Nam Tran obtained his Master degree in Sociology at Brown University in 2006 and worked as a lecturer and researcher in various social and health related projects in Vietnam before starting his PhD in Sociology at School of Social Science, UQ in 2012. He has recently submitted his PhD thesis using a longitudinal data of women and their children in Brisbane over 30 year follow-up to examine the patterns of alcohol consumption by reproductive-aged women; and the predictors and social and health consequences associated with these patterns for women and their offspring. At ISSR, Nam is currently involving in the Learning Catalysts project.


Alcohol consumption by reproductive-aged women: patterns, predictors, social and health consequences (A prospective birth-cohort study of women and their offspring)


  • Life course study
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Quantitative data analysis methods
  • Social stratification and inequality
  • Drug and Alcohol Research
  • Publications

    Tran, N. T., Najman, J. M., & Hayatbakhsh, R. (2015). Predictors of maternal drinking trajectories before and after pregnancy: evidence from a longitudinal study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,55(2), 123-130.

    Tran, N. T., Williams, G. M., Alati, R., & Najman, J. M. (2015). Trajectories and predictors of alcohol consumption over 21 years of mothers׳ reproductive life course. SSM-Population Health, 1, 40-47.

    Tran, N. T., Clavarino, A., Williams, G., & Najman, J. M. (2016). Gender differences in the prospective association between maternal alcohol consumption trajectories and young adult offspring’s problem gambling at 30 years. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 6(1), 1.

    Tran, N. T., Clavarino, A., Williams, G. M., and Najman, J. M. (2016) Life course outcomes for women with different alcohol consumption trajectories: A population-based longitudinal study. Drug and Alcohol Review, doi: 10.1111/dar.12428.



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  • MA in Sociology (Brown University)
  • PhD in Sociology (UQ)