Helen Mitchell is an economist and former diplomat, most recently one of a cadre of experts providing strategic advice to the Prime Minister and rest of government.
She is a Sir Roland Wilson PhD scholar at the Australian National University. Her integrated research explores economic security and statecraft in a new global order – one in which Australia faces sharper trade-offs between sovereignty, security and prosperity.
Previously, Helen advised the Australian Government on economic security issues at the Commonwealth Treasury. She is a published economist and she served Australia in diplomatic positions in New York, South Africa and Mexico.
Helen holds a first class honours degree in Economics and an Arts degree from the University of Melbourne. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese.
You can hear Helen speaking about her research topics on the ANU’s National Security College podcast: A New Age of Economic Statecraft and How the Global Economy is Reshaping International Security.