Dr Nguyen has worked with the Assessment Research Centre in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne since 2003.
She has extensive experience in large-scale survey design, with particular expertise in sampling design, instrument development, data management and data analysis.
Dr Nguyen is responsible for designing the national sample of primary school teachers in Vietnam for the World Bank Project on Primary School Quality. Dr Nguyen is skilled in the development and validation of instruments for measuring competencies, application of Item Response Theory, Structural Equation Modelling and Multi-level Modelling. In different capacities she has been involved in a number a national and international projects, including Aspiring Principals’ Capstone Assessment Process for the Victorian Department of Education and Training, Evaluation of External Assessment Trials for the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA), the Philippines LearnARMM project, E4Kids Australia, the Victorian Regional Network Evaluation, the Vietnam Year 5 Assessment, and the Vietnam Primary School Teacher Development Project.
She has taught highly specialised postgraduate subjects in assessment and quantitative methods, including Quantitative Methods, Large Scale Assessment in Evaluation, Scale Development and Analysis, Introduction to Assessment, Introductory Assessment Design, Statistics and Software in Measurement and Evaluation, and Projects in Evaluation and Assessment – subjects that address skills and knowledge in assessment design and validation for both the classroom context and large-scale surveys of student assessment.
She has extensive experience in designing professional development and capacity building courses in test development and large-scale surveys of assessment of student achievement. Her expertise in assessment and measurement and statistical analysis provides her with opportunities to work in a wide range of countries. She has been involved research, teaching, coordinating and capacity building courses for Vietnam, the Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Mongolia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan. She also supervises PhD students in the field of educational assessment and measurement.
Before joining the University of Melbourne, Dr Nguyen spent 10 years working on school curriculum and educational policies for the National Research Institute for Education Sciences, Vietnam.
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Assessing The Effectiveness Of Early Childhood Education And Care Programs In Australian C..
The feasibility of using an international common reading progression to measure reading ac..
Assessing The Effectiveness Of Early Childhood Education And Care Programs In Australian C..
Community-Based Cervical Cancer Education: Changes in Knowledge and Beliefs Among Vietname..
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Campaign manufacturing of highly active or sensitizing drugs: a comparison between the GMPs of various Regulatory Agencies.
F Petrelli, S Scuri, I Grappasonni, CTT Nguyen, A Cocchini, E Magrini, A Caraffa
Journal article | 2020 | La Clinica terapeutica
BACKGROUND: Cross-contamination and mix-ups are among the problems which could have a negative impact on the quality of the finish..
The pharmacist's role in health information, vaccination and health promotion.
F Petrelli, F Tiffi, S Scuri, CTT Nguyen, I Grappasonni
Journal article | 2019 | Annali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunita
On the subject of vaccination, owing to complex issues connected to vaccine refusal and vaccine hesitancy, the pharmacist is seen ..
Community-Based Cervical Cancer Education: Changes in Knowledge and Beliefs Among Vietnamese American Women.
Carolyn Y Fang, Minsun Lee, Ziding Feng, Yin Tan, Fayola Levine, Cuc Nguyen, Grace X Ma
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Community Health
Low cervical cancer screening rates among Vietnamese American women have been attributed, in part, to inadequate knowledge about c..
Soybean PI 675847 A as a new source of salt tolerance
TN Quach, LAT Nguyen, NT Nguyen, CT Nguyen, TQ Dam, LT Dinh, HT Nguyen
Journal article | 2019 | Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization
AbstractSoil salinity is a major limitation to legume production in many areas of the world. Identification of the genetic source ..
Levels of understanding of the rules of correct medical usage among vietnamese pharmacy students: a cross-sectional study.
CTT Nguyen, S Scuri, BT Nguyen, F Petrelli, I Grappasonni
Journal article | 2018 | Journal of preventive medicine and hygiene
Background: Comprehensive misunderstanding about medicine usage is often associated with high treatment risks which have led to un..
Public health and burnout: a survey on lifestyle changes among workers in the healthcare sector.
Fabio Petrelli, Stefania Scuri, Elisabetta Tanzi, Cuc Nguyen, Iolanda Grappasonni
Journal article | 2018 | Acta Biomedica
Burnout Syndrome is a condition which could most commonly be associated with negative effects on the quality of work and life. Som..
