Staff Profile

Edit

Career Summary

Biography

Dr. Hunter's research career started at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, working on models of learning, cognitive function, psychopathology and the inter-hemispheric transfer of training. During the 5 years of postgraduate and then postdoctoral research at the Institute, Dr. Hunter gained expertise in behavioural training, recovery surgery, unit recording and EEG/ERP techniques. Dr. Hunter then joined Aston University, Birmingham, and, while undertaking clinical training, collaborated with Professor G. F.A. Harding on research employing EEG and ERP experimental techniques in human subjects. Dr. Hunter moved to the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle, N.S.W. as a lecturer in Psychology, specialising in Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology, in 1985. He has continued to use and develop EEG/ERP experimental techniques to investigate cognitive functions in normal and clinical groups. This research effort subsequently extended to the development of functional MRI neuro-imaging techniques. He is currently working on methods of using fMRI and MRS measures in an effort to identify brain chemistry changes associated with neural function. He has also continued his interests in neuroplasticity, in particular investigating the role of molecular and neurochemical changes in learning in a chicken model.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Neuropsychology), University of London, 31/12/1976
  • Graduate Certificate in Education and Higher Ed, University of London, 31/12/1976
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)(Honours), University of London, 31/12/1970

Research

Research keywords

  • Animal behaviour
  • Electrophysiology
  • Human behaviour
  • Mental health and illness
  • Neuroimaging

Research expertise

Dr. Hunter's research career started at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, working on models of learning, cognitive function, psychopathology and the inter-hemispheric transfer of training. During the 5 years of postgraduate and then postdoctoral research at the Institute, Dr. Hunter gained expertise in behavioural training, recovery surgery, unit recording and EEG/ERP techniques. Dr. Hunter then joined Aston University, Birmingham, and, while undertaking clinical training, collaborated with Professor G. F.A. Harding on research employing EEG and ERP experimental techniques in human subjects. Dr. Hunter moved to the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle, N.S.W. as a lecturer in Psychology, specialising in Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology, in 1985. He has continued to use and develop EEG/ERP experimental techniques to investigate cognitive functions in normal and clinical groups. This research effort subsequently extended to the development of functional MRI neuro-imaging techniques. He is currently working on methods of using fMRI and MRS measures in an effort to identify brain chemistry changes associated with neural function. These research interests in human brain function and plasticity have led to fruitful collaborations with the colleagues in the Department of Neurology at the John Hunter Hospital and an interest in stroke and the functional sequelae of heart surgery. This line of research presents an experimental model capable of investigating subtle cognitive changes in response to mild and focused brain injury.

In addition Dr. Hunter has maintained his interest in the links both between psychopathology and learning and brain plasticity and learning. He is currently undertaking research into the causes and effects of child abuse and is also researching the roles of therapy and the mechanisms of behaviour change in therapy. He has also established a record of neuroscience research into the molecular changes involved in learning in the chicken model.

Dr. Hunter has a track record of some 30 years of research in the areas of psychology, clinical psychology and brain function. He maintains strong research collaborations with groups in both clinical and biomedical science and has published widely in those fields.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
170101Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)50
110900Neurosciences30
170299Cognitive Science Not Elsewhere Classified20

Collaboration

  • Mapping and imaging of brain activity using ERP and functional MRI techniques
  • Mechanisms of neurological and mental illness
  • Clinical intervention strategies in abnormal behaviour
  • Animal models of neural plasticity

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Dr Hunter currently serves as the Head of School of Psychology.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychobiology

Teaching expertise

As a qualified teacher Dr. Hunter has developed a wide-range of teaching skills and has instigated a number of innovative changes to the teaching of Psychology in the School.

As Convener of the postgraduate Clinical Psychology program from 1986 until 2002 he redeveloped the curriculum into a Problem-Based Learning program. He significantly changed the applicant selection processes and initiated the establishment of the School Psychology Clinic.

At undergraduate level he continues to teach into courses investigating the relationships between brain and behaviour. He has experience in teaching neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and behavioural neuroscience. And his wider interests in clinical psychology and neuropathology form a confluence of approaches that provides context to the learning of the underlying brain mechanisms. Throughout his career he has maintained a high rate of successful research supervision having supervised some 10 PhDs; 3 Professional Doctorates and 40 Clinical Masters students.

