I work in the Department of Clinical Sciences on a mixed teaching and research contract. My specialist interests are in chronic respiratory disease (particularly COPD), pulmonary rehabilitation, Arts in Health, Lung Volume Reduction, remote monitoring and breathlessness management. I teach on BSc and MSc physiotherapy and ACP modules. I also hold an honorary research contract with The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and aim to build collaborations between clinicians and researchers within the Academic Health Science Centre.
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2013 – Ph.D University of Southampton.
Thesis Title: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patient Experiences of COPD and Pulmonary Rehabilitation: An Applied Phenomenological Study.
2007 - BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (First Class). University of Southampton.
Tutorial lecturer on Rehabilitation 1 module to first year students
Module lead for Research Methods to BSc second year students
BSc research proposal supervisor
MSc research dissertation supervisor supervisor
Tutorial lecturer and modulator on BSc respiratory module
Tutorial Lecturer and modulator on MSc respiratory module
Tutorial lecturer on Professional Practice module for third year BSc students
Newest selected publications
Lewis, A., Philip, EJ, K., Lound, A., Cave, P., Russell, J. and Hopkinson, NS. (2021) 'The physiology of singing and implications for 'Singing for Lung Health' as a therapy for individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease'. BMJ Open Respiratory Research, 8 (1). pp. e000996 - e000996. ISSN: 2052-4439 Open Access Link
Pavitt, MJ., Lewis, A., Buttery, SC., Fernandez, BO., Mikus-Lelinska, M., Banya, W., (2021) 'Dietary nitrate supplementation to enhance exercise capacity in hypoxic COPD: EDEN-OX a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised crossover study'. Thorax. ISSN: 0040-6376et al.
Brooke-Hollidge, A., Conway, J. and Lewis, A. (2021) 'Gender differences in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis severity and bacterial load: the potential role of hormones'. Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease, 15. pp. 1 - 9. ISSN: 1753-4666 Open Access Link
Philip, KEJ., Lewis, A., Buttery, SC., McCabe, C., Manivannan, B., Fancourt, D., (2021) 'Physiological demands of singing for lung health compared with treadmill walking'. BMJ Open Respiratory Research, 8 (1). pp. 1 - 7. ISSN: 2052-4439 Open Access Linket al.
Lewis, A., Knight, E., Bland, M., Middleton, J., Mitchell, E., McCrum, K., (2021) 'The feasibility of an online platform delivery of pulmonary rehabilitation for individuals with chronic respiratory disease'. BMJ Open Respiratory Research, 8 (1). pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 2052-4439 Open Access Linket al.