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New FNF Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice Research appointed in Hertfordshire









Professor Natalie Pattison is a clinical academic who has worked clinically in cancer, critical care and critical care outreach. Until 2017, she was the lead for critical care follow-up service at The Royal Marsden for many years. She is passionate about public involvement in research and was trust lead for Patient Public Involvement in Research at The Royal Marsden until taking up her new role as FNF Chair at the University of Hertfordshire and East and North Herts NHS Trust in 2017.

Her research interests focus on her clinical area of cancer critical care and she leads several research projects, including: exploration of safe staffing, the role of critical care outreach in transitions to end of life, and RCT of massage to enhance sleep in ICU, use of critical care diaries and critical care follow-up.

Natalie is vice-Chair for both the UK Critical Care Research Group and the National Outreach Forum, and sits as the nursing representative for the NIHR National Specialty Group for Critical Care. She founded a network of critical care nurse and AHP researchers in 2017. She is widely published, and has been Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cancer Care since 2013. Natalie is a former FNF research scholar and is involved in many national and international research studies, speaking regularly at conferences.

Natalie will commence her post on 2nd October 2017.