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Jennifer Hunt

Lecturer, National Security College


PhD of International Security (USyd);
Masters of International Security (USyd);
Bachelor of Political Science (UNC-Chapel Hill)

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Dr. Jennifer S. Hunt is a lecturer in the National Security College and a Research Associate at the US Studies Centre. Dr. Jennifer S. Hunt specialises in the national security of critical systems including energy and cyber.

She currently leads two grants:
Foreign Interference and Cyber war (Defence Strategic Policy Grant),
Tracking Disinformation Across Terrains with computer scientist Dr. Marian-Andrei Rizoiu at UTS(ANU Policy Greenhouse Grant)

Dr. Hunt’s latest report (released through the Global Health Security Network) looks at COVID-19 disinformation and conspiracy theories, as well as their longer-term implications.

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

Jennifer has served as a delegate at the Shangri-la Dialogue and attended the World Economic Forum in Abu Dhabi. She studied Arabic at the Qasid Institute in Jordan.

Prior to joining the NSC, Dr. Hunt was based at the University of Sydney US Studies Centre, the Centre for International Security Studies, and Sydney Business School. She has been student-nominated for teaching awards across security studies, business and politics departments.

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 in 2016.

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

Research interests

• National Security
• Cybersecurity
• Cyber-Enabled Information Operations
• US politics and democratic resilience
• Energy Security
• Research Methods


Cybersecurity and Statecraft (NSPO8021)
Propaganda, Information War and National Security (NSPO8027)
Energy and National Security (NSPO8026)
Research Methods in National Security Policy (NSPO8020)

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