Lor Titchanbunnamy is a Cambodian graduate fellowship awardee supported by the Higher Education Quality and
Capacity Improvement Project (HEQCIP) funded by the World Bank. Holding a Master of Education by
Research from Charles Darwin University, Australia, she joined CDRI as a research associate in October
2016. Given the contrast between the opportunities of Cambodia’s rapidly changing economy and the
realities of rural life, her research interests center on adolescent girls’ ability to exercise their rights to
education. She was selected to present her paper “Investigating School Environment and Female Students’
Learning Experience to Support their Retention at Lower Secondary School in Rural Cambodia” at the
Gender and Education Interim Biennial Conference, University of Melbourne, December 2014. Before
joining CDRI in October 2016, she was the program assistant for the High Impact Tourism Training
Programme, which provides informal sector workers – especially women, young people and the unskilled
and semi-skilled – with market-oriented and vocational training.
Lor, T. (2016). Factors impacting on school retention rates of lower secondary school female students in rural Cambodia and ways forward: A case study. MED Thesis. Charles Darwin University, Darwin.
Publications in preparation
“Investigating School Environment and Female Students’ Learning Experience to Support their
Retention at Lower Secondary School in Rural Cambodia” targeted to Cambodia Development Review