Dr Hunt's research is focused on social and economic development in relation to the reform of governance and security systems as a means of promoting resilient societies after divisive conflict.
Social and economic development; critical peace; security studies.
More broadly, his research features theoretical, empirical and applied dimensions and employs a critical lens to dominant and conventional paradigms and practices. A major focus of his research is on identifying the implications for and responsibilities of an ever globalising international society in addressing and facilitating transformative processes of social change.
Dr Hunt’s previous work for international organisations, think tanks, civil society organisations, NGOs and academic institutions in South East Asia and the Pacific has provided him with a global perspective on transitional justice and pathways to peace.
Dr Hunt was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2015 and is based in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.