Dr. Seng Ratha is the Dean of Faculty of Sociology and Community Development, University of Battambang (UBB). In addition, he is also a Scientific Coordinator for Master and PhD program in Sustainable Ecosystem Management. Prior to these, he was a Socioeconomic and Governance Coordinator for UBB's Tonle Sap Climate Change Project.
Dr. Seng holds his PhD from University of Toulouse, France in Socioeconomics and received his Master of Development Management from the University of the Philippines Los Banos. His interest is in human security focusing on socioeconomic development and livelihood dynamics of rural communities affected by conflicts, and economic and environmental change. Over the past two decades, Dr. Seng has been working in mine action/post-conflict development, agriculture, NRM and education. He has been a long supporter of mine action and disability, working to promote economic and social empowerment of landmine victims and PWDs and community engagement. His interest in mine action and disability was back to 2004 when he worked for an Australian NGO, Austcare, assisting former refugees and landmine survivors in mine affected communities in Cambodia's northwestern provinces of Banteay Meanchey, Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihea. Some of his relevant research focuses on economic assistance of landmine/ERW survivors in northwestern Cambodia, seeking to understand the supportive economic systems for the survivors. Another recent work associates with livelihood dynamics of households in post-conflict Cambodia, aiming to investigate spatial and temporal livelihood patterns of Cambodian households from 1990s to 2010s.