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Julie Sanders

Professor Julie Sanders RN, BSc (Hon), MSc, PhD, FESC

Professor of Cardiovascular Care

Research interests

  • Cardiovascular


Julie is a cardiovascular nurse specialising in cardiac surgery care. She has experience of a range of methods including genetic, large datasets, systematic reviews, observational, risk prediction models, patient reported outcome measurements and clinic trials and is currently a co-investigator on several large cardiac surgery trials. Her other area of work has focused on nursing and allied professional research capacity building, where she led the development of predoctoral, doctoral and post-doctoral clinical academic careers in practice at St Bartholomew's Hospital, where she continues to work 1 day a week.

Julie also has a number of national and international roles including a Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS) of Great Britain and Ireland Nursing and Allied Professional Ambassador, a co-founder of the Cardiac Surgery International Nursing and Allied Professional Research Network (CONNECT), the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (ACNAP) Science Committee Chair (2020-2024) and is the ACNAP President-Elect (2024-2026).

Research interests

  • Cardiac surgery outcomes including: a) frailty b) morbidity c) health-related quality of life and patient reported outcomes
  • The underrepresentation of women in cardiovascular trials.

Enquiring about potential PhD supervision

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Our Postgraduate Research Team will contact supervisors on your behalf and get back to you. If you have any queries in the meantime, please use the email address above, rather than contacting potential PhD supervisors directly, because they are unable to respond to initial enquiries.