Peter Hunter

Clin Assoc Prof

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Peter Hunter is a senior geriatrician, the Director of Aged Care and the Clinical Program Director of Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care at Alfred Health. He is an Associate Professor of Aged Care at Monash University.

Peter has over 25 years experience as a clinician. Peter has been involved with the development of a number of initiatives and polices with the Victorian Department of Human Services including the Hospital Admission Risk Program and Improving Care for Older People Policy. He is currently the chair of the Clinical Leadership Group for the Care of Older People in Hospitals.

Currently Peter maintains an active clinical role as a geriatrician and is responsible for managing a range of sub-acute and community services across Alfred Health. Peter sits on the executive of Alfred Health. He chairs the Improving End of Life Care Steering Committee for Alfred Health. He is involved with clinical teaching at an undergraduate and postgraduate level with Monash University, health professional leadership development and research.

Peter has completed a Masters of Business Leadership. He completed Leadership Victoria’s Williamson Community Leadership Program in 2006.

Peter has completed his 2 year term as the President of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine in 2007. During his term Peter provide oversight to the amalgamation of the Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine and and The New Zealand Geriatric Society under the umbrella of one organization.

Research area keywords

  • Aged Care
  • Geriatrics

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Research Output 2011 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Evaluation of RESPOND, a patient-centred program to prevent falls in older people presenting to the emergency department with a fall: A randomised controlled trial

Barker, A., Cameron, P., Flicker, L., Arendts, G., Brand, C., Etherton-Beer, C., Forbes, A., Haines, T., Hill, A-M., Hunter, P., Lowthian, J., Nyman, S. R., Redfern, J., De Villiers Smit, Waldron, N., Boyle, E., MacDonald, E., Ayton, D., Morello, R. & Hill, K., 1 May 2019, In : PLoS Medicine. 16, 5, 18 p., e1002807.

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Open Access

Proactive review by the emergency department before inter-hospital transfer (the PREVENT study)

Mitra, B., Carter, A., Smit, D. V., Rahman, F., O'Donovan, S., Olaussen, A., Pui, J. K., Abetz, J., Hunter, P. & Cameron, P. A., Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia. 6 p.

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16 Citations (Scopus)

Antimicrobial-resistant klebsiella pneumoniae carriage and infection in specialized geriatric care wards linked to acquisition in the referring hospital

Gorrie, C. L., Mirceta, M., Wick, R. R., Judd, L. M., Wyres, K. L., Thomson, N. R., Strugnell, R. A., Pratt, N. F., Garlick, J. S., Watson, K. M., Hunter, P. C., McGloughlin, S. A., Spelman, D. W., Jenney, A. W. J. & Holt, K. E., 2 Jul 2018, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 67, 2, p. 161-170 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Association between religious practice and risk of depression in older people in the subacute setting

Lac, A., Austin, N., Lemke, R., Poojary, S. & Hunter, P., 1 Jun 2017, In : Australasian Journal on Ageing. 36, 2, p. E31-E34 4 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting functional decline in older emergency patients-the Safe Elderly Emergency Discharge (SEED) project

Lowthian, J. A., Straney, L. D., Brand, C. A., Barker, A., De Villiers Smit, P., Newnham, H., Hunter, P., Smith, C. & Cameron, P. A., 2017, In : Age and Ageing. 46, 2, p. 219 - 225 7 p.

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