Jane Hunt


  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


Accepting PhD Students

  • 15 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Personal profile

Research interests

I have taught a range of Australian History, Australian Studies, Australian Cultural History and Modern History subjects across seven Australian universities since 1999. I graduated from Macquarie University with a Doctor of Philosophy in 2002, having conducted research on aspects of Australian twentieth century cultural history.

A key driving question related to the way that new and seemingly marginal cultural practices and tastes became institutionalised as features of the Australian fine arts landscape. I focused in particular on the role of women in the process and the way that shifts in everyday minutiae can be read as a sign of broader cultural change. From 2010 I have channeled this interest in the processes of cultural agency, evolution and institutionalisation into research relating to sport, in particular my own personal hobby, triathlon. This research has resulted in the publication in 2014 of a well-received major piece of work, Multisport Dreaming: the foundations of triathlon in Australia www.multisportdreaming.com

My current research interests and future research plans relate to gender equality in sport. Portions of the triathlon community quickly embraced the concept of gender equality and a better understanding of the 'push and shove moments' (Leanne Evans, EO Australian Women sport and Recreation Association, personal communication) within the sport promises to aid in parallel campaigns for equality in other sports. My work on the sport of triathlon has also highlighted the lack of formal records.

I am thus also interested in the possibilities inherent in open access digital archives as a means for collecting and preserving the records that remain, and in the process creating a rich resource that could facilitate research on the above and many other questions.

Statement for HDR students

I have identified many areas of specific interest for sport, society and culture researchers within the sport of triathlon. Triathlon can be examined for insights into the Olympic order, the tensions between commercial and voluntary forces within established sports, and the relationships between sports and identity, particularly in terms of race, gender and class. It can also be considered from the methodological perspective in terms of the problem commonly faced by many sporting codes, and that is the lack of formal records, particularly in terms of digital solutions.

I have lectured in eight different Australian Universities since 1999 teaching a range of Australian History, Australian Studies, Australian Cultural History and Modern History courses.

I have also supervised Higher Degree Research students working on a range of sporting, cultural or intellectual history topics.

Education/Academic qualification

History, PhD, Macquarie University

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Sports Social Sciences
painter Social Sciences
collective memory Social Sciences
museum Social Sciences
modernity Social Sciences
art Social Sciences
history Social Sciences
director Social Sciences

Research Output 1994 2017

Toward an alternative to the virtual museum concept: Collective memory and the search for an inclusive approach to digital triathlon history making

Hunt, J. E., 1 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Sport History. 44, 2, p. 287-305 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

collective memory

Crocodiles, fancy dress and zebra rock souvenirs: Triathlon the Katherine Way

Hunt, J. E., 2 Nov 2015, In : International Journal of the History of Sport. 32, 16, p. 1914-1928 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

sports club
constitutional state

Multisport dreaming: The foundations of triathlon in Australia

Hunt, J. E., 2014, Australia: Walla Walla Press. 337 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

age group

Childhood disorders of the foot and lower limb

Burns, J., Redmond, A. C. & Hunt, J. E. (ed.), 2012, Nova Science Publishers. 159 p.

Research output: Book/ReportScholarly editionResearchpeer-review

Lower Extremity
Health Personnel
1 Citation (Scopus)

The intrusion of women painters: Ethel Anderson, modern art and gendered modernities in interwar Sydney, Australia

Hunt, J. E., 1 Apr 2012, In : Women's History Review. 21, 2, p. 171-188 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Activities 2018 2019

  • 2 Internal Professional Development
  • 1 Oral presentation

Bond University Pure Training

Christopher Bilson (Attendee), Evette Braunstein (Attendee), Jane E. Hunt (Attendee), Brenda Marshall (Attendee), Alison Taylor (Attendee), Daisy Vanstone (Attendee), B Wolski (Attendee), Caroline Lovell (Presenter), A Cass (Presenter)
19 Feb 2019

Activity: Professional DevelopmentInternal Professional DevelopmentAttending at professional training session

Athena SWAN Gender Equity Research & Practice Seminar

Marilyn Mitchell (Attendee), Ekta Agarwal (Attendee), Christopher Andrews (Attendee), Amy Jean Bannatyne (Attendee), Joanna Bishop (Attendee), Jeffrey E. Brand (Attendee), Katrina Louise Campbell (Attendee), Magnolia Cardona (Attendee), Kylie-Anne Fletcher (Attendee), Tanya Forbes (Organiser), Kirsty A T Forrest (Attendee), Jane E. Hunt (Attendee), Amanda R McCullough (Attendee), Catherine McDermott (Attendee), Ray N Moynihan (Attendee), Peta Patterson (Attendee), Dianne Patricia Reidlinger (Attendee), Paulie Stehlik (Attendee), Rae Louise Thomas (Attendee)
18 Jul 2018

Activity: Professional DevelopmentInternal Professional DevelopmentAttending at professional training session