|Dr Hayes Dalal|
Co-Chair of the BACPR/NACR Certification Programme
(Primary Care; England)
Having worked as a GP for many years I represent the primary care perspective and am the current chair of the NACR/BACPR National Certification Programme (NCP_CR).
I aim to improve the links between cardiac rehab and primary care health care professionals.
|Dr Carolyn Deighan|
(Health Psychologist; Scotland)
I am a Health Psychologist for the Heart Manual (HM) department, NHS Lothian, Scotland. I currently lead the psychological input to the HM resources and the clinician training to enable this nationally and internationally, also collaborating with external partners to develop new prevention and rehabilitation interventions in cardiac and cancer.
As a Council Member I aim to build on my work for BACPR health behaviour change and education competences, supporting the role of psychology in cardiac prevention and rehabilitation and identifying ways to address barriers to uptake, clearly highlighted by the most recent NACR report.
(Exercise Instructor; England)
I have 7 years experience working in a leading tertiary cardiothoracic hospital (Papworth) as a cardiac exercise specialist, and am heavily involved in the community delivering and supervising in-house and home-based exercise programmes for patients in Phase 3 and Phase 4 Cardiac Rehabilitation. During this time, I have completed my MSc in Preventive Cardiology at Imperial College London.
I hope to help spread the important message of cardiac prevention and rehabilitation via accessible information and education. Vicky.firstname.lastname@example.org
(Fitness Instructor; Scotland)
I am a cardiac rehabilitation exercise instructor with over 21 years' experience of delivering both group and individualised exercise programmes, and a career history of teaching fitness, health and exercise education within further education colleges.
I am currently a PhD student of Edinburgh Napier University with a research interest in how cardiac patients, identifying themselves as active; engage with cardiac rehab physical activity information.
From my election, I aim to contribute my time and experience to supporting the of the council and the members.
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(Clinical Nurse Specialist; Wales)
I am currently working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. My previous experience within the sport and exercise science field coupled with my nursing skills has best placed me to deal with the management of chronic diseases. I am currently attending the University of Chester on their MSc Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation programme. This enabling me to better manage peoples CVD and improving my service delivery in the recovery and rehab specialism.
By being elected to the Council I hope my experiences will contribute to the development of efficient and holistic care delivery to those with CVD. I am very excited to be a part of the BACPR and look forward to the opportunities that will be forged.
Dr Tom Butler
(Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics; England)
Tom completed his undergraduate degree in Human Biology (BSc Hons) at the University of Hull and subsequently went on to complete a doctorate with a thesis titled 'Impact of dietary manipulation on cardiac hypertrophy'. This project was funded by grants from the Hull and East Riding Cardiac Research Trust Fund and the Clinical Biosciences Institute at the University of Hull, and examined the role of dietary fat and carbohydrate on cardiac functional and metabolic remodelling in response to hypertension and obesity. He is both a registered dietitian with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) and British Dietetic Association (BDA), and registered nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition (AfN), specialising in nutritional science. Tom is a senior lecturer and programme leader in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Chester
Dr Aynsley Cowie
(Consultant Physiotherapist, Cardiology and Research Officer, ACPICR; Scotland)
Aynsley has been an Ordinary Council on BACPR council since October 2018, after stepping down form the role of Scientific Officer, which she held for four years. Aynsley is a Consultant Physiotherapist in cardiology within NHS Ayrshire and Arran, and has worked as a cardiac rehabilitation physiotherapist for 12 years. In 2011, she completed a PhD examining effects of home- versus hospital-based exercise training in chronic heart failure. Recently she led on a Scottish Government funded project to develop a patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) for cardiac rehabilitation. She is also currently evaluating a multimorbidity rehabilitation programme within Ayrshire, and is doing a project on nurse-led inherited cardiac condition clinics. Aynsley teaches on the BACPR/ACPICR heart failure course.