Philip joined UNRISD in July 2009 as an intern to work with Peter Utting under the Markets, Business and Regulation research program of the institute.
His research in the institute dealt, in broad terms, with transnational civil societies and social movements. In particular, his research project investigated the changing international power structure and the evolution of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) through these changes.
Philip was writing, at the time of his internship, his masters thesis on “Social Movements, Transnational Protest and Framing Processes in the European Social Forum (ESF)” at the Universität Wien. On top of his research in the institute and his masters thesis, he was also interested in research on global/regional civil societies, social policy and public choice owing to his background in political science and economics.
Prior to joining UNRISD, Philip had already worked as a section manager for Procter and Gamble Philippines; as a researcher for the Asian Institute of Management Centre for Development Management; and, as a consultant for a corporate consulting company in the Philippines.