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Dr Tri Nguyen has been a Lecturer in Accounting in Brighton Business School since September 2019. He completed his PhD in accounting and finance at the University of East London (UEL), with a UEL Excellence Doctoral Studentship. Tri 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, and a CMBE member (Certified Management & Business Educator, by the Chartered Association of Business Schools).

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 in 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. 

His research interests are about earnings management, accounting conservatism, Benford’s Law, boards of directors, chief executive officers, risk-taking, and cash holdings. Tri presented his research in 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 ( His research has been accepted for publication on the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. 

More information on Dr Tri Nguyen's research can be found on his SSRN page, available at

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

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26 Jan 201618 Jul 2019

Award Date: 31 Jul 2019


1 Jul 201031 Dec 2011

Award Date: 31 Dec 2011


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