policy and Social and Economic Development.

Prior to joining the School of Government on a Victoria Doctoral Scholarship, Molly consulted at sustainability and organisation development firms in Bangkok. She also worked briefly as a research assistant at the Center for Social Development at Washington University and a programme officer at an NGO in Bangkok. While enjoying the academic work and exploring the outdoors in New Zealand, she plans returning to teach and settle in Thailand upon the completion of her PhD study.


BA in Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
Master of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, USA

Research interests

Molly's PhD study explores the functions and characteristics as a network of the local administrative organisations in Thailand and their collaboration with other government agencies in the implementation of the health promotion policy for the elderly. She hopes that her research will ultimately contribute to the strengthening of the local public administration policy implementation network and saving national health care costs in preparation for the aged society Thailand will soon have.


'Health Care Policy in Thailand: Hurting or Giving Hopes?', in The Asian Conference on Business & Public Policy 2015, Kobe, Japan Official Conference Proceedings, pp. 61-69.

'Asset Building Pilot for Vulnerable Children: Light of Hope Saving Program in Lamphun Province, Thailand', in Michael Sherraden, Li Zou, Ben Hok-bun Ku, Suo Deng, Sibin Wang (Eds), Asset-Building Policies and Innovations in Asia, Routledge, UK, 2015.

'Changing Consumer Values in Young Generation Thais: Sufficient Economy Elements in Policy and Education to Prevent Negative Outcomes', in Global Leadership Visions, Washington University online publication, 2012.