BA, Politics and International Relations (Hull, 1997)
PhD, Southeast Asian Studies (Hull, 2004)
Post-graduate Certificate in Research Training (Hull, 2005)
2005-present, Research Associate, School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds
2004-05, Research Fellow, Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University
Current Research Project
2005-06, British Academy, ‘Being Rural in Vietnam’s Globalising Market Economy: Perspectives, Attitudes and Behaviour of Young People in Ha Nam Province’.
Courtship and Marriage Among Educated Youth in Urban Vietnam. In Helle Rydstrøm, Cecilia Milwertz, and Wil Burghoorn (eds.) Gendering Asia: Swedish Gender Research on Asia. Copenhagen and Singapore: NIAS Press, forthcoming.
With V.T. King and Nguyen Huu Minh. Professional Middle Class Youth in Post-Reform Vietnam: Identity, Continuity and Change. Modern Asian Studies, in press.
State-Society Relations in Contemporary Vietnam: An Examination of the Arena of Youth, Asia Pacific Viewpoint 47(2): 195-209. 2006
‘Relationships Based on Love and Relationships Based on Needs’: Trends in Youth Sex Culture in Contemporary Vietnam. Modern Asian Studies 40(2): 1-27. 2006
Youth and the State in Contemporary Socialist Vietnam, Paper No 16, Working Paper Series in Contemporary Asian Studies, Lund University. 2005
Courtship and Marriage of University Graduates in Hanoi: Changing Values in a Time of Market Liberalisation. South East Asia Research 13(3): 385-416. 2005
With S. Turner. Young Entrepreneurs, Social Capital and Doi Moi in Hanoi, Vietnam. Urban Studies 42(11): 1693-1710. 2005
Pursuing Success in a Globalising Vietnam: Young Graduates in Hanoi. In D. McCargo (ed.) Rethinking Vietnam, pp. 165-176. London: Routledge, 2004.
Looking Beyond Bien Che: The Considerations of Vietnamese Young Graduates When Seeking Employment in the Doi Moi Era. SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia 17(2): 221-48. 2002
2005 'Youth and the State in Contemporary Vietnam', 4th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 4), Shanghai, 20-24 August.
2005 'Youth Sex Culture in Contemporary Urban Vietnam', 1st Conference of the Nordic Gendering Asia Network, Gothenburg, 19-21 May.
2005 'Trends in Youth Sexuality in Vietnam', Conference of the Association of Southeast Asian Studies in the UK, Exeter, 29 April - 1 May.
2004 'Social Impacts of Reform upon Hanoi Youth', Conference of the European Association for Southeast Asian Studies, Paris, 1-4 September.
2003 'Courtship and Marriage of University Graduates in Hanoi', Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, 19-23 November.
2003 'Dating in Doi moi: Behaviour and Attitudes of Hanoi Youth', Conference of the Canadian Asian Studies Association, Montreal, 10-12 October.
2002 'Changing Values Among Youth in Vietnam: The Case of Graduates in Hanoi', Conference of the Association of Southeast Asian Studies in the UK, London, 12 October.
2001 'A Portrait of Vietnamese Youth as Seen from Their Job Selection', Conference of the European Association for Southeast Asian Studies, London, 6-8 September.