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Ebola expert calls for researchers to share data to help control the outbreak

Dr Paul Hunter, professor of health protection at Norwich Medical School, has called for researchers to share data on the disease to help control the outbreak of Ebola.

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Who: Dr Chris Hanretty  chrishanretty

What: Reader in Politics, University of East Anglia

Where: School of Politics, Philosophy. Language and Communication Studies

A political scientist with a head for numbers, Chris' research covers a variety of issues: from the politics of the judiciary to election forecasting; and from the design of independent regulatory agencies to legislative behaviour.

Chris makes regular national and international media appearances as an expert commentator on polling and the statistical analysis of elections. His Election Forecast model (, created in partnership with other political experts and updated daily, features in Newsnight's 2015 General Election coverage alongside in-depth analysis. Appearing as the Newsnight Index, host Evan Davis has called it “the most sophisticated forecasting model out there.

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