Edit

Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2002Webster RA, Hunter M, Keats JA, 'Evaluating the effects of a peer support programme on adolescents' knowledge, attitudes and use of alcohol and tobacco', Drug and Alcohol Review, 21 7-16 (2002) [C1]
2003Bull N, Hunter M, Finlay DC, 'Cue gradient and cue density interact in the detection and recognition of objects defined by motion, contrast, or texture', Perception, 32 29-39 (2003) [C1]
2004Hunter M, Turner A, 'Functional neuroimaging of cardiac patients following coronary artery bypass graft surgery', Neuroimage, V22, Suppl: Proceedings of10th Annual Meeting of the Organisation of Human Brain Mapping, Budapest, Hungary (2004) [E3]

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Click on a category title below to expand the list of citations for that specific category.

Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Atkinson RJ, Rosso OA, Figliola A, Serrano E, Moscato PA, Hunter M, Rostas JA, 'Use of the domestic chicken to investigate mechanisms of brain maturation', Translational Neuroscience and Its Advancement of Animal Research Ethics, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge 29-53 (2010) [B1]

Journal article (43 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Freeland J, Levi C, Hunter M, 'Thalamic Stroke: Precursors and Outcomes for Ten Patients', BRAIN IMPAIRMENT, 15 51-57 (2014)
2014Elliot R-L, Campbell L, Hunter M, Cooper G, Melville J, McCabe K, et al., 'WHEN I LOOK INTO MY BABY'S EYES... INFANT EMOTION RECOGNITION BY MOTHERS WITH BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER', INFANT MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL, 35 21-32 (2014)
2013Budd TW, Nakamura T, Fulham WR, Todd J, Schall U, Hunter M, et al., 'Repetition suppression of the rat auditory evoked potential at brief stimulus intervals', BRAIN RESEARCH, 1498 59-68 (2013) [C1]
2012Barnett RA, Hunter M, 'Adjustment of siblings of children with mental health problems: Behaviour, self-concept, quality of life and family functioning', Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21 262-272 (2012) [C1]
2011Nakamura T, Michie PT, Fulham WR, Todd J, Budd TW, Schall UA, et al., 'Epidural auditory event-related potentials in the rat to frequency and duration deviants: evidence of mismatch negativity?', Frontiers in Psychology, 2 367 (2011) [C1]
2010Loughland CM, Allen J, Gianacas L, Schofield PW, Lewin TJ, Hunter M, Carr VJ, 'Brief neuropsychological profiles in psychosis: A pilot study using the Audio Recorded Cognitive Screen (ARCS)', Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 22 243-252 (2010) [C1]
2010Atkinson RJ, Rostas JA, Hunter M, 'Changes in mid-to-late latency auditory evoked responses in the chicken during neural maturation', Developmental Psychobiology, 52 24-34 (2010) [C1]
2009Rosso OA, Mendes ADS, Berretta RE, Rostas JA, Hunter M, Moscato PA, 'Distinguishing childhood absence epilepsy patients from controls by the analysis of their background brain electrical activity (II): A combinatorial optimization approach for electrode selection', Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 181 257-267 (2009) [C1]
2009Loughland CM, Lawrence G, Allen J, Hunter M, Lewin TJ, Oud NE, Carr VJ, 'Aggression and trauma experiences among carer-relatives of people with psychosis', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 44 1031-1040 (2009) [C1]
2009Egeressy AV, Butler T, Hunter M, ''Traumatisers or traumatised': Trauma experiences and personality characteristics of Australian prisoners', International Journal of Prisoner Health, 5 212-222 (2009) [C1]
2009Rosso OA, Mendes ADS, Rostas JA, Hunter M, Moscato PA, 'Distinguishing childhood absence epilepsy patients from controls by the analysis of their background brain electrical activity', Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 177 461-468 (2009) [C1]
2009Walker AK, Nakamura T, Byrne RJ, Naicker S, Tynan R, Hunter M, Hodgson DM, 'Neonatal lipopolysaccharide and adult stress exposure predisposes rats to anxiety-like behaviour and blunted corticosterone responses: Implications for the double-hit hypothesis', Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34 1515-1525 (2009) [C1]
2008Atkinson RJ, Migues PV, Hunter M, Rostas JA, 'Molecular changes in the intermediate medial mesopallium after a one trial avoidance learning in immature and mature chickens', Journal of Neurochemistry, 104 891-902 (2008) [C1]
2008Atkinson RJ, Migues PV, Cammarota M, Kavanagh JM, Hunter M, Rostas JA, 'Biochemical, behavioural and electrophysiological investigations of brain maturation in chickens', Brain Research Bulletin, 76 217-223 (2008) [C1]
2007Pervan S, Hunter M, 'Cognitive distortions and social self-esteem in sexual offenders', Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 3 75-91 (2007) [C1]
2005Rosso OA, Hyslop WA, Gerlach RH, Smith RL, Rostas JA, Hunter M, 'Quantitative EEG analysis of the maturational changes associated with childhood absence epilepsy', Physica A -Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, 356 184-189 (2005) [C1]
2005Hunter M, Smith RLL, Hyslop W, Rosso OA, Gerlach R, Rostas JAP, et al., 'The Australian EEG database', CLINICAL EEG AND NEUROSCIENCE, 36 76-81 (2005) [C2]
2004Hunter M, Turner A, 'Functional neuroimaging of cardiac patients following coronary artery bypass surgery', NeuroImage, 22 S59 (2004) [C3]
2003Bull N, Hunter M, Finlay DC, 'Cue gradient and cue density interact in the detection and recognition of objects defined by motion, contrast, or texture', Perception, 32 29-39 (2003) [C1]
2003Hunter M, Rostas JA, Hyslop WA, 'The John Hunter Hospital EEG database project', Australian Journal of Psychology, 55 104 (2003) [C3]

