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 as Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Research at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and Institute of Public Health in November 2013. 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 Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust. She currently sits on the NIHR Post-doctoral Award 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’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.
Christi was appointed on 1st November 2013
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