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Prof Ioannis Vogiatzis


Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Ioannis -Vogiatzis ,-Northumbria -University -webOver the past five years he has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Physiology (an official journal of the American Physiological Society) and the journal of Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology.

Ioannis is considered an opinion leader in the area of Pulmonary Rehabilitation holding the Chair of the Rehabilitation and Chronic Care group of the European Respiratory Society (ERS). He has contributed to three Position Statements of the American Thoracic and European Respiratory Societies on Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Skeletal Muscle Dysfunction and Daily Physical Activity in patients with chronic lung diseases.  Recently on behalf of the American and European Respiratory Societies, he co-chaired an international task force producing a Policy Statement for enhancing implementation, use and delivery of Pulmonary Rehabilitation globally.

Besides his background in Physiology and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Ioannis has a long truck working and studying elite athletes.  For eight years he served as a member of the Medical Commission of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and participated as head physiologist for the Greek Sailing Federation in the Olympic Games in Sydney (2000) and Athens (2004). He has published several papers on the physiological limitations of performance of Olympic Class sailors. 

Ioannis has a very good record of research funding generation mainly from EU and pharmaceutical industry sources on projects covering aspects of physical activity, pulmonary rehabilitation, telemedicine, respiratory mechanics, phenotypic and genotypic skeletal muscle profiling and computed aided rehabilitation. He has published over 100 papers having an H index of 30. He has made a chapter contribution to the contemporary version of the “Textbook of Physiology” (Comprehensive Physiology) and successfully supervised several Ph.D. (n=7) and M.Sc. (n=10) students, many of whom have received prestigious awards at international congresses. 

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Northumberland Building
NB 227

I am an internationally recognised scientist in the area of pulmonary rehabilitation in respiratory disease. I contribute my expertise to educational and research curriculum development activities undertaken by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) - the largest Respiratory Medicine Society in the world. I have co-authored 6 Official Position Statements on clinical exercise and pulmonary rehabilitation in respiratory patients, which have been published by the American Thoracic and European Respiratory Societies. The majority of my publications are in high impact factor medical journals, making an important contribution to the area of pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD. I am the Secretary of the Respiratory, Clinical Care and Physiology Assembly of the ERS, a member for the COPD Development group of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Rehabilitation Programme, and member of the Specialist Advisory Group for Pulmonary Rehabilitation of the British Thoracic Society. I hold an Honorary Professorship (Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation) with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which allows me to deploy cardiopulmonary exercise testing and rehabilitation research projects and services within the NHS Trust.

