Tri Nguyen

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Scholarly biography

Dr Tri Nguyen joined Brighton Business School in September 2019 as a Lecturer in Accounting. Dr Nguyen has been promoted to Senior Lecturer in Accounting backdated from February 2021. He completed his PhD in accounting and finance at the University of East London in 2019 (UEL), with a UEL Excellence Doctoral Studentship. He holds a master degree from the University of Sydney, Australia, with a prestigious full scholarship from the Australian Government. He is also a Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and a Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE, by the Chartered Association of Business Schools).

Dr Nguyen's research interests are about corporate financial reporting (financial reporting complexity, financial statement comparability, accounting conservatism, earnings management, voluntary disclosure, and Benford's Law), corporate finance (cash holdings and risk-taking behaviour), corporate governance (boards of directors and chief executive officers), climate-change finance, and economic policy uncertainty.

Dr Nguyen published three papers on the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (ABS 3*). He presented his research at many prestigious conferences in the field, e.g. annual conferences organised by the European Accounting Association, European Financial Management Association, British Accounting and Finance Association. His research was also featured in the Columbia Law School’s blog, which is one of the most influential blogs for practitioners ( More information on Dr Tri Nguyen's research can be found on his SSRN page, available at

Recently, Dr Tri Nguyen was awarded a Rising Stars funding award from the University of Brighton (principal investigator). The research proposal is to investigate the impact of corporate LGBTQ+ equality policies on financial reporting practice. The proposal was ranked 3rd among all awarded applications at the University of Brighton in 2021. 

Supervisory Interests

I am interested in supervising PhD students who want to do research in accounting, auditing, finance, and corporate governance.

Approach to teaching

Dr Tri Nguyen has significant teaching and industry experience. Before he joins Brighton Business School, he has more than ten years of teaching experience both in Vietnam and in the UK. He taught accounting and auditing at the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh city, which is a top business school in Vietnam, for many years. He was also an hourly-paid lecturer at the University of East London and served a short period as a teaching fellow at the University of Ulster. Dr Nguyen's teaching focuses on financial reporting, auditing, business ethics and corporate governance. In addition, he had significant industry experience when he was an auditor for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and a free-lance consultant for some large corporations in Vietnam.

Education/Academic qualification


26 Jan 201618 Jul 2019

Award Date: 31 Jul 2019


1 Jul 201031 Dec 2011

Award Date: 31 Dec 2011


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