Prof. Hurriyet Babacan

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    • Prof. Hurriyet Babacan's details
      • Designation: Professor of Social Work
      • Institution: University of New England
      • Country: Australia
      • Thematic Area: Governance, Economic Development & Public Policy
    • Prof. Hurriyet Babacan's presentations

    • PhD, Master of Arts (Social Policy)
    • Master of Economics (Prelim)
    • Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Social Work, Diploma of Training & Assessment
    • Diploma Interpreting & Translation, Graduate Certificate of Education


    Professor Hurriyet Babacan is currently the Professor of Social Work and Development at the University of New England, Australia. Until recently she was Foundation Director of the Cairns Institute at James Cook University. The Institute brought together the expertise and intellectual resources of more than 25 academic disciplines, creating a uniquely robust and relevant research, consulting, training and teaching hub for Northern Australia, South and South-East Asia and the Pacific. Professor Babacan has a distinguished career over the last 30 years in senior roles in higher education, public administration, and research and training.

    Hurriyet has published widely in national and international publications on a range of issues including international development, public administration, cultural diversity, gender, economic and community development. She has authored numerous books and articles including two publications for UNESCO. She has delivered keynote presentation at numerous national and international conferences. She has served on numerous ministerial and expert advisory committees.

    She has been a member of two working parties for the Council of Europe/OECD on measuring well being and social progress. Professor Babacan has led numerous national and international leadership, research and development projects, particularly in the Asia -Pacific. Hurriyet has been recognised for her work through a number of awards including the Bi-Centenary Medal awarded by the Prime Minister the Multicultural Services Award by the Premier of Queensland. Hurriyet was the Queensland State Finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Award in the for Government and Public Service category in 2003.