Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair of Clinical Nursing Research
PhD, RN, FAHA, FESC, FAAN
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.
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
Deaton C. Reducing premature mortality from non-communicable diseases. Nursing Standard. 2017; 31 (34): 40 – 43. Doi:10.17748/ns.2017.e10664
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
Iles-Smith H, Deaton C, Campbell M, Mercer C, McGowan L. The experiences of myocardial infarction patients readmitted within six months of primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2017. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13715
Astin F, Burey L, Cook PA, O’Donnell C, Deaton C, Lewthwaite K, Terry D, Lacey S, Adams J,Rothwell K, Humpreys J. A service improvement ‘tool kit’ for effective heart failure management in primary care. British Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2016; 11: 588 – 596.
Deaton C, Johnson R, Evans M, Timmis A, Zaman J, Hemingway H, Hughes J, Feder G, Cramer H. Aligning the Planets: the Role of Nurses in the Care of Patients with Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Nursing Open. November 2016: DOI: 10.1002/nop2.69
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 C, 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
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.