Bobby Anderson is a Myanmar-based Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. A specialist in political economy and fragility, conflict, and violence, he has managed development projects in countries including Afghanistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste, and the former Yugoslavia.

A graduate of the University of Bradford (UK) Department of Peace Studies, a former Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University, and a former Lee Kuan Yew Scholar at the National University of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, he is most recently the author of "Papua's Insecurity: State Failure in the Indonesian Periphery" (East-West Center Policy Studies 73, 2015).