Dr. June Tran holds the position of Lecturer in the Department of Management and Organisations within the School of Management. Her primary expertise lies in Management, Human Resource Management (HRM), skilled migrants, and graduate employability.
Dr. Tran's diverse professional background encompasses several roles. She serves as a language educator, teaching English, Mandarin, and Vietnamese, while concurrently learning additional languages, including German, Russian, Cantonese, and Japanese. Beyond her linguistic pursuits, Dr. Tran is an accomplished education researcher, having previously led a quality assurance research center in Vietnam. She further contributes as a youth activist, having founded and served as the inaugural president of the Melbourne Overseas Vietnamese Student Association (MOVSA), and holding leadership roles within the Youth Union and Student Association in Vietnam. Dr. Tran's career trajectory has evolved to focus on Management, and she presently holds the position of Lecturer in Management and International Business within the School of Management.
Dr. Tran's research interests centre around skilled migrant workplace integration, graduate employability, work-integrated learning, and cross-cultural communication. She has significantly contributed to these areas through extensive publications and has successfully led various funded research projects. Notable among these are a postdoctoral research grant funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany, grants funded by the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam (MOET), and research contracts with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). These projects aimed at enhancing graduate employability for Vietnamese higher education students, contributing to the development of education policies by supporting MOET and fostering public-private partnerships (PPP) between higher education and industry partners in Vietnam.
Dr. Tran remains committed to addressing real-world problems and contemporary challenges faced by young people and vulnerable groups, including migrants. Her present focus involves exploring strategies to expedite the transition to the workplace for skilled migrants in Australia. This aligns with her dedication to meaningful contributions to societal issues through her academic and research endeavours.
- Doctor of Education, La Trobe University
- Master of Education, The University of Melbourne
- Bachelor of International Business, Foreign Trade University, Vietnam
- Bachelor of Foreign Language (English), University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi
- Bachelor of Teaching (Chinese), University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi
- Tran, J.,Muenjohn, N.,Cameron, R.,Montague, A.,Fan, S. (2023). Diversity climate: discrimination against skilled migrants in recruitment In: Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, , 1 - 24
- Tran, T. (2023). Graduate Employability and University-Enterprise Collaboration in Vietnam In: International Handbook on Education Development in Asia-Pacific, Springer, Singapore
- Tran, J.,Cameron, R.,Montague, A.,Muenjohn, N.,Fan, X. (2022). Skilled migrant workplace integration: the choice between pragmatism and critical realism approaches In: Journal of Critical Realism, 21, 331 - 351
- Tran, T. (2019). Access and Equity in Vietnamese Higher Education In: Quality Assurance in Vietnamese Higher Education: Policy and Practice in the 21st Century, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland
- Tran, T. (2019). Graduate Employability: Critical Perspectives In: Reforming Vietnamese Higher Education: Global Forces and Local Demands, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore
- Tran, T. (2019). Graduate employability: Beyond the skills agenda In: Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom
- Tran, T. (2018). Youth transition to employment in Vietnam: a vulnerable path In: Journal of Education and Work, 31, 59 - 71
- Tran, T. (2017). How Does Qualitative Explain Specific and Different Tendencies in Quantitative Findings? In: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Qualitative Research, Salamanca, Spain, 12/07/2017-14/07/2017
- Tran, T. (2016). Enhancing graduate employability and the need for university-enterprise collaboration In: Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, 7, 58 - 71
Prior to her academic appointments, Dr. Tran garnered extensive professional experience through roles in various Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) in Vietnam. She served as an office manager for a Hong Kong-based MNE operating in Vietnam and later assumed the position of a business manager for a Chinese import-export firm.
Throughout Dr. Tran's academic career, a significant portion of her research has been characterised by active collaboration with industry partners. This collaborative approach underscores her commitment to bridging the gap between academic theory and practical industry insights.