Pichamon Yeophantong 

Committee Member

Dr Pichamon Yeophantong is an Australian Research Council Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales (Canberra). She leads the Responsible Business Lab and the Asia-Pacific Development and Security Research Group. In addition to a multi-year project on how to better regulate Chinese overseas investment in the water and energy sectors, Pichamon is working with civil society and other partners on a series of initiatives that seek to support the resilience of women leaders and environmental human rights defenders in the Asia-Pacific. Having conducted extensive fieldwork in China and Southeast Asia, Pichamon also consults on human rights and environmental justice issues with a range of organisations, including International Rivers, Jubilee Australia, and the United Nations. Pichamon was awarded the 2018 Australia ‘Future Leader’ Prize by the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and was named a ‘human rights fighter’ by the 2020 Advance Awards.