Ms Wimalin Rimpeekool

MSc (applied food and nutrition for development)
PhD Student


I am a PhD Candidate at NCEPH and has received a Royal Thai government scholarship from Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU). I completed my master degree in food and nutrition for development and bachelor degree in biotechnology at Mahidol University. In 2010, I was a university lecturer at Suan Dusit Rajabhat University and had experience teaching food science, food safety and nutrition.  I also participated in several research projects about food and nutrition in Thailand such as the joint FAO/INMU project of mobile kitchen car for disaster relief and the project of policy recommendation for promoting good nutritional status of Thai people.


Research interests

My research focuses on nutrition labels in Thailand and aim to provide recommendations for the better nutrition label policies. My current work is about the consumer behaviors in using and understanding nutrition labels both qualitative and quantitative study. I also research on the historical of food and nutrition labels, and processed food development in Thailand. Other interest topics are consumer’s unhealthy food consumption (high sugar, fat, and sodium processed foods).


  1. Banwell, C., Dixon, J., Kelly, M., Seubsman, S-A., Rimpeekool, W., & Sleigh, A. (2016) What’s Old is New Again: Innovative Policies to Support Thai Fresh Markets within a Healthy Food System. World Food Policy 3,1, doi: 10.18278/wfp.
  2. Rimpeekool W., Seubsman S., Banwell C., Kirk M., Yiengprugsawan V., Sleigh A.C. (2015) Food and nutrition labelling in Thailand: a long march from subsistence producers to international traders. Food Policy. Vol 56 Oct; 59-66.
  3. Rimpeekool, W., Banwell C., Seubsman S., Kirk M., Yiengprugsawan V., and Sleigh, A. (2015) "“I rarely read the label”: Factors that influence Thai consumer responses to nutrition labels. Global Journal of Health Science 8(1).
  4. Rimpeekool, W., C. Banwell, S. Seubsman, M. Kirk and V. Yiengprugsawan (2015). Thai consumer difficulties and barriers in understanding nutrition labels: a qualitative study. Journal of Safety and Health (STOU) 8(28): 34-47.