Trung holds a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Newcastle, a Master of Public Health from Harvard University, a Diploma of Child Health from the University of Sydney, and an International Diploma of Humanitarian Assistance from Fordham University. Trung is a graduate of the Royal Military College Australia, where he was dux of his class.
Trung is an emergency medicine registrar and a military engineering officer in the Army Reserve. He has been involved global health leadership and mentoring for medical students and junior doctors, volunteers as a doctor in East Timor, is involved in several IT start ups, and is a photographer.
Trung has conducted research on humanitarian health coordination in Syria. His DPhil will equip him to develop new frameworks for international response to complex humanitarian crises.