Worrawan Jirathanapiwat graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Peace Studies from the University for Peace, Costa Rica and Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Thammasat University, Thailand. In the past, she was an independent researcher focusing on social development and social work for several organizations. She used to work as research assistant, focusing on human rights law in the ASEAN sphere, for a professor of law at New York Law School. Currently, she is the candidate in the Master’s programme of International Human Rights Law at University of Hong Kong and the course will be from September 2016 to May 2017.
She is the founder of the Research Team for Social Development – RTSD, a non profit organization working on research projects for development NGOs and INGOs, training and capacity building activities design and monitoring and evaluation. She works now full-time with the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance – SEATCA, a regional NGO based in Bangkok, Thailand, where she manages a a tobacco industry denormalization program. She was invited to speak on several research topics in several countries. Worrawan sometimes works as Thai-English interpreter and translator for NGOs, INGOs and GOs. Her areas of interest are tobacco control policies in ASEAN, rights-based approach, human rights mechanism, migration, social welfare management, and monitoring and evaluation.