He has lived and worked in Kiribati for the International Labour Organisation (ILO), in France and in East and West Africa for Public Services International (PSI) and in Geneva and Cambodia for the United Nations (UN).
He has also on a collective bargaining project in Xiamen, China, and on labour law reform in Cambodia. He was Manager for UN Communications in Cambodia, author of publications for the ILO Geneva on pro-poor tourism and completed a consultancy in Liberia (West Africa) on tripartite strategic planning.
He is the author or editor of many ILO, PSI and UN publications including the labour impact of World Trade Organisation agreements, on health and on fiscal policy, and in relation to the informal economy. He is the author of the 2004 ILO Cambodian Trade Union Survey and the ILO issues paper for the 2005 Cambodian Labour Law Review.
Dain returned to Tasmania in 2010 and after managing a political election campaign recommenced study, research and tutoring at the University in 2012.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
+ technology governance
+ robotics and artificial intelligence
+ nuclear generation of electricity
+ glyphosate and other herbicides