Co-authors: John Rostas

2003Turner A, Mosgrove K, Hunter M, Hudson S, Selmes CM, Levi CR, 'Processing of visual stimuli following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG): An fMRI study', Australian Journal of Psychology, 55 110 (2003) [C3]

Co-authors: Chris Levi

2003Atkinson RJ, Bevilaqua L, Rostas JA, Hunter M, 'Discriminative taste aversion learning: A learning task for older chickens', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 79 25-31 (2003)
2003Turner A, Mosgrove K, Hunter M, Hudson S, Selmes C, Levi C, Edwards J, 'Processing of visual stimuli following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG): An fMRI study', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 55 29-29 (2003)
2002Webster RA, Hunter M, Keats JA, 'Evaluating the effects of a peer support programme on adolescents' knowledge, attitudes and use of alcohol and tobacco', Drug and Alcohol Review, 21 7-16 (2002) [C1]
2002McCarthy KA, Dyer SC, Hunter M, 'A comparison of WAIS-III profiles of Australian and American adolescents with special educational needs: A preliminary report from an ongoing study', Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2 49-58 (2002) [C1]
2002Bull N, Selmes CM, Turner A, Mosgrove K, Doi K, Edwards JR, et al., 'Recognition of low contrast letters as a measure of post cardiac surgery brain injury', STROKE, 33 375-375 (2002)
2001Hunter M, Turner A, Fulham WR, 'Visual signal detection measured by event-related potentials', Brain and Cognition, 46 342-356 (2001) [C1]
2000Hunter M, Battilana M, Bragg T, Rostas J, 'EEG as a measure of developmental changes in the chicken brain', Developmental Psychobiology, 36 23-28 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: John Rostas

2000Hunter M, McDowell L, Hennessy R, Cassey J, 'An evaluation of the Faces Pain Scale with young children', JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT, 20 122-129 (2000) [C1]
2000Finlay DC, Peto T, Payling J, Hunter M, Fulham WR, Wilkinson I, 'A study of three cases of familiarly related agenesis of the corpus callosum', Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 22 731-742 (2000) [C1]
1999Graham K, Hunter M, Nichols J, 'Treatment variables and gender in client retention in methodone treatment', Clinical Psychologist, 3 45-50 (1999) [C1]
1997Johnson CNE, Hunter M, 'Vicarious traumatization in counsellors working in the New South Wales Sexual Assault Service: an exploratory study', WORK AND STRESS, 11 319-328 (1997)
1994WEBSTER RA, HUNTER M, KEATS JA, 'PERSONALITY AND SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC INFLUENCES ON ADOLESCENTS SUBSTANCE USE - A PATH-ANALYSIS', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE ADDICTIONS, 29 941-956 (1994)
1994WEBSTER RA, HUNTER M, KEATS JA, 'PEER AND PARENTAL INFLUENCES ON ADOLESCENTS SUBSTANCE USE - A PATH-ANALYSIS', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE ADDICTIONS, 29 647-657 (1994)
1991TATE RL, FENELON B, MANNING ML, HUNTER M, 'PATTERNS OF NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL IMPAIRMENT AFTER SEVERE BLUNT HEAD-INJURY', JOURNAL OF NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE, 179 117-126 (1991)
1989FORD FM, HUNTER M, HENSLEY MJ, GILLIES A, CARNEY S, SMITH AJ, et al., 'HYPERTENSION AND ASTHMA - PSYCHOLOGICAL-ASPECTS', SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 29 79-84 (1989)
1985HUNTER M, 'SPECIAL ISSUE - SCHIZOPHRENIA - INTRODUCTION', INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY-REVUE INTERNATIONALE DE PSYCHOLOGIE APPLIQUEE, 34 311-313 (1985)
1985HUNTER M, GREEN P, 'ABNORMAL INTERHEMISPHERIC INTEGRATION AND SCHIZOPHRENIA', INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY-REVUE INTERNATIONALE DE PSYCHOLOGIE APPLIQUEE, 34 349-362 (1985)
1982EDWARDS C, GARD PR, HANDLEY SL, HUNTER M, WHITTINGTON RM, 'DISTALGESIC AND ETHANOL-IMPAIRED FUNCTION', LANCET, 2 384-384 (1982)
1977HUNTER M, LOWRIE MB, ETTLINGER G, MACCABE JJ, 'EFFECT OF PROLONGED PREOPERATIVE TRANSFER TESTING ON INTER-MANUAL TRANSFER OF TRAINING IN MONKEY', CORTEX, 13 215-216 (1977)
1976HUNTER M, MACCABE JJ, ETTLINGER G, 'TRANSFER OF TRAINING BETWEEN HANDS IN A SPLIT-BRAIN MONKEY WITH CHRONIC PARIETAL DISCHARGES', CORTEX, 12 27-30 (1976)
1976HUNTER M, MACCABE JJ, ETTLINGER G, 'INTERMANUAL TRANSFER OF TACTILE TRAINING IN MONKEY - EFFECT OF BILATERAL PARIETO-PRESTRIATE ABLATIONS', NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA, 14 385-389 (1976)
1975HUNTER M, ETTLINGER G, MACCABE JJ, 'INTERMANUAL TRANSFER IN MONKEY AS A FUNCTION OF AMOUNT OF CALLOSAL SPARING', BRAIN RESEARCH, 93 223-240 (1975)
Show 40 more

Conference (43 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Michie PT, Harms LR, Fulham WR, Penttonen M, Todd J, Hunter M, et al., 'Is the rodent brain capable of auditory deviance detection and MMN-like responses?', ACNS2012 - The 3rd Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. Program Book, Brisbane, Qld (2012) [E3]
2011McCabe K, McCabe K, Loughland CM, Hunter M, Lewin T, Carr VJ, 'A BOTTOM-UP BIOFEEDBACK REMEDIATION IMPROVES EMOTION RECOGNITION IN SCHIZOPHRENIA: EVIDENCE FROM A VISUAL SCAN PATH PILOT STUDY', SCHIZOPHRENIA BULLETIN, Colorado Springs, CO (2011) [E3]
2010Nakamura T, Michie PT, Fulham WR, Schall UA, Budd TW, Todd J, et al., 'Progress in developing rodent analogues of intermediate phenotypes of schizophrenia', Proceedings of the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research (ASPR) 2010 Conference, Sydney, Australia (2010) [E3]
2010Nakamura T, Michie PT, Fulham WR, Hunter M, Budd TW, Todd J, et al., 'Auditory mismatch negativity and event-related potential recovery in the wistar rat', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Nakamura T, Michie PT, Fulham WR, Hunter M, Budd TW, Schall UA, et al., 'Mismatch negativity and other auditory evoked potentials in a rodent model of schizophrenia', Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, Newcastle, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010McCabe KL, Loughland CM, Hunter M, Lewin TJ, Carr VJ, 'Remediation of emotion recognition in schizophrenia using biofeedback: Evdience from a visual scan path pilot study', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: Carmel Loughland

2010McCabe KL, Loughland CM, Hunter M, Lewin TJ, Carr VJ, 'A bottom-up biofeedback remediation improves emotion recognition in schizophrenia: Evidence from a visual scan path pilot study', Schizophrenia Research, Florence, Italy (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: Carmel Loughland

2010Nakamura T, Michie PT, Fulham WR, Hunter M, Budd TW, Schall UA, et al., 'Auditory evoked potentials in the rat and the ?two-hit? hypothesis of schizophrenia', Proceedings of ANS/AuPS2010 ? The 30th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Australian Physiological Society, Sydney, Australia (2010) [E3]
2010Nakamura T, Michie PT, Fulham WR, Hunter M, Budd TW, Schall UA, Hodgson DM, ''Two-hit' hypothesis of schizophrenia and the auditory evoked potentials in the rat', Proceedings of the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia (2010) [E3]
2009Walker AK, James MH, Nakamura T, Hunter M, Hodgson DM, 'Neonatal lipopolysaccharide exposure produces long-term alterations to neuroimmune and neuroendocrine functioning in the rodent', ANS 2009 Abstracts: Posters, Canberra, ACT (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Deborah Hodgson

2008McCabe KL, Loughland CM, Hunter M, Lewin TJ, Carr VJ, 'Randomised control trial of emotion perception remediation among people with schizophrenia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Carmel Loughland

2008Walker AK, James MH, Nakamura T, Hunter M, Hodgson DM, 'Impact of early life bacterial exposure on long-term neuroimmune and neuroendocrine mechanisms in the rodent', Proceedings of the Australian Health and Medical Research Congress 2008, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Deborah Hodgson

2008Walker AK, Hawkins GE, Hunter M, Hodgson DM, 'Transgenerational implications for neonatal lipopolysaccharide exposure on adulthood anxiety and maternal care of second generation offspring', Proceedings of the Australian Health and Medical Research Congress 2008, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Deborah Hodgson

2008Hunter M, Bull N, Stanwell P, 'Changes in MRS response following activation of motor cortex', NeuroImage, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
2008Sly K, Loughland CM, Lewin TJ, Hunter M, 'Facial expression processing in schizophrenia: Associations with psychopathy, syptomatology and emotion recognition', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Carmel Loughland

2007Fernandez JG, Larrondo HA, Figliola A, Serrano E, Rostas JA, Hunter M, Rosso OA, 'Brain maturation changes characterized by algorithmic complexity (lempel and ziv complexity)', Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics and Nonlinear Physics: XV Conference on Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics and Nonlinear Physics. AIP Conference Proceedings, Mar del Plata, Argentina (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: John Rostas

2007Figliola A, Serrano E, Rostas JA, Hunter M, Rosso OA, 'Study of EEG brain maturation signals with multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis', Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics and Nonlinear Physics: XV Conference on Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics and Nonlinear Physics. AIP Conference Proceedings, Mar del Plato, Argentina (2007) [E1]
2007Walker AK, Nakamura T, Hunter M, Hodgson DM, 'Impact of neonatal endotoxin exposure on later life anxiety-like behaviour in rodents', Fetal & Neonatal Workshop of Australia and New Zealand 21st Annual Meeting. Abstracts, Melbourne, VIC (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Deborah Hodgson

2007Nakamura T, Michie PT, Budd TW, Walker AK, Paton BK, Hunter M, Hodgson DM, 'Perinatal programming of infection of schizophrenia-like behaviour in rats: Research plan', Early Human Development, Perth (2007) [E3]
2007Loughland CM, McCabe KL, Hunter M, Lewin TJ, Carr VJ, 'Are facial information retention/integration deficits in first-degree relatives of schizophrenia patients further evidence of a vulnerability marker?', Schizophrenia Bulletin, Colorado Springs, Colorado (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Carmel Loughland

2007Hunter M, Atkinson RJ, Rostas JA, 'Perturbed maturation in chicken forebrain via the induction of mild hypothyroidism: developmental changes measured by auditory event related potentials (Poster)', 7th IBRO 2007 World Congress of Neuroscience Program, Melbourne (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: John Rostas

2007McCabe KL, Loughland CM, Cohen M, Hunter M, Lewin TJ, Carr VJ, 'Remediation of facial affect decoding and visual scanpath deficits in schizophrenia', Schizophrenia Bulletin, Colorado Springs, Colorado (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Carmel Loughland

2007Walker AK, Nakamura T, Hunter M, Hodgson DM, 'Neonatal endotoxin exposure predisposes rodents to anxiety-like behaviour in adulthood', 14th Annual Meeting of The Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society. Meeting Programme and Abstract Book, Arcahon, France (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Deborah Hodgson

2006McCabe KL, Loughland CM, Cohen M, Johnston PJ, Hunter M, Lewin TJ, Carr VJ, 'Remediation of facial affect decoding and visual scanpath deficits in schizophrenia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Fremantle, Western Australia (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: Carmel Loughland

2006McFadden SA, Atkinson RJ, Avila N, Howlett MC, Hunter M, 'The Effect of Hypothyroidism on Eye Growth and Emmetropisation in the Chick', Investigative Ophthalmology Visual Science: Proceedings of the ARVO 2006 Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: Sally McFadden

