Sam Hoang is a Research Officer in the Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES) at Victoria University.

Prior to joining CIRES, Sam worked as a Research Fellow at Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education at Melbourne University, Policy Analyst at Mitchell Institute (Victoria University) and Research Assistant at Monash University.

Sam has nearly 10 years of experience conducting research projects across all sectors of education. His research areas include:

  • Internationalisation in higher education
  • Vocational education and training (VET)
  • Casualisation in higher education 
  • Academic identity and professional development programs for academics
  • Student transitions to tertiary education, training and work
  • Student outcomes.

Sam also brings to his role in CIRES seven years of experience as an English language teacher and lecturer in Vietnam and Australia.

Recent publications

Journal articles

Hoang, C.H., & Turner, M. (2022). The significance of university practices in the repatriation of scholars: Exploring one dimension of the push-pull framework in Vietnamese universities. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management.
Hoang, C.H., & Doan, T. D. (2021). A Sociocultural Perspective on Scholars Developing Research Skills via Research Communities in Vietnam. Minerva, 60, 81–104.
Hoang, C.H. (2021). Global production of knowledge: Exploring Vietnamese scholars’ perception of ‘good’ research. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
Hoang, C.H., & Nguyen, C. D. (2021). Multilingual sources used for research dissemination: Positioning of Vietnamese researchers. International Journal of Multilingualism.
Hoang, C.H., & Turner, M. (2020). Framing Vietnamese Scholars’ Negotiation of Knowledge Production: A Positioning Perspective. Comparative Education, 56(4), 565-582.

Book chapters

Hoang, C.H., & Pretorius, L. (2019). Identity and agency as academics: Navigating academia as a doctoral student. In Pretorius, L., Macaulay, L., & Cahusac de Caux, B. (Eds.), Wellbeing in doctoral education: Insights and guidance from the student experience, pp 143-151. Singapore: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-9302-0_12
Hoang, C.H. (2017). The evaluation and development of materials for Fire Science English courses in Vietnam. In Masuhara, H., Mishan, F., & Tomlinson, B. (Eds.), Practice and theory for materials development in L2 learning, pp 66-93. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Conference Presentations

Nguyen, L., & Hoang, C.H. (2017, September). Politics of the Vietnam’s National Foreign Language Project: a glimpse of planning and practice. Paper presented at the Vietnamese Symposium, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia.
Hoang, C. H. (2016, July). Academic English: A grumpy gatekeeper or a golden key to the international academic world? Paper presented at the Monash University – The University of Hong Kong Symposium, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia.
Hoang, C.H. (2015, July). Communities of Researchers From a Developing Country: Enabling or Restricting Their Members to Engage with Global Academia. Paper presented at The Third European Conference on Education, The Thistle Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom.
Ta, T.B., & Hoang, C.H. (2015, March). Cultivating Communities of Practice (CoP) to Promote Sustainable Professional Development for Vietnamese Lecturers Returning from Australian Universities. Poster presented at Universities Australia Higher Education Conference, Canberra, Australia.

Areas of expertise

  • Internationalisation in higher education
  • Tertiary education transitions
  • Casualisation in higher education
  • Vocational education and training

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 1087