Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Research Nurse



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I am a cardiovascular specialist nurse working the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London since 2002. I have coordinated both randomised controlled trials (RCT) and surveys. These include the  EUROACTION cluster RCT of a nurse led multidisciplinary family centred preventive cardiology programme conducted in eight countries and 24 centres in Europe between 2002 and 2006; the third and fourth EUROASPIRE surveys of secondary and primary prevention care in over 20 countries in Europe; the British Cardiovascular Society sponsored Aspire-2-Prevent survey based in the UK; and the EUROACTION plus intensive smoking cessation with varenicline which was implemented in 4 countries including the UK.

I graduated from my first undergraduate degree in French in 1981 and went on to train as a nurse at Charing Cross Hospital in London, subsequently completing a further undergraduate degree in Nursing in 2000. I practiced as a specialist cardiac nurse in coronary care and then cardiac rehabilitation, leading a programme at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire between 1995 and 2002.

I was part of the team that set up the MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert and short courses in Preventive Cardiology at Imperial College London where I conduct senior teaching. I lead the modules in Preventive Cardiology Theory and Practice and Smoking Cessation. I completed a PhD on concordance for health behaviours and cardiovascular risk factors and concordance for change in couples where one partner had coronary heart disease.

I have taken taken leadership roles in professional societies serving as President of the British Association for Nursing in Cardiovascular Care which is an affiliated group of the British Cardiovascular Society. I am currently the Chair of the European Society of Cardiology Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions.





Gyberg V, De Bacquer D, De Backer G, et al., 2015, Patients with coronary artery disease and diabetes need improved management: a report from the EUROASPIRE IV survey: a registry from the EuroObservational Research Programme of the European Society of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diabetology, Vol:14, ISSN:1475-2840

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