2006Paul CI, Bull N, Hunter M, 'Can transcranial doppler (TCD) measures of cerebral arterial blood flow reflect brain activation', Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, Canberra, Australia (2006) [E3]
2006Dyer JR, Levick WR, Hunter M, 'Implicit and explicit memory in extremely low birthweight children', Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (2006) [E3]
2006Atkinson RJ, Thomas (Duff) L, Migues PV, Fluechter L, Rostas JA, Hunter M, 'Perturbed maturation in the chicken forebrain by the induction of late onset mild hypo-thyroidsim', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: John Rostas

2006Hunter M, Bull N, Turner A, 'Functional brain imaging studies of responses to visual motion stimuli in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary by-pass surgery', NeuroImage V31, Suppl 1: Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Florence, Italy (2006) [E3]
2005Atkinson RJ, Migues PV, Fluechter L, Hunter M, Rostas JA, 'Biochemical characterisation of maturational changes in components of glutamatergic synapses in the chick IMHV', Australian Neuroscience Society: Proceedings of the 25th Annual, Perth, Australia (2005) [E3]

Co-authors: John Rostas

2004Hunter M, Verdon RA, Fulham WR, 'Eye movement control and visual perception', Australian Journal of Psychology, Australia (2004) [C3]
2004Hunter M, Turner A, 'Functional neuroimaging of cardiac patients following coronary artery bypass graft surgery', Neuroimage, V22, Suppl: Proceedings of10th Annual Meeting of the Organisation of Human Brain Mapping, Budapest, Hungary (2004) [E3]
2003Hunter M, Verdon RA, Fulham WR, 'Eye movement control and visual perception', Program, Abstracts and Information, University of Tasmania (2003) [E3]
2002Edwards J, Turner A, Mosgrove K, Hunter M, Hudson S, Selmes CM, Levi C, 'Processing of visual stimuli following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG): an fMRI study', Brain-Dynamics Conference, Westmead Hospital, Sydney (2002) [E3]
2001Turner A, Selmes CM, Bull N, Doi K, Edwards JRM, Hunter M, Levi CR, 'Central Visual Function Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting', Stroke Society of Australasia 2001 Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, NZ (2001) [E3]
2000Hunter M, Turner A, Fulham WR, 'Signal detection measured by event-related potentials', International Journal of Psychophysiology, Sydney Australia 8-13 February 2000 (2000) [E3]
2000Ryan M, Bevilaqua L, Rostas J, Hunter M, 'Taste aversion learning in mature chickens', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Melbourne Australia 30 Jan - 2 Feb 2000 (2000) [E3]
1999Fulham WR, Hunter M, Hudson S, Weismantel MG, 'Inhibition in ipsilateral primary visual cortex during the perception of a lateralised motion-after-effect illusion: An fMRI study', Proceedings of the 4th Australian Functional Brain Mapping Symposium., Adelaide (1999) [E3]
1995Finlay DC, Hunter M, Payling J, Selmes CM, Fulham WR, 'An investigation of stereopsis and reaction times to lateralised stimuli in three related subjects with agenesis of the corpus callosum', PERCEPTION (1995)
1993BRUCKI BM, HUNTER M, FINLAY DC, FULHAM WR, 'COGNITIVE ERPS OF CHILDREN WITH ADD, WITH AND WITHOUT PHARMACOLOGICAL INTERVENTION', BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY (1993)
1993BONEVSKI B, HUNTER M, FULHAM WR, 'FRONTAL COGNITIVE ERP COMPONENTS AND OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER', BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY (1993)
1993FROST BG, CONNOLLY S, FERGUSON L, HUNTER M, FULHAM R, DELAHUNTY A, 'NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATIONS IN SCHIZOPHRENIA', BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY (1993)
1992HUNTER M, FULHAM R, FROST B, 'EVENT-RELATED POTENTIALS IN READING DISABLED AND ATTENTION-DEFICIT DISORDERED CHILDREN', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY (1992)
Show 40 more
Edit

Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants28
Total funding$1,019,282

- Indicates that the researcher may be seeking students for this project.

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.

