Trieu Thi Phuong, a Vietnam national, is a research volunteer at Asia Centre (AC) starting from August 2022. She will be part of the Centre’s research team to undertake evidence-based research, to draft reports, baseline studies, policy briefs and other related outputs.

Phuong holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University and a Master’s degree in Sociology from Graduate Academy of Social Sciences, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences. Since her Masters graduation, Phuong has been working as a researcher for ten years at the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Vietnam (MOLISA). Over the years, she has developed deep knowledge and experience in the area of social protection policy for vulnerable groups and labour-employment issues. At Asia Centre, she hopes to extend her understanding of issues in Southeast Asia.

Presently, she is enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Demography at the College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.



Belen Bode, originally from the Netherlands and a resident in Germany and the US for 7 years,  volunteered as Partnership Officer starting in July to October 2020. She undertook research, drafted policy guidelines and facilitated communications with potential partners. 

Belen holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Criminology from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. After graduating, she pursued a career with Siemens, where she worked as a financial crime expert and managed projects globally. In 2020, Belen decided to pursue graduate studies to follow her passion in international politics by enrolling in the MA in International Relations at Webster University Thailand.


Tessa Alleblas, a Dutch national, volunteered at Asia Centre in October 2017, undertaking research related tasks for Asia Centre. She is keenly interested in human rights promotion and protection. Previously, she was a researcher and project coordinator at the Hague institute for Global Justice in the Netherlands. Tessa’s educational and professional pursuits led to expertise in areas such as conflict prevention, human rights and international criminal law. She holds Masters degrees in International Criminal Law (University of Amsterdam and Columbia University), International and European Public Law (Tilburg University) and Bachelor’s degree in International and European Law (Tilburg University). 


Oxana Latcenko volunteered at Asia Centre as a Communications Officer in March 2017. As the Communications Officer, Oxana managed the Centre’s corporate communications portfolio as well as digital marketing and outreach.  Oxana graduated from the Faculty of Linguistics and Intercultural Communications, Vologda State Pedagogical University. She then received a scholarship to further her studies in the field of Urban Studies at Strelka Institute of Architecture, Media and Design. Oxana chose to volunteer with Asia Centre in order to deepen her knowledge about communication sphere in Southeast Asian countries. She is passionate about social innovations, new technologies and products which work towards a better world. She loves the idea that data can be recharged and, while altering it, you can look at the whole picture, event or object from different perspectives.