Thu Hien Phan

PhD Candidate - Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture

About Thu Hien


I am an International Relations researcher specialising in geopolitical security and currently conducting doctoral research on ASEAN regionalism at UNSW. I am also looking into technology and sustainable development in ASEAN, collaborating with the Business School‘s R&D lab and the ASEAN Society.

Prior to UNSW, I was with Vietnam’s State Audit Office, a constitutional agency reviewing national budget and economic activities. I was responsible for the Office’s cooperation with international bodies like the EU, WB and ADB, focusing on policy and best-practices exchange.

Before that, I was at South Korea’s national development institute researching Chinese government leadership and its effects on domestic and international policies. I hold a bachelor in International Relations from Bath University in the UK and a Master in Global Politics from the London School of Economics.


Current Projects

This project aims to offer an original explanation and categorisation of the variation on Asean member states' strategies of engagement with the organisation.

Supervisors: Dr Alexander Korolev and Dr Andrea Benvenuti


Related SDGs:

  • SDG16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG17: Partnerships for the Goals