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Thinh Pham


Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

Thinh Pham, Lecturer


Thinh joined Solent University as lecturer in psychology in February 2023.

Prior to this appointment, Thinh held teaching and/or research posts in the UK and Vietnam, including:

  • Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Liverpool
  • Research Associate at the University of East Anglia
  • Postgraduate Demonstrator, Research Associate, and Research Assistant at Newcastle University
  • Subject Teacher in Research Methods and Statistics at INTO University of East Anglia
  • Lecturer at Ton Duc Thang University
  • Co-founder and Academic Manager at an educational start-up

He taught several modules to foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate taught, and postgraduate research students in different programmes, such as psychology, biology, applied linguistics and TESOL, cross-cultural communication, business, and research training.

He conducted his PhD research exploring the learning journeys to become critical thinkers at Newcastle University where he also obtained a PGCert in Research Training and an MA with Distinction. He completed his undergraduate study at Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City.

Thinh's current research interests lie primarily in applied social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, teaching and learning, (second) language education and development, and thinking skills. He has extensive experience in using a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods in his research projects.

Thinh has acted as an active reviewer for journals such as SAGE Open, The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, Cogent Education, Journal of Teaching and Learning Practice, TESOL Journal, and Cogent Social Sciences.

Further information

Peer reviewed papers

  • Lin, M., Liu, L.Y.J., & Pham, T.N. (2023). Towards developing a critical learning skills framework for master’s students: Evidence from a UK university. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 48, 101267.
  • Duong, Q. P. T., & Pham, T. N. (2022). Moving beyond four walls and forming a learning community for speaking practice under the auspices of Facebook. E-Learning and Digital Media, 19(1), 1-18.
  • Pham, T. N., Lin, M., Trinh, V. Q., & Bui, L. T. P. (2020). Electronic Peer Feedback, EFL Academic Writing and Reflective Thinking: Evidence from a Confucian Context. SAGE Open, 10 (1).
  • Pham, T.N., & Bui, L.T.P. (2019). An exploration of students’ voices on the English graduation benchmark policy across Northern, Central and Southern Vietnam. Language Testing in Asia, 9(1), 15.

Conference papers

  • Ganassin, S., Pham, T.N., & Regan, A. (2022, October 26-28). Sharing good practice in multilingualism and intercultural virtual learning spaces: Insights from a virtual summer school. The International Virtual Exchange Conference 2022. Valencia, Spain.
  • Theuerkauf, U., Wang, Y., Simon, S., & Pham, T.N. (2022, July 21). Finding Common Denominators in Initiatives for a More Inclusive Higher Education. Advance HE’s EDI Colloquium: Decolonising Pedagogies. Virtual Colloquium.
  • Wang, Y., Simon, S., Henry, S., Pham, T.N., & Theuerkauf, U. (2022, July 14-17). Conceptual and methodological challenges in the design of a decolonisation-inspired teaching and learning toolkit. The 10th European Conference on Education (ECE). University of College London, London, UK.
  • Lin, M. & Pham, T.N. (2022, January 24-25). Developing a toolkit for doctoral students to develop a sense of doing peer review. Feedback in Scholarly Peer Review Online Symposium. Virtual Symposium.
  • Pham, T.N., Lin, M., & Ganassin, S. (2021, September 13-16). From limited to more sophisticated understanding of critical thinking – Longitudinal evidence from Chinese and Vietnamese postgraduate students in the UK. British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2021. Virtual Conference.

Taught courses

BSc (Hons) Psychology

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