Lecturer, Research Education and Development, La Trobe University

Tseen is a Lecturer in the Research Education and Development team, Graduate Research School, La Trobe University. Previously, she worked as a Senior Advisor (Research Grant Development) at RMIT University.

Tseen has been a Monash University Research Fellow (2004-2009) and University of Queensland Postdoctoral Fellow (2001-2004). She has written on research funding issues, early career researcher experiences, alternative academic streams, and racial diversity issues in Australia.

She was a Chief investigator on an ARC Discovery project with Professor Jacqueline Lo and Dr Dean Chan (2008-2010): "Being Asian in Australia and the United States".

Tseen was the founding convenor of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN; 2006-2017), and a founding editorial advisor for the Asian Australian arts and culture magazine, Peril.

With Jonathan O'Donnell, Tseen created and runs the research development and research culture blog, The Research Whisperer.


  • 2014–present
    Lecturer, Research Education and Development, La Trobe University
  • 2011–2014
    Senior Advisor, Research Grant Development, RMIT University
  • 2004–2010
    Monash University Research Fellow, Monash University
  • 2001–2004
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland


  • 1999 
    University of Queensland, PhD (English/Cultural Studies)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2008
    Being Asian in Australia and the United States
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery