Career History

  • Registrar Medical Microbiology Manchester Public Health Laboratory 1980-1983
  • Senior Registrar Medical Microbiology Cardiff Public Health Laboratory 1983-1986
  • Senior Registrar Medical Microbiology Central Public Health Laboratory, London 1986-1988
  • Director and Consultant Medical Microbiologist Chester Public Health Laboratory 1988-2001
  • Consultant in Communicable Disease Control Cheshire Health Authority 1989-2001

Academic Background

  • Graduated MB ChB from Manchester University in 1997
  • Diploma in bacteriology from Manchester University in 1983
  • MD from Manchester University in 1990
  • MBA from Open University in 1996
  • Member Royal College Pathologists 1985 (Fellowship in 1995)
  • Member Faculty of Public Health Medicine (Fellow 2005)
    Fellow Institute of Biology 1994

All Publications

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Hooper, L., Bunn, D., Downing, A., Jimoh, F., Groves, J., Free, C., Cowap, V., Potter, J., Hunter, P., Shepstone, L.

(2016)

Which frail older people are dehydrated? The UK DRIE study

in The Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences

71.

pp. 1341-1347

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Brainard, J., Hooper, L., Pond, K., Edmunds, K., Hunter, P. R.

(2016)

Risk factors for transmission of Ebola or Marburg virus disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis

in International Journal of Epidemiology

45.

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Kabue, J. P., Meader, E., Hunter, P. R., Potgieter, N.

(2016)

Human Norovirus prevalence in Africa: a review of studies from 1990 to 2013

in Tropical Medicine & International Health

21.

pp. 2-17

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Viviani, L., van der Es, M., Irvine, L., Tam, C., Rodrigues, L., Jackson, K., O'Brien, S., Hunter, P.

(2016)

Estimating the incidence of acute infectious intestinal disease in the community in the UK: A retrospective telephone survey

in PLoS ONE

11.

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(Article)


Edmunds, K., Abd Elrahman, S., Bell, D., Brainard, J., Dervisevic, S., P Fedha, T., Few, R., Howard, G., Lake, I., Maes, P., Matofari, J., Minnigh, H., Mohamedani, A. A., Montgomery, M., Morter, S., Muchiri, E., Mudau, L. S., Mutua, B. M., Ndambuki, J. M., Pond, K., Sobsey, M. D., Van der Es, M., Zeitoun, M., Hunter, P.

(2016)

Recommendations for dealing with waste contaminated with Ebola virus: a Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points approach

in Bulletin WHO

94.

pp. 424-432

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Brainard, J., Hunter, P. R.

(2016)

Contextual factors among indiscriminate or larger attacks on food or water supplies, 1946-2015

in Health Security

14.

pp. 19-28

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(Article)


Brainard, J., Pond, K., Hooper, L., Edmunds, K., Hunter, P.

(2016)

Presence and Persistence of Ebola or Marburg Virus in Patients and Survivors: A Rapid Systematic Review

in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

10.

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(Article)


Bouzid, M., Elwin, K., Nader, J., Chalmers, R., Hunter, P., Tyler, K.

(2016)

Novel real-time PCR assays for the specific detection of human infective Cryptosporidium species

in Virulence

7.

pp. 395-399

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(Article)


Hooper, L., Bunn, D. K., Abdelhamid, A., Gillings, R., Jennings, A., Maas, K., Millar, S., Twomlow, E., Hunter, P. R., Shepstone, L., Potter, J. F., Fairweather-Tait, S. J.

(2016)

Water-loss (intracellular) dehydration assessed using urinary tests, how well do they work? Diagnostic accuracy in older people

in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

104.

pp. 121-131

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(Article)


Overbo, A., Williams, A., Evans, B., Hunter, P., Bartram, J.

(2016)

On-plot drinking water supplies and health: a systematic review

in International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health

219.

pp. 317–330

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(Article)


Morakinyo, O. M., Mokgobu, M. I., Mukhola, M. S., Hunter, R. P.

(2016)

Health Outcomes of Exposure to Biological and Chemical Components of Inhalable and Respirable Particulate Matter

in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

13.

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(Article)


Brainard, J., Hunter, P.

(2016)

Do complexity-informed health interventions work? A scoping review

in Implementation Science

11.

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Kabue, J. P., Meader, E., Hunter, P. R., Potgieter, N.

(2016)

Norovirus prevalence and estimated viral load in symptomatic and asymptomatic children from rural communities of Vhembe district, South Africa

in Journal of Clinical Virology

84.

pp. 12–18

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(Article)


Hooper, L., Abdelhamid, A., Attreed, N. J., Campbell, W. W., Channell, A. M., Chassagne, P., Culp, K. R., Fletcher, S. J., Fortes, M. B., Fuller, N., Gaspar, P. M., Gilbert, D. J., Heathcote, A. C., Kafri, M., Kajii, F., Lindner, G., Mack, G. W., Mentes, J. C., Merlani, P., Needham, R., Olde Rikkert, M. G., Perren, A., Powers, J., Ranson, S., Ritz, P., Rowat, A. M., Sjostrand, F., Smith, A. C., Stookey, J. J., Stotts, N. A., Thomas, D. R., Vivanti, A., Wakefield, B. J., Waldreus, N., Walsh, N. P., Ward, S., Potter, J. F., Hunter, P.

(2015)

Clinical and physical signs for identification of impending and current water-loss dehydration in older people

in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

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Bouzid, M., Halai, K., Jeffreys, D., Hunter, P. R.

(2015)

The prevalence of Giardia infection in dogs and cats, a systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence studies from stool samples

in Veterinary Parasitology

207.

pp. 181-202

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Hooper, L., Abdelhamid, A., Ali, A., Bunn, D., Jennings, A., John, G., Kerry, S., Lindner, G., Pfortmueller, C., Sjöstrand, F., Walsh, N., Fairweather-Tait, S., Potter, J., Hunter, P., Shepstone, L.

(2015)

Diagnostic accuracy of calculated serum osmolarity to predict dehydration in older people: adding value to pathology lab reports

in BMJ Open

5.

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Berkhout, F., Bouwer, L. M., Bayer, J., Bouzid, M., Cabeza, M., Hanger, S., Hof, A., Hunter, P., Meller, L., Patt, A., Pfluger, B., Rayner, T., Reichardt, K., van Teeffelen, A.

(2015)

European policy responses to climate change: progress on mainstreaming emissions reduction and adaptation

in Regional Environmental Change

15.

pp. 949-959

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(Article)


Farkas, K., Plutzer, J., Moltchanova, E., Török, A., Varró, M. J., Domokos, K., Frost, F., Hunter, P. R.

(2015)

Serological responses to Cryptosporidium antigens in inhabitants of Hungary using conventionally filtered surface water and riverbank filtered drinking water

in Epidemiology and Infection

143.

pp. 2743-2747

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Brainard, J., Hunter, P., Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

(2015)

Ebola Virus Disease Water and Sanitation Risk management

UEA Repository

(Paper)


Bartram, J., Hunter, P.

(2015)

Bradley Classification of disease transmission routes for water-related hazards

Routledge

ISBN 9781138910072

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))


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Key Research Interests

The epidemiology of emerging infectious disease especially that linked to environmental factors. Most interest in spread of infection by drinking water, but also recreational water contact and food. Interest in zoonotic diseases. Conducting case-control and other epidemiological studies in the UK, Europe and the developing world. Interest in risk assessment and risk communication

Research Group Membership

Infection and Immunity

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Editor in Chief of Journal of Water and Health
  • Chair of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development/World Health Organization expert group on “Approaches to establishing links between drinking water and infectious disease” 1999
  • Chair of Board of Directors of Institute for Public Health and Water Research, Chicago. 2004 to 2010
  • Chair of Scientific Advisory Committee - Suez Environment, Paris 2004 to 2010

Professional Activities

  • Honorary Consultant Medical Microbiologist Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital 2002 to date

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinator of the EU FP7 AQUAVALENS a 9million Euro project "Protecting the health of Europeans by improving methods for the detection of pathogens in drinking water and water used in food preparation"