Helen Mitchell

Sir Roland Wilson Scholar, ANU Crawford School of Public Policy / Australian Public Service

Helen Mitchell is an economist and former diplomat, most recently one of a senior 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 and an Economic Security Non-Resident Fellow at the US Studies Centre. 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.