Dr Douglas Hunt is an economist with expertise in economic research and evaluation and in undertaking benefit cost analysis. He has a PhD in Environmental and Resource Economics, Graduate Diploma of Education (SEC), Graduate Certificate of Religious Education, B.A (Honours) in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Business.
Currently Douglas is a Tertiary Educator and Senior Research Fellow at Griffith University working on an ARC project on improving financial and commercial literacy in Indigenous small businesses. He was previously the Manager for Economics at RPS Asia-Pacific and the Principal Adviser for Strategic Economic Development to Redland City Council. In addition to his role with Redland City Council, Douglas has also been employed in State Government funded roles in economic development within NSW and Victoria at a local government level before to moving to Queensland.
Prior to his government roles, Douglas worked in research for the Centre for Sustainable Mine Lakes at Curtin University (WA) evaluating post mining development options, and lectured in undergraduate and postgraduate economics, finance and management.
Douglas’ experience across various industries is currently being utilized by Redland and Logan Regional Development Australia as Secretary of the Board, and Carmel College, Thornlands as the Board Treasurer for the school.