About Thushara Dibley

Dr Thushara Dibley is Deputy Director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre.

Cambodia, Disability, Thailand

Looking at Asia through the lens of disability


The 22nd Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) brought together a group of scholars from around Australia and the region with a shared interest in disability in Asia. Asian studies conferences are not a usual venue for the meeting of scholars of disability, but the 2018 ASAA conference provided a unique […]

Southeast Asia

A hands-on learning experience


Interdisciplinary field schools to Southeast Asia help Australian students see the region as part of their future, writes THUSHARA DIBLEY. Housing in Singapore, transport in Jakarta, food security in Timor-Leste—these are just some of the real-world problems that students from the University of Sydney are grappling with as part of their studies. Through short-term interdisciplinary […]