Jennifer Hunter

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PhD (Public Health) 2014 Sydney Medical School - Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
MScPH 1995 London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University London College, UK
BMed 1990 School of Medicine, University of Newcastle, AustraliaJen Hunter

Dr Jennifer Hunter is a Senior Research Fellow at the NICM and PhD supervisor; a primary-care integrative medical practitioner with over 20 years of clinical experience; and a Research Fellow at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, Sydney Medical School – Public Health, University of Sydney. Jennifer's research interests are multidisciplinary with a focus on health services research, translational research and health policy. She employs qualitative and quantitative research methods. Key topics of interest are integrative medicine, traditional and complementary medicines, patient outcomes, wellness and the philosophy of scientific inquiry.

Other qualifications

Certificate in Integrative Medicine (2010). Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Australia.

Diploma of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (1995) London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University London College, London, UK.

Diploma in Shiatsu, Nutrition and Yoga (1993) Shiatsu Ryoho College, Sydney, Australia.

Appointments

  • Research Advisory Board (2014 – 2017) National Institute of Complementary Medicine, Western Sydney University, Australia
  • Research Fellow (2014 – 2016) Sydney Medical School – Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Research Adviser to the Board (2007 – 2009) Asher Institute of Integrative Medicine Foundation, Sydney, Australia

Grants / Projects

Dr Hunter's research has been supported by numerous external funding agencies.

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Scholarships

  • University Post-graduate Award (2009-2012) University of Sydney (3.5 years)
  • Sydney Medical School Research Top-Up Scholarship (2009-2012) (3.5 years)
  • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme Grant (2010) University of Sydney
  • Research Student Grant Scheme (2010) University of Sydney

Awards

Peter Bancroft Prize (2014 ) Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney

Publications

Books / Book Chapters

Brass L, Hunter J. Book chapter: The safe detox. In General Practice: the integrative approach. Hassed, C. Phelps, K. Elsevier Australia 2010.
Hunter J. Book Review: The Power of Clinical Nutritional in Cardiovascular & Respiratory Conditions. J Comp Med. 2009; 8(3): 50
Hunter J. Book Review: Cormack DSF. Writing for health care professionals. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific. Palliative Medicine, 1995; 9: 85 - 87.
Thesis
Hunter J. Starting from scratch – patient-reported outcome questionnaires & their role in an integrative medicine primary care minimum-dataset. School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia, 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/2123/10059

Journal Articles

2014

Hunter J. Exploring the prospect of a complementary and integrative medicine database for use in the Australian primary care setting. Advances in Integrative Medicine, 2014. 1: p. 25-31.

2013

Hunter J. Applying evidence-based-medicine when prescribing herbal products. OA Alternative Medicine 2013. Sep 01;1(3):21.
Hunter J, Marshall J, Corcoran K, Leeder S, Phelps K. A positive concept of health - interviews with patients and practitioners in an integrative medicine clinic. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 2013. 19(4): 197-203.
Hunter, J., & Leeder, S. Patient questionnaires for use in the integrative medicine primary care setting – A systematic literature review. Eur J Integr Med, 2013. 5(3), 194-216.
Hunter J, Corcoran K, Leeder S, Phelps K. Integrative medicine outcomes: What should we measure? Complementary therapies in clinical practice 2013. 19: p. 20-26.

2012

Hunter J, Corcoran K, Leeder S, Phelps K. The integrative medicine team--is biomedical dominance inevitable? J Altern Complement Med 2012. 18(12): p. 1127-32.
Hunter J, Corcoran K, Leeder S, Phelps K. The Challenges of Establishing an Integrative Medicine Primary Care Clinic in Sydney, Australia. J Altern Complement Med, 2012. 18(11): p. 1-6.
Hunter J, Corcoran K, Leeder S, Phelps K. Is it time to abandon paper? The use of emails and the Internet for health services research – a cost-effectiveness and qualitative study. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2012: 260-4 (published online ahead of print).
Hunter J, Corcoran K, Leeder S, Phelps K. Appealing to altruism is not enough: motivators for participating in health services research. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics 2012;7(3):84-90.

2010

Naim M, Hunter J. Intravenous iron replacement - management in general practice. Aust Fam Physician 2010;39(11):839-41.

2009

Hunter J, Tang WM. Integrative Mental Health Care. J Comp Med 2009;8(4):20 - 26.

