Dr Nga Nguyen

Casual Academic

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Social Science South (SSS 228)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Kieu Nga Nguyen was a journalist and radio presenter for the Culture, Society and Family programs for the Vietnamese National Radio. She also delivered lectures on the radio for distant university students living in rural areas in Vietnam. Later, Nga worked as a journalist at Dân trí newspaper, writing about education and cultural, social and family issues.

While Vietnamese is her native language, Russian and French were the two languages Nga studied at the University of Hanoi (Vietnam) and Bruxelles (Belgium). This job and language ability enable her to travel the length and breadth of Vietnam and to many other countries around the world. This has broadened her views and knowledge, facilitated the opportunity for her to demonstrate cultural competence, critical thinking and professional skills, drawn her to social work to engage 'hands-on' in supporting people, and more importantly, inspired her to pursue social justice.

Nga has then studied English and practised in Australia in community development, multicultural aged care and pre-release prisoner support services. After completing a MSW, Nga did a Research Masters in which she focused her study on the immigration policy and social phenomenon of marriage migration in Australia. This was followed by her PhD journey examining phenomena associated with parenting in a new land.

Dr Kieu Nga Nguyen is now working as a topic coordinator/lecturer at the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work.  


Doctor of Philosophy (Flinders University, 2016-2020)

Masters by research in Social Work (Flinders University, 2015-2016)

Master of Social Work (Flinders University, 2013-2014)

Advanced Study in Journalism (CIRTEF, Belgium, 1997)

Bachelor of Education/Teaching Foreign Languages in Russian and French (Vietnam National University, 1989-1994)

Honours, awards and grants

Ann Collins Memorial Prize (Flinders University, 2014)

Australia National Volunteer Award (City of Unley, 2014)

Excellent Radio Presenter Award (Vietnam National Award, 2002)

Topic coordinator
SOAD1006 Social Planning Theory
SOAD9102 Social Work with Diverse Populations
Topic lecturer
SOAD1006 Social Planning Theory
SOAD9102 Social Work with Diverse Populations

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