(1928 - 2013) Professor Helen Hughes AO was Professor Emeritus, the Australian National University, and Senior Fellow at CIS. Her expertise ranged from the Australian economy, economic development and aid, international trade, Indigenous affairs and capital flows.
She was Professor of Economics and Director of the National Centre for Development Studies at ANU from 1983 to 1993, and a member of the Fitzgerald Committee on Immigration: A Commitment to Australia. She also worked at the World Bank from 1968 to 1983 and was a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Planning from 1987 to 1993.
Widely published on a range of topics and regularly interviewed in the media, Professor Hughes recently focussed on issues of development in the Pacific and Australia's remote Indigenous communities. Her recent work has included numerous Issue Analysis papers and press articles.