Trang Nguyen

Dr Trang Nguyen

Full time

School of Economics and Public Policy

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Trang Nguyen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Global Food and Resources, School of Economics and Public Policy, The University of Adelaide.

Trang holds a PhD in applied economics from the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Global Food and Resources specialising in behavioural economics, where she focused on household behaviour related to food waste. Trang have dedicated the last four years to exploring and engaging with the public in a sustainable lifestyle through preventing and minimising waste. Trang's PhD and previous research experiences are strongly linked to social issues and the economics of households, farmers’ livelihoods, and landholders.

Prior to Trang's PhD study, she completed 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:
Winner of the 2021 University of Adelaide Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition:
People's Choice Award in the Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) competition:

Trang was also a PhD student with the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (FFW CRC) and part of the FFW CRC project:

  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2022 - ongoing Member Ag Institute Australia - SA division (AIA-SA) Ag Institute Australia (AIA) Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2022 - ongoing Member Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Australia
  • Position: Full time
  • Phone: 83133703
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: 10 Pulteney Street - Nexus 10 Tower, floor Sixth Floor
  • Org Unit: Centre for Global Food and Resources

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