Trang Nguyen

Trang Nguyen

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:

  • Appointments

    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 Competencies

    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
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 - 2017 National Taiwan University Taiwan Agricultural Economics, Master
    2009 - 2013 Can Tho University Vietnam Natural Resources Economics, Bachelor
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    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.

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