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Dr Emily Hunt

Dr Emily Hunt
Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences


Emily Hunt joined Brunel University London in January 2019 as a Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Psychology). Emily completed her PhD at Loughborough University, completing in July 2021. The focus of Emily's PhD was narrative behaviour change and well-being, specifically exploring the power of stories as a means to promote physical activity for people with arthritis.


Emily completed her BSc and MSc at the University of Chichester on the BPS accredited degrees in Sport and Exercise Psychology. She is now a Chartered Psychologist through research with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is Fellow of Advance HE (formerly the HEA).


In addition to teaching and research, Emily is the Divisional Tutor for Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences. Her role entails supporting students throughout their degree, which typically involves sign-posting students to the student support and wellbeing services and the administration of extension requests and extenuating circumstances.

Newest selected publications

Hunt, ER. and Papathomas, A. (2019) 'Being physically active through chronic illness: life experiences of people with arthritis'. Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 12 (2). pp. 242 - 255. ISSN: 1939-8441 Open Access Link

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Hunt, ER. and Day, MC. (2018) 'Narratives of Chronic Pain in Sport'. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 13 (1). pp. 1 - 26. ISSN: 1932-9261 Open Access Link

Journal article

Williams, TL., Hunt, ER., Papathomas, A. and Smith, B. (2017) 'Exercise is medicine? Most of the time for most; but not always for all'. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 10 (4). pp. 441 - 456. ISSN: 2159-676X Open Access Link

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