Philip Hirsch

Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney

Philip Hirsch is Emeritus Professor of Human Geography in the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney and a research affiliate at Chiang Mai University. He specializes in natural resource management, rural change and the politics of environment in Southeast Asia. Phil has carried out engaged and collaborative research and written extensively on a range of natural resource governance, livelihood and development themes in the Mekong region. He has been working on and in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia since the early 1980s. Phil is fluent in Thai and Lao, and also speaks and reads passable Vietnamese and some Khmer. Phil’s latest books are:

Hirsch, P., ed, 2017, Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia, London, Routledge.

Boer, B.; Hirsch, P.; Johns, F.; Saul, B.; and Scurrah, N., 2016, The Mekong: A Socio-Legal Approach to River Basin Development, London, Earthscan/Routledge.