Within the Global Strategy and Partnerships team, Thoa is the dedicated Manager for the South Asia region and selected countries in South-East Asia. Thoa’s countries of focus include India and Indonesia.

Thoa has extensive professional experience in higher education and the international development sector. Prior to the role at Global Strategy and Partnerships, her work in the UQ International Development team supported the translation of UQ’s expertise into development outcomes across Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. Under these high-level government-funded programs, Thoa acquired valuable knowledge of the Australian Government’s national diplomatic and security imperatives, and the policy frameworks informing relationships with key partners in the Indo-Pacific region. Thoa has worked at universities in Vietnam and Australia, at the United Nations office, and at Queensland's Department of Education and Training.


  • Master of Development Practice (Advanced), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts (English for Science and Technology), Hanoi University of Science and Technology