Thipphaphone (Kee) Xayavong (Twitter @Thipphaphone_x) is a Co-Principal Investigator of the Learning Space project and a EUTOPIA PhD Student in Global Sustainable Development at the University of Warwick and in the Department of Geography at the CY Cergy Paris Université. His master's degree in Peace Education influences the Learning Space project as it critically investigates the role of education and its effects on the health beliefs and behaviours of the rural populations and ethnic people. He is particularly interested in utilising participatory research approaches to engage community members in co-producing knowledge that challenges the dominant research discourses.

Marco J Haenssgen (Twitter @HaenssgenJ) is Assistant Professor in Global Sustainable Development at the University of Warwick. Focusing on the Southeast Asian region, he applies social science techniques and mixed-method research to interdisciplinary problems including ecosystem conservation, planetary health, technological change, drug resistant infections, and the evaluation of policies and behavioural interventions.