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Ly Tran is a Professor in the School of Education, Deakin University and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. Her research focuses on international students across the school, VET and HE sectors, student mobility, the New Colombo Plan, staff professional learning in international education. She also undertakes projects on higher education, vocational education and graduate employability in Vietnam and China. Ly has been awarded five grants on international student mobility, internationalising teaching and learning and staff professional development in international education from the Australian Research Council.

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​Huyen Bui is a Research Fellow in the School of Education, Deakin University. Huyen’s career has developed at the intersection of academic and industry expertise in international education. She has been working in international student recruitment and educational partnerships for over 15 years. Her research interests include international student acculturation and support services, international student mobility, international graduate employability, and transnational education. She possesses skills and experience in both quantitative and qualitative research in international education.

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Diep Nguyen is a Research Assistant at School of Education, Deakin University. She has recently completed her PhD thesis on building academics’ capacity for internationalisation in Australian and Vietnamese universities at Deakin University. She was a Lecturer of English in a university in Vietnam for 10 years before embarking on her PhD candidature. Her research interests include internationalisation of higher education, international student mobility, student employability and staff capacity building in international education.

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Mark Rahimi (Posdoctoral Fellow at Deakin University) is a quantitative social sciences researcher who has worked on a number of high-profile research projects and evaluations.  His research interest is devoted to inbound and outbound mobility of graduates and graduates employability in an international context. He has extensive experience in quantitative and mix-methods research in education, including, survey design and statistical analysis, geographic mapping and visualising methods of socio-educational data. Mark is a Research Fellow for the NCP Project 2018-2019.

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Alecia Bellgrove

Alecia Bellgrove is a Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology and Ecology in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences and Centre for Integrative Ecology at Deakin University. Alecia spent 3 years living and working in Japan as a postdoctoral researcher. She developed and led a highly successful Marine and Aquaculture Study Tour to Japan in 2016 as an NCP-funded consortium with the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Sciences, University of Tasmania and in partnership with the Shimoda Marine Research Center, University of Tsukuba and Tohoku University in Japan.

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