Monnaphat joined the MORU Epidemiology Department in 2019. Her research interests primarily focus on Thailand and the Southeast Asian region, and include topics such as infectious disease interventions, health policy and systems research, and policy issues, from health-seeking behaviours and intervention implementation to policy making and governance at the national and regional levels. Monnaphat’s projects focus on minimizing malaria risk among forest goers, sustaining village malaria volunteer programs in the GMS through expanding their roles beyond malaria, and landscaping the health system to strengthen the linkage of the community-based workers with the primary care units in remote settings in Thailand. In these projects, she conducts in-depth interviews, focus groups, community surveys and consultations, and stakeholder analysis to assess the feasibility and acceptability of interventions that may lead to disease prevention and better access to care among forest goers.
Monnaphat started her DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2021 and is a member of the Oxford Thai Foundation. Before joining MORU, she had a background in policy research focusing on Southeast Asia, holding a Masters in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and a BA in Political Science from Thammasat University, Thailand.
Forest malaria and prospects for anti-malarial chemoprophylaxis among forest goers: findings from a qualitative study in Lao PDR
Jongdeepaisal M. et al, (2022), Malaria Journal, 21
Acceptability and feasibility of malaria prophylaxis for forest goers: findings from a qualitative study in Cambodia
Jongdeepaisal M. et al, (2021), Malaria Journal, 20
Improving knowledge, attitudes and practice to prevent COVID-19 transmission in healthcare workers and the public in Thailand
Maude RR. et al, (2021), BMC Public Health, 21