Hugh Saddler

Dr Hugh Saddler was a founding director of the Australia Institute, serving on the board from 1994 to 2014 and on the Research Committee from 2001 to 2023.

An alumnus of Adelaide University, Dr Saddler attained a PhD in plant cell biology and membrane physiology at Cambridge University. His academic work included roles as a research fellow at The University of Sydney’s School of Biological Sciences and Energy Research Centre and Associate Professor at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.

Dr Saddler was a founding director of The Climate Institute and authored Energy in Australia: Politics and Economics, along with numerous book chapters, scientific papers, monographs and articles on energy, technology and environmental policy.

Dr Saddler was consultant in energy policy for many years, working for governments, NGOs and the private sector, and his work remains at the forefront of Australia’s climate change and energy policy.

The Australia Institute extends condolences on Dr Saddler’s sad passing on 29 June 2023. You can read tributes to Dr Saddler published by the Australia InstituteANU, and in the Guardian.

Media Enquiries

David Barnott-Clement Media Advisor

0457 974 636

Latest Research