EAM Phyrom

Former Research Associate

Dr EAM Phyrom obtained his Master’s degree in March 2014 and his Ph.D. in March 2017 from Hiroshima University’s Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC). He specializes in higher education development. His specific research areas incorporate academic profession, research self-efficacy, research involvement, and research productivity. Eam Phyrom was also trained to be an English teacher and a project manager during his undergraduate years. He obtained a B.Ed. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in 2007 and a B.A. in Project Management in 2010. For the past three years, Eam Phyrom has written a number of academic journal articles and presented at various academic conferences. Three of his manuscripts were published in 2015, those works mainly pertaining to research involvement and research competence and interest of Cambodian faculty members. Currently, he has still been engaging actively in writing academic papers for publication. His understanding of quantitative data analyses, qualitative data analyses, and mixed-methods data analyses offers him chance and capability to flexibly engage in different types of research works. Despite spending most of his time for educational pursuit, Eam Phyrom has had some working experience as an English teacher and staff at non-governmental organizations. He had served Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) as a program assistant from late 2008 till early 2011 before departing to Japan to pursue his doctoral degree. He has resumed his working at CDRI as a research associate from 1st May 2017. He is currently based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Email : phyrom.eam@cdri.org.kh


EAM Phyrom


Working Paper 123

To address the problems of skills mismatch, skills gaps and low-skilled labour that is hindering Cambodia’s economic development, the RGC issued the 2017 Internship Policy. Part of a larger endeavour to link providers of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to private firms, the project aimed to give TVET students real, workbased...

Working Paper 121

University accountability in Cambodia, in both a theoretical and practical context, is ruled by complexity and there is no common understanding of what it means and how it should be assessed. This study examines how accountability in Cambodian universities is oriented towards different accounting constituencies – the government, the market, academ...

Working Paper 120

This qualitative study aims to explore how faculty members at Cambodian universities conceive their academic identities, engage in different types of scholarly roles and perceive the organisation of the academic career system. It offers the following highlights: i). Cambodian academics develop their identities in relation to three forms: disciplina...

International Publications

STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education is attracting increasing public interest and policy attention and being promoted at different educational levels in Cambodia. The study seeks to identify factors associated with Cambodian university freshmen’s choice of STEM major and how significant associations differ by gender and un...

International Publications

Intention to engage in research activities has probably been one of the least investigated concepts when it comes to literature on relationship among research attitudes, research behaviors and research outputs. Only few studies in the past drew on the Planned Behavior Theory to explore how research intention mediates between certain antecedent vari...


This three-year programme is supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through The Asia Foundation (TAF)’s Ponlok Chomnes Programme: Data and Dialogue for Development in Cambodia. In this programme CDRI aims at strengthening the capacity of knowledge-sector institutions to undertake quality research, informing publi...


Cambodia has achieved strong growth in the past two decades, and the country has graduated to lower-middle-income status with a per capita income of about USD1,215 (2015). A feat that neighbouring Vietnam achieved in 2010 and Laos in 2011. Building on this achievement, Cambodia aspires to become an upper-middle-income country by 2030 and a high-inc...


A five-year project called ‘Education Research for Effective Policy Reforms’ with a total funding of USD446,713 aims to produce independent, objective, high quality policy-relevant higher education research, and to maximise the accessibility of this knowledge to policymakers, influencers and stakeholders, and its policy impact. This project also wo...


The “Higher Education Policy Research & Influencing in Cambodia” was one of the major programmes implemented by the Education Unit of the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI). Receiving financial support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the three-year programme aimed to produce independent, objective, hi...