Dr Christopher John Hunt is a registered clinical psychologist working at the University of Sydney's Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic. He completed his PhD in social psychology at the University of Sydney in 2012. His PhD research was entitled "Links Between Masculinity Threats and Increased Gender Conformity: An Investigation of New Empirical Directions, Process and Individual Differences" and focused on the maintenance of gender role norms. He previously completed a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Psychology (Clinical) from the University of New South Wales. Dr Hunt also completed a research fellowship at the University of Trieste (Italy) in 2014, and spent some time visiting the University of Padua (Italy) in 2012.
Dr Hunt first began work at the University's Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic in early 2007 and has gained wide recognition for his work with problem gamblers. He has been asked to testify before both federal and state parliamentary committees on gambling, has been extensively quoted on gambling in local, national and international media, and has written several pieces on gambling for lay audiences. He is also responsible for providing clinical supervision to intern psychologists who are working at the clinic, and organises training seminars for other mental health practitioners working in the field of problem gambling.