We welcome GFAR’s newest PhD student, Trang Nguyen
Our newest PhD student at the Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR), Trang Nguyen, has research interests in agricultural and food system sustainability, especially within the context of climate change.
Trang holds a Bachelor in Natural Resource Economics and International Business (Can Tho University, Vietnam) and a Master of Agricultural Economics (National Taiwan University). Following her masters degree and before joining GFAR (2017-2019), Trang was working on projects related to food waste in the Asia-Pacific region. Specifically, she was based in Taiwan and worked for the project, “Strengthening Private-Public Partnership to Reduce Food Losses in the Supply Chain”, funded by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
Her experience and expertise, including capacity building in food waste research, and the development of food waste measurement methods in different food categories (e.g. grain, meat, fruit, and vegetables), provides a solid foundation for her to continue research related to food waste in her PhD. She hopes to align her PhD to the objectives of the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre and focus on food waste issues at the retail and consumer-end of the supply chain. Particular attention will be paid to what drives consumer food waste behaviour. Her PhD research, exploring these dynamics, will be supervised by Professor Wendy Umberger, Professor Sarah Wheeler, and Dr Ying Xu