Dr Jennifer Hunt is a research associate at the US Studies Centre and recently been appointed to the Macquarie University Department of Security Studies and Criminology. Publishing on comparative national security policy in the United States, Australia, and the Arab Gulf, her research portfolio examines the intersection between defense, energy, and economic security issues.
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.
From 2011-2012, she was a visiting researcher at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman. 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.
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.