An Nguyen



An Nguyen is a full-time lecturer in the Department of Management and Human Resource at Coventry University London Campus.

An Nguyen's teaching and research interests revolve around three key areas: the internationalisation of higher education, graduate employability, and human resource and leadership development. She has gained considerable expertise in these fields through her extensive work experience and industry connections with various organisations.

Prior to joining Coventry University London, An Nguyen taught and supervised students’ dissertations at University of Glasgow and designed e-learning materials at UCL Institute of Education. She also worked at corporations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), educational technology companies (ed-tech), and universities in India, China, Vietnam, and the UK.

An Nguyen possesses expertise in mixed-methods research, with a strong background in quantitative approaches such as online surveys, learning analytics, and statistical analyses. She is also skilled in qualitative methods such as observations, interviews, focus groups, and systematic reviews. In addition, she is proficient in computer-assisted techniques, including text-mining, topic modelling, and social network analysis.


  • PhD registration in Higher Education, Open University UK, 2023
  • MA Education, University College London, 2020
  • BSc in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2019

Professional and Industry Memberships

  • British Educational Research Association
  • British Association for International and Comparative Education
  • British Sociological Association
  • British Academy of Management

Research and Consultancy

Tata Consultancy Service, Mumbai and Jamshedpur, India (2018): As a research consultant, I delivered a quality assurance and excellence training program for Tata Consultancy Services. The program aimed to provide leadership and management development training for individuals involved in implementing Corporate Social Responsibility practices in Tata Education program. I tailored the program to address the specific challenges and requirements of the participants and their organisational environment.

Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam (2019): I worked with the Ministry of Education and Training in Vietnam to deliver training for teachers and educators on how to leverage educational technologies in teaching the national curriculum.

Confucius Institute for Business London, UK (December 2021): I designed and planned international conferences and workshops on cross-cultural communication and Chinese culture. The program focused on helping professionals understand and navigate the complexities of Chinese business culture.

Publications and Scholarship Activities

Journal articles: 

  • Nguyen, A., 2023. Unraveling EMI as a predictor of English proficiency in Vietnamese higher education: Exploring learners’ backgrounds as a variable. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 13(2), pp.347-371.
  • Nguyen, A., 2024. A longitudinal study on students’ content learning in Vietnam from Bourdieusian perspectives. Journal of English Medium Instruction (Forthcoming, 2024).

Conference papers:

  • Nguyen, A. (2022, August 30-31). Redefining the scope of English Medium Instruction from a sociological perspective. [Conference presentation]. British Association of Applied Linguistics, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • Nguyen, A. (2021). ‘From targets to tools: A major overhaul on researching English Language Teaching in Vietnam’. British Association of Applied Linguistics.
  • Nguyen, A. (2021, June 19 - 21). Examining implications of English versus Local-language Medium Instruction programmes on students’ English self-efficacy and proficiency in Vietnamese Higher Education. [Conference presentation]. 2nd International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning 2021, Hongkong SAR, China.
  • Nguyen, A. (2021, September 9 - 12). Internationalisation of Vietnamese higher education through English Medium Instruction programmes: a literature review on outcomes. [Conference presentation]. Vietnam Education Symposium 2021, Hochiminh City, Vietnam (Hybrid).
  • Nguyen, A. (2021, December 2-3). English Medium Instruction and language
    proficiency gains [Conference presentation]. Multilingual Learning: Policy and
    Practice, Krakow, Poland.


2023: ICLHE 2023 Symposium (Vienna, 11/2023), 5th Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching International Conference and Exhibition (Dubai, 3/2023), 57th RELC International Conference (Singapore, 3/2023), Spring Research Conference on Multilingualism (Barcelona, 3/2023), Workshop in Business and Management Studies (King's College London, London, 4/2023), Symposium on Internationalisation and Quality Management in Higher Education (Lingnan University, Hongkong, 5/2023).

2022: TESOL Convention Graduate Forum (Pittsburgh, 2/2022), World CLIL (the Hague, 7/2022), Sociolinguistics Symposium (Ghent, 7/2022), BAAL Annual Conference (Belfast, 9/2022), Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education (Maastricht, 10/2022)

2021: OU WELS Work-in-Progress Seminar (2/2021); WELS Postgraduate Research Conference (3/2021); LAL Research Festival (5/2021); BERA ECR Symposium (London, 4/2021); International Corpus Linguistics Conference 2021 (Limerick, 6/2021); 2nd International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning (Hongkong, 6/2021); BERA Annual Conference (London, 9/2021), Innovation in Language Learning Conference 2021 (Florence, 9/2021), International Conference on English Language Studies 2021, (Ubon Ratchathani, 8/2021), Vietnam Education Symposium (Hochiminh City, 9/2021), VietTESOL International Convention (Vinh, 10/2021), Multilingual Learning: Policy and Practice (Krakow, 12/2021)

2020: UCL Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment Department Research Seminars (10/2020 & 12/2020); OU WELS Work-in-Progress Seminar (12/2020)

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The Queen's Award for Enterprise
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023