PhD, RMIT University
M.Ed (First Class), University of New EnglandB.Ed (Hons) First Class, Cambridge
Advanced Certificate in Association Management, Monash
Janet Hunt has worked in international development since 1985, specializing in non-government organizations in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as gender and development. She has been the Executive Director of the Australian Council for Overseas Aid, the peak body for international aid and development NGOs, and the International Women's Development Agency, and has worked extensively in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 1999 she has spent considerable time working with and researching local NGOs in East Timor. She has lectured in International Development at Deakin and RMIT Universities.
In a previous career, Janet taught, lectured in education, and worked in educational research. Her interest in indigenous Australia has spanned over twenty years and she been associated, mostly voluntarily, with communities and organizations on the NSW South Coast and Central-West NSW. She managed the Indigenous Community Governance Project from 2005 to 2008.She is now researching Aboriginal engagement in Working on Country in NSW, International development NGOs' partnerships with Indigenous organisations and communities, and is involved in an international research project developing an improved gender-sensitive measure of poverty.
2005-Fellow And Senior Research Manager, Indigenous Community Governance Project, Centre for Aboriginal Policy Research, Australian National University.
2004-Program Coordinator, International Development, RMIT University.
2003-Senior Lecturer, International Development, RMIT University.
2001-2002-Adjunct Professor, International and Community Development, Deakin University.
2001-Consultant, specialising in support to NGOs.
2000-2001- Special Adviser, East Timor NGO Forum.
1995-2000-Executive Director, Australian Council for Overseas Aid.
1992-1995-Executive Director, International Women's Development Agency.
1985-1992-Australian Council for Overseas Aid.
1991-Tutor, Development and Change, Department of Politics, Australian National University.
1982-1984-ACT Schools Authority.
1979-1982-Lecturer in Education, Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education.
1978-1979-ERDC Research Training Fellow, University of New England.
1977-Lecturer, Centre for Curriculum Studies, University of New England.
1975-1977-Teacher, Birchip High School, Victoria.
1974-Teacher, Halstead County Primary School, England.