School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University
Dr Loreena Hill worked as a heart failure nurse with prescribing authority for nearly 15 years at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. In 2006, she completed a Master of Science degree, followed by a doctoral fellowship. Dr Hill was successfully appointed as lecturer (teaching and research) within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland) in 2018, before being promoted to senior lecturer in 2021. In April 2023, she commenced a British Heart Foundation nurse fellowship, to co-design an interactive website for patients with heart failure and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.
Dr Hill’s key research interest is heart failure, with a particular focus on patients with advanced symptoms and those with an implanted cardiac device. She collaborates on several international, national and doctoral research projects. Dr Hill is also a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, undertaking activities for the Heart Failure Association. For the period of 2022–24, she is Co-Chair of the Digital Health and Patient Care committee.