Dr Julian Hunt

Dr Julian Hunt

Research Officer, Medicine, Health and Life Science - Faculty

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+44 (0) 1792 513802

Email address

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Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Julian Hunt is a sociologist with a particular interest in ethnographic and qualitative research methods.  Dr Hunt’s research focuses primarily on infection prevention and enhancing patient safety culture in hospital settings.  He combines this work with a keen interest in historical sociology and the impact of class and place upon health inequalities and social, cultural and community life. 

Dr Hunt has worked at three universities in the UK and has conducted empirical work in and around these places.  He has undertaken research and policy work for the Welsh Refugee Council, and has been a member of the Welsh Government ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Strategy Advisory Group. 

Dr Hunt has published widely and has spoken at a number of national and global conferences.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Infection Prevention.
  • Patient Safety Culture
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Psychological Wellbeing
  • Source Isolation
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Pierre Bourdieu

Career Highlights


Primary research interests include:

  • Infection Prevention and Patient Safety Culture.
  • Impact of Isolation Precautions for Patients and Healthcare Staff.
  • Organisational Culture.
  • Hand Hygiene.

Key collaborators include:

  • Swinburne University, Australia
  • RMIT University, Australia.
  • NHS Wales.
  • Public Health Wales.