Miss Kunkanit Sutamchai


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PhD researcher at the Global Development Institute (GDI), The University of Manchester. Currently, I am in my second year. My thesis is entitled “The Influence of Buddhist Mindfulness on Ethical Leadership: A Case Study from Thailand”. This research aims to investigate the influence of Buddhist mindfulness on Thai executive leaders’ ethical behaviour and other outcomes of their Buddhist mindfulness practices.



  • February 2016 – July 2017: Research Assistant to Associate Professor Chulanee Thianthai, Sociology and Anthropology Department, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


  • 2018, conference paper: The Importance of Ethical Leadership within Organisational Change Contexts: A Focus on Mindfulness and Ethical Leadership Development, for the “12th Colloquium on Organisational Change and Development”


  • September 7 – 8, 2018: Presenting a paper at the “12th Colloquium on Organisational Change and Development”, by the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), at the Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland.
  • May 22, 2018: Presenting an academic poster at the SEED PGR Conference, “Transcending Academica Boundaries: Creative methods and knowledge sharing”, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester
  • May 29 – 30, 2018: Attending "Thinking Qualitatively” Course, by the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (University of Alberta), at the University of Manchester, UK.


University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

2017 – Present: PhD Development Policy and Management

Supervised by: Dr.Kate Rowlands and Dr.Chris Rees

Due for submission: September 2020


University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

2011 – 2012: MSc Human Resource Development (International Development)


Dissertation Title: Mind, Brain, and Education Science: Implications for Education and Human Resource Development Practice


Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2005 – 2009: BA Political Science, International Relations

First Class Honours                   

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