Dr Christopher Hunt

Clinical Psychologist

A19 - Griffith Taylor Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 02 9114 4367

Website University of Sydney Gambling Treatment Clinic

Biographical details

Dr Christopher John Hunt is a registered clinical psychologist working at the University of Sydney's Gambling Treatment 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 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.

Research interests

  • Psychology of gambling
  • Treatment of problem gambling
  • Gender role norms and stereotypes
  • Discrimination based on gender and/ or sexual orientation
  • Social influences on body image and exercise habits
  • Using research to inform public discourse and policy

Teaching and supervision

Dr Hunt currently provides clinical supervision to intern psychologists.

Associations

  • Currently registered as a clinical psychologist and as a supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia (registration number PSY0001302553)
  • Member, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Member, Society of Australasian Social Psychologists

In the media

Dr Hunt has written several articles for the Conversation website:

Videos of some of Dr Hunt's televsion appearances are available at:

Channel 7's Daily Edition December 14th 2016 - The Psychology of Lotto

Channel 7's Daily Edition November 16th 2015- Do You Have a Male or Female Brain?

Channel 7's Daily Edition November 2nd 2015- The Psychology of Luck

In addition to this he has also been widely interviewed and quoted across Australian and International media:

  • Problem Gambling: Television: 7pm Project (Network 10 Australia); ABC NEWS 24. Radio: Triple J; FBi (Sydney); ABC Radio (National, Sydney, Hobart); 2GB (Sydney). Print and Online: ESPN.com (US sports new website); Le Monde (French national newspaper); Sydney Morning Herald; Sydney Sun Herald; The Australian (national newspaper); Sydney Daily Telegraph; Sydney Sunday Telegraph; City News (Sydney); Sydney Child Magazine; Canterbury-Bankstown Express; Inner West Courier (Sydney); Sydney University Alumni Magazine.
  • Psychology of Luck: Television: The Daily Edition (Network 7 Australia). Radio: ABC Radio (Darwin, Gold Coast).
  • Social Psychology of Gender: Television: The Daily Edition (Network 7 Australia)
  • Impact of Offensive Language: Radio: ABC Radio (Darwin), 6PR (Perth). Print and Online: The Conversation, SBS Digital.
  • Gambling in Youth: Radio: ABC Radio National; Triple J. Print: MX (newspaper- Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane).
  • Female Leadership and Backlash Effects: Radio:ABC Radio (Melbourne); 2CC Radio (Canberra). Print and Online: The Guardian- Australia; Daily Life (Fairfax Media Digital).
  • Psychology of Lotteries: Print: Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Hunt, C., Piccoli, V., Carnaghi, A., Di Blas, L., Bianchi, M., Hvastja-Stefani, L., Pelamatti, G., Cavallero, C. (2016). Adolescents' Appraisal of Homophobic Epithets: The Role of Individual and Situational Factors. Journal of Homosexuality, 63(10), 1422-1438. [More Information]
  • Hunt, C., Fasoli, F., Carnaghi, A., Cadinu, M. (2016). Masculine Self-Presentation and Distancing From Femininity in Gay Men: An Experimental Examination of the Role of Masculinity Threat. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 17(1), 108-112. [More Information]
  • Hunt, C., Piccoli, V., Gonsalkorale, K., Carnaghi, A. (2015). Feminine Role Norms Among Australian and Italian Women:a Cross-Cultural Comparison. Sex Roles, 73, 533-542. [More Information]
  • Hunt, C., Gonsalkorale, K., Zadro, L. (2014). The polarising effect of female leaders: Interest in politics and perceived leadership capability after a reminder of Australia’s first female prime minister. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44(7), 723-729. [More Information]
  • Hunt, C., Gonsalkorale, K. (2014). Who cares what she thinks, what does he say? Links between masculinity, in-group bonding and gender harassment. Sex Roles, 70(1-2), 14-27. [More Information]
  • Hunt, C., Gonsalkorale, K., Murray, S. (2013). Threatened masculinity and muscularity: An experimental examination of multiple aspects of muscularity in men. Body Image, 10(3), 290-299. [More Information]
  • Hunt, C., Gonsalkorale, K., Nosek, B. (2012). Links Between Psychosocial Variables and Body Dissatisfaction in Homosexual Men: Differential Relations with the Drive for Muscularity and the Drive for Thinness. International Journal of Men's Health, 11(2), 127-136. [More Information]

2016

  • Hunt, C., Piccoli, V., Carnaghi, A., Di Blas, L., Bianchi, M., Hvastja-Stefani, L., Pelamatti, G., Cavallero, C. (2016). Adolescents' Appraisal of Homophobic Epithets: The Role of Individual and Situational Factors. Journal of Homosexuality, 63(10), 1422-1438. [More Information]
  • Hunt, C., Fasoli, F., Carnaghi, A., Cadinu, M. (2016). Masculine Self-Presentation and Distancing From Femininity in Gay Men: An Experimental Examination of the Role of Masculinity Threat. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 17(1), 108-112. [More Information]

2015

  • Hunt, C., Piccoli, V., Gonsalkorale, K., Carnaghi, A. (2015). Feminine Role Norms Among Australian and Italian Women:a Cross-Cultural Comparison. Sex Roles, 73, 533-542. [More Information]

2014

  • Hunt, C., Gonsalkorale, K., Zadro, L. (2014). The polarising effect of female leaders: Interest in politics and perceived leadership capability after a reminder of Australia’s first female prime minister. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44(7), 723-729. [More Information]
  • Hunt, C., Gonsalkorale, K. (2014). Who cares what she thinks, what does he say? Links between masculinity, in-group bonding and gender harassment. Sex Roles, 70(1-2), 14-27. [More Information]

2013

  • Hunt, C., Gonsalkorale, K., Murray, S. (2013). Threatened masculinity and muscularity: An experimental examination of multiple aspects of muscularity in men. Body Image, 10(3), 290-299. [More Information]

2012

  • Hunt, C., Gonsalkorale, K., Nosek, B. (2012). Links Between Psychosocial Variables and Body Dissatisfaction in Homosexual Men: Differential Relations with the Drive for Muscularity and the Drive for Thinness. International Journal of Men's Health, 11(2), 127-136. [More Information]

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