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., 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 symptoms, signs and tests for identification of impending and current water-loss dehydration in older people

in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

2015.

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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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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.

pp. e91847

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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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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.

pp. 781

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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 and International Health

19.

pp. 906-916

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Wolf, J., Prüss-Ustün, A., Cumming, O., Bartram, J., Bonjour, S., Cairncross, S., Clasen, T., Colford, J., Curtis, V., De France, J., Fewtrell, L., Freeman, M., Gordon, B., Hunter, P., Jeandron, A., Johnston, R., Mäusezahl, D., Mathers, C., Neira, M., Higgins, J.

(2014)

Assessing the impact of drinking water and sanitation on diarrhoeal disease in low- and middle-income settings: Systematic review and meta-regression

in Tropical Medicine and International Health

19.

pp. 928-942

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Bain, R., Cronk, R., Hossain, R., Bonjour, S., Onda, K., Wright, J., Yang, H., Slaymaker, T., Hunter, P., Prüss-Ustün, A., Bartram, J.

(2014)

Global assessment of exposure to faecal contamination through drinking water based on a systematic review

in Tropical Medicine and International Health

19.

pp. 917-927

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Rundblad, G., Knapton, O., Hunter, P. R.

(2014)

The causes and circumstances of drinking water incidents impact consumer behaviour : Comparison of a routine versus a natural disaster incident

in International journal of environmental research and public health

11.

pp. 11915-11930

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Hunter, P. R., Abdelrahman, S. H., Antwi-Agyei, P., Awuah, E., Cairncross, S., Chappell, E., Dalsgaard, A., Ensink, J. H., Potgieter, N., Mokgobu, I., Muchiri, E. W., Mulogo, E., Es, M. V. D., Odai, S. N.

(2014)

Needs assessment to strengthen capacity in water and sanitation research in Africa : experiences of the African SNOWS consortium

in Health research policy and systems / BioMed Central

12.

pp. 68

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Schelenz, S., Nwaka, D., Hunter, P.

(2013)

Longitudinal surveillance of bacteraemia in haematology and oncology patients at a UK cancer centre and the impact of ciprofloxacin use on antimicrobial resistance

in The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy

68.

pp. 1431-1438

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Bouzid, M., Hunter, P., McDonald, V., Elwin, K., Chalmers, R. M., Tyler, K.

(2013)

A new heterogeneous family of telomerically encoded Cryptosporidium proteins

in Evolutionary applications

6.

pp. 207-217

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Bouzid, M., Hooper, L., Hunter, P.

(2013)

The effectiveness of public health interventions to reduce the health impact of climate change : a systematic review of systematic reviews

in PLoS ONE

8.

pp. e62041

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Vivancos, R., Abubakar, I., Phillips-Howard, P., Hunter, P.

(2013)

School-based sex education is associated with reduced risky sexual behaviour and sexually transmitted infections in young adults

in Public Health

127.

pp. 53-57

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Cunat, L., Ahmed-lecheheb, D., Hartemann, P., Hunter, P., Hautemanière, A.

(2013)

Emergence of hand contamination with Aspergillus during demolition work

in American Journal of Infection Control

41.

pp. 83-85

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Few, R., Lake, I., Hunter, P. R., Tran, P. G.

(2013)

Seasonality, disease and behavior: Using multiple methods to explore socio-environmental health risks in the Mekong Delta

in Social Science and Medicine

80.

pp. 1-9

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Geere, J. H., Geere, J., Hunter, P.

(2013)

Meta-analysis identifies Back Pain Questionnaire reliability influenced more by instrument than study design or population

in Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

66.

pp. 261-267

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Hautemanière, A., Florentin, A., Hunter, P. R., Bresler, L., Hartemann, P.

(2013)

Screening for surgical nosocomial infections by crossing databases

in Journal of Infection and Public Health

6.

pp. 89-97

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Edmunds, K., Hunter, P., Few, R., Bell, D.

(2013)

Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points Assessment as a Tool to Respond to Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks

in PLoS ONE

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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"