Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Research, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge
Christi Deaton is the Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Research at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, and Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH). Her research focuses on management of patients with long-term health conditions such as heart failure and COPD, including the role of physical activity and rehabilitation. In addition to her own programme of research, her role at CUH is to build research capacity and capability among nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.
Christi gained a PhD in Nursing from Georgia State University (USA) in 1994, having started her nursing career in 1977. She became Professor of Nursing at the University of Manchester in 2004, a joint post with the university and an acute care trust. Christi is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the European Society of Cardiology and the American Academy of Nursing. She serves on the review panel for the NIHR Career Development and Senior Research Fellowship Awards, and has contributed to the development of several clinical practice guidelines in cardiology.