- Occupation Academic, Geographer
Diana Howlett completed her PhD in Geography in the Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University (ANU), in 1959. She was Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography at ANU from 1982 to 1996, and appointed to Chair before her retirement.
Diana’s research focused on the geography of Papua New Guinea and she has published widely in the area. The Diana Howlett Prize was established by Professor Diana Howlett on her retirement from the ANU Department of Geography. The Prize is awarded to the student with the most outstanding result in Honours in Geography.