Ronan Lee is researching the impact of Myanmar’s political and economic liberalisation on the Muslim Rohingya. He is a PhD candidate at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University.

Ronan’s professional background is in politics. He was formerly a Queensland State Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary and has worked as a policy and campaigns advisor.

Ronan has travelled extensively in Myanmar, first visiting the country to witness the political changes associated with its transition from direct military rule to a quasi-civilian government. He witnessed Myanmar’s 2010 general election and met with opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi shortly after her release from house arrest.

His PhD research examines how Myanmar’s recent liberalisations have affected the country’s Rohingya Muslims.