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Title: Associate Professor, Odense University Hospital, Denmark

Specialist research area: Cardiac surgery, heart valves

Research experience: Associate Professor

Summary: My research includes perspectives of patient-reported outcomes, frailty assessments and optimizations of clinical pathways (including reducing readmissions and health economics) among patients undergoing conventional heart valve surgery.

Also, I have been included in studies related to TAVI-patients, and studies of patients with ischemia. Other research areas include patient involvement, peer support, family perspectives and delirium assessments. 

I work as an Associate Professor in a joint position at Odense University Hospital and University of Southern Denmark. As part of my position I supervise PhD students, master students and clinical nurses and allied professionals.

Interested in receiving mentorship: Yes

Contact for PhD/collaborative research opportunities: Yes

Email: britt.borrgard@rsyd.dk 

Title: Clinical Research Fellow / Senior Lecturer in Cardiac Care, City, University of London, UK.

Specialist research area: 
Cognitive outcomes following adult cardiac surgery

Research experience: Doctoral

Research summary: I am the recipient of a Barts Charity Nurse / Allied Health Professional Clinical Research Fellowship, and currently a PhD student examining strategies to improve cognitive recovery in patients who have undergone cardiac surgery. My main areas of interest include cognitive recovery after cardiac surgery, and health related quality of life following cardiac surgery.

Interested in receiving mentorship: No

Contact for PhD/collaborative research opportunities: No

Email: Tracey.Gibson.1@city.ac.uk

Web: https://www.city.ac.uk/about/people/academics/tracey-bowden-nee-gibson 

Title: Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Specialist research area: Cardiovascular Health Promotion, Risk Factor Management, Chronic Disease Management, Knowledge Translation.

Research experience: My current research interests and program of research is focused on cardiovascular health promotion, including women’s cardiovascular health risks, cardiac rehabilitation post CV surgery, CV risk factor management, chronic disease self-management, advanced practice nursing roles, and knowledge translation.

Interested in receiving mentorship: Yes

Contact for PhD/collaborative research opportunities: Yes

Email: jill.bruneau@66@gmail.com 

Title: Highly Specialist Physiotherapist, Barts Health NHS, UK

Specialist research area: Critical care; cardiac surgery; aortovascular surgery

Research experience: Pre-doctoral

Summary:
 Pre-doctoral planning for prehabilitation in cardiac surgery, interested in improving outcomes post-surgery; developing tools to measure postoperative pulmonary complications in cardiac surgery patients and mitigating icu acquired weakness.

Interested in receiving mentorship: No

Contact for PhD/collaborative research opportunities:
No

Email:
 samantha.cook20@nhs.net 

Title: Associate Professor, Dept of Public Health and Nursing, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway; Nurse Researcher, Dept. of Cardiology and Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, Norway.

Specialist research area: Cardiothoracic surgery; Postsurgical pain; Cardiovascular nursing

Research experience: Associate Professor

Summary:
My main interests are patient-reported outcomes, palliative care, symptoms, and pain in different patient groups emphasizing the trajectory of elderly patients with cardiac disease. I am particularly interested in persistent postsurgical pain after cardiothoracic surgery and have published several papers on this issue.

Interested in receiving mentorship: Yes

Contact for PhD/collaborative research opportunities:
Yes

Email:
 h.gjeilo@ntnu.no

Web:
 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kari-Gjeilo / https://www.ntnu.edu/employees/kari.h.gjeilo 

 

Emily HydeTitle: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Specialist research area: Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), congenital care

Research experience: Pre-doctoral

Summary:
 I am a doctoral student interested in pursuing a nurse clinician scientist role focusing on cardiac critical care and patient-oriented research. My doctoral work is investigating the incidence of PICS post-cardiac surgery, outcomes used to measure PICS, engaging survivors to identify interventions to decrease the incidence of PICS, then implementing at least one of these interventions and measuring the impact on the incidence of PICS.

I am also engaging patients and caregivers in redeveloping the transition pathway from pediatric to adult congenial care.

Other interests include nurse retention, structural procedures, and heart failure.

Interested in receiving mentorship: Yes

Contact for PhD/collaborative research opportunities:
Yes

Email:
 e.hyde@sbgh.mb.ca 

 

Title: Associate Dean of Health Research, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Specialist research area: Cardiovascular and Chronic Disease Management

Research experience: Associate Professor 

Summary: Dr. Keeping-Burke’s program of research includes the management of adult chronic diseases and treatments, with a focus on cardiac illnesses, mainly cardiac surgery, myocardial infarction, and therapeutic hypothermia. For her doctoral research she investigated the effects of a virtual interactive telehealth home monitoring program on recovery for CABG surgery patients and their caregivers (https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.21571). Currently, she is Director of the UNB Saint John Collaboration for Evidence-Informed Healthcare: A JBI Centre of Excellence for the conduct of systematic reviews.

