Associate Professor Glenn Hunt

Associate Professor & Principal Research Fellow
Psychiatry, Concord Clinical School

C22 - Concord Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9767 6829
F: +61 2 9767 7078

Research interests

Associate Professor Hunt is a Principal Research Fellow based at Concord Hospital. He has a long standing interest in psychopharmacology assessing the acute and long-term effects of recreational drugs on behaviour and brain function using animal models. He currently collaborates with a number of researchers within the University of Sydney in the School of Psychology, Discipline of Pharmacology and Faculty of Pharmacy who are interested in psychopharmacology and behavioural neuroscience. The projects he is currently working on include two NHMRC funded grants with Professor Iain McGregor (Psychology). One of the projects aims to study the role of neuropeptides in the acute and long-term effects of ethanol in rats. The other project, lead by Professor Mary Collins (Pharmacy) is investigating the site of action of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) using new potent ligands and their therapeutic usefulness.

Current national competitive grants*


γ-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) and α4-containing GABA-A receptors
Collins M, McGregor I, Hunt G, Absalom N
NHMRC Project Grant ($590,558 over 3 years)


Oxytocin receptor agonists for treatment of social anxiety
Kassiou M, McGregor I, Hunt G
NHMRC Project Grants ($444,264 over 3 years)

Mephedrone (Meow, 4-Methylmethcathinone): examining the effects of a novel party drug on brain and behaviour
McGregor I, Hunt G, Winstock A, Cornish J, Callaghan P
NHMRC Project Grants ($386,250 over 3 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney