Dr Jennifer S. Hunt

PhD International Security
Lecturer, National Security College
College of Asia & the Pacific

Research interests

National Security

Critical Systems

US Politics

Research Methods


Dr. Jennifer S. Hunt is a lecturer in the National Security College and a Research Associate at the US Studies Centre. She specialises in International Security with a focus on the national security of critical systems including energy and cyber. She has published on comparative national security policy in the US, Australia, and the Arab Gulf.

Dr Hunt has provided expert commentary on ABC's Q&A, The Project, BBC, and the History Channel. She holds a PhD & Master’s Degree in International Security from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where she was captain of the Women’s Sabre Fencing team. 

As part of her research and consulting practice, Dr. Hunt also attended the World Economic Forum in Abu Dhabi, and studied Arabic at the Qasid Institute in Jordan. From 2011-2012, she was a visiting researcher at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman. 

Along with her academic areas of specialisation, Dr. Hunt also publishes on applied research methods. Together with Dr. Zina O’Leary, Workplace Research: Conducting small scale applied research, was published by Sage (2016).

Dr. Hunt also holds a private pilot's license.


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