Janet Hunt is a Fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the Australian National University where she teaches Australian Indigenous Development and conducts research on governance and engagement, community development, the socio-economic benefits of Aboriginal involvement in natural resource management in NSW, and the work of international NGOs with Indigenous communities in Australia. She previously managed the Indigenous Community Governance Project 2004-2008, an ARC Linkage Project with Reconciliation Australia. She has been a member of the Central Land Council’s Community Development Reference group since 2007. Her background is in education and international development and she has lectured in International and Community Development at RMIT and Deakin Universities. She was Executive Director of the Australian Council for Overseas Aid, the peak body of international development NGOs, from 1995-2000 and prior to that was Executive Director of the International Women’s Development Agency. She has served on a number of Ministerial Advisory Committees.