Monnaphat is a Social Scientist in in the Epidemiology Department at Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU). Prior to joining MORU, Monnaphat worked as a researcher at Thailand Development and Research Institute where she conducted qualitative research regarding trade and investment policy in ASEAN countries and innovation governance in Thailand.
Monnaphat earned a Master in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Thammasat University, Thailand. Her research interests include political and economic development, and public policy, especially in urban development and social welfare.