Tram is currently an Associate Professor at the Curtin Business School, Curtin University of Technology. She was previously a Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. Her research interests include labour market outcomes of female migrants, educational attainment, unemployment, self-employment and labour market activities of ex-offenders. She has published in a range of journals, such as Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Applied Economics, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Economics of Education Review, Education Economics, International Migration Review, International Migration, Journal of International Migration & Integration, Journal of Economic Surveys, Economic Record, Australian Economic Review and Australian Economic Papers.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2009.