Nguyen Tuong Huy, PhD Candidate
Huy has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Geography, Hanoi National University of Education in Vietnam since 1996. His research interests cover the fields of rural development and management. Huy has a Masters in political and economic geography from Hanoi National University of Education (1999) and a Masters in rural development management from Khon Kean University, Thailand (2002).
Huy commenced his PhD research at the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, in 2007. His research explores poverty dynamics in relation to livelihood diversification and transitions in coastal fisheries communities in Vietnam. The study seeks to better understand what poverty is and who the poor are; how coastal livelihoods have changed and how this process has affected rural people’s well-being by identifying their opportunities and constraints to having access to and control over new modes of livelihoods. Huy’s research in Australia is funded by a four-year overseas scholarship from the Vietnamese Government and his fieldwork in Vietnam is supported by the ChATSEA project (Challenge of the Agrarian Transition in Southeast Asia), a Canadian-funded project.
Languages: Vietnamese, Russian, Thai (basic)
Supervisor: Prof. Philip Hirsch
Associate Supervisor: Dr Robert Fisher
School of Geosciences
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