Professor Helen Hodgson

Helen Hodgson is an expert in Taxation, based at the Curtin Law School. Her research is in the areas where tax and social policy intersect: superannuation; housing and inequality. She has contributed significantly to policy review in the areas of superannuation and the tax and transfer system.

Helen has been teaching taxation law in business and law schools since 1989, and joined the Curtin Law School in 2014.  Her areas of teaching include superannuation, capital gains tax and the taxation of trusts and companies. She is the Director of Graduate Studies for the Curtin Law School, and has previously held research and teaching leadership positions at Curtin and UNSW. Helen was also a Member of the Legislative Council in Western Australia between 1997 and 2001.


  • General Editor Australian Tax Law Bulletin
  • Contributor to Halsbury’s Laws of Australia
  • Academic Research available at ORCID ID 0000-0003-4135-2769

Awards & Recognition

  • ATTA Hill Medal 2017 in Recognition of Contribution to Australasian Tax Teaching and Policy

Professional Organisations & Memberships

  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Fellow CPA Australia (Taxation)
  • Chartered Tax Advisor: Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Superannuation Professionals Assn Australia (Affiliate)
  • Member: Australian Tax Teachers Association
  • Member: Australian Law Teachers Association
  • Director National Foundation for Australian Women (Member of social policy committee)
  • Member of ACOSS Tax and Superannuation Advisory Panel
Areas of expertise
Tax Policy
Taxation of Trusts
Corporate Taxation
Capital Gains Tax
Academic Qualifications
BBus (Curtin)
PGrad Dip Bus (Business Law) (Curtin)
PhD (UNSW) “A Comparative Policy Analysis of the Family Tax Transfer Systems in the UK and Australia 1972 – 2007”
Professional Contact
Tel: 08 9266 5620