2022 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award Winner

Kunkanit Sutamchai
Chulalongkorn University 

Dr. Kunkanit Sutamchai received the 2022 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award at the International Leadership Association's 24rd Annual Global Conference for her doctoral dissertation, "The influence of mindfulness on ethical leadership: A study of Buddhist mindfulness practices among organisational leaders in Thailand." Her dissertation examines alternatives to the compliance-based approach of developing ethical leaders.

Her research interests include mindfulness; Buddhism; human resource development; learning, training, and development; leadership; organization development; positive psychology; education; and qualitative research.  

Kunkanit earned her PhD in development policy and management in 2021 and a master’s degree in human resource development (with distinction) in 2012, from the Global Development Institute (GDI), School of Environment, Education and Development, the University of Manchester. She received a bachelor's degree in political science (first class honor) from Chulalongkorn University.

Currently, she works as a researcher at the Center for Science, Technology and Society, Chulalongkorn University, in Bangkok, Thailand. Before that, she worked as a practitioner in the field of human resource development (HRD) for five years.