Aim’s research interests centre on the relationships between digital media, political participation and political regimes in Southeast Asia. She is particularly interested in the role of social media in shaping state-society relations and inducing political and social change. Her previous publications examine popular movements against democracy in democratizing states, particularly in Thailand. Aim has served as the Expert Contributor for Varieties of Democracy, which measures degrees and types of democracy, and is currently a Research Associate of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto. In 2014, she was awarded a Young Southeast Asian Fellow by the prestigious Southeast Asia Research Group in recognition for her promising scholarship on Southeast Asia. Prior to her academic career she has worked for the World Bank, the Government of Thailand and in investment banking. Aim is also a regular commentator on Thai politics for the ABC, CBC, Channel News Asia, Aj Lazeera, CNBC and Sky News.