I am the deputy director of nursing and partnerships at HPFT. My portfolio includes physical health, infection control, learning from deaths, research, education and partnerships including the university partnership.
I am a ‘general’ nurse, originally RGN now called ‘Adult’ nurse (RN) with experience and additional qualifications in Accident and Emergency nursing and Critical Care nursing. I have a BSc (Hons) in Nursing Science, studied at Northumbria University and a MSc in Health Science studied at St George’s Hospital Medical School.
While working in intensive care, I became interested in sepsis and started my doctorate in Health Research at the University of Hertfordshire. My experience as a sepsis nurse, led me to focus my research question to explore sepsis amongst people with a learning disability. My research interests are grounded in health inequalities, particularly the disparity in physical health and life expectancy experienced by people with a learning disability and people with mental illness.
Recent Publications and Grants
- Pattison, Natalie; Wythe, Helena; Attavar, Raj; Jones, Julia; Kelly, Jackie; Palmer, Claire; Jenkins, Louise; Dekker, Romanie; Fearns, Debra; Watkins, Scott; Hunt, Anne (Accepted for publication 2022; JARID-10-2022—0212) Evaluating the usefulness of a wordless picture book for adults with learning disabilities about the COVID-19 vaccination programme using co-production: the CAREVIS study Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
- Hunt, A., 2022. Sepsis: an overview of the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and pathophysiology. Emergency Nurse, 30(5).
- Alexander, Regi & Zia, Asif & Hunt, Anne & Chester, Verity & Langdon, Peter & Devapriam, John & Gangadharan, Satheesh & Shankar, Rohit. (2020). People with Intellectual Disability and Mental Health/Behavioural Problems: Guidance on COVID-19 for Community Settings.
- Alexander, Regi & Zia, Asif & Hunt, Anne & Chester, Verity & Langdon, Peter & Devapriam, John & Gangadharan, Satheesh & Shankar, Rohit & Sr, Shiva. (2020). People with Intellectual Disability and Mental Health/Behavioural Problems: Guidance on COVID-19 for Inpatient Settings.
- Hunt, A & Marsden, D (2018) Sepsis and People with Learning Disabilities, http://wecommunities.org/tweet-chats/chat-details/4167