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Nursing and Allied Professions Investigator Awards

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) supports the future of cardiovascular medicine. Each year the ESC provides €2 million in grants, fellowships, and scholarships.

The number of PhD prepared cardiovascular nurses and allied professionals are growing in Europe, and the Nursing and Allied Professions Investigator Award aims to recognise the outstanding contribution of these investigators in understanding, preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases.



Review all abstracts and presentations on ESC 365, the Cardiology Knowledge Hub.


Nursing and Allied Professions Investigator Award 2023

Trond Pettersen (Kleppesto, Norway)

Sex differences in incidence of self-reported adverse drug reactions after percutaneous coronary intervention

Nursing and Allied Professions Investigator Award 2022

Junghee Kang (Lexington United States of America)

Sustained effect on diet quality of a self-care intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease risk among informal rural caregivers of people with chronic illnesses: does health literacy matter?

Nursing and Allied Professions Investigator Award 2021

Nobuaki Hamazaki (Sagamihara, Japan)

Associations between kidney function and outcomes following cardiac rehabilitation in patients with heart failure

Nursing and Allied Professions Investigator Award 2020

Jose Miguel Rivera-Caravaca (Murcia, Spain)

Relationship of particular matter and temperature on the risk of adverse events in atrial fibrillation patients.

Nursing and Allied Health Professions Investigator Award 2019

Susie Cartledge

Seeing is believing: the feasibility and acceptability of using wearable cameras to enhance self-management of heart failure

Nursing/Allied Professional Investigator Award 2018

Assoc. Prof. Axel Wolf

The impact of a person-centred cardiac care rehabilitation intervention on patient-reported care experience: A randomized control trial.

Previous Award Winners

  • Nursing/Allied Professional Investigator Award 2017
    Dr. Loreena Hill
    Family involvement in decisions concerning implantable cardioverter defibrillators:Results from an international survey. 
  • Nursing/Allied Professional Investigator Award 2016
    Tanja Odeneg, Austria - The use of the wearable cardioverter defibrillator in Austria. Results of the Austrian LifeVest Registry.
  • Nursing/Allied Professional Investigator Award 2015
    Chi-Wen Chen
  • Nursing/Allied Professional Investigator Award 2014
    Todd Ruppar
  • Nursing/Allied Professional Investigator Award 2013
    Lowrie Richard
  • Nursing/Allied Professional Investigator Award 2012
    Kaat Siebens