Pham Thu Thuy is currently a Senior Scientist and Country Representative of the Center for International Forestry Research in Vietnam. At CIFOR, Thuy’s research has focused on political economy of forest governance and climate change policies. She has also worked in the field of climate change policies, lower emission development strategy, payment for environmental services, reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation, poverty and environmental nexus, social safeguards, community-based forest management and mainstreaming gender into national forestry policies. Before joining CIFOR, Thuy worked as a consultant for the Asian Development Bank, World Agroforestry Center, Oxfam UK, The Stockholm Environment Institute, Forest Trends, and The University of Queensland. Thuy obtained her first class of Honor on Environmental Management/Tropical Forestry in University of Queensland, Australia and received her PhD in Pro-poor Payments for Environmental Services from Charles Darwin University, Australia.