Factors affecting primary school achievement in Botswana: a multilevel model for general student performance
Cuc Thi Kim Nguyen, Matthew Gordon Ray Courtney, Shelley Gillis
Journal article | 2018 | International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education
This study explores and identifies key student- and school-related factors associated with general academic achievement of Year 6 ..
Psychometric Properties of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (Pre-K): Implications for Measuring Interaction Quality in Diverse Early Childhood Settings.
Dan Cloney, Cuc Nguyen, Raymond J Adams, Collette Tayler, Gordon Cleveland, Karen Thorpe
Journal article | 2017 | Journal of applied measurement
The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) is an observational instrument assessing the nature of everyday interactions in ed..
Increasing cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese Americans: a community-based intervention trial.
Grace X Ma, Carolyn Fang, Yin Tan, Ziding Feng, Shaokui Ge, Cuc Nguyen
Journal article | 2015 | Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
UNLABELLED: Vietnamese women experience a significant health disparity in incidence and mortality rates and screening of cervical ..
Measuring Early Childhood Education and Care Classroom Quality: Psychometric Properties of Classrooms Assessment Scoring System
D Cloney, C NGUYEN, R Adams, C Tayler, G Cleaveland, K Thorpe
Presentation | 2015
Rasch 6 Conference 12-14 January 2015 Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus, UCT (See C3 on UC map) Lecture Theatres 2B and..
Enrichment of MTHFR 677 T in a Chinese long-lived cohort and its association with lipid modulation.
Ning-Yuan Chen, Cheng-Wu Liu, Li-Li Du, Li-Ping Xiao, Lin Ge, Yi-Yuan Wang, Zhen Wei, Hua-Yu Wu, Chen-Yuan Luo, Liang Liang, Jun-Hua Peng, Xiao-Qiu Luo, Rui-Xing Yin, Cuc Phuong Nguyen, Shang-Ling Pan
Journal article | 2014 | Lipids in Health and Disease
BACKGROUND: Variants in the Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene may result in a lowered catalytic activity and associ..
Developing of two instruments to measure attitudes of Vietnamese parents and students toward schooling.
Thi Kim Cuc Nguyen, Patrick Griffin
Journal article | 2013 | Journal of Applied Measurement
The attitudes of parents and students towards schooling are often considered to be important factors associated with students' edu..
Correlates of cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese American women.
Grace X Ma, Carolyn Y Fang, Ziding Feng, Yin Tan, Wanzhen Gao, Shaokui Ge, Cuc Nguyen
Journal article | 2012 | Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
OBJECTIVE: Vietnamese American women are at the greatest risk for cervical cancer but have the lowest cervical cancer screening ra..
Inactivation of duplicated nod factor receptor 5 (NFR5) genes in recessive loss-of-function non-nodulation mutants of allotetraploid soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.).
Arief Indrasumunar, Attila Kereszt, Iain Searle, Mikiko Miyagi, Dongxue Li, Cuc DT Nguyen, Artem Men, Bernard J Carroll, Peter M Gresshoff
Journal article | 2010 | Plant and Cell Physiology
Chemically induced non-nodulating nod139 and nn5 mutants of soybean (Glycine max) show no visible symptoms in response to rhizobia..
The Development of Standards for the Assessment of Primary School Teachers in VietNam
C NGUYEN, M Huynh, P GRIFFIN, T Nguyen, S GILLIS, T Bach
Conference Proceedings | 2007 | Borders, Boundaries, Barriers & Frontiers: Promoting Quality in Teacher Education - ICET International Yearbook on Teacher Education
Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated transformation of soybean to study root biology.
Attila Kereszt, Dongxue Li, Arief Indrasumunar, Cuc DT Nguyen, Sureeporn Nontachaiyapoom, Mark Kinkema, Peter M Gresshoff
Journal article | 2007 | Nature Protocols
This protocol is used to induce transgenic roots on soybean to study the function of genes required in biological processes of the..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Senior Research Fellow
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Master of Arts
Victoria University of Technology
Bachelor of Education
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia