Staff Profile


Career Summary


I am an Associate Lectuer within the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, where I coordinate the Study of Language (Linguistics) course at the Callaghan campus. I have a great deal of experience teaching linguistics within the School of Humanities and Social Science, and as an Academic Language and Learning Adviser.


  • PhD (Linguistics), University of Newcastle, 01/11/2011
  • Master of Applied Linguistics, University of Newcastle, 19/07/2002
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle, 18/01/2001
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle, 09/12/1998


Research keywords

  • Academic Identity
  • Academic Literacies
  • Anglicisms in German
  • Doctoral Writing
  • English-German Language Contact
  • German Morphology
  • Research Training
  • Student Engagement

Research expertise

I have three areas in which I am actively researching.My main research focus is on English-German language contact, specifically the influence that English (in the form of anglicisms) has on the German language at a morphological and sociolinguistic level.A further area of research is within the field of Widening Participation (Enabling Education), namely improving student engagement at the course-level.My third area of research is developing research students’ perceptions and experiences of Academic Literacies teaching.


  • English
  • German

Fields of Research

200499Linguistics Not Elsewhere Classified60
130103Higher Education40


Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member - Australian Linguistics Society
  • Member - European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing
  • Member - Association for Academic Language and Learning


Teaching and Learning

2014Excellence in Teaching and Learning
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre (Australia)
For innovative teaching philosophy and classroom activities to enhance student engagement and experience within Open Foundation Linguistics courses.


Sydney Language Festival 2014
The Language Festival Association and Esperanto Federation of New South Wales, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)


Teaching keywords

  • Academic Literacies / Skills
  • English Language
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics in Education

Teaching expertise

Recipient of The English Language and Foundation Studies Centre Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 2014.

I have a strong background in teaching Linguistics, Academic Literacies and English Language, both at the University of Newcastle and in Germany at the University of Passau and the Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg. I am currently the Course Coordinator for The Study of Language (Linguistics) for Open Foundation at the Ourimbah campus, and an Academic Language and Learning Adviser within the Centre for Teaching and Learning. I have also taught extensively within the School of Humanities and Social Science.



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Conference (1 outputs)

2013Hunt JW, Christensen JJ, 'Views from the top: Academic staff views on engaging students in learning', National Association of Education Enablers Australia Conference 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

2012Hunt JW, The impact of nominal anglicisms on the morphology of modern spoken German, The University of Newcastle, Australia (2012)

Grants and Funding

No funding.


Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.


Dr Jaime Hunt

Work Phone02 4921 6885
PositionsAssociate Lecturer
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Casual Lecturer
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaLinguistics
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308