Paul Chambers is a Special Advisor on International Affairs at the Center of ASEAN Community Studies, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand. He is currently on leave from Naresuan University as a fellow at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

He has spent 20 years off-and-on in Thailand both teaching and researching. His research interests focus on civil-military relations in Southeast Asia; international politics of Southeast Asia; dictatorship and democratisation in the Mekong Region; and the Political Economy of Less Developed Nations.

Professor Chambers' articles have appeared in Contemporary Southeast Asia and the Journal of East Asian Studies, among others. He speaks Thai, Lao, Burmese, and, on occasion, he attempts to speak English.