Dr Adam Simpson was the inaugural Director of the Centre for Peace and Security within the Hawke Research Institute and is the inaugural Program Director: Postgraduate Programs and Senior Lecturer: International Studies within the School of Creative Industries, University of South Australia. In 2016 he undertook a 6-month Visiting Research Fellowship at the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. He has also held Visiting Scholar positions at SOAS, University of London, Queen Mary, University of London and Keele University. His research adopts a critical perspective and is focused on the politics of the environment and development in Southeast Asia, particularly Myanmar and Thailand. He has published in journals such as Society and Natural Resources, Third World Quarterly, Environmental Politics and Pacific Review. He is the author of Energy, Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma): A Critical Approach to Environmental Politics in the South (Routledge 2014; Updated Paperback Edition, NIAS Press 2017) and is lead editor of the Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar (2018).