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David Hunt

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David has over 15 years of experience in the mental health and addiction sectors, working in government and not-for-profit organisations.

His roles have spanned and combined evaluation, research, treatment and training, with a particular focus on integrating knowledge into insights and action. He draws upon his diverse background to engage with and inhabit stakeholder perspectives and find precise and practical solutions.

Influential work

  • Led an evaluation of the Industry Superfund's shared mental health and wellbeing initiative
  • Developed a framework that coordinated the application of research to reducing gambling-related harm in Victoria
  • Led a system evaluation of a community justice centre's response to gambling among its client group
  • Coordinated a network of mutual aid for people struggling with addiction, expanding it across three states
  • Conducted systematic reviews for the World Health Organisation around the treatment of Hepatitis C.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, David led evaluation work in workplace mental health wellbeing. Before that, he'd examined addiction from numerous angles, exploring new ways to apply the evidence-base and championing the role of lived experience. He holds honours degrees in English and psychology and a master’s degree in the International Programme in Addiction Studies, jointly conferred by Kings College London, University of Adelaide and Virginia Commonwealth University (USA).

In his spare time...

Although David has absorbed Melbourne’s obsession with food, he happily drinks instant coffee. He loves music and film: engage him in a conversation about Twin Peaks at your peril.


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