Dr Annabel Dulhunty is a Lecturer at the Crawford School of Public Policy. Annabel is a development studies and social policy scholar whose research focuses on three interrelated areas. First, Annabel’s work addresses comparative overseas development assistance policies and programs, especially in regards to their impact on inequality and poverty. Second, Annabel’s work concentrates on women’s empowerment and gender and development programming, which is the subject of her recent book ‘Women’s Empowerment and Microcredit Programmes in India’ (Routledge, 2024). Third, Annabel has a particular research interest in climate adaptation and climate justice for the most vulnerable. Much of her work has focused on India and the South Asian region.
Annabel also has an extensive history of managing large multimillion dollar aid programs with international teams in Africa, Latin America and Papua New Guinea. In addition, she has worked in Bangladesh and India on anti-trafficking projects, programs on gender equality and humanitarian protection. Annabel brings this practical experience to her teaching as well as her expertise in designing and evaluating global development programs.
Annabel is currently a Chief Investigator on two projects: 1) Revitalising Gender and Development in the 21st Century 2) Climate Adaptation, Diversity and Justice in the Indian Sundarbans.
Annabel is a core group member of the Australian Feminist Foreign Policy Coalition. Annabel is also a member of the South Asian Studies Association of Australia and the Development Studies Association of Australia.