Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Research
PhD, RN, FAHA, FESC
Christi Deaton began her career in nursing in 1977 in the US, and has extensive clinical practice experience in acute and cardiovascular patient care. She completed her PhD in 1994 in the US, and moved to Manchester, UK in 2003. From 2004 to 2013, Professor Deaton held a joint Chair in Nursing at the University of Manchester and an acute care Trust. She took up her current post at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and Institute of Public Health in November 2013 as head of the Clinical Nursing Research Group in the Primary Care Unit.
Professor Deaton’s research interests focus on exercise and physical activity as therapy for patients with heart failure and other long term conditions, adherence to physical activity, management and self-management of heart failure and comorbid heart disease and diabetes, palliative care in long term conditions, cardiovascular prevention, and nurse-led services.
Previous courses taught include quantitative research methods, cardiovascular prevention and management of cardiovascular conditions.
Deaton C, Benson J. Time for Correct Diagnosis and Categorisation of Heart Failure in Primary Care. British Journal of General Practice. 2016; 66(652):554-555
Piepoli MF, Corrà U, Dendale P, Frederix I, Prescott E, Schmid JP, Cupples M, Deaton C, Doherty P, Giannuzzi P, Graham I, Hansen TB, Jennings C, Landmesser U, Marques-Vidal P, Vrints C, Walker D, Bueno H, Fitzsimons D, Pelliccia A. Challenges in secondary prevention after acute myocardial infarction: A call for action. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 2016; PMID: 27600690
Piepoli MF, Hoes AW, Agewall S, Albus C, Brotons C, Catapano AL, Cooney M-T, Corra U, Cosyns B, Deaton C, Graham I, Hall MS, Hobbs FDR, Lochen M-L, Lollgren H, Marques-Vidal P, Perk J, Prescott E, Redon J, Richter DJ, Sattar N, Smulders Y, Tiberi M, van der Worp HB, van Dis I, Verschuren WMM. 2016 European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice. European Heart Journal. 2016; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehw106
Easton K, Coventry P, Lovell K, Carter LA, Deaton C. Prevalence and Measurement of Anxiety in Samples of Patients With Heart Failure: Meta-analysis. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2016; 31: 367 – 379.
Riley JP, Astin F, Crespo-Leiro MG, Deaton CM, Kienhorst J, Lambrinou E, McDonagh TA, Rushton CA, Stromberg A, Filippatos G, Anker SD. Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology heart failure nurse curriculum. Eur J Heart Fail. 2016 May 25. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.568. PMID: 27220672
Tanash M, Cummins J, Deaton C, Coates VE, Fitzsimons D. An evaluation of the effectiveness of self-management interventions for people with type 2 diabetes after an acute coronary syndrome: a systematic review. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2016 Aug 3. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13487. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID:27486677
Iles-Smith H, McGowan L, Campbell M, Mercer C, Deaton C. A prospective cohort study investigating readmission, symptom attribution and psychological health within six months of primary percutaneous coronary intervention. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2015; 14(6):506-15. doi: 10.1177/1474515114543227
Tierney S, Kislov R, Deaton C. Improving management of heart failure in primary care: The dynamic relationship between facilitation and context. BMC Family Practice 2014, 15:153. doi:10.1186/1471-2296-15-153
Jaarsma T, Deaton C, Fitzsimons D, Fridlund B, Hardig BM, Mahrer-Imhof R, Moons P, Nouraddine S, O’Donnell S, Pedersen SS, Stewart S, Stromberg A, Thompson DR, Tokem Y, Kjellstrom B. Research in cardiovascular care: A position statement of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professionals of the European Society of Cardiology. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2014; 13(1):9-21DOI: 10.1177/1474515113509761
McBride A, Burey L, Megahed M, Feldman C, Deaton C. The role of patient-held alert cards in promoting continuity of care for heart failure patients. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2014;13(1):71-7.PMID: 23406674
Rydén L, Grant PJ, Anker SD, Berne C, Cosentino F, Danchin N, Deaton C, Escaned J, Hammes HP, Huikuri H, Marre M, Marx N, Mellbin L, Ostergren J, Patrono C, Seferovic P, Uva MS, Taskinen MR, Tendera M, Tuomilehto J, Valensi P, Zamorano JL. ESC Guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases developed in collaboration with the EASD. European Heart Journal. 2013; 34(39):3035-87 PMID: 23996285
Oterhals K, Deaton C, De Geest S, Jaarsma T, Lenzen M, Moons P, Martensson J, Smith K, Stewart S, Stromberg A, Thompson DR, Norekval TM. European cardiac nurses’ current practice and knowledge on anticoagulation therapy. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2013 (ePub ahead of print) PMID: 23711557.
