INTRODUCING PERRY WHALLEY
Perry holds dual English and Australian citizenship, and is currently classified as a foreign expert with the ASEAN Institute for Health Development at Mahidol University, Thailand.
Perry has a dual professional background as a legal practitioner/consultant and as an academic/university administrator. He has now been living in Thailand for about twelve years. For the first two years, he worked as an international law consultant and English language expert for the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand in Bangkok. Subsequently, he worked as a language instructor and training consultant for three years for the Institute of Foreign Affairs (formerly DTEC), now within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2004, he was appointed as a visiting professor to the Language Center, Faculty of Graduate Studies at Mahidol University.
Prior to coming to Thailand, Perry worked as a private legal practitioner in Australia, and then, for about 12 years, as a lecturer in the Faculty of Business at the Northern Territory University in Darwin. For the last three of those years he was Associate Dean and Head of the School of Accounting, Finance and Business Law.
Perry’s research and professional interests have focused on international and administrative law, corporate governance, and professional regulation. He has a particular interest in health administration; regulation of health systems; and quality control and legal risk management in health administration. He has published on these and other topics in Australia, New Zealand, America, and England. He has taught professional training courses and undergraduate and post graduate courses on ethics and professional regulation in Australia and England. For three years he was President of the Northern Territory Association for Mental Health, a non-government organization which provides a range of accommodation services for the mentally ill, and acts as an advocate on mental health issues and policy in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Perry’s non work-related interests focus on boats and live folk music. He also spent six years with the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard. He is married with four children.