Sureeporn Punpuing is a Director, and an Associate Professor of the Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University. Her research focuses primarily on cross-border migration, impacts of migration on the family and elderly left behind, population- environment interactions and health. Dr. Punpuing used to worked as a population affairs officer at United Nations in New York, a consultant for ESCAP, IOM, ILO and WHO in Bangkok, and UNFPA in Mongolia.

      Dr. Punpuing teaches advanced analysis of migration and human ecology to Masters and Ph.D students. She holds a Bachelor degree in Statistics from Silpakorn University, Thailand, a certificate in Population Sciences from Deems University, India, Master‘s degree in Demography and a Ph.D in Resource and Environmental Sciences from the Australian National University. She is now also a site leader of the Kanchanaburi DSS which is a longitudinal study on health consequence of population changes in Thailand.


Given Name  Sureeporn 
Surname  Punpuing 
Country(s) of nationality  Thailand 
Country of residence  Thailand 
Mailing address Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University at Salaya Phutthamonthon, Nakornpathom Thailand 73170
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Telephone (Home) 66-2-988 7237
Telephone (Office) 66-2 -441 9520
Highest degree Ph.D
Year: 1996
Institution: The Australian National University
Discipline: Resource Management and Environmental Sciences

Current employment/position

Director – 4 ½ years


Previous employment 
1. United Nations, Population Division

Other honorary or professional positions 
1. President, Thailand Population Association (2008-2010)

1. Punpuing S., Kitisriworaphan T. and Musikaphan W. 2011. Migration and Environment. In Thailand Migration Report 2011: Migration for development in Thailand: Overview and tools for policymakers, edited by Jerrold W. and Aphichat Chamratrithirong. International Organization for Migration (IOM): pp. 75 – 84.
2. Punpuing S. and Kerry Richter. 2011. Urbanization and Migration Impact. In Impact of Demographic Change In Thailand edited by Gavin Jones and Wassana Im-em. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA): pp. 99 – 113.
3. Firestone, R, Punpuing S. Karen E. Peterson, Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, and Steven L. Gortmaker. 2011. Child overweight and undernutrition in Thailand: Is there an urban effect? Social Science & Medicine. 72 (2011): 1420-1428.
4. Khaing Khaing Soe, Punpuing S, Chamratrithirong A, and Guest P. 2011. The Impact of Migration on Mobility of Other Family Members in Thailand Asian Population Studies, 7 (2): 107 – 121.
5. Sucharitakul S. Punpuing S. 2011. Migration Duration and Household Asset Change. Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, 12 (13): 32 – 54.
6.Boonyamanond, S. and Punpuing S. 2011. Impact of The 1997 - 98 Financial Crisis on Employment, Migration, and Poverty Lessons Learnt from Thailand. In Poverty and Food Security in Southeast Asia: Is the Crisis Over for the Poor, edited by Aris Anata and Richard Barichello. ISEAS Publishing: pp. 323 -354.