Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair of Clinical Nursing Research
PhD, RN, FAHA, FESC, FAAN
Telephone Christi Deaton PA: 01223 (3)30335
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 management of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and other cardiovascular conditions, exercise and physical activity as therapy for patients with heart failure and other long term conditions, adherence to physical activity, cardiovascular prevention, and nurse- or therapist-led services. Current research includes a programme of work to improve management of patients with HFpEF, Optimise HFpEF.
Previous courses taught include quantitative research methods, cardiovascular prevention and management of cardiovascular conditions.
Deaton C, Edwards D, Malyon A, Zaman M. The Tip of the Iceberg: Finding Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in Primary Care. British Journal of General Practice Open 19 September 2018 doi.org/10.3399/bjgpopen18X101606.
Early F, Wellwood I, Kuhn I, Deaton C, Fuld J. Interventions to increase referral and uptake to Pulmonary Rehabilitation in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): a systematic review. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (in press 2018).
Cramer H, Hughes J, Featherstone K, Johnson R, Evans M, Timmis A, Deaton C, Feder G. “Who does this patient belong to?” Boundary work and the re/making of (NSTEMI) heart attack patients. Sociology of Health and Illness 2018 Jun 28. doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12778.
Wu L, Cleator J, Mamas M, Deaton C. An assessment of UK inpatient care for heart failure patients with diabetes. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. ePub May 2018. DOI: 10.1177/1474515118777412
Yorke J, Deaton C, Campbell M, McGowen L, Sephton P, Kiely DG, Armstrong I. Symptom severity and its effect on health-related quality of life over time in patients with pulmonary hypertension: a multisite longitudinal cohort study. BMJ Open Respiratory Research. 2018; 5(1): e000263. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2017-000263. eCollection 2018.
Adams C, Stears A, Savage D, Deaton C. “We’re stuck with what we’ve got”: The impact of lipodystrophy on body image. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2018; doi: 10.1111/jocn.14342.
Driscoll A, Grant MJ, Carroll D, Dalton S, Deaton C, Jones I, Lehwaldt D, McKee G, Munyombwe T, Astin F. The effect of nurse-to-patient ratios on nurse-sensitive patient outcomes in acute specialist units: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2018; 17(1):6-22. doi: 10.1177/1474515117721561
French D, Cameron E, Benton JS, Deaton C, Harvie M. Can communicating personalized disease risk promote healthy behaviour change? A systematic review of systematic reviews. Annals of Behavioural Medicine. 2017. 51(5):718-729. doi: 10.1007/s12160-017-9895-z
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 Career Development and Senior Fellowship Panel. She has held leadership roles and contributed to clinical practice guideline development as a member of the European Society of Cardiology. Professor Deaton collaborates with researchers across the UK, Europe and USA.