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

Acute-on-chronic breathlessness: recognition and response

Hutchinson, A., Johnson, M. J., & Currow, D. (2019). Acute-on-chronic breathlessness: recognition and response. Journal of pain and symptom management, 57(5), e4-e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.01.012

The roles of dispositional coping style and social support in helping people with respiratory disease cope with a breathlessness crisis

Garcia, M. V., Luckett, T., Johnson, M., Hutchinson, A., Lal, S., & Phillips, J. (2019). The roles of dispositional coping style and social support in helping people with respiratory disease cope with a breathlessness crisis. Journal of advanced nursing, 75(9), 1953-1965. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14039

Low-intensity educational interventions supporting self-management to improve outcomes related to chronic breathlessness: a systematic review

Raymond, B., Johnson, M., Luckett, T., Hutchinson, A., Lovell, M., & Phillips, J. (2019). Low-intensity educational interventions supporting self-management to improve outcomes related to chronic breathlessness: a systematic review. NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 29, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41533-019-0152-8

“So, I try not to go…” Acute-on-chronic breathlessness and presentation to the emergency department: in-depth interviews with patients, carers and clinicians

Hutchinson, A., Galvin, K., & Johnson, M. (in press). “So, I try not to go…” Acute-on-chronic breathlessness and presentation to the emergency department: in-depth interviews with patients, carers and clinicians. Journal of pain and symptom management,

Research interests

Breathlessness

Cancer-associated thrombosis

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Bringing breathlessness into view

Funder

Hull UK City of Culture 2017

Grant

£2,000.00

Started

1 May 2017

Status

Complete

Project

BREATHE: Breathlessness RElief AT HomE

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£199,108.00

Started

1 April 2019

Status

Ongoing