Business expert joins ICMS Faculty

Prolifically published economist Dr Carolyn Tran brings a wealth of experience and a strong background in published research to the senior academic team of the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS).

Dr Tran has been appointed a Discipline Leader in Business, lecturing in Economics and Business, at ICMS, located in Northern Beaches, NSW, Sydney. Originally from Vietnam, Dr Tran was previously a lecturer at the University of New England, where she earned her PhD in Economics in 2016. Dr Tran also holds a bachelor degree in English, awarded by the Hanoi University of Foreign Languages in 1998.

“I have extensive working experience in academic environments in my own country and in Australia in a variety of roles, including as a lecturer, researcher and senior manager. I was attracted to ICMS because ICMS is a well-recognised higher education institution in Australia that provides career-focused and high-quality education,” Dr Tran said.

“ICMS is on the way to developing a vibrant research culture to strengthen the research capacity of academic staff. This will create more opportunities for staff to boost their innovation and creativity in academic research and teaching that meet the global standards of higher education.”

Dr Tran’s research activities have focused on the area of Applied Economics and Econometrics, Education Economics, Development Economics and Public Policy Analysis. She has published in a number of high quality refereed international journals including Local Government Studies, International Transactions in Operational Research, Applied Economics, Asian Economic Journal, The Singapore Economic Review, International Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Further and Higher Education and is currently an Editorial Board Member of Review of Educational Theory.

Dr Tran was formerly a Vice Rector of a Vietnamese College and has extensive experience in teaching, research and management in higher education institutions. She has also been a researcher for international projects such as the Environmental Economy Program of Southeast Asia (EEPSEA), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) Environmental Fund Project, the Vietnam-Netherlands Research Program (VNRP) and more recently as an Economic Consultant for a World Bank project.

She is a member of the East Asian Economic Association, the Economic Society of Australia, and the International Data Envelopment Analysis Society.

While at ICMS, Dr Tran intends continuing to undertake research that will be published in international refereed journals; to contribute to ICMS research activities and external communities with the aim of strengthening the research culture of ICMS; and to provide leadership in the field of Economics and Business.

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