Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Senior Teaching Fellow (Course Development)



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Dr Jillian Riley is at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College,  developing a MSc Cardiovascular and Respiratory Healthcare (October  2018). She directed studies in Cardio-respiratory Nursing at the college for ten years before deciding to concentrate on supporting health professionals more widely to deliver high quality patient care.

Dr Riley trained as a nurse in London and gained clinical experience in cardiothoracic intensive care both in the UK and North America. Her PhD was in innovative patient-centred monitoring for patients with heart failure. With a particular interest in supporting the delivery of cardiac care Dr Riley was instrumental in the development of the British Association for Nursing in Cardiac Care (BANCC) and past President of the association. She currently sits on the Executive committee of the board of the European Heart Failure Association of the ESC. Dr Riley also sits on the cardiovascular strategic leadership group for NHS London and co-chairs the heart failure subgroup. She also chairs the Palliative Care in Heart Failure task force for the Heart Failure Association of the ESC.

Dr Riley authors widely on the subject of heart failure. She is an associate editor for the European Journal of Heart Failure and sits on the editorial board of the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing and on the British Journal of Cardiac Nursing.  

With a keen interest in supporting the contribution of nurses to the delivery of care Dr Riley successfully led the development of a European Heart Failure Nurse Curriculum. ( Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology heart failure nurse curriculum, European Journal of Heart Failure, ISSN: 1388-9842)  The explicit aim of this is to support equality of heart failure care across Europe. She is also involved in awarding and supporting Heart Failure Association training fellowships to nurses to further their clinical and academic careers and to inform heart failure nursing and patient care ( 

Dr Riley also explores innovative ways of delivering healthcare to patients with chronic heart and lung disease, and that take account of the patient's experience of the healthcare encounter. She lecturers, delivers short courses and provides research support in these areas.








































McCambridge J, Keane C, Walshe M, et al., 2020, The prehospital patient pathway and experience of care with acute heart failure: a comparison of two health care systems, Esc Heart Failure, Vol:8, ISSN:2055-5822, Pages:1076-1084

Burns DJP, Arora J, Okunade O, et al., 2020, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM): Standardized Patient-Centered Outcomes Measurement Set for Heart Failure Patients, Jacc-heart Failure, Vol:8, ISSN:2213-1779, Pages:212-222


Mccambridge JJ, Keane C, Walshe M, et al., 2019, The care pathway prior to hospitalisation with acute decompensated heart failure: a comparison between two healthcare systems, WILEY, Pages:442-442, ISSN:1388-9842

Brahmbhatt D, Evans L, Riley J, et al., Mapping the processes involved in remote monitoring of heart failure patients at a specialist NHS cardiology clinic, Heart Rhythm Congress

Kernan R, Lennon E, Gallagher J, et al., 2018, Evaluating the patient and carers perspective of the heart failure pathway following an admission with an acute decompensation of heart failure, European-Society-of-Cardiology Congress, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, Pages:1201-1201, ISSN:0195-668X

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