Felicity Astin

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

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Research Output 2014 2018

Do patients take angioplasty seriously?

Astin, F. 1 Mar 2018 In : European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 17, 3, p. 194-195 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Length of Stay
Drug-Eluting Stents
Balloon Angioplasty

Should patients still be copied into their letters? A rapid review

Harris, E., Rob, P., Underwood, J., Knapp, P. & Astin, F. 25 Jun 2018 In : Patient Education and Counseling.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Health Literacy
Health Policy
Cultural Anthropology
Critical Care
Artificial Respiration
Patient-Centered Care
1 Citations

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Prevention

Jennings, C. & Astin, F. 1 Jun 2017 In : European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 24, Supplement 3, p. 77-87 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Health Manpower
Life Style
Cardiovascular Diseases
Premature Mortality

Non-pharmacological interventions to reduce psychological distress in patients undergoing diagnostic cardiac catheterization: A rapid review

Carroll, D. L., Malecki-Ketchell, A. & Astin, F. 16 Sep 2017 In : European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 16, 2, p. 92-103 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Cardiac Catheterization
Relaxation Therapy