Former Collaborating Researcher
Viroj Tangcharoensathien carried out research for the UNRISD project Social Policy in Late Industrializers: Transforming the Developmental Welfare State in East Asia (2002-2004) in co-operation with Waranya Teokul and Lalita Chanvongpaisarn. Using the case of Thailand’s health policy, Tangcharoensathien and his colleagues sought to identify whether the Thai social system has moved toward a developmental and socially inclusive welfare state.
In 2012, Tangcharoensathien joined the research team for the Universalization of Social Security Emerging Economies project (2012- 2013). He has a medical degree from the Mahidol University, Thailand and a PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Tangcharoensathien, Viroj and Lalita Chanwongpaisarn (2005) Challenges of Implementing Universal Health Care in Thailandin Transforming the Developmental Welfare State in East Asia Houndsmills: Palgrave