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Dr Ski has a keen interest in a broad range of psychosocial aspects of cardiovascular health, RCTs and mixed methods. With much experience in systematic reviews and eHealth, Dr Ski is most interested in evidence-based cutting edge projects that impact on practice.


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Personal profile


  • Chronic Illness and Palliative Care Theme Lead in School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • 20 years experience working in academic and health sectors yielding solutions to complex health issues via strategic partnerships and impacting on research, teaching and professional practice
  • Awarded >£16M+ in competitive research funds and >120 peer reviewed publications
  • Lead investigator (£1.7M) programme of research into optimal health across chronic conditions
  • Published in leading journals such as Nature Cardiol Rev & Cochrane Database Syst Rev
  • Numerous international collaborations, invited presentations and awards - expertise in psychosocial aspects of cardiovascular disease






Research Interests

My research work in progress includes: heading a series of clinical trials of an optimal health programme for the management of three major chronic diseases (chronic kidney disease, diabetes and stroke and carers); conducting an evaluation of a coaching intervention to reduce cardiovascular risk in an indigenous population; evaluating the feasibility of a novel online cardiovascular health intervention for men at high risk of heart disease; and investigating the impact of cognitive impairment amongst people with different forms of chronic heart failure.     

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


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