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ACNAP Mentoring Programme

The ACNAP Mentoring Programme provides access to a mentoring network that facilitates the development of high-quality cardiovascular nurses and allied health professionals engaged in research and/or clinical practice. 

Successful applicants will receive career development advice and guidance from their chosen mentors. 



 

Listen to the testimonial of Harleah G. Buck (mentor) and Angela Massouh (mentee)

Who can benefit ?

Cardiovascular research or clinical nurses and allied professionals who wish to develop their portfolio and networks

Why participate?

  • Broaden your professional network and build links with members of the cardiovascular community. 
  • Develop and enhance personal and professional skills in research / clinical areas. 
  • Collaborate with likeminded professionals who will inspire and support you in equal measure. 

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

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How to apply

Applications are now closed. The next call for applicants will open in September 2024.

Should you have any questions about the programme please contact us : acnap@escardio.org 

Selection process

  1. Info call: Potential mentees may participate in an online info call (see information below) where they will have an opportunity to learn more about the programme and be provided with the means to self-assess their mentoring needs. The call is designed to help people craft their application to ensure that they are matched with the most appropriate mentor in terms of expertise and goals.
  2. Application review: including mentor compatibility assessment based on your selected mentors.   
  3. Preliminary assignment of mentor: The mentor will review the application and confirm that the mentor/mentee matching is relevant for both parties.  
  4. First meeting between paired mentor/mentee - objective - for both parties to confirm the journey can continue.
  5. The mentoring journey is officially confirmed.

Mentoring journey

ACNAP Mentoring Journey Diagram V1.png

Mentors list

Research mentors  Clinical mentors  Research and clinical mentors

Click on the photo or name to access full biography

Research mentors

Christi Deaton.jpgChristi Deaton

Nurse

  University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine (United Kingdom)
  Areas of expertise: heart failure, mixed methods, prevention, qualitative research, rehabilitation, scientific societies involvement

 

2021_Deirdre Lane.PNGDeirdre Lane

Allied Professional - Psychologist and Epidemiologist

  University of Liverpool (United Kingdom)

  Areas of expertise: career development, mixed methods, patient involvement, person-centred care, prevention, psychosocial, quantitative research, qualitative research, rehabilitation

 

Doris Yu.JPGDoris Yu 

Nurse

  The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  Areas of expertise: heart failure, instrument development and psychometrics, psychosocial, quantitative research, rehabilitation

 

Ercole Vellone.JPGErcole Vellone

Nurse

  Tor Vergata University of Rome (Italy)
  Areas of expertise: education, heart failure, instrument development and psychometrics, qualitative research,  quantitative research

 

Gerry Lee.JPGGerry Lee

Nurse

  University College Cork (Ireland)
  Areas of expertise: education, mixed methods, patient involvement, qualitative research, skills development

 

Buck Harleah.jpgHarleah G. Buck

Nurse

  University of Iowa (USA)
  Areas of expertise: heart failure, leadership

 

2021_Ian Jones.jpgIan Jones 

Nurse

  Liverpool John Moores University (United Kingdom)
  Areas of expertise: acute coronary syndrome, career development, education, leadership, mixed methods, person-centred care, prevention, quantitative research, rehabilitation, skills development

 

Jeroen Hendriks.jpgJeroen Hendriks

Nurse

  Flinders University, Adelaide (Australia)
  Areas of expertise: leadership, patient involvement, person-centred care, prevention

 

Jessica Ochard.jpgJessica Orchard

Allied Professional - Scientist / Biomedical Scientist

  The University of Sydney (Australia)
  Areas of expertise: career development, leadership, prevention, qualitative research, quantitative research, scientific societies involvement

 

Julie Sanders.jpgJulie Sanders 

Nurse

  St Bartholomew’s Hospital (United Kingdom)
  Areas of expertise: cardiac surgery, career development, instrument development and psychometrics, leadership, patient involvement ,psychosocial, quantitative research

 

Philip Moons.jpgPhilip Moons

Nurse - Scientist/ Researcher

  KU Leuven - University of Leuven (Belgium)
  Areas of expertise: quantitative research

 

Suzanne Fredericks.jpgSuzanne Fredericks

Nurse

  Toronto Metropolitan University (Canada)
  Areas of expertise: cardiac surgery, career development, education, instrument development and psychometrics, leadership, mixed methods, person-centred care, prevention, psychosocial, quantitative research, rehabilitation, scientific societies involvement, skills development

 

Tiny Jaarsma.jpgTiny Jaarsma 

Nurse

  Linkoping University (Sweden)
  Areas of expertise: heart failure, instrument development and psychometrics, patient involvement, psychosocial, qualitative research, quantitative research

 

Clinical mentors

Catherine Ross.jpgCatherine Ross

Allied Professional - Echocardiographer / Sonographer 

  Scottish Government, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
  Areas of expertise: career development, education, heart failure, leadership, scientific societies involvement

 

Eleni Kletsiou.jpgEleni Kletsiou 

Nurse

  University General Hospital ATTIKON (Greece)
  Areas of expertise: acute coronary syndrome, career development, education, leadership, patient involvement, person-centred care

 

Maria Hayes.jpgMaria Hayes

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

  Blackrock Clinic (Ireland)
  Areas of expertise: cardiac surgery, skills development

Research and Clinical mentors

Barbara-Farquharson.pngBarbara Farquharson

Nurse

  University of Stirling (United Kingdom)
  Areas of expertise: acute coronary syndrome, career development, education, leadership, mixed methods, patient involvement, psychosocial, qualitative research, quantitative research, rehabilitation

 

Dominic A. Theuns.jpgDominic A.Theuns

Allied Professional - Scientist/ Biomedical Scientist 

  Erasmus MC (The Netherlands)
  Areas of expertise: education, heart failure, prevention, quantitative research, scientific societies involvement

 

Eva Goossens.jpgEva Goossens 

Allied Professional - Healthcare Scientist

  Antwerp University Hospital (Belgium)
  Areas of expertise: career development, education, instrument development and psychometrics, leadership, mixed methods, patient involvement, person-centred care, psychosocial, qualitative research, quantitative research

 

Felicity Astin.pngFelicity Astin

Nurse

  The Open University (United Kingdom)
  Areas of expertise: acute coronary syndrome, cardiac surgery, career development, education, heart failure, leadership, mixed methods, patient involvement, person centred-care, prevention, psychosocial, qualitative research, quantitative research, rehabiliation

 

Izabella Uchmanowicz.jpgIzabella Uchmanowicz 

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

  Wroclaw Medical University (Poland)
  Areas of expertise: education, heart failure, leadership, mixed methods, patient involvement, person-centred care, prevention

 

Michela-Barisone.jpegMichela Barisone 

Nurse

  ASL 2 Azienda Sociosanitaria Ligure (Italy)
  Areas of expertise: career development, education, heart failure, leadership, qualitative research, scientific societies involvement

 

Norma Caples.jpgNorma Caples 

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

  University Hospital Waterford (Ireland)
  Areas of expertise: career development, heart failure, person-centred care, quantitative research, scientific societies involvement

 

Valentino Oriolo.jpgValentino Oriolo

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

  University Hospital Bristol NHS FT (United Kingdom)
  Areas of expertise: acute coronary syndrome, career development, education, leadership, patient involvement, qualitative research