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Pichamon Yeophantong is Associate Professor and Head of Research at the Centre for Future Defence and National Security, Deakin University. She also leads the Responsible Business Lab and the Environmental Justice and Human Rights Project, funded by an Australian Research Council Fellowship. Pichamon has previously held academic positions at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Princeton University and the University of Oxford. As a political scientist and China specialist, she teaches and conducts field-based research on business and human rights, and the political economy of sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific. One of her ongoing multi-year projects focuses on Chinese foreign policy and investment strategies in the developing world, particularly Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Pichamon has advised a range of civil society organisations, NGOs and government agencies on human rights, development, and security issues. She currently sits on the Advisory Committee of the Australian Water Partnership and serves as the Member from Asia-Pacific States on the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights. Her work has appeared in commissioned reports and publications such as Pacific Affairs, Asian Survey, Chinese Journal of International Politics, and Water International. Pichamon holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the Australian National University as an inaugural China Institute Scholar.