Jan Hunter


Faculty of Health Sciences


01482 464613

Jan qualified as a registered nurse from the Hull School of Nursing in May 1987. Her nursing experience encompasses theatres, medicine and surgery, and urology.

The last 14 years of her practice has been in oncology as either a Clinical Nurse Specialist or Community Macmillan Nurse.

She has enhanced clinical skills including advanced venepuncture, cannulation and the insertion of PICC lines using ultrasound guidance, as well as clinical decision making and prescribing.

Jan retains a special interest in chemotherapy, biological and oral anti-cancer agents, and drug development, and maintains her knowledge by remaining in clinical practice.


Research Interests

  • Cancer

  • Stigma and cancer


Hunter J (2017), 'To Tell or Not to Tell? Honesty and Hope in Cancer NursingBMJ Blogs, 19/03/2017.

Hunter J (2008), 'Trials and Tribulations', Cancer Nursing Practice, 7, 2; 12 – 16.

Posters presented within the Yorkshire region, titles include

  • The Evolving Role of Research Nurses in Driving Cancer Care Forward

  • Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation and Potential Side Effect Prevention Information Package for Patients

  • How Aware is the UK Population that Exposure to UV Radiation may Contribute to the Risk of Developing Skin Cancer?


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

University Certificate in Health and Social Care Practice

  • Medicines Management

  • Work-based Learning

BSc Nursing (Adult)

  • Skills for Practice

  • Adult Nursing

  • Long Term Conditions

  • Essence of Professional Practice

  • Complexity in Care

  • Safe and Competent Nursing / Dissertation


  • Cancer care 

Teaching awards and accolades

  • PCAP and Fellowship of HEA pending

  • NMC registered nurse tutor pending

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Cancer Care, University of Leeds

  • RGN, Hull School of Nursing

  • V300 Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescriber, University of Hull

  • Current MSc student, University of Hull

Partnerships and collaborations

  • Honorary contract with Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals

  • Member of the United Kingdom Oncology Nurses Society