2011 (1 grants)

The effects of maternal infection on NMDA-related electrophysiological, behavioural and biochemical measures relevant to schizophrenia$25,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Patricia Michie, Professor Deborah Hodgson, Professor Ulli Schall, Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020112011
GNo:G1001051

2010 (1 grants)

Cultural differences in personality structure$3,000
Funding Body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Project Team
Doctor Miles Bore, Conjoint Associate Professor Donald Munro, Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00020102010
GNo:G0900111

2009 (2 grants)

Teaching Relief - Bowman$50,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter
SchemeRole
Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic WomenChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020092010
GNo:G0189813

The role of early life infection in the predisposition to anxiety in adulthood$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Deborah Hodgson, Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter, Conjoint Associate Professor Vicki Clifton, Assoc. Prof Marie Dziaddek, Dr Jonathan Hirst
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020092009
GNo:G0189814

2008 (3 grants)

CEF Admin Relief - Hodgson and Karayanidis$99,962
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter, Professor Deborah Hodgson, Associate Professor Frini Karayanidis
SchemeRole
Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic WomenChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$99,96220082008
GNo:G0189258

Brain electrical source analysis software (BESA)$11,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Patricia Michie, Doctor Bill Budd, Associate Professor Frini Karayanidis, Doctor Juanita Todd, Doctor Janette Smith, Mr David McKenzie, Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,00020082008
GNo:G0188542

Mind Pong$8,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter, Doctor Janette Smith
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00020082008
GNo:G0189089

2006 (2 grants)

The visual form and motion test as a measure of post-cardiac surgery cognitive impairment$16,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Ms Neva Bull, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,00020062006
GNo:G0186099

12th Annual Meeting of the Organisation for Human Brain Mapping June 11th - June 16th 2006$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020062006
GNo:G0186541

2005 (4 grants)

Facial expression processing deficits in schizophrenia patients and their biological 1st-degree relatives$70,000
Funding Body: Neuroscience Institute of Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders

Project Team
Ms Kathryn McCabe, Doctor Carmel Loughland, Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter, Mr Patrick Johnston
SchemeRole
Postgraduate Research ScholarshipInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$70,00020052008
GNo:G0185368

The Australian EEG Database - Infrastructure Support$20,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Patricia Michie, Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter, Emeritus Professor John Rostas, Conjoint Associate Professor David Williams, Professor Pablo Moscato, Associate Professor Frans Henskens
SchemeRole
HMRI Brain and Mental Health Research ProgramInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020052005
GNo:G0185719

Neural consequences of cardiac surgery: a study using magnetic resonance measures of functional brain activation and brain metabolism$11,305
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter, Emeritus Professor Patricia Michie, Professor Mark Parsons
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,30520052005
GNo:G0184634

The use of mixture time-series models and simulation based statistics in developing classification rules for interpreting clinical EEG signals$6,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Richard Gerlach, Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020052005
GNo:G0184697

2004 (1 grants)

Organisation for Human Brain Mapping, 10th Annual Meeting, 13-17 June 2004, Hungary$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020042004
GNo:G0184065

2003 (3 grants)

Quantitative EEG analysis of the maturational changes associated with childhood and juvenile absence epilepsy.$28,000
Funding Body: John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation

Project Team
Doctor Robert Smith, Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter, Emeritus Professor John Rostas
SchemeRole
Research Grant (Defunct)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$28,00020032003
GNo:G0181850

Characterisation of the Pre-pulse Inhibition learning paradigm in chickens$6,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter, Emeritus Professor John Rostas
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020032003
GNo:G0182457

Visit by Dr Osvaldo Rosso 4/08/03 to 19/09/03$3,771
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,77120032003
GNo:G0183277

2002 (2 grants)

Mechanisms of Glutamate Receptor Maturation in Chicken Brain$417,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Rostas, Dr Martin Cammarota, Professor Alistair Sim, Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter, Professor Ulli Schall
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$417,00020022004
GNo:G0180913

Biochemical characerization of the DTAL learning task: comparison between immature and mature chickens$12,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Rostas, Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020022002
GNo:G0181301

2001 (1 grants)

Executive Dysfunction in Children and Adolescents with Acquired$6,344
Funding Body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,34420012001
GNo:G0180580

2000 (3 grants)

Brain Impairment after Cardiac Surgery.$14,000
Funding Body: Brain Foundation (NSW Branch)

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,00020002000
GNo:G0180157

On the mechanisms involved in learning and memory in the mature chicken brain.$7,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter, Emeritus Professor John Rostas
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020002000
GNo:G0178909

Functional imaging of brain activity during the visual perception of illusory movement.$6,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020002000
GNo:G0178917

1998 (1 grants)

