Principal Research Fellow

A/Prof Tuan Anh Nguyen is an NHMRC-ARC funded Dementia Research Development Fellow and Principal Research Fellow at the National Aging Research Institute and Swinburne University of Technology. His current research lies on the development and implementation of national dementia strategies with a focus on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), culturally tailored interventions to improve lives of people with dementia and their carers, and medicines that can induce or worsen cognitive impairment and dementia. His expertise covers broad areas, including pharmaceutical policy, pharmaco-epidemiology and drug safety, health care management, public health and behavioural sciences with solid quantitative and qualitative skills.

Tuan Anh undertook his PhD training at the University of New South Wales. His PhD thesis examined medicines prices and pricing policies in Vietnam, resulting in a novel model of corruption in the health sector and the first publications to document the contribution of corruption to medicine prices in Vietnam. This work has been recognised internationally and his PhD thesis has been published by the World Health Organization on its website.

Since the commencement of his NHMRC-ARC fellowship in 2016, Dr Nguyen has been working on an international scale. He is the founder and leader of a large dementia research collaborative in Asia Pacific region, which is investigating quality use of medicines issues for people with dementia in LMICs in the region, where dementia is a new and emerging health problem. Dr Nguyen is co-leading the capacity building component of an NIH R01 grant to test an Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Intervention and dementia research capacity building in Vietnam and is a key member of a multidisciplinary research team to strengthen the primary healthcare system to care for an aging population in Vietnam. He has had more than 70 publications, 35 conference presentations and has attracted nearly $10 million in research funding.

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