Thomas Edward Kingston, Research Fellow
Thomas is a graduate of BPP Law School, one of the UK’s foremost schools of law, and is currently reading for an MA in Pacific Asian Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London alongside qualifying as a Barrister. Working and travelling in Asia for a number of years now, he spent a number of months in Cambodia in 2016 working for a leading human rights focused NGO on issues concerning fundamental freedoms and submissions to the UN. In addition to this he’s conducted fieldwork and research in Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar/Burma, Taiwan and Hong Kong – giving him a broad overview of the issues concerning the states of the Asia-Pacific region, with English as a mother tongue, he also speaks/reads French, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian/Malay and Khmer (to varying extents). Thomas is extremely active in the legal and academic circles being member of the Financial Services Lawyers Association, Human Rights Lawyers Association, British Association for Korean Studies, British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies, British Japanese Law Association as well as being a committee member of the British Korean Law Association and one of the youngest ever fellows of the Royal Asiatic Society.