2008

Hunter J, Marshall J. Migraine - holistic casebook. J Comp Med 2008;7(4):51-54.
Hunter J. Medicare and integrative medicine. J Comp Med 2008;7(5):24-28.
Hunter J. Establishing an integrative practice. J Comp Med 2008;7(6):22-26.

1996

Hunter J, Higginson I, Garralda E. Systematic literature review: outcome measures for child and adolescent mental health services. J Public Health Med 1996;18(2):197-206.

1988

Hunter J, Olsen L. Performance of the Hudson multi-ventury oxygen mask. Med J Aust 1988;148(9):444-7.

Reports

The evidence base for Shaitsu. Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia, Jan 2013
The role of complementary medicine in preventative health. Complementary Healthcare Council, 2010.
Integrative Medicine Directions Report. National Institute of Complementary Medicine, 2009.
Needs assessment of homeless adults with severe, long term, mental health problems in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority, June 1997.
Review of antenatal and neonatal haemoglobinopathy screening for KCW residents. Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority, October 1996.
Report on the outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis phage type 4 at the Gloucester hotel. Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority, London, June 1996.
Mapping of provision for children and adolescents with mental health problems in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority, August 1996.
Review of potential indicators of need using routine data for child and adolescent mental health services. Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority, January 1996.
Summary of fertility and abortion rates in KCW. Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority, February 1996.
Air pollution, chapter 6 of the Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority 1995/6 Annual Report.
Secure Mental Health Beds – a one day census of KCW residents. Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority, November 1995.
A review of diabetes registers for Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority, October 1995.

Conferences

2015

Pre-congress workshop - Introducing the Integrative Medicine Decision Matrix – a practical tool to guide the integration of traditional and complementary medicine with biomedical healthcare. 10th International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research, ICC Jeju, Republic of Korea, 2015.
Abstract - An IM decision matrix to guide the integration of traditional and complementary medicines when there is insufficient scientific evidence. 10th International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research, ICC Jeju, Republic of Korea, 2015.

2014

Abstract - Developing a decision matrix for integrating traditional and complementary medicines. Emerging Health Policy Research Conference Program. Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney, 2014.

2012

Invited speaker – St John's Wort. Guild Pharmacy Academy National Conference & Exhibition. Sydney, Australia, 2012.
Abstract – Patients' concept of health that is more than the absence of disease. Research Presentation Day - Influencing Public Health Policy and Practice through the Next Generation of Researchers. University of Sydney, Australia, 2012.
Abstract – Motivators for participating in, or supporting observational research. Research Presentation Day - Influencing Public Health Policy and Practice through the Next Generation of Researchers. University of Sydney, Australia, 2012.
Abstract – Patients' concept of health that is more than the absence of disease. 17th International Integrative Medicine Conference: Australian Integrative Medicine Association. Sydney, Australia, 2012.

2011

Integrative research – workshop 1. 17th International Integrative Medicine Conference: Australian Integrative Medicine Association. Sydney, Australia, 2011.
Abstract – What is holistic health? Patient and practitioner perspectives. 17th International Integrative Medicine Conference: Australian Integrative Medicine Association. Sydney, Australia, 2011.
Abstract – The use of low dose intravenous iron in General Practice. 17th International Integrative Medicine Conference: Australian Integrative Medicine Association. Sydney, Australia, 2011.
Invited speaker – How to design a simple research project for use in your clinic. Expanding horizons: Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia Conference. Sydney, Australia, 2011.

2010

Invited speaker – The challenges of integrating evidence based natural medicines. Byron International Integrative Medicine Conference, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia, 2010.
Abstract – Systematic literature review of patient reported outcome measurement tools for routine use in primary care integrative medicine. Research Presentation Day - Influencing Public Health Policy and Practice through the Next Generation of Researchers. University of Sydney, Australia, 2010.
Abstract – Systematic literature review of patient reported outcome measurement tools for routine use in primary care integrative medicine. 16th International Integrative Medicine Conference: Australian Integrative Medicine Association. Noosa, Australia, 2010.
Abstract – A systematic literature review of patient reported outcome measurement tools for routine use in primary care integrative medicine: Hunter J, Leeder S, Usherwood T. 5th International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research, Tromsø, Norway, 2010.

2009

Invited speaker – Antioxidants: Hunter J. Oxygen and the Anaesthetist, NSW Anaesthetic Continuing Education Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2009.