Graeme Hugo

Graeme Hugo (1947-2015) was Federation Fellow, professor of the Department of Geographical and Environmental Studies and director of the National Centre for Social Applications of Geographic Information Systems at The University of Adelaide. His research interests were in population issues in Australia and South-East Asia, especially migration.

Graeme was educated at The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the Australian National University. He completed his Ph.D. in demography at the Australian National University in 1975 and subsequently took up an appointment at Flinders University.

He held visiting positions at the University of Iowa, University of Hawaii, Hasanuddin University (Indonesia) and the Australian National University and worked with a number of international organisations (a range of United Nations agencies, World Bank, World Fertility Survey, International Labour Office), as well as many Australian and South Australian government departments and instrumentalities.

He authored some 200 books, articles in scholarly journals and chapters in books, as well as a large number of conference papers and reports. His doctoral work and much subsequent research has dealt with population issues in South-East Asia, especially Indonesia.

He was named an Officer of the Order of Australia for his services to population research in 2012.


Calling Australia home

PolicyAUSTRALIA IS A quintessential immigrant society. With nearly a quarter of the population born in other countries, few nations are closer to their immigrant origins. Yet Australia is also a significant nation of emigration. The contemporary diaspora of about...

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