Pharmaco-behavioural study of changes in the biochemical pathways involved in learning and memory in immature and mature chicken brain.$14,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter, Emeritus Professor John Rostas
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,00019981998
GNo:G0177408

1996 (1 grants)

Localisation of Function within Human Visual Cortex using Evoked Potentials, MRI and fMRI.$126,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor David Finlay, Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter
SchemeRole
Large GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$126,00019961998
GNo:G0175298

1995 (1 grants)

Habituation of Event-Related Potentials in Attention Deficit Disorder$6,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter, Associate Professor Peter Pfister, Dr Stephen Provost
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00019951995
GNo:G0174884

1994 (1 grants)

Modelling of human event related potential responses.$4,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00019941994
GNo:G0174747

1991 (1 grants)

Cognitive Deficits, Event-related Potentials (erp) And Reading Retardation$25,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Mick Hunter
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00019911991
GNo:G0173832
Edit

Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions5
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.5

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20122016PhD (Clinical Psychology)Principal SupervisorCognitive, Emotional and Behavioural Consequences of Child Maltreatment in Saudi Arabia
20102015PhD (Psychology - Science)Principal SupervisorThe Impact of Environmental Factors on Reading Acquisition in Children with Working Memory Deficits
20092016PhD (Clinical Psychology)Co-SupervisorFacial Expression Processing in Individuals with Schizophrenia: Associations with Psychopathy, Symptomatology amd Emotion Regulation
20082012PhD (Psychology - Science)Co-SupervisorProperties of Hyperopic and Myopic Defocus in the Guinea Pig Eye
20072015PhD (Psychology - Science)Principal SupervisorHelping Children and Families; Keeping Out of Harms Way

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2012PhD (Psychiatry)Co-SupervisorFace Emotion Processing Deficits in Schizophrenia: Identification and Remediation Utilising Visual Scanpath Technology
2008M Psychology (Clinical) [R]Sole SupervisorSmoking Cessation for Methadone Clients: A Matter of Having the 'Where-With-All'?
2008PhD (Psychology - Science)Principal SupervisorBrain Maturation in Chickens: Biochemical, Behavioural and Electrophysiological Investigations
2008PhD (Clinical Psychology)Co-SupervisorAntisocial Behaviour and Empathic Processing: Differing Pathways to Empathy Deficits in Adolescents with Antisocial and Psychopathic Traits
2007M Psychology (Clinical) [R]Sole SupervisorThe Role of Executive Functions in Reading - Delayed Primary School-Aged Children
2006M Psychology (Clinical) [R]Co-SupervisorInvestigating inhibitory control in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder using a task switching paradigm: A Behavioural Study
2006M Psychology (Clinical) [R]Sole SupervisorParenting Stress and the Subjective Quality of Life Experienced by Mothers of Children with Developmental Disabilities
2006M Psychology (Clinical) [R]Sole SupervisorThe Relationship Between Personality Traits, Trauma Exposure and PTSD in a Population of N.S.W. Prisoners
2006M Psychology (Clinical) [R]Co-SupervisorEMDR for PTSD Following Motor Vehicle Accidents: A Psychological, Physiological and Phenemological Case Study Exploration
2006M Psychology (Clinical) [R]Sole SupervisorThe Contribution of False Belief Task Performance and Perceived Intention to Deceive in Young Children's Judgements about Secrets and Lies
2006PhD (Psychology - Science)Sole SupervisorNeuropsychological and functional imaging investigations of visual perception following coronary artery bypass grafting
2005PhD (Psychology - Science)Sole SupervisorRandom dot letter reading as a measure of post-cardiac surgery brain injury
2004M Psychology (Clinical) [R]Sole SupervisorCognitive Distortions and Social Self-esteem in Sexual Offending Behaviour: A Comparative Investigation of Sexual Offenders, Violent Offenders and University Students in Australia
2004M Psychology (Clinical) [R]Sole SupervisorA six-month study of the impact of the Active Linkage Initiative on Quality of Life in Licensed Boarding Houses in New South Wales
2004M Psychology (Clinical) [R]Principal SupervisorPerformance in Extremely Low Birth Weight Children followed up at 8 years of age
2003PhD (Psychology - Science)Principal SupervisorHuman Differential Alpha Conditioning
Edit

Conjoint Associate Professor Michael (Mick) Hunter

Work Phone(02)
Fax(02) 4921 6980
Email
PositionConjoint Associate Professor
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaPsychology
Office
W209.,
Behavioural Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/mick-hunter