At present, he is involved in research projects investigating societal change through the dynamics of land ownership and land history in partnership with the National University of Singapore and the recovery and values of wetland agro-ecological systems and local knowledge for water security and community resilience in the Mekong region with Chulalongkorn University. He also leads the action research component of the Mekong Partnership for the Environment (MPE) while editing the Small Islands and Climate Change initiative in weADAPT, a climate change adaptation portal, and advising the Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) on M&E. He is also involved in SEI’s Initiative on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Finance. He is the convenor of SEI Asia’s Program on Results Impact and Management Excellence (PRIME).

Albert has a Ph.D. on human geography from Durham University, UK.