Mike Hayes is a lecturer at Mahidol's Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies. His research interests include non-citizen rights, and human rights and migration. He provides professional training to a range of people and organizations in areas such as the Rights Based Approach, and human rights advocacy.
Currently with other faculty he works on developing the capacity of Southeast Asian lecturers to teach and research human rights. At the IHRP he was involved in the establishment of the PhD program and the regional masters program.