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Dr Nigel Hunt

Nigel is a Chartered Health Psychologist. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham. He is also an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
His research largely focuses around the general area of traumatic stress, working with veterans, civilians caught up in war, firefighters, survivors of natural disasters, people who have been abused or have lost a family member, and others who have been affected by terrible events.
While his research is methodologically broad, he generally favours a narrative approach to understanding the response to trauma; whether theoretically, methodologically or practically. He is currently employing narrative exposure therapy and similar approaches with varied groups of veterans, refugees and others to demonstrate the effectiveness of these approaches.

Some Recent Publications

Hunt, N. (2019). Landscapes of Trauma. Routledge

Alghamdi, M. & Hunt, N. (2019). Psychometric properties of the Arabic Posttraumatic Stress Scale for DSM-5 (A-PDS-5). Traumatology.

D’Errico, D. & Hunt, N. (2019). Place responsiveness: IPA walking interviews to explore participants’ responses to natural disasters. Qualitative Research in Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/14780887.2019.1604929

Alghamdi, M., Hunt, N. & Thomas, S. (2015). The Effectiveness of Narrative Exposure Therapy with Traumatised Fire-fighters in Saudi Arabia: A Randomised Controlled Study. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 66, 64-71.

Zang, Y., Hunt, N., & Cox, T. (2014). Adapting Narrative Exposure Therapy for Chinese earthquake survivors:  A pilot randomised controlled feasibility study. BMC Psychiatry, 14, 262.

Zang, Y., Hunt, N., & Cox, T. (2013). A randomised controlled pilot study: The effectiveness of narrative exposure therapy with adult survivors of the Sichuan Earthquake. BMC Psychiatry, 13(1), 41.

Zang, Y., Hunt, N., Cox, T., & Joseph, S. (2012). Short form of the Changes in Outlook Questionnaire: Translation and validation of the Chinese version. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 10, 41.

Tang, J.J., Leka, S., Hunt, N., & MacLennan, S. (2011). Occupational psychosocial health policies in Hong Kong schools: A review and exploration of key stakeholder perceptions. Health Policy, 103(2-3), 266-75.

Hunt, N. (2010). Memory, War and Trauma. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press


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