Dr Anh Tran is the Senior Development Coordinator on the International Development team supporting capacity building of people and organisations around the world to achieve their sustainable development goals (SDGs). She has over 15 years’ experience on international development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, South America and local development projects with Australian Indigenous communities. She has demonstrated leadership in project management and engineering, leading multidisciplinary, multi-stakeholder teams to achieve successful projects in the international development sector. She brings an interdisciplinary approach, crossing engineering and social science on global issues of displacement, sustainability, climate change and poverty alleviation.

Anh previously worked on the UK Aid funded Modern Energy Cooking Service programme at Loughborough University. She co-led the team to change the narrative of cooking from biomass (wood and charcoal) to cleaner cooking services (electricity and gas) in humanitarian and institutional settings.  Anh was a Senior Lecturer of Humanitarian Engineering at Coventry University. She is the former head of research for UNESCO UNITWIN Network in Humanitarian Engineering and her research interests are in the area of Appropriate and Humanitarian Technology, with a focus on renewable energy, clean cooking, water and sanitation, sustainable waste management, humanitarian applications of 3D printing and drones, social entrepreneurship and engineering education.

She is the CEO & co-founder of FuturEcook, a social enterprise that improves health, gender-equality and the environment with smart electric cooking services and smart data for schools and refugee settings in developing countries. She also champions increasing diversity in the engineering and technology sector through meaningful careers with her role on the Royal Academy of Engineering International Committee.


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical Engineering Major and Biomedical Minor)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education