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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.

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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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Research Output

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., 1 Jan 2020, In : European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 19, 1, p. 31-43 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
  • Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Environmental Noise Levels in Hospital Settings: A Rapid Review of Measurement Techniques and Implementation in Hospital Settings

    Wallis, R., Harris, E., Lee, H., Davies, W. & Astin, F., 1 Sep 2020, In : Noise and Health. p. 200-216 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Frequency of anxiety after stroke: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

    Knapp, P., Dunn-Roberts, A., Sahib, N., Cook, L., Astin, F., Kontou, E. & Thomas, S., 1 Apr 2020, In : International Journal of Stroke. 15, 3, p. 244-255 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    'I don't do it for myself, I do it for them': A grounded theory study of South Asians’ experiences of making lifestyle change after myocardial infarction

    Davis, D., Jones, I., Johnson, M., Howarth, M. & Astin, F., 3 Jul 2020, In : Journal of Clinical Nursing. 29, 19-20, p. 3687-3700 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    • 1 Oral presentation

    Co-creation of a patient decision aid for coronary heart disease treatment options

    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 typesOral presentation

    Press / Media