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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
- Cardiovascular nursing, care quality and the patient care experience.
- Cardiac rehabilitation, recovery and self-management after a cardiac event.
- Patient education, communication and shared decision making in cardiology services.
- Qualitative methods, mixed methods and survey development.
Research Degree Supervision
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Research Expertise and Interests
- Heart Failure
- Higher Education
- Myocardial Infarction
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Coronary Angioplasty
Physical Activity and Cardiac Self-Efficacy Levels during Early Recovery Following Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Jordanian StudyShajrawi, A., Granat, M., Jones, I. & Astin, F., 1 Feb 2021, In: The journal of nursing research : JNR. 29, 1, 10 p., e131.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
A systematic review and thematic synthesis exploring how a previous experience of physical activity influences engagement with cardiac rehabilitationMcHale, S., Astin, F., Neubeck, L., Dawkes, S. & Hanson, C. L., 1 Jan 2020, In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 19, 1, p. 31-43 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Cardiologists’ and patients’ views about the informed consent process and their understanding of the anticipated treatment benefits of coronary angioplasty: a survey studyAstin, F., Stephenson, J., Probyn, J., Holt, J., Marshall, K. & Conway, D., 1 Mar 2020, In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 19, 3, p. 260-268 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Design to Improve Patients' Sleep Experience in NHS Hospital Wards: Involving students in solving 'real world' problemsZitkus, E., Harris, E., Miles, G. & Astin, F., 10 Dec 2020, In: Design for Health. 4, 3, p. 345-364 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Bland, A. & Astin, F., 28 Dec 2020, In: Resuscitation Plus. 5, 7 p., 100053.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Emma Harris (Speaker), Angel Jimenez-Aranda (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Philippa Hedley-Takhar (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Dwayne Conway (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Jeremy Butts (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Richard Thomson (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Luke Watson (Contributor to Paper or Presentation) & Felicity Astin (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)1 Jul 2020
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation