PhD (The University of Queensland),
MTesol(The University of Queensland),
Graduate Certificate In Research Commercialization (The University of Queensland)
Dr Hoa Thi Mai Nguyen (PhD, University of Queensland, Australia) is an Associate Professor in the School of Education, specialising in teacher education/development, mentoring, TESOL education and sociocultural theory. She has co-led Teacher Education and Development Research Group in the School of Education, UNSW.Prior to this position, she worked at the University of Sydney from 2012-2015. Her research excellence has been recognised by a number of awards such as Dean’s Award for Higher Research Degree Excellence (UQ), Research Recognition Award for Early Career Researchers (ATEA); Endeavor Fellowship Award (Australian government). Her publications include 50+ peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters, 3 co-authored books and 3 co-edited books, along with publications for professional audiences. Being active in research allows her to incorporate her research interests into teaching to create an intellectually engaging, and challenging learning environment. She enjoys working with ECR researchers, preservice and in-service teachers in the role as mentors and has a strong passion to develop teachers’ professional learning.
She was the Post Graduate Higher Degree Research Director at the School of Education from 2020-2022. She has supervised over 15 PhD students. Her supervision/mentoring excellence has been recognised by a number of awards such as Outstanding Research Supervisor Award (UNSW Postgraduate Council), Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Higher Research Degree Supervision, and ADA Staff Award for Excellence in Research Mentorship.
She is an Associate Editor of The Asia Pacific Education Researcher, and an Editorial Board Member for Current Issues in Language Planning. She is an editor for the Cambridge Elements Critical Issues in Teacher Education (cambridge.org) She has also held visiting and honorary positions at University of Sydney, Kings' College London, University of Leeds, and University of Oxford
2022 ADA Staff Award for Excellence in Research Mentorship
2021 Outstanding HDR Supervision Award, UNSW Postgraduate Council
2020 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Higher Research Degree Supervision
2019 Visiting Scholar, University of Oxford, UK
2019 Visiting Scholar, University of Leeds, UK
2018 Visiting Scholar, Kings' College London , UK
2018 Endeavour Award , Aust. Govt.
2018 Shortlisted for 2018 Dean’s Award for Best Monograph by an Early Career Researcher.
2017 ACE Sutherland St George Region World Teachers Day Award from the Australian College of Educators for significant contributions to the professional learning of teachers and preservice teachers
2017: Vice-Chancellor’s Childcare Support Fund for Women Researchers
2017: Shortlisted for the Dean’s Award for Early Career Researcher Achievement
2016 Early Career Researcher Grant (School of Education, UNSW)
2013 : Research Recognition Award for Early Career Researcher by Australian Teacher Education Association
2011: The N V Varghese Prize for Comparative Education
2010: Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence 2010 (Outstanding PhD thesis), The University of Queensland.
2010: Commercialisation Training Scheme (CTS) support and grant, Graduate School, The University of Queensland
2009: Postgraduate Research Conference Publication Award 2009, School of Education, The University of Queensland
2008: English Speaking Union Fund (Grant), Victoria, Australia
2006: Vietnam National University (VNU) Young Lecturer Excellence issued by Director of VNU
2006: Postgraduate Research Scholarship at The University of Queensland (PhD degree)
2007: Travel Grant- The 1st Korea English Teachers Associations Joint Conference & ETAK International Conference
2004: International RMIT scholarship (MA degree)
2002: Queensland University Scholarship (MA degree)
2001: Toyota Foundation Scholarship Award
My Research Supervision
Catherine (Kate) Colgan: Mid career teachers' development
Faisal Mustafa: Technology acceptance and intention to implement e-learning for teaching by EFL teachers in rural schools
Melanie Sugumaran: Mentoring Mid-career teachers
Lyndal Tait: Teacher's sense making
Jenny Boyall: Principal resilience
Melissa Johnston: Teacher leaders' underperformance
Rachel George: teacher's collective efficacy
EDST 5127 Coaching and Mentoring in Educational Leadership
EDST 5117 Professional Inquiry
EDST5325 Advanced TESOL Professional Practice