Emerson M. Sanchez recently completed his PhD at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra and currently works as research support adviser for the Faculty of Business, Government and Law. He researches the role of environmental knowledge in contributing to industrial disasters and exploring ways to avert such tragedies.
Aside from his work in UC, he is also a Senior Research Officer at the Institute for Infrastructure in Society (I2S) at the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy. At I2S, he is part of a team researching community engagement in infrastructure projects. He has also conducted research on social movements, indigenous rights, social health, and gender and development.
He holds degrees in public policy from the University of Tsukuba and journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Prior to his graduate studies, he taught communication at the University of the Philippines Manila and was a policy researcher for various academic institutions and non-government organisations.