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  • Acceptability of wearable devices for measuring mobility remotely: Observations from the Mobilise-D technical validation study, Keogh, A., Alcock, L., Brown, P., Buckley, E., Brozgol, M., Gazit, E., Hansen, C., Scott, K., Schwickert, L., Becker, C., Hausdorff, J., Maetzler, W., Rochester, L., Sharrack, B., Vogiatzis, I., Yarnall, A., Mazzà, C., Caulfield, B. 1 Dec 2023, In: Digital Health
  • Additive benefit of rehabilitation on physical status, symptoms and mental health after hospitalisation for severe COVID-19 pneumonia, Asimakos, A., Spetsioti, S., Mavronasou, A., Gounopoulos, P., Siousioura, D., Dima, E., Gianniou, N., Sigala, I., Zakynthinos, G., Kotanidou, A., Vogiatzis, I., Katsaounou, P. 29 Jun 2023, In: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
  • A multi-sensor wearable system for the assessment of diseased gait in real-world conditions, Salis, F., Bertuletti, S., Bonci, T., Caruso, M., Scott, K., Alcock, L., Buckley, E., Gazit, E., Hansen, C., Schwickert, L., Aminian, K., Becker, C., Brown, P., Carsin, A., Caulfield, B., Chiari, L., D’Ascanio, I., Del Din, S., Eskofier, B., Garcia-Aymerich, J., Hausdorff, J., Hume, E., Kirk, C., Kluge, F., Koch, S., Kuederle, A., Maetzler, W., Micó-Amigo, E., Mueller, A., Neatrour, I., Paraschiv-Ionescu, A., Palmerini, L., Yarnall, A., Rochester, L., Sharrack, B., Singleton, D., Vereijken, B., Vogiatzis, I., Della Croce, U., Mazzà, C., Cereatti, A. 21 Apr 2023, In: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
  • Assessing real-world gait with digital technology? Validation, insights and recommendations from the Mobilise-D consortium: Validation, insights and recommendations from the Mobilise-D consortium, Micó-Amigo, M., Bonci, T., Paraschiv-Ionescu, A., Ullrich, M., Kirk, C., Soltani, A., Küderle, A., Gazit, E., Salis, F., Alcock, L., Aminian, K., Becker, C., Bertuletti, S., Brown, P., Buckley, E., Cantu, A., Carsin, A., Caruso, M., Caulfield, B., Cereatti, A., Chiari, L., D’ascanio, I., Eskofier, B., Fernstad, S., Froehlich, M., Garcia-Aymerich, J., Hansen, C., Hausdorff, J., Hiden, H., Hume, E., Keogh, A., Kluge, F., Koch, S., Maetzler, W., Megaritis, D., Mueller, A., Niessen, M., Palmerini, L., Schwickert, L., Scott, K., Sharrack, B., Sillén, H., Singleton, D., Vereijken, B., Vogiatzis, I., Yarnall, A., Rochester, L., Mazzà, C., Del din, S. 14 Jun 2023, In: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
  • British Thoracic Society Clinical Statement on pulmonary rehabilitation, Man, W., Chaplin, E., Daynes, E., Drummond, A., Evans, R., Greening, N., Nolan, C., Pavitt, M., Roberts, N., Vogiatzis, I., Singh, S. 1 Oct 2023, In: Thorax
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy combined with physical activity behavioural modification strategies during pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD, Armstrong, M., Hume, E., McNeillie, L., Chambers, F., Wakenshaw, L., Burns, G., Heslop Marshall, K., Vogiatzis, I. 1 Sep 2023, In: ERJ Open Research
  • Correction: The effect of COVID rehabilitation for ongoing symptoms Post HOSPitalisation with COVID-19 (PHOSP-R): protocol for a randomised parallel group controlled trial on behalf of the PHOSP consortium, Daynes, E., Baldwin, M., Greening, N., Yates, T., Bishop, N., Mills, G., Roberts, M., Hamrouni, M., Plekhanova, T., Vogiatzis, I., Echevarria, C., Nathu, R., McAuley, H., Latimer, L., Glennie, J., Chambers, F., Penfold, R., Hume, E., Megaritis, D., Alexiou, C., Potthof, S., Hogg, M., Haighton, C., Nichol, B., Leavy, O., Richardson, M., Elneima, O., Singapuri, A., Sereno, M., Saunders, R., Harris, V., Nolan, C., Bolton, C., Houchen-Wolloff, L., Harrison, E., Lone, N., Quint, J., Chalmers, J., Ho, L., Horsley, A., Marks, M., Poinasamy, K., Ramen, B., Wain, L., Brightling, C., Man, W., Evans, R., Singh, S. 7 Feb 2023, In: Trials
  • Ecological validity of a deep learning algorithm to detect gait events from real-life walking bouts in mobility-limiting diseases, Romijnders, R., Salis, F., Hansen, C., Küderle, A., Paraschiv-Ionescu, A., Cereatti, A., Alcock, L., Aminian, K., Becker, C., Bertuletti, S., Bonci, T., Brown, P., Buckley, E., Cantu, A., Carsin, A., Caruso, M., Caulfield, B., Chiari, L., D'Ascanio, I., Del Din, S., Eskofier, B., Johansson Fernstad, S., Fröhlich, M., Garcia Aymerich, J., Gazit, E., Hausdorff, J., Hiden, H., Hume, E., Keogh, A., Kirk, C., Kluge, F., Koch, S., Mazzà, C., Megaritis, D., Micó Amigo, E., Müller, A., Palmerini, L., Rochester, L., Schwickert, L., Scott, K., Sharrack, B., Singleton, D., Soltani, A., Ullrