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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

Diagnostic delays for breathlessness: a qualitative study in primary care to understand current care and inform future pathways.

Doe, G., Williams, M. T., Chantrell, S., Steiner, M. C., Armstrong, N., Hutchinson, A., & Evans, R. A. (2023). Diagnostic delays for breathlessness: a qualitative study in primary care to understand current care and inform future pathways. The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 2022, Article 0475. https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGP.2022.0475

Cancer patients' experiences of the diagnosis and treatment of incidental pulmonary embolism (a qualitative study)

Benelhaj, N. E., Hutchinson, A., Maraveyas, A., & Johnson, M. (2022). Cancer patients’ experiences of the diagnosis and treatment of incidental pulmonary embolism (a qualitative study). PLoS ONE, 17(10), Article e0276754. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0276754

Mixed-methods feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): study findings

Hutchinson, A., Allgar, V., Cohen, J., Currow, D. C., Griffin, S., Hart, S., …Johnson, M. J. (2022). Mixed-methods feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): study findings. ERJ Open Research, 8(4), Article 00257-2022. https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00257-2022

Health service utilisation associated with chronic breathlessness: random population sample

Currow, D. C., Chang, S., Ekström, M., Luckett, T., Kochovska, S., Hay, P., …Johnson, M. J. (2021). Health service utilisation associated with chronic breathlessness: random population sample. ERJ Open Research, 7(4), Article 00415-2021. https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00415-2021

"So, when a woman becomes ill, the total structure of the family is affected, they can't do anything…" Voices from the community on women with breast cancer in India: a qualitative focus group study

Daniel, S., Venkateswaran, C., Singh, C., Hutchinson, A., & Johnson, M. J. (in press). “So, when a woman becomes ill, the total structure of the family is affected, they can’t do anything…” Voices from the community on women with breast cancer in India: a qualitative focus group study. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-021-06475-4

Research interests

Breathlessness

Cancer-associated thrombosis

Lead investigator

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

£232,098.00

Started

1 April 2019

Status

Complete

Project

Real-world Implementation and Evaluation of an AI decision support software (ArtiQ.Spiro) into primary care respiratory diagnostic pathways

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£6,707.00

Started

1 December 2021

Status

Complete

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