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Hannah Conway

Academic Plan Lead for MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (Programme Director), Associate Professor of Advanced Clinical Practice, ACCP, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Hannah is a seasoned Advanced Critical Care Practitioner, balancing both clinical expertise and academic pursuits. Within the realm of Adult Intensive Care, she specialises in cardiothoracic surgery and ECMO, boasting over a decade of experience. Her proficiency extends to critical care echocardiography and ultrasound, where she holds notable national roles associated with critical care ultrasound, such as National FUSIC Heart Lead (Intensive Care Society) and examiner for the British Society of Echocardiography. Beyond her clinical endeavors, she spearheads the successful medical education company 'g&h CritCareEcho', facilitating monthly courses covering national ultrasound curricula aimed enhancing the skills of medics and allied health professionals alike.

In academia, Hannah's influence is equally profound. As the Programme Director for the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice and an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, she leads by example. She also assumes the role of module lead for the final year ACP module, Transition to Advanced Clinical Practice (EPA).

A dedicated clinical researcher, Hannah is currently immersed in studying the efficacy of telemedicine in enhancing echocardiography mentoring within intensive care settings. Her research interests further extend to the characterization of right ventricular (RV) injury, where she co-chairs PRORVnet, an international RV-centric research network, and ACPAN, a national network dedicated to ACP-related research.

Hannah's dedication to enhancing practice is apparent through her active engagement in numerous national committees associated with Advanced Clinical Practice. Particularly noteworthy is her role as the Chair of the Advanced Practitioners in Critical Care Professional Advisory Group within the Intensive Care Society. Furthermore, Hannah has contributed as a chapter author to several seminal texts on Advanced Practice, the references for which are listed in the publications section below.

Teaching Summary

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

Module team:

History Taking, Physical Examination and Clinical Decision Making (1) NURS4178

History Taking, Physical Examination and Clinical Decision Making (2) NURS4179

Advanced Clinical Practice Portfolio Project NURS4180

Module Lead:

Transition to Advanced Clinical Practice NURS4181

Other Modules (non ACP):

Contemporary Care of the Critically Ill Adult NURS3125, NURS4206

Research Summary

REMOTE study: Real-time Educational Mentoring of Transthoracic Echocardiography in Critical Care

Co Investigators: Dr G Lau, H Conway

Feasibility study of the use of the Reacts (Remote Education, Augmented Communication, Training and Supervision) audio-visual platform as a solution for echo mentoring in critical care.

Recent Publications

  • H CONWAY, 2023. AECC Chapter 16: Principle of Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS). In: S DIAMOND-FOX, B HILL, S STONE, C MCCREA, N GARDNER and A ROBERTS, eds., Acute, Emergency and Critical Care (AECC) for the Advanced Practitioner Wiley Blackwell.
  • ZOCHIOS, VASILEIOS, YUSUFF, HAKEEM, CONWAY, HANNAH, LAU, GARY and SCHMIDT, MATTHIEU, 2022. The Right Ventricle During Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Can We Protect the Injured Ventricle? ASAIO Journal.
  • CONWAY H, 2022. Chapter 23: Fundamental Ultrasound Skills. In: HILL, B and DIAMOND-FOX, S, eds., Advanced Clinical Practice: At A Glance Wiley Blackwell.
  • CONWAY, H, 2022. Chapter 26: Focussed Echocardiography. In: HILL, B and DIAMOND-FOX, S, eds., Advanced Clinical Practice: At A Glance Wiley Blackwell.

Past Research

CORONA (COre ultRasOund of Covid in iNtensive Care & Acute Medicine) Study: National Service Evaluation of

Lung and Heart Ultrasound in Intensive Care Patients with Suspected or Proven COVID-19

Local Investigator and Collaborator - Glenfield Hospital: Hannah Conway


SNAP-2: EPICCS Cancelled operations: a 7-day cohort study of planned adult inpatient surgery in 245 UK National

Health Service hospitals

Chief Investigator: Dr G Lau

Collaborators for University Hospitals of Leicester: Ms Hannah Conway, Dr Adeel Majeed, Dr Jaina Parmar, Dr Meenal Rana, Dr Hakeem Yusuff


Does Tri-iodothyronine (T3) administration improve cardiac function during early management of the brain stem

dead organ donor?

Research Thesis submitted in part fulfilment of the requirements for MSc, University of Birmingham

Future Research

PARVENT trial: Advanced Pulmonary Artery catheter - guided haemodynamic management in cardiac surgical patients at high risk of Right VENTricular dysfunction (PARVENT): a feasibility study with embedded pilot randomised controlled trial

Chief Investigator: Dr Vasielios Zochios

Co-Investigators: Dr G Lau, H Conway, Dr H Yusuff

School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

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