Position   Lecturer
Email   chantinee.b(at)
Phone   66 76 276 489


Ph.D. Degree


Ph.D. (Environmental Management) University of Queensland, Australia

Master Degree


Master of Environmental Management (Environmental Tourism) University of Queensland, Australia

Bachelor Degree


B.Sc. (Life Sciences) National University of Singapore


2018 - Present Program Director for International Postgraduate Programs, Faculty of Technology and Environment

2014 - Present Acting Deputy Director of International College of Arts and Sciences Phuket

2012 – 2015 Assistant to the President for Organization and Collaboration Development, Prince of Songkla University Phuket Campus

2010 – 2011 Teaching assistant at School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, The University of Queensland, Australia

2009 – 2010 Teaching assistant at School of Integrative Systems, The University of Queensland, Australia

2008 – Present Researcher at Andaman Environmental and Natural Resource Research and Innovation Centre (AERIC)

2007 – Present Lecturer at Faculty of Technology and Environment, Prince of Songkla University Phuket Campus

Research Interests

Sustainability, protectect area management, ecology, community-based tourism, low carbon society, active learning, leadership, culture, empowement, collaborative technology


  • Sustainable development

  • Community engagement

  • Solid waste management

  • Sustainable tourism

  • Environmental education



Integrated Environmental Management

Law, Policy and Environmental Management

Environmental Problem Solving

Community and Participation in Environmental Management

Research Methodology

Sustainable Tourism Product Development

MSc/PhD Students

PhD Students

Phanaranan Sontiwanich (2016-Present)

MSc Students

Patummas Akanitthakorn (2015-2016)

Sippy Das (2014-2016)

Phanaranan Sontiwanich (2013-2015)

Pattarapon Wangbua (2013-2015)


Sippy Das, Chantinee Boonchai, Robert J.S. Beeton, (2016) "Can Phuket be a Smart City? Through the Lens of Sustainability Indicators from Tourism Sector," Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan 19-21, 2016, p. 124

  Year: 2016

Tag: Smart city ,   phuket ,   Sustainable development ,   Indicator ,   Tourism   

Phanaranan Sontiwanich, Chantinee Boonchai, (2016) "Smart Tourism Destinations: How Should the Investment Be?," Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan 19-21, 2016, p. 117

  Year: 2016

Tag: Smart city ,   Tourism ,   Sustainable development ,   phuket   

Patummas Akanitthakorn, Chantinee Boonchai, Robert J.S. Beeton (2016) "Environmental Management Framework for Community-Based Tourism: Case Study of Rawai, Phuket," Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan 19-21, 2016, p. 105

  Year: 2016

Tag: Environmental management ,   Community-based tourism ,   phuket ,   Management ,   Sustainable development   

C. Boonchai, R. J. S. Beeton and N. Srichai, “Knowledge Management: Social Innovation towards Sustainable Development for Phuket,” Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Nov. 25-27, 2010.

  Year: 2010

Tag: Social Innovation ,   phuket ,   Sustainable development ,   Knowledge Management   

C. Boonchai, R. J. S. Beeton and N. Srichai, “Environmental Management in Phuket: A Systemic and Participatory Approach for Solving Wicked Problem,” Proceedings of The Forth Annual PSU Phuket Research Conference on Multidisciplinary Studies on Sustainable Development, Phuket, Thailand, Nov. 16-18, 2011.

  Year: 2011

Tag: Participation ,   Environmental management ,   phuket ,   System ,   Wicked problem ,   Problem solving   

C. Boonchai and R. J. S. Beeton, “Will there be Phuket Spring?,” Proceedings of The First Annual PSU Phuket International Conference 2012, Phuket, Thailand, Jan. 10-12, 2013

  Year: 2013

Tag: phuket ,   Knowledge Management ,   Sustainable development   

International Journal Articles

Chantinee Boonchai and Robert J.S Beeton, (2015) Sustainable Development in the Asian Century: An inquiry of its understanding in Phuket, Thailand Sustainable Development DOI: 10.1002/sd.1612

Link: Year: 2015

Tag: Sustainable Development ,   Phuket ,   Culture ,   Management   

Award and Scholarship

2008 – 2013      Australia Leadership Award, Australian Government

2003                 Outstanding members of Science Club, National University of Singapore

2001 – 2006      Royal Thai Government Scholarship “Thaipat”

1999                 AFS exchange student at Blue Valley North High School, Kansas, USA

1998                 Regional winner of the South for Student of the Year Contest


AUN-QA May 2018

Critical Thinking in Classroom May 2018

Collaborative Technology for Teacher's Education: A Focus on Student Thinking July 2018


Invited Talk:

2012 “Knowledge Development for Phuket Sustainability: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities,” invited by Partnership for Society, Economy, Environment and Knowledge (SEEK) Phuket, Thailand, Jan. 21-22, 2012.

2011 “Phuket Future: Problems, Desired Changes, Opportunities and Sustainable Development” invited by civic working group for Phuket self-management, Nov. 26, 2011

Selected Professional Experience and Training:

2013     UNITAR course on “The SymbioCity Approach: Achieving Urban Sustainability in Asian Cities”

2011     Training in Geographic Information System (GIS)

2009     Internship at Southeast Queensland Healthy Waterways Partnership, Australia

Community Engagement:

2012 - Present Academic partner of SEEK Phuket

2009 - Present Academic advisor for civil society organizations on sustainable development initiatives

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Faculty of Technology and Environment
Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus
80 Moo 1, Vichit-Songkram Rd.,Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand

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  • Phone 66 76 276 489
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