School of Economics and Public Policy
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Trang Nguyen is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Global Food and Resources, School of Economics and Public Policy, at The University of Adelaide.
Trang holds a Master's Degree in Agricultural Economics from National Taiwan University (Taiwan). Her academic background in economics, combined with a profound interest in sustainable production and consumption, led her to join a two-year project focused on reducing food loss and waste in Taiwan.
During this period, Trang developed a deep interest in understanding the behaviours of households toward food waste. Her PhD, therefore, explored a range of behaviours related to food waste at the household level.
Trang's research has been featured in several broad media platforms, such as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) War on Waste Series. She has also been proactive in communicating her research, which can be found in the following videos:
ABC War on Waste: https://iview.abc.net.au/video/DO2224H002S00
Winner of the 2021 University of Adelaide Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition: https://bit.ly/winner-of-three-minute-thesis-competition-2021
People's Choice Award in the Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) competition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwtkfY02VC8
She is also a PhD student with the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (FFW CRC) and part of the FFW CRC project: https://fightfoodwastecrc.com.au/project/www-what-where-and-why-of-household-food-waste-behaviour/.
Date Position Institution name 2023 - ongoing Postdoctoral Researcher Centre for Global Food and Resources, School of Economics and Public Policy, The University of Adelaide 2019 - 2023 PhD Student University of Adelaide 2017 - 2019 Research Assistant Academia Sinica 2017 - 2018 Teaching Assistant National Taiwan University 2015 - 2017 Graduate Student National Taiwan University
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2023 Award AARES Quality of Research Communication Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics Australia - 2021 Award Winner of the University of Adelaide's Three Minute Thesis Competition 2021 University of Adelaide Australia $2000
Language Competency Chinese (Mandarin) Can read and speak English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken Vietnamese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2019 - 2014 Can Tho University Vietnam Bachelor's Degree 2015 - 2017 National Taiwan University Taiwan Master's Degree 2009 - 2013 Can Tho University Vietnam Bachelor's Degree
Date Title Institution Country 2022 - 2023 Professional Data Analytics Swinburne University of Technology Australia
Year Citation 2023 Nguyen, T. T. T., Malek, L., Umberger, W. J., & O'Connor, P. J. (2023). Food waste ‘Warriors’, ‘Strugglers’ and ‘Slackers’: Segmenting households based on food waste generation and sorting behaviours. Food Quality and Preference, 112, 20 pages.
2023 Nguyen, T. T. T., Malek, L., Umberger, W. J., & O'Connor, P. J. (2023). Motivations behind daily preventative household food waste behaviours: The role of gain, hedonic, normative, and competing goals. Sustainable Production and Consumption.
2022 Nguyen, T. T. T., Malek, L., Umberger, W. J., & O'Connor, P. J. (2022). Household food waste disposal behaviour is driven by perceived personal benefits, recycling habits and ability to compost. Journal of Cleaner Production, 379(1), 1-10.
DOI Scopus6 WoS3
2021 Thanh Son, N., Thi Thu Trang, N., Bui, X. T., & Thi Da, C. (2021). Remote sensing and GIS for urbanization and flood risk assessment in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Geocarto International, 37(22), 1-18.
2016 Ngo, T. T. T., & Nguyen, T. T. T. (2016). Factors Affecting Householders’ Acceptance to Adopt Reduce, Reuse and Recycle - 3Rs Program in Domestic Waste Management in Mekong Delta, Vietnam. International Journal of Environmental and Rural Development, 7(2), 162-168.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2018 Nguyen, T. T. T. (2018). APEC Survey Report on Feasible Solutions for Food Loss and Waste Reduction.
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