Dr Nguyen Thi Thom Thom
Dr Nguyen Thi Thom Thom has been working as a lecturer at Faculty of English Language Teacher Education, University of Languages and International Studies – Vietnam National University, Hanoi (ULIS-VNU) since 2001. She received her Master’s (English Linguistics) from VNU and Doctoral degree (Education) from the University of Newcastle, Australia with the support of an Australian Awards Scholarship. Her research interests include Teacher education, Professional development and Language policy. She has presented in numerous national and international conferences as well as publishing journal articles and book chapters on these topics.
Thom is also a master trainer in a range of teacher training projects conducted by VNU, the National Foreign Languages Project – Ministry of Education and Training, the British Council Vietnam and the U.S. Embassy, providing professional development programs for EFL teachers across all educational levels. Besides, she acts as an academic manager and researcher for community projects: e.g. project on Developing sustainable employability skills for ethnic minority students (09/2018 – 09/2019) granted by RELO and Promoting effective instructional approaches of teaching English for minority students (04/2018 – 04/2019) granted by U.S. Alumni. The most recent project she is involved with (2020-2022) is ‘A Community-centered Educational Model for developing Social Resilience through play (ACES)’. The project is sponsored by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and led by Coventry University (U.K.). The project aims to examine and establish an evidence-driven transformative educational model for bridging formal and informal educational contexts and spaces towards a more inclusive, safe and resilient society that empowers young people in Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam to flourish despite their social localities. Further information on the project is available here:https://aces.gchangers.org.
Thom is Academic consultant for this ViVEXELT (Vietnam Virtual Exchange for English Language Teaching) project, funded by the British Council and supported by the Vietnam National Foreign Languages Project team.