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Chronic Illness and Palliative Care



Dr Hill’s research focuses on the management of patients with chronic heart failure, specifically those in advanced stages. She leads a co-design European study to develop an innovative intervention to improve patient and family decision-making concerning Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators within palliative care.

Dr Hill is interested in ways to improve self-care of patients with chronic heart failure. She is PI of QUB team in Passion-HF (PAtient Self-care uSIng eHealth in ChrONic Heart Failure), a European study that’s aims to increase responsibility and self-efficacy of patients with heart failure.

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Open to PhD opportunities in the field of

  • Management of patients with Chronic Heart Failure

  • Supportive and palliative care, with particular interest in heart failure

  • Decision-making regarding deactivation of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

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School of Nursing and Midwifery

Loreena Hill

Dr Hill is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. 






  • A nurse researcher with her roots in heart failure practice” headline from HF 2018 Congress News
  • Passion-HF project is profiled in “The Northern Ireland Experience in Transnational Programmes” published by Special EU Programmes Body 2019



Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Chronic Illness And Palliative Care Research Initiative

Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation


Research students

PhD Title: HEart faiLure carer support Programme: A pilot study of the HELP intervention for carers.

Name: Lorna Cassidy
Years of Study: 2018-2021
Country: Northern Ireland

PhD Title: Exploring diagnostic communication and its impact on illness perceptions and motivation for behavioural change in patients receiving a diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome

Name: William Stritzel
Years of Study: 2018-2021
Country: United Kingdom

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