Trang Nguyen

Dr Trang Nguyen

Full time

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:
Winner of the 2021 University of Adelaide Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition:
People's Choice Award in the Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) competition:

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

  • Journals

    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.
  • Position: Full time
  • Phone: 83133703
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  • 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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