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 Warrnambool Campus and teaches into the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology). Alecia spent 3 years living and working in Japan as a postdoctoral researcher and has maintained close personal and research ties with colleagues and friends made during this period. It was her own experiences in travelling and working in Asia that motivated her to develop mobility opportunities for students studying marine biology and create unique discipline-related experiences that can never be achieved by visiting a country as a tourist. 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. Further NCP funding for this successful program was received for 2018 and 2019.
Cuong Hoang graduated from the Foreign Trade University of Viet Nam, major in International Trade. For years, Cuong has been leading the international student mobility program of FPT University to successfully host hundreds international students annually to Vietnam. Cuong's research interest is the internationalization of higher education & international student mobility.