Dr. Albert has over 15 years of experience in several Southeast Asian working on natural resources management, conservation, development and sustainable livelihoods issues. He has more than ten years experience in managing multi-country research partnerships and has research experience in Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. He has a multidisciplinary background covering biology, tropical coastal and freshwater fisheries, environmental management and development, and human geography. His research has focused on the themes of peri-urban water conflicts, agrarian transition, risk and vulnerabilities, mobility and spatial linkages, livelihoods, peri-urban aquatic food production systems, and governance of natural resources. His previous appointments include Assistant Scientist, the WorldFish Center in Penang, Malaysia; Research Associate of the Challenges in the Agrarian Transition of Southeast Asia Project (ChATSEA); Program Specialist of AIT Extension in Bangkok, Thailand, and Program Coordinator of Haribon Foundation.
Albert holds a PhD on human geography from Durham University, UK and completed his master’s studies at the Australian National University, Canberra. Albert also regularly lectures for the Norwegian educational provider, Kulturstudier, for its courses held in Vietnam.