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.
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.