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Professor Paul Hunter


Professor in Medicine

Management and Support

University of East Anglia

Paul Hunter was the first professor of health protection to be appointed in the UK and is a specialist in Medical Microbiology. He works on outbreak response, emerging infectious diseases and infection in complex emergencies. He has contributed to national and international public health policy and is the methodologist to the WHO guideline development committee on drinking water quality and currently leads the knowledge and evidence group within the WHO/UNICEF global action plan on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Health Care Facilities. He was also a member of the UN interagency Watsan group advising on aspects of managing the 2014-2016 Ebola Epidemic in West Africa. His research has directly influenced WHO guidance on drinking water safety and on hygiene practices within Ebola Treatment Centres.