Dr Hai Thanh Luong has spent twenty years researching and teaching in police institutions. In 2010, as one of the new emergent scholars for the Australian Development Scholarship in non-traditional security threats fields, he was awarded a full scholarship to gain a Master in Transnational Crime Prevention at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. In 2017 he earned a PhD at the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University. Dr Hai is currently a Research Fellow in Cyber Criminology School of Social Science, the University of Queensland and holds an Associate Research Fellow at RMIT University (School of Global, Urban, and Social Studies).
His focus is on border crime, transnational organised crime in Asia, drug trafficking, migrant smuggling, harm reduction, policing and police training, environmental crimes and biological threats.