Huong is a Lecturer in Urban Innovation at the Business School of Edinburgh Napier University. She holds a PhD from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain; DEMO programme: Doctorate in Economics, Management and Organisation) in addition to her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business administration from Umeå University (Sweden) and Foreign Trade University (Vietnam), respectively.
In her research, Huong investigates the governance of innovation systems, with a particular focus on how key actors are involved and how they interact to promote innovation and regional development. Her current research is mainly focused on citizen engagement and examinations of transition from the Triple- to the Quadruple-Helix model of innovation in urban contexts. She has attained several grants to present her research and participate in various academic activities such as the European Researchers’ Night and European Week of Regions and Cities.
Before joining Edinburgh Napier University’s Unity Lab, Huong had been a teaching assistant at ESADE Business School and a Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD fellow of the EU-funded RUNIN project (The Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development). Under this project, she also was an editor of a Working Paper Series and a visiting researcher at Aalborg University. Before pursuing an academic career, Huong had worked as a senior tax consultant at PwC (Vietnam).