Sirinya Phulkerd

Sirinya Phulkerd is a PhD candidate (final stage) at School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Australia. Her research focuses on assessing policy implementation on food environments for preventing obesity and diet-related NCDs in Thailand. She is a researcher at International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health Thailand. She co-founded a Food and Nutrition Policy for Health Promotion Program (FHP), a research coordination agency which coordinates government agencies, NGOs and public health experts to support food and nutrition policy in Thailand, and conducts policy relevant research. FHP has also focused on policy processes and policy utility of research findings.

Sirinya is currently a country representative of INFORMAS, a global network of public-interest non-government organizations and researchers that aims to monitor, evaluate and support public and private sector actions to improve food environments and reduce obesity and NCDs. She is a team leader of the INFORMAS project in Thailand to monitor public and private sector policies and actions in Thai context.

Sirinya holds a Master of Philosophy in Public Health and Policy from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK, a Master of Science in Biological Sciences from University of Massachusetts, USA, and Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from Mahidol University, Thailand.