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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 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. 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.
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.

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
• Critical systems • US politics
• Research Methods


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

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