This website provides information about my research, writing and scholarly activities. It has an overview of my publications. If you are looking for a copy of any of my publications, please feel free to get in touch with me.
This website also has my blogs, which are my thoughts and reflections on issues that I come across in my research and academic life.
I have a PhD in sociology from Macquarie University and a degree in economics from the University of Sydney.
My research interests are education and socio-economic and human development, political participation in non-democracies, diaspora, postcolonialism and Vietnam studies. I have conducted extensive research on educational policies for multilateral development agencies in the Asia-Pacific region and public policies evaluation in Australia.
In my current role as an academic at the University of Technology Sydney, I teach philosophy of science and research methodologies in the social sciences for higher degree of research students. I have presented seminars and facilitated research methodology workshops in Vietnamese and Malaysian universities. I also provide consultations on research design, data analysis and policy evaluation.
I recently co-edited a special issue for the Journal Policy Futures of Education: Capital and Capability Reimagining Social Justice in Education (with Tebeje Molla).
I am currently working on two projects; a book about political participation in authoritarian states; and study on returning Chinese and Vietnamese international student’ contribution to social development.