The Project Management Team

The new TVSEP team consists of four Principal Investigators (PIs) and two Co-PIs.  Ulrike Grote takes over the position from Hermann Waibel, who retired in March 2023. She is primarily responsible for the overall project coordination of the long-term project and the data collection. Krisztina Kis-Katos continues her work on outreach to the international community and assumes primary responsibility for establishing the core/composite panel dataset. Trung Thanh Nguyen continues as research director with data user support and with an expanded role in data maintenance. Javier Revilla Diez, who served as a PI in the DFG research group FOR 756, joins TVSEP as a new PI. He leads academic capacity building and outreach efforts in Thailand and Vietnam. Pham Bao Duong strengthens the team in research coordination as a new Co-PI from Vietnam. Suwanna Praneetvatakul, Co-PI, has been a long-standing partner of the project in Thailand since its inception and she is in charge of research coordination in Thailand.

The International Advisory Panel which provides guidance and advice to the TVSEP team consists of Markus Frölich (Mannheim); Michael Grimm (Passau); Isabel Günther (Zürich); Pham Khanh Nam (Ho Chi Minh City); Nipon Poapongsakorn (Bangkok); Daniel Schnitzlein (Hannover); Eric Strobl (Bern); and Manfred Zeller (Hohenheim).

Furthermore, the national data collection teams in Thailand and Vietnam play a very important role. In Thailand, the Ubon Ratchathani University, represented by Chawalit Thinvongpituk, Narintorn Boonbrahm and Nopporn Tantisirin, supports the data collection efforts. In Vietnam, the provincial leaders Le Duc Niem (Tay Nguyen University, Dak Lak), Hoang Trieu Huy (Hué University), and Ho Thi Nga (Há Tinh University), support TVSEP. Finally, data collection and management are supported by Marina Warnecke, Florian Heinrichs and a Postdoc. Data analysis is done by a large group of users who are represented here by Eva Seewald, Manh Hung Do and Kasem Kunasri.