Berti D, Hendriks JML, Brandes A, Deaton C, Crijns HJGM, Camm AJ, Hindricks G, Moons P, Heidbuchel H. A proposal for interdisciplinary, nurse-coordinated atrial fibrillation expert programmes as a way to structure daily practice. European Heart Journal 2013; doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/eht096
Tierney S, Deaton C, Mamas M. Heart failure amongst South Asians in Europe and North America: A narrative review of risk, nature, outcomes and management. Heart Failure Reviews. 2013;18(2):197-206. doi: 10.1007/s10741-012-9319-x.
Khan MA, Deaton C, Rutter MK, Neyses L, Mamas M. Incretins as a novel therapeutic strategy in patients with diabetes and heart failure. Heart Failure Reviews.2013;18(2):141-8. doi: 10.1007/s10741-012-9318-y.
Tierney S, Cook G, Mamas M, Fath-Ordoubadi F, Iles-Smith H, Deaton C. Nurses’ role in the acute management of patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes: an integrative review. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2013; 12(3):293-301. doi: 10.1177/1474515112451555
Tierney S, Deaton C, Oxley H, Jones A, Kirk S. Liminality and transfer to adult services: A qualitative investigation involving young people with cystic fibrosis. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2013;50(6):738-46. doi: 10.1016/j
Conraads VM, Deaton C, Piotrowicz E, Santalauria N, Tierney S, Piepoli MF, Pieske B, Schmid J-P, Dickstein K, Ponikowski PP, Jaarsma J. Adherence of heart failure patients to exercise: barriers and possible solutions: A position statement of the Study Group on Exercise Training in Heart Failure of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology. European Journal of Heart Failure. 2012;14(5):451-8. doi: 10.1093/eurjhf/hfs04
Tierney S, Mamas M, Woods S, Gibson M, Rutter MK, Neyses L, Deaton C. What strategies are effective for exercise adherence in heart failure? A systematic review of controlled studies. Heart Failure Review. 2012; 17(1):107-15. DOI 10.1007/s10741-011-9252-4.
Perk J, De Backer G, Gohlke H, Graham I, Reiner Z, Verschuren M, Albus C, Benlian P, Boysen G, Cifkova R, Deaton C, Ebrahim S, Fisher M, Germano G, Hobbs R, Hoes A, Karadeniz S, Mezzani A, Prescott E, Ryden L, Scherer M, Syvänne M, Scholte Op Reimer WJ, Vrints C, Wood D, Zamorano JL, Zannad F. European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice (version 2012): The Fifth Joint Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology and Other Societies on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (constituted by representatives of nine societies and by invited experts) * Developed with the special contribution of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation (EACPR).Eur Heart J. 2012 Jul;33(13):1635-701. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehs092. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 2012 Aug;19(4):585-667. doi: 10.1177/2047487312450228
Deaton C, Froelicher ES, Wu LH, Ho C, Kawkab S, Jaarsma T. The Global Burden of Cardiovascular Disease (chapter) in Global CVD Prevention: A Call to Action for Nursing; A white paper from the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association of the US and Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions of the European Society of Cardiology. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2011;26(4 Suppl):S5-14 & European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2011; 10 (supp2): S5 – S13.
Tierney S, Elwers H, Sange C, Mamas M, Rutter MK, Gibson M, Neyses L, Deaton C. What influences physical activity in people with heart failure? A qualitative study. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2011; 48:1234-43. PMID: 21459380
Tierney S, Skelton D, Mamas M, Gibson M, Rutter MK, Neyses L, Deaton C. What can we learn from patients with heart failure about exercise adherence? A systematic review of qualitative papers. Health Psychology. 2011; 30(4):401-10.
Deaton C, Mamas MA, Rutter M, Gibson M, Bowell S, Byrne R, Coezy K, Gow J, Williams S. Glucose and insulin abnormalities in patients with heart failure. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2011; 10: 75 – 87. doi:10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2010.08.007
In her joint role Professor Deaton is working to facilitate evidence-based practice and the development of research capacity and capability among nurses, midwives and AHPs at CUHFT. She currently sits on the NIHR Post-doctoral Fellowship Panel, and a national working group on clinical academic careers for nurses, midwives and AHPs. She has held leadership roles and contributed to clinical practice guideline development as a member of the European Society of Cardiology. Professor Deaton continues her collaboration with researchers at the University of Manchester, and Emory University in the US.