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Dr Pattanapong Tiwasing (Oak or Patt) joins the Rural Policy Centre at Scotland's Rural College as a Researcher in Rural Enterprise. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) at Coventry University, and he holds a PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Newcastle University from 2016. He is a bilingual academic, Thai and English, with breadth and depth of skills in data analysis and econometric modelling. 

Prior to this role, Pattanapong was a Research Fellow and Data Analyst at CBiS, and he used to work as a Research Associate in Rural Enterprise at the Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) at Newcastle University. Before landing in the UK, Pattanapong used to work as a lecturer at Chandrakasem Rajabhat University in Bangkok, Thailand, teaching Agricultural Marketing and Agro-Industrial Management. He was also a researcher at the Thai Health Promotion Foundation linked to the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand. 

His research interests lie in Rural Enterprise, Small Business Economics, Rural Digital Economy, Online Business Networks, Spatial disparities in SME productivity, Economics of Innovation, Edible Insects and Sustainable Consumption, Food Security, and Agricultural Sustainability. Since 2018, he has successfully secured funding from both national and international organisations such as ESRC Productivity Insights Network (PIN), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Enterprise Research Centre, Newton Fund Institutional Links, and Thai Royal Government. Working as a principal investigator and co-investigator on these projects involved different collaborations from both academics and government agencies.

Research interests

My research interests lie in:
- Rural Development Economics,
- Small Business Economics,
- Digital Economy in rural areas,
- Online Business Networks,
- Social Media and SME performance,
- Food Security,
- Agricultural and Food Economics,
- Edible Insects and Sustainable Consumption,
- Food and Agricultural Marketing,
- Spatial Disparities in SME Productivity,
- Economics of Innovation,
- Agricultural Household Models,
- Quantitative and Data Analysis.


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Newcastle University

Award Date: 23 Sep 2016

Master, Agricultural Economics, Kasetsart University

Jun 2008Jun 2011

Bachelor, Food Technology, Chulalongkorn University

Jun 2002Mar 2006

External positions

Honorary Fellow, Coventry University

1 Apr 202231 Mar 2024


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