Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Economics and Public Policy
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Trang Nguyen is currently a PhD candidate at the Centre for Global Food and Resources, The University of Adelaide.
Trang has a Master's Degree in Agricultural Economics from National Taiwan University (Taiwan). With an economic training and an interest in sustainable production and consumption, Trang joined a project working on food loss and waste reduction in Taiwan for two years.
During that time, Trang developed an interest in household attitudes and behaviours around food waste. Her PhD thesis aims to explore the attitudinal and behavioural determinants of household food waste including food waste minimisation and sorting behaviours. Her PhD project, in a nutshell, is captured in the following videos, which I won 1st Place in the 2021 University of Adelaide Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) and People's Choice Award in the Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) competitions:
She is also 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 2019 - ongoing 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 2015 - 2017 National Taiwan University Taiwan Agricultural Economics, Master 2009 - 2013 Can Tho University Vietnam Natural Resources Economics, Bachelor
Year Citation 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, 10 pages.
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.
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2022 - ongoing Member Ag Institute Australia - SA division (AIA-SA) Ag Institute Australia (AIA) Australia
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