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Dr Huong Nguyen

Academic Manager, Graduate Research and Research Training
PhD, The University of Melbourne, Australia; Master of Education (Management), The University of Melbourne, Australia


Dr Huong Nguyen has expertise in organizational development and capacity building through her research, teaching and management. Through her publications in top-tier journals (e.g. Higher Education and Minerva), she engages current literature and contemporary organizational development leaders on various issues related to sustainable organizational capacity building, particularly in a university context. Through her undergraduate teaching (e.g. Introduction to Management and Business Communication), she has achieved quality teaching scores showing she inspires and motivates students in mastering a variety of core management principles and organizational behaviors, utilizing conceptual frameworks to instill reflection on students' past organizational/life experiences, and encouraging creative application for future workplace contexts. In her role as one of the youngest female Deans in Vietnam (2005 - 2007), Huong managed her large Faculty through a successful organizational merger and built a strong foundation for its current development. Huong strongly believes that knowledge building and application of new knowledge is critically needed not only for personal development but also for national advancement. She advocates the needs for organizations to engage their human capabilities both for organizational effectiveness and for staff career well-being. 

Research interests

higher education; gender studies; culture; strategy; human resources management; research commercialization; organizational development; university-business collaboration/engagement; university research capacity building; research management; research collaboration; doctoral education; graduate employability; research engagement

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

1. Research Policy and Management: Any research projects that examine any issues related to research policy and management, e.g. capacity building for industry-engaged research, research commercialization, research collaboration at an organizational and national level.

2. University management: Any projects that examine any issues related to university management, e.g. similarities and differences between university and business/public organization management; gaps between ‘ideal’ and existing university management practices.

3. Human Resources Development: Any projects that examine any issues related to human resources development, e.g. training needs, career development, career transition, career advancement

4. Gender Equality and Women Empowerment: Any projects that examine any issues related to gender equality and women empowerment, particularly in an educational context

5. Business schools: Management of business schools, particularly knowledge building in a developing country context 


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Higher Education - 130103
  • Educational Administration, Management And Leadership - 130304
  • Human Resources Management - 150305

Teaching areas

Introduction to Management;Organizational Behaviour;Sustainable Organizational Design;Business Communication;Project Management for Research;Creativity and Innovation in Research


  • 2019, National, ARMS Annual Conference, People’s Choice Concurrent Session Prize, Australasian Research Management Society, Australia
  • 2018, National, ARMS-NCURA Fellowship, the Australasian Research Management Society, Australia
  • 2010, Other, The John and Elizabeth Robertson Prize for most meritorious research essay in the 2009 Master of Education, The University of Melbourne
  • 2010, Other, Studentship, LH Martin Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Management, The University of Melbourne
  • 2010, Other, Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship and Melbourne International Research Scholarship, The University of Melbourne
  • 2009, National, Certificate of Merit, Exemplary Overseas Vietnamese Student at The University of Melbourne, Australia, Vietnam Foundation for Supporting Young Talents
  • 2008, International, Endeavour Executive Awards (not taken), Australia Government
  • 2008, International, Australian Leadership Awards, Australia Government
  • 2005, Other, Certificate of Merit, Institutional-level best staff of the academic year 2004 – 2005, Hanoi University of Industry
  • 2002, Other, Third Prize, Teaching Competition for Excellent Teachers, Hanoi Education and Training Department.
  • 1998, Other, Honored Student, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, College of Foreign Languages

Professional memberships

  • 2020 - 2022: Board Member, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, Australia
  • 2014 (current): Member, ISPIM International Society for Professional Innovation Management, Norway
  • 2014 (current): Member, Academy of Management, United States
  • 2016 (current): Member, Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management, Australia
  • 2016 (current): Reviewer, AOM Annual Meetings , United States
  • 2012 (current): Reviewer, Higher Education , Netherlands
  • 2015 (current): Reviewer, Studies in Higher Education, United Kingdom
  • 2016 (current): Reviewer, Journal of higher education policy and management, Australia
  • 2016 (current): Member, the Australasian Research Management Society, Australia


Also published as: Nguyen, Huong; Huong Nguyen, T. L.; Nguyen, H. T. L.; Nguyen, Huong T. L.; Nguyen, Huong Thi Lan; Nguyen, T. L. H.; Nguyen, T. L. Huong; Nguyen, Thi Lan Huong
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2015: Barriers to and facilitators of female academic promotions in Australian andMalaysian higher education institutions: an exploratory comparative case study *; Melbourne-Sarawak Research Collaboration Scheme

* Chief Investigator