Dr Nam Tran

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Institute for Social Science Research
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 344 31041


Nam Tran has a background in Sociology. He holds a B.A. from Academy of Journalism and Communication, a M.A. from Brown University, and Ph.D. from the University of Queensland. Tran’s research covers a wide range of topics: alcohol consumption related women health, school bullying and adolescent health, social inequality, social network, and education among disadvantaged children. Tran has expertise in longitudinal data analyses from developed and developing countries examining changing social behaviours over life course and their implications for social consequences, reproductive health, well-being, and mental health outcomes.

As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Queensland, Tran has been involved in the study of educational outcomes among disadvantaged children and young people in Australia where he is particularly interested in examining how individual background, community, and family contexts influence disadvantaged children's educational post-school plan and educational attainment. Tran current work includes study of association between intergenerational class mobility and social network, social network and mental health among Australian adults.

Research Interests

  • Life course research
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Intergenerational social inequality
  • School bullying and adolescent health
  • Educational outcomes among disadvantaged children
  • Drug and alcohol research


  • Master of Arts, Brown


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