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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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Projects 2014 2016

Informed Consent for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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Project: ResearchUK Government

Research Output 2014 2018

Are noise reduction interventions effective in adult ward settings? : A systematic review & meta analysis

Garside, J., Stephenson, J., Curtis, H., Morrell, M., Dearnley, C. & Astin, F., Dec 2018, In : Applied Nursing Research. 44, p. 6-17 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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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

Patient Preferences for Involvement in Health Service Development

Finn, V., Stephenson, J. & Astin, F., 20 Sep 2018, In : British Journal of Nursing. 27, 17, p. 1004-1010 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Preference
Health Services
Patient Participation
Quality Improvement

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
1 Citations

The Effect of Nurse-to-Patient Ratios on Nurse-Sensitive Patient Outcomes in Acute Specialist Units: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Driscoll, A., Grant, M. J., Carroll, D. L., Dalton, S., Deaton, C. M., Jones, I., Lehwaldt, D., McKee, G., Munyombwe, T. & Astin, F., 2018, In : European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 17, 1, p. 6-22 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Hospital Mortality
Medication Errors