Dr Ann Hutchinson

Research Fellow

I am a research fellow working on the development of a breathlessness crisis management plan to be used by paramedics when called out to patients with chronic breathlessness. This work derives from my PhD research on the experience of chronic breathlessness and what leads people with chronic breathlessness to present to the emergency department.

I  have an interest in cancer-associated thrombosis having recently worked on a qualitative sub-study of the select-d trial on the patient and carer experience of oral and injected anticoagulants.

I am also working with local people and an artist called Anna Bean to develop a photographic exhibition to show what it is like living with breathlessness. This project is funded by Hull City of Culture and the Wellcome Trust.

I am a research fellow working on the development of a breathlessness crisis management plan to be used by paramedics when called out to patients with breathlessness crisis. This work derives from my PhD research on the experience of chronic breathlessness and what leads people with chronic breathlessness to present to the emergency department.


I also have an interest in cancer-associated thrombosis having recently worked on a qualitative sub study of the select-d trial investigating the experience of taking oral and injected anticoagulant medication.


I am working with local people and an artist called Anna Bean to develop a photographic exhibition to show what it is like living with breathlessness. This project is funded by Hull City of Culture and the Wellcome Trust.


For further information on my research see the link below:



https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ann_Hutchinson

My PhD investigated the role of chronic refractory breathlessness in emergency department presentations. This research involved a mixed methods approach including a patient survey and case note review at the Hull Royal Infirmary, followed by in-depth interviews exploring how breathlessness had triggered a presentation at the emergency department. These research findings are set in the context of a systematic review of the existing qualitative literature on the experience of breathlessness.


Hutchinson et al. (2017) Breathlessness and
presentation to the emergency department: a survey and clinical record review.


http://rdcu.be/qfTu


Hutchinson A. Patient and carer experience of breathlessness. Palliative Care in Respiratory Disease: ERS Monograph 73. 2016;73:102.


Bolzani, A. et al. (2017) Cognitive-emotional interventions for breathlessness in adults with advanced diseases. Cochrane database of systematic reviews. (Online) 2017


Re: Asia, Australia and New Zealand Dyspnoea in Emergency Departments (AANZDEM) study: Rationale, design and analysis. (Letter) Currow, D., Hutchinson, A. and Johnson, M. (2015) Emergency Medicine Australasia


Invisible suffering: breathlessness in and beyond the clinic—a reply. (Letter) Hutchinson, A., et al. (2015). The Lancet Respiratory Medicine