Patchanee Malikhao joined the English-language program of the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand as a lecturer in 2011. Prior to this she was researcher and graduate instructor at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA from 2008 to 2011.
She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Queens-land (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia in 2008. She was a recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship from 2005–2007. She also received a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods from UQ in 2007, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Communication for Social Change from the Catholic University of Brussels (KUBrussel) in 1997.
Patchanee also received advanced certificates in Electronic Pre-Press Systems and Internet Studies from Belgium in 1999. She also graduated with a Master of Science degree in Printing Technology (currently called Print Media) in 1988 from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York, and was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship from 1986–1988.
In 1986 she received a Master of Arts degree in Mass Commu-nication from the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, Thammasat University. She graduated with her first degree, a Bachelor of Science (Second Class Honors) in Photographic Science and Printing Technology (currently called Imaging Technology) from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok in 1982.
Patchanee, was eight years old, when she was admitted to the Rajini (Queen’s) School, a private, elite, all-girls school, established by Queen Saovabha Bongsri, Queen Regent of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). Later, she passed the national entrance examination to study Science and Mathematics in the Triam Udom Sueksa School, a prestigious Thai college-preparatory school.
Patchanee has worked in Thailand, the Netherlands, Belgium and Australia as a lecturer, tutor, researcher and practitioner in Mass Communication, Electronic Pre-press systems, Color Reproduction, Graphic Communication and Internet studies since 1982.
She is a Sociologist who is knowledgeable and competent in Mass Communication and the Graphic Arts. She has published on all the above themes in journals and books. This is her first single-authored book.
Patchanee communicates in Thai, English and Dutch.
The author was interviewed by CSSC Encounters in June 2011 about her book Sex in the Village: Culture, Religion and HIV/AIDS in Thailand. The video of the full interview is available from AmherstMedia.org and may be streamed here.