Portrait of  Vincent Finn Vincent Finn

v.finn@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473402


Current studies: PhD Cardiac Rehabilitation, School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield.

Place of birth and upbringing: Birmingham City and Ireland (Co Galway).

Teaching & Academic Responsibilities

  • Diploma and degree nursing courses / modules:- Physiology, Patho-physiology, Pharmacology and Nursing Studies (Common Foundation and Adult Branch studies)
  • Contributions to Cardiology and Cardiac Care modules (Post – registration cardiac nursing - CPD)
  • Contributions to Health and Sport Science – Cardiac rehabilitation research.
  • Course Leader – BSc (Hons) Nursing studies (Adult Branch) – Pre-registration Nursing Undergraduate Scheme
  • Module leader and personal tutor responsibilities to pre-registration nursing students (Diploma and Undergraduates)

Research and Scholarship

  • Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS, London).
  • Chartered Scientist (IBMS, London).
  • Multi-disciplinary Cardiac rehabilitation in clinical practice (hospital and community settings).
  • Quality of life research in cardiac patients (MI, CABG, PCI).
  • Case Study methodology and use of Mixed Methods research.
  • Teaching, application and use of the life sciences knowledge (Physiology, Psychology and Sociology) related to Nursing care of patients – research project completed in 2003 (School Innovation fund, University of Huddersfield).
  • Theoretical interests in cardiac physiology and related pharmacology.
  • Theoretical interest in the aetiology and pathogenesis of various human diseases particularly coronary heart disease.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Finn, V. and Ellis, R. (2009) ‘Media Review: Curry, L., Shield, R., & Wetle, T. (2006). Improving Aging and Public Health Research: Qualitative and Mixed Methods. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association and the Gerontological Society of AmericaJournal of Mixed Methods Research , 3 (4), pp. 414-415. ISSN 1558-6898


Finn, V (2002) ‘Methodological issues and dilemmas in cardiac health research’. In: The University of Huddersfield Narrative & Memory Research Group Second Annual Conference, Saturday April 20th 2002, Huddersfield, UK

Research Degree Supervision

  • Quality of life research
    • Older cardiac patients
    • Patho-physiology of coronary heart disease
    • Multi-disciplinary cardiac rehabilitation for patients with coronary heart disease
  • Use of mixed methods/mixed methodologies in health/nursing research