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Felicity joined the University of Huddersfield in February 2015 as Professor of Nursing and Applied Health Research. She started her career as a registered nurse and worked mainly in acute care settings. She completed her PhD (Health Psychology) at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and has enjoyed various roles as a clinical nurse specialist, researcher and lecturer during her career. Her joint appointment, with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, provides opportunities for partnership working with NHS clinicians, patients and carers, and an opportunity to translate research into practice.

Felicity’s research focus has been upon improving healthcare for people with cardiovascular disease. She has also undertaken a variety of leadership roles within academic settings, professional organisations and charities. Felicity has a keen interest in student education. In particular she is keen to mentor health professionals who may be reluctant leaders who need encouragement to grow their confidence and realise their potential.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Patients’ experiences of recovery and their preferences for health information provision, self management support and their views about the meaning of quality of life
  • Improving healthcare for people with cardiovascular disease

Research Degree Supervision

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Research Expertise and Interests

  • Nursing
  • Heart Failure
  • Higher Education
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular
  • PCI
  • Coronary Angioplasty

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Projects 2014 2016

Research Output 2004 2020

Patients’ Experiences of Cardiovascular Health Education and Risk Communication: A Qualitative Synthesis

Mentrup, S., Harris, E., Gomersall, T., Köpke, S. & Astin, F., 1 Jan 2020, In : Qualitative Health Research. 30, 1, p. 88-104 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Health Education
Life Style
Coronary Disease
Patient Participation

A systematic review and thematic synthesis exploring how a previous experience of physical activity influences engagement with cardiac rehabilitation

McHale, S., Astin, F., Neubeck, L., Dawkes, S. & Hanson, C. L., 15 Oct 2019, In : European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Patient Readmission
Open Access
Informed Consent
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Education for advanced nursing practice worldwide: Is it fit for purpose?

Thompson, D. R. & Astin, F., 1 May 2019, In : Heart and Lung. 48, 3, p. 176-178 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Frequency of anxiety after stroke: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Knapp, P., Dunn-Roberts, A., Nimah, S., Cook, L., Astin, F., Kontou, E. & Thomas, S., 12 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Stroke.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Observational Studies

Press / Media