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. S., Al Assaf, E., Omasete, J., Leach, S., Hammer, C. C., Hunter, P. R.

(2017)

Forced migrants involved in setting the agenda and designing research to reduce impacts of complex emergencies: combining Swarm with patient and public involvement,

in Research Involvement and Engagement

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article no. 23

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Colon Gonzalez, F. D. J., Peres, C., São Bernardo, C., Hunter, P., Lake, I.

(2017)

After the epidemic: Zika virus projections for Latin America and the Caribbean,

in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

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article no. e0006007

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Ali, E., Van Den Bergh, R., D’hondt, R., Kuma-Kuma, D., De Weggheleire, A., Baudot, Y., Lamber, V., Hunter, P., Zachariah, R., Maes, P.

(2017)

Localised transmission hotspots of a typhoid fever outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo,

in Pan African Medical Journal

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article no. 179

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Sanderson, R., Maas, J., Blain, A., Gorton, R., Ward, J., O'Brien, S., Hunter, P., Rushton, S.

(2017)

Spatio-temporal models to determine association between Campylobacter cases and environment,

in International Journal of Epidemiology

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

(2017)

Genetic characterisation of Norovirus strains in outpatient children from rural communities of Vhembe district / South Africa, 2014-2015,

in Journal of Clinical Virology

94

pp. 100-106

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Jones, N. R., Millman, C., van der Es, M., Hukelova, M., Forbes, K. J., Glover, C., Haldenby, S., Hunter, P. R., Jackson, K., O'Brien, S. J., Rigby, D., Strachan, N. J. C., Williams, N., Lake, I. R.

(2017)

Novel Sampling Method for Assessing Human-Pathogen Interactions in the Natural Environment Using Boot Socks and Citizen Scientists, with Application to Campylobacter Seasonality,

in Applied and Environmental Microbiology

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article no. e00162-17

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Fewtrell, L., Majuru, B., Hunter, P. R.

(2017)

A re-assessment of the safety of silver in household water treatment: rapid systematic review of mammalian in vivo genotoxicity studies,

in Environmental Health

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article no. 66

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Mudau, L. S., Mukhola, M. S., Hunter, P.

(2017)

Systematic risk management approach of household drinking water from the source to point of use,

in Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development

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pp. 290-299

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Brainard, J., Pond, K., Hunter, P. R.

(2017)

Censored regression modelling to predict virus inactivation in wastewaters,

in Environmental Science and Technology

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(3)

pp. 1795–1801

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Kintz, E., Brainard, J., Hooper, L., Hunter, P.

(2017)

Transmission pathways for sporadic Shiga-toxin producing E. coli infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis,

in International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health

220

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pp. 57–67

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Mudau, L. S., Mukhola, M. S., Hunter, P. R.

(2017)

Cholera and household water treatment why communities do not treat water after a cholera outbreak: a case study in Limpopo Province,

in Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases

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pp. 5-8

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Majuru, B., Suhrcke, M., Hunter, P. R.

(2016)

How do households respond to unreliable water supplies? A systematic review,

in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

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article no. 1222

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Bouzid, M., Brainard, J., Hooper, L., Hunter, P. R.

(2016)

Public health interventions for Aedes control in the time of Zikavirus- A metareview on effectiveness of vector control strategies,

in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

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article no. e0005176

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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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Hunter, P. R., Prüss-Ustün, A.

(2016)

Have we substantially underestimated the impact of improved sanitation coverage on child health?: A generalized additive model panel analysis of global data on child mortality and malnutrition,

in PLoS ONE

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article no. e0164571

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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

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pp. 1341-1347

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Brainard, J., Hunter, P.

(2016)

Do complexity-informed health interventions work? A scoping review,

in Implementation Science

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article no. 127

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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

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pp. 121-131

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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

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pp. 317–330

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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

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article no. 592

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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

Teaching Interests

Primary interest in teaching medical students that infectious diseases remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality even in developed societies, but especially in developing countries. Also getting across the message that research is fun, especially research into infectious disease in general and diarrhoea in particular.

· Teaching to MB BS medical degree and MSc students

· Lead Respiratory Unit course team 2002 – 2005

· Lectures and seminars on environment and health, microbiology and infectious diseases

· Member of Elective module team

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"