I am an interdisciplinary social scientist with civil engineering background! My research focuses on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. I currently teach and supervise students on interdisciplinary dimension of humanitarian emergency and disaster management at Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia. Prior to the present roles, I served as a Research Fellow in a S$ 1.5 million project on climate change impacts on key commodities in main food exporting nations at the Center for Non-traditional Security Studies, RSIS, NTU Singapore during 2014-2016. These two posts mark the beginning of serious academic career after 15 years of real world professional experience with third world NGOs, INGOs, United Nations organisations, private sector, think tanks and consulting industry as well as academic organisations.