In climate and energy-related fields, Hien’s research focuses on policies that support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in hard-to-debate sectors like energy, industry (e.g. steel) and transport. She has collaborated intensively with diverse stakeholder groups to identify challenges and propose tools for the EU and its Member States to facilitate the decarbonisation of these sectors. Hien’s work touches upon diverse areas including renewable energy, circular economy, carbon pricing, research and development of low-carbon technologies, and sustainable financing.
For health governance, Hien’s main research objectives is to identify policies that help the EU and its international partners better prepare for and respond to future health emergencies. Hien has conducted research on different dimensions of health governance, including the legal basis, agenda and strategies, institutions, funding, and the role of the EU in the global governance of health emergency.
Prior to joining CEPS, Hien worked at the World Bank as the Team Assistant for the Transport programme in Vietnam from 2015 to 2017. She effectively contributed to the management of various development projects in the transport sector, from identification through evaluation phase. In 2018, Hien joined the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as a junior policy analyst at the Development Centre. In this position, she assisted the Gender and Development Programme, which encompassed research, policy dialogues and knowledge exchange on gender equality topics.