Adjunct Associate Professor
Institute for Population and Social Research
29 June 2008 – 31 July 2011 Deputy Director, Population Division, United Nations, New York.
PhD (Sociology) Brown University 1987
MA (Sociology) Brown University 1983
B.A. (Sociology) (Honors 1st Class) University of Tasmania 1981
Previous Work Experience
January 2007 – June 2008 Associate Professor, Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand
January 2005 – December 2006 Senior Program Associate and Country Director, The Population Council, Bangkok, Thailand
August 2000 – December 2004 Program Associate and Country Director, The Population Council, Bangkok, Thailand
January 1999 to July 2000 Behavioral Change Operations Research Specialist, Program for Appropriate Technology and Health (PATH), Seconded to the Population Council, Bangkok.
August 1998 to December 1998 Associate Professor, Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand
August 1996 to July 1998 Chief Technical Advisor, United Nations Development Program, Viet Nam. (half time position)
January 1992 to July 1998 Foreign Expert, Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand. (half time position from August 1996 to July 1998).
December 1989 to December 1991 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Demography, Australian National University.
September 1987 to December 1989 Research Associate, Center for Demography and Social Ecology, University of Washington.
September 1986 to August 1987 Research Associate, International Population Program, Cornell University.
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Selected monographs, book chapters and refereed journal articles
• Labor Allocation and Development: Migration in Four Javanese Villages. Westview Press, 1989.
• “The determinants of female migration from a multilevel perspective”, in Internal Migration of Women in Developing Countries. United Nations: New York, 1993.
• “Consequences of population change for human resource development”, in The Fourth Asian and Pacific Population Conference, Selected Papers, Asian Population Series no. 124, United Nations: New York, 1993. Pp. 65-79.
• “The impact of population change on the growth of mega-cities”, in Asia-Pacific Population Journal, vol. 9 (1), 1994. Pp. 37-56.
• “The elderly also migrate in developing countries! Patterns of elderly migration in Indonesia”, Asian Transmigration, Ong Jin Hui, Chan Kwok Bun and Chew Soon Beng (eds), Simon and Schuster, Singapore, 1994. Pp. 522-546.
• “Internal Migration in Thailand”, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, vol. 3 (4), 1995. Pp. 531-546. (With Aphichat Chamratrithirong, Kritaya Archanvantikul, Nittaya Piriyathamwong, and Kerry Richter).
• “Policy options when population growth slows: The case of Thailand”, Population Research and Policy Review, vol. 15 (2), 1996: pp.109-130 (with Gavin Jones).
• “Assessing the consequences of internal migration: methodological issues and a case study on Thailand based on longitudinal household survey data”, in Migration, Urbanization and Development: New Directions and Issues, Edited by Richard Bilsborrow, United Nations Population Fund and Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, Massachusetts, 1998. pp. 275-318.
• The Dynamics of Internal Migration in Viet Nam, UNDP Discussion Paper 1, United Nations Development Programme, Hanoi, Viet Nam, 1998.
• “Mobility Transitions with a Global System: Migration in the ESCAP Region”, Asia-Pacific Population Journal, vol. 14 (4), 1999, pp. 57-72.
• “Attitudes toward marriage among the urban middle-class in Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines.” Journal of Comparative Family Studies, XXXVI (2), 2005. pp. 163-186. (with Linda Williams)
• The Demographic Dividend: Policy Options for Asia. Edited by Kua Wongboonsin and Philip Guest. Chulalongkorn University: Bangkok, 2005.
• “The Demographic Dividend”. in The Demographic Dividend: Policy Options for Asia. Edited by Kua Wongboonsin and Philip Guest. Chulalongkorn University: Bangkok, 2005. pp 1-18. (with Kua Wongboonbsin)
• “Progress and Prospects in Reproductive Health in the Asian and Pacific Region”, Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Special Issue, 2006. pp. 87-111.
• Demographic Change in Southeast Asia: Recent Histories and Future Directions, 2012: Southeast Asia Program Publication, Cornell University, edited by Lindy Williams and Michael Philip Guest.
• Conclusion. 2012: In Demographic Change in Southeast Asia: Recent Histories and Future Directions, 2012: Southeast Asia Program Publication, Cornell University, Michael Philip Guest and Lindy William, pp. 209-218.
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Consultancies and Appointments (2012-2015)
• Consultant, Human Reproduction Program, WHO, Geneva; Coordinate a multicountry study of the impact of misoprostol on abortion reporting (August 2011 – May 2013)
• Consultant, Asian and Pacific Regional Office of UNFPA; provide technical assistance on issues of Population and Development (October 2011 – April 2012).
• Lead consultant for an independent evaluation of the Thai HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, funded by the GFATM (January 2012 – January 2013)
• Consultant, Viet Nam office of UNFPA; provide technical input into a project to be executed by DSI, a division of Ministry of Planning and Investment. Also present at the National Conference on Reproductive Health (October – December, 2012)
• Consultant. Viet Nam office of UNFPA; draft the technical proposal for the 2015 Viet Nam Migration Survey to be used by the General Statistical Office and provide input to the General Statistical Office for monographs to be produced with data from the Intercensual Demographic Survey (May 2014 to December 2014)
• Consultant. Viet Nam office of UNFPA; provide technical assistance for the 2015 Viet Nam Migration Survey conducted by General Statistical Office (June 2015 to July 2016)
• Consultant. Myanmar office of UNFPA; lead author on monograph on Migration and Urbanization with data from the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census conducted by the Department of Population (August 2015 to October 2015)
• English: Native language
• Indonesian: Written and Spoken – Basic
• Thai: Written and Spoken – Advanced
• Evaluation (including formative and impact evaluation)
• Migration and Urbanization
• Reproductive health
• Research methodology
Name: Michael Philip Guest
Date of Birth: 10 March 1955
Place of Birth: Brisbane, Australia
Passport Number: E4019717
Date of Issue: 6 May 2010
Place of Issue: Australia
Date of Expiry: 6 May 2020