- Hauton has worked extensively with colleagues in India and Bangladesh since 2015 and has developed an international profile in shrimp health research, including contributing to the development of a mobile phone app, the 'Chingri Shrimp App', to support shrimp farmer training in Bangladesh.
- Research has also included quantifying the potential toxic risk of deep sea mining of mineral resources. He was part of the leading team of the EC FP7 MIDAS Project, exploring the ecological risk of deep-sea mining, outputs from which led to contributions to the Royal Society Foresight Future of the Sea report (2016/17), to presentations at the UN International Seabed Authority in Jamaica, and expert contributions to the UN ISA ISA Legal and Technical Commision ISBA/27/C/11 'Guidelines for the establishment of baseline environmental data.'
- Other activity
- Shellfish Health and Disease Workgroup leader of the NERC/BBSRC UK Aquaculture Hub (https://www.aquaculturehub-uk.com/)Invited speaker and delegate ‘UK-INDIA AQUACULTURE PARTNERSHIPS FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION’ (UK FCDO, ICAR, British High Commission) 8-11 March 2020.Invited Speaker ‘Blue Governance for sustainable development of Bangladesh’, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University, 26.10.21GCRF BBSRC NERC Funding Panel Member Nov 2019NERC Peer Review College (2012-), British Council Newton Fund Review Panel Member (2016-), British Council/UNESCO Newton Prize Reviewer 2017- . Grant referee: UK BBSRC, NERC, DEFRA, France ANR, Australia AP, Portuguese FCT, US NSF and Sea Grant, etcEditorial board of: Frontiers Immunology, Developmental and Comparative Immunology, BMC Immunology, Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, Chemistry and Ecology, Journal of Marine Biological Association of UK, Invertebrate Survival JournalJournal referee for > 20 journals including: Nature Scientific Reviews, Biogeosciences, Developmental and Comparative Immunology, Fish and Shellfish Immunology, PLoS Pathogens, Reviews in Aquaculture.