Interested in receiving mentorship: Yes

Contact for PhD/collaborative research opportunities: Yes

Email: l.keeping@unb.ca 

Web: https://www.unb.ca/faculty-staff/directory/science-ase-nhs/keeping-burke-lisa.html 

Dr Irene Lie. Photo: Ingar Sørensen
Dr Irene Lie. Photo: Ingar Sørensen

Title: Critical Care Nurse, Senior Researcher and Associate Professor II, FESC, Oslo University Hospital and NTNU, Norway

Specialist research area: Follow-up after discharge from hospital. Symptom monitoring. Heart surgery, heart failure and PCI patients.

Research experience: Associate Professor

Summary:
 As a clinical critical care nurse, head of a research centre and supervisor for master and PhD students in international collaboration, we mainly focus our mixed method studies on follow-up of heart disease (heart surgery, PCI, Heart failure) patients after discharge from hospital. Foremost, symptom monitoring for early intervention, reduce readmissions, PROM, PREM.

In a national (Norway) COVID-19 study on health care professionals (nurses, physicians and leaders) working in ICU we are focusing on preparing for working in COVID-ICU, daily working condition and psychological reactions

Interested in receiving mentorship: Yes

Contact for PhD/collaborative research opportunities:
Yes

Email:
  Irene.lie@ous-hf.no

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Title: Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow / Senior Sister, Queen Mary University of London / St Bartholomew’s Hospital, UK

Specialist research area: Cardiac surgery, aortovascular surgery, surgical site infection (SSI), atrial fibrillation (AF)

Research experience:
 Doctoral

Summary:
 I am interested on research related to cardiac surgery particularly on aortovascular surgery, AF and SSI after cardiac surgery. I am also interested in doing studies on health-related quality of life and development/validation of risk prediction as well as studies on Marfan syndrome patients. 

Interested in receiving mentorship: Yes

Contact for PhD/collaborative research opportunities:
Yes

Email:
 r.magboo@qmul.ac.uk 

Stacey Matthews

Title: Coordinator Clinical Evidence, National Heart Foundation of Australia

Specialist research area: Gender and women-specific cardiovascular disease

Research experience: Pre-doctoral

Summary: I am interested in health inequities and inequalities that exist between genders and the sexes in the area of cardiac surgery and cardiovascular disease.

Interested in receiving mentorship: Yes

Contact for PhD/collaborative research opportunities: Yes

Email: stacey.matthews@heartfoundation.org.au 

 

 

Title: Advanced Nurse Practitioner - cardiac surgery, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Specialist research area: Prehabilitation 

Research experience: Pre-doctoral and ERAS

Summary: Prehabilitation and optimisation of patients prior to adult care surgery. Introduction of ERAS to improve patient experience and outcomes post operatively. 

Interested in receiving mentorship: Yes

Contact for PhD/collaborative research opportunities: Yes

Email: jo.murfin@uhs.nhs.uk 

Title: Associate Dean of Health Research, Brock University, Canada

Specialist research area: Cardiovascular Pain, Symptom Recognition and Management

Research experience: Associate Professor 

Summary: Sheila is a Nurse Scientist at the Centre for Research Across the Life Span and the Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Wellbeing at Brock University. Sheila’s Heart Innovation Research Program contains three inter-related areas of focus: 1) to examine and describe cardiovascular disease (CVD) related pain and associated symptoms, 2) through the use of digital health technology, design, develop, and evaluate interventions to screen for and/or manage pain and other symptoms and 3) create/provide meaningful education and knowledge mobilization through use of integrated arts-based approaches for research and dissemination.

Interested in receiving mentorship: Yes

Contact for PhD/collaborative research opportunities: Yes

Email: sokeefemccarthy@brocku.ca 

Web: sokeefemccarthy.ca / https://brocku.ca/applied-health-sciences/nursing/faculty-research/faculty-directory/sheila-okeefe-mccarthy/ 

Dina Paoloni

Title: Cardiothoracic ICU Nurse, Barts Health NHS Trust, UK

Specialist research area: Cardiothoracic ICU

Research experience: Pre-doctoral

Summary: I am interested in acute and critical care, with special attention for cardiothoracic nursing which is my area of work and competencies.

Interested in receiving mentorship: Yes

Contact for PhD/collaborative research opportunities: Yes

Email: dinapaoloni.79@gmail.com 

Web: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dina-paoloni-955b199/