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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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.

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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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., 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

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


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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(Article)


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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(Article)


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

(2015)

Which frail older people are dehydrated? The UK DRIE study

in The Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences

pp. 1-7

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(Article)


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))


Bartram, J., Hunter, P.

(2015)

Bradley classification of disease transmission routes for waterrelated hazards

Routledge

pp. 20-37

ISBN 978-131743698-0;978-113891007-2

Full Text

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))


Hunter, P., Risebro, H., Yen, M., Lefebvre, H., Lo, C., Hartemann, P., Longuet, C., Jaquenoud, F.

(2014)

Impact of the provision of safe drinking water on school absence rates in Cambodia: a quasi-experimental study

in PLoS ONE

9.

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(Article)


Puleston, R., Mallaghan, C., Modha, D., Hunter, P., Nguyen-Van-Tam, J., Regan, C., Nichols, G., Chalmers, R.

(2014)

The first recorded outbreak of cryptosporidiosis due to Cryptosporidium cuniculus (formerly rabbit genotype), following a water quality incident

in Journal of Water and Health

12.

pp. 41-50

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(Article)


Bouzid, M., Colón-González, F. J., Lung, T., Lake, I., Hunter, P.

(2014)

Climate change and the emergence of vector-borne diseases in Europe: Case study of dengue fever

in BMC Public Health

14.

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Prüss-Ustün, A., Bartram, J., Clasen, T., Colford Jr, J., Cumming, O., Curtis, V., Bonjour, S., Dangour, A., De France, J., Fewtrell, L., Freeman, M., Bruce, G., Hunter, P., Johnston, R., Mathers, C., Mäusezahl, D., Medlicott, K., Neira, M., Stocks, M., Wolf, J., Cairncross, S.

(2014)

Burden of disease from inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene in low- and middle-income settings: a retrospective analysis of data from 145 countries

in Tropical Medicine & International Health

19.

pp. 894-905

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Freeman, M., Stocks, M., Cumming, O., Jeandron, A., Higgins, J., Wolf, J., Prüss-Ustün, A., Bonjour, S., Hunter, P., Fewtrell, L., Curtis, V.

(2014)

Hygiene and health: Systematic review of handwashing practices worldwide and update of health effects

in Tropical Medicine & International Health

19.

pp. 906-916

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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"