Career History

Research Associate, Norwich Medical School, UEA, March 2004-present
 

  • 2010-present, Research Advisor. Research Design Service (RDS), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
  • 2010-2011, Research Associate. Risk assessment of VTEC infections in drinking water. Supported by the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) with funds from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
  • 2006-2010, Research Associate. Healthy Water: assessing the human health impacts from emerging microbial pathogens in drinking water by molecular and epidemiological studies. European Commission.
  • 2006, Research Associate. Cost benefit Analysis of Water Sanitation and Hygiene Interventions. World Health Organisation.
  • 2006, Research Associate. Epibathe: investigating the health risks associated with bathing waters to support future reviews and revision of the EU's Bathing Water Directive. European Commission.
  • 2004-2006, Research Associate. MicroRisk: developing and evaluating a harmonized framework for quantitative assessment of the microbial safety of drinking water. European Commission.

Research Assistant, 2003-2004. Centre for Health Economics, Research and Evaluation (CHERE), University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). 2003-2004,

Research Assistant, 2002. York Trials Unit, University of York.

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Waterborne disease and private water supplies
  • Health Economics
  • Research Methods 

 

Academic Background

  • MSc Health Sciences, University of York, 2003
  • BSc Health Sciences, University of York, 2001

All Publications

McAllister, J., Gascoine, S., Carroll, A., Humby, K., Kingston, M., Shepstone, L., Risebro, H., Mackintosh, B., Davidson Thompson, T., Hodgekins, J.

(2017)

Cognitive bias modification for social anxiety in adults who stutter: a feasibility study of a randomised controlled trial,

in BMJ Open

7

article no. e015601

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


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

(3)

article no. e91847

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


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

(2013)

Water source and diarrhoeal disease risk in children under 5 years old in Cambodia: a prospective diary based study,

in BMC Public Health

13

article no. 1145

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Risebro, H. L., Breton, L., Aird, H., Hooper, A., Hunter, P. R.

(2012)

Contaminated Small Drinking Water Supplies and Risk of Infectious Intestinal Disease: A Prospective Cohort Study,

in PLoS ONE

7

(8)

article no. e42762

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Risebro, H., Lake, I., Pitchers, R., Hunter, P.

(2011)

Systematic review to identify prevalence and abundance of E. coli O157 in livestock and sources of drinking water,

(Poster)

(Published)


Hunter, P. R., Risebro, H.

(2011)

Defining the current situation - epidemiology,

in Valuing Water, Valuing Livelihoods : Guidance on Social Cost-benefit Analysis of Drinking-water Interventions, with special reference to Small Community Water Supplies.

IWA Publishing/ World Health Organization

pp. 75–99

ISBN 9781843393108

Full Text UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Risebro, H., Hunter, P.

(2011)

Estimating health impacts of interventions with a focus on small scale drinking water interventions,

in Valuing water - valuing well-being: a guide to understanding the costs and benefits of water interventions.

WHO

pp. 167–180

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Hunter, P., Anderle de Sylor, M., Risebro, H., Nichols, G., Kay, D., Hartemann, P.

(2010)

Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment of the risks of Cryptosporidium and Giardiasis from very small private water supplies,

in Risk Analysis

31

(2)

pp. 228-236

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Risebro, H., Doria, M., Andersson, Y., Medema, G., Osborn, K., Scholosser, O., Hunter, P.

(2007)

Fault tree analysis of the causes of waterborne outbreaks,

in Journal of Water and Health

5

(Suppl 1)

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Risebro, H., Hunter, P.

(2007)

Surveillance of Waterborne Disease in European Member States: a Qualitative Study,

in Journal of Water and Health

5

(Suppl 1)

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Risebro, H.

(2006)

Waterborne Disease: Surveillance Strategies in Europe,

(Other)

(Published)


Risebro, H., Doria, M., Hunter, P., Andersson, Y., Medema, G., Osborn, K., Schlosser, O.

(2005)

Development of fault tree methodology for novel application in the analysis of enteric waterborne disease outbreaks,

(Other)

(Published)


Risebro, H., Doria, M., Hunter, P.

(2005)

Using Fault Tree Analysis to Examine Causal Factors Implicated in Viral Waterborne Disease Outbreaks,

(Other)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

My research area is focused on the epidemiology of waterborne disease and I have contributed to projects funded by the World Health Organisation, European Commission and Defra in this area. I also have a keen interest in health economics and research methods. I am a research advisor for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service (RDS), this service offers consultative advice to health and social care professionals, providing methodological advice to help develop research proposals and build collaborative research teams.

Selected Publications:-

Article:
Hunter PR, Anderle de Sylor M, Risebro HL, Nichols GL, Kay D, Hartemann P. (2010) Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment of the risks of Cryptosporidium and Giardiasis from very small private water supplies. Risk Analysis; 31(2): 228-236.

Risebro HL, Doria MF, Andersson Y, Medema G, Osborn K, Schlosser O, Hunter PR (2007). Fault tree analysis of the causes of waterborne outbreaks. Journal of Water and Health; 5 (Suppl1); 1-18.

Risebro HL, Hunter PR (2007). Surveillance of waterborne disease in European member states: a qualitative study. Journal of Water and Health; 5 (Suppl 1); 19-38.

Book:
Risebro HL, Hunter PR. (2010) Chapter 8: Estimating health impacts of interventions with a focus on small scale drinking water interventions. In: Valuing Water, Valuing Livelihoods

Guidance on social cost-benefit analysis of drinking-water interventions, with special reference to small community water supplies. Editor(s): Cameron J, Hunter P, Jagals P, Pond K (2010).

Hunter PR, Risebro HL. (2010) Chapter 4: Defining the current situation – epidemiology. In: Valuing Water, Valuing Livelihoods: Guidance on social cost-benefit analysis of drinking-water interventions, with special reference to small community water supplies. Editor(s): Cameron J, Hunter P, Jagals P, Pond K (2010).
 

Key Responsibilities

Research staff representative on the Research Staff Working Group and the Research Staff Skills Development group.