Professor Christi Deaton

Professor Christi Deaton


Christi leads research to improve management of patients with heart failure and other long-term conditions, and builds research capacity among nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

Professor Christi Deaton

Christi qualified as a nurse in the US in 1977 and completed her BS and Master’s degrees in the 1980s. She obtained her PhD in 1994 and has been engaged in cardiovascular research for 25 years. She moved to the UK from the US in 2003 and took up her current post at the University of Cambridge in November 2013.

Christi is a Fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA), the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and the American Academy of Nursing, and is a member of the Association of Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Professionals, Heart Failure Association, European Association for Preventive Cardiology, European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society, the British Society of Heart Failure, British Cardiovascular Society and British Association of Nurses in Cardiovascular Care. She has held leadership positions in the AHA and ESC, has contributed to several ESC clinical practice guidelines, and serves on various editorial and national/international scientific advisory boards.

Research projects

Optimising Management of Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in Primary Care 2017-2020; a programme of work to better identify and manage patients with this condition.

Development of an intervention to increase utilisation of Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) in primary care 2017-2019.

The Tip of the Iceberg: Identifying Patients with Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) in Primary Care. 2016-2018.