Cardiovascular disease and diabetes is one of five key research themes at the Primary Care Unit, addressed through the work of the following groups:
The Cardiovascular Group is headed by Professor Jonathan Mant. Its work spans the prevention, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease in community settings. Current work includes research on transient ischaemic attack, stroke, diabetes, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and hypertension.
The research of the Prevention Group, led by Professor Simon Griffin, focuses on reducing the burden of common chronic conditions in which primary care plays a central role in in diagnosis and management such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
The recently established Clinical Nursing Research Group (CNRG) is led by Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Research, Christi Deaton. Our research interests focus primarily on patients with cardiovascular and other long-term conditions. We have a particular interest on exercise and physical activity as therapy for patients with heart disease, stroke and other 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-, midwife- and AHP-led services.