Dr Ann Hutchinson

Dr Ann Hutchinson

Research Fellow

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Hull York Medical School

Qualifications

  • BA (University of Oxford)
  • PhD (Hull York Medical School)

Summary

I am a research fellow leading an NIHR funded feasibility trial of a breathlessness crisis management intervention for paramedics when called out to patients with chronic breathlessness. This work derives from my PhD research on the experience of chronic breathlessness and presentation to the emergency department.

I currently am a member of NHS England's Long Term Plan Breathlessness subgroup. Additionally I am on the scientific programme committee for the Dyspnea Society conference.

I have worked with local people and artists Anna Bean and Rob Mackay to develop a multimedia exhibition to show what it is like living with breathlessness, entitled “Bringing Breathlessness into View”. This project received funding from Hull City of Culture 2017, the Wellcome Trust and the University of Hull. This exhibition will be taken to a variety of community and health centres over the next year to raise awareness of this difficult symptom and to let people know what can be done to live well with it.

Please see our website:

https://www.hyms.ac.uk/research/research-centres-and-groups/wolfson/breathlessness/bringing-breathlessness-into-view-exhibition

Additionally, I am interested in cancer-associated thrombosis and have published a qualitative sub-study of the select-d trial on the patient and carer experience of oral and injected anticoagulants and also a systematic review of the experiences of cancer patients living with venous thromboembolism.

I have a degree in Experimental Psychology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, both from the University of Oxford. Prior to training as a researcher, I gained 15 years of secondary school teaching experience. I was awarded a PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Hull on chronic breathlessness and presentation to the emergency department in 2017. I am very interested in public engagement and recently took part in the British Science Festival 2018.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Breathless and awaiting diagnosis in UK lockdown for COVID-19…We're stuck

Doe, G., Chantrell, S., Williams, M., Steiner, M. C., Armstrong, N., Hutchinson, A., & Evans, R. A. (2021). Breathless and awaiting diagnosis in UK lockdown for COVID-19…We’re stuck. NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 31(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41533-021-00232-0

How physicians in South India recognize, assess, and manage people with chronic breathlessness syndrome: A thematic analysis

Barnes-Harris, M., Daniel, S., Venkateswaran, C., Hutchinson, A., & Johnson, M. (2021). How physicians in South India recognize, assess, and manage people with chronic breathlessness syndrome: A thematic analysis. Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 27(1), 54-61. https://doi.org/10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_139_20

A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): Study protocol

Northgraves, M., Cohen, J., Allgar, V., Currow, D., Hart, S., Hird, K., …Hutchinson, A. (in press). A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): Study protocol. ERJ Open Research, https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00955-2020

'I don't talk about my distress to others; I feel that I have to suffer my problems..' Voices of Indian women with breast cancer: a qualitative interview study

Daniel, S., Venkateswaran, C., Hutchinson, A., & Johnson, M. J. (2020). ‘I don’t talk about my distress to others; I feel that I have to suffer my problems..’ Voices of Indian women with breast cancer: a qualitative interview study. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-020-05756-8

ERS Scientific Working Group 09.04, "Psychologists and behavioural scientists": The next step towards multidisciplinary respiratory care

Heijmans, M., von Leupoldt, A., Brighton, L. J., Peters, J., Volpato, E., Verkleij, M., …Spruit, M. A. (2020). ERS Scientific Working Group 09.04, “Psychologists and behavioural scientists”: The next step towards multidisciplinary respiratory care. European respiratory journal, 56(3), https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01881-2020

Research interests

Breathlessness

Cancer-associated thrombosis

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

BREATHE: Breathlessness RElief AT HomE

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£231,742.00

Started

1 April 2019

Status

Ongoing

Project

Bringing breathlessness into view

Funder

Hull UK City of Culture 2017

Grant

£2,000.00

Started

1 May 2017

Status

Complete