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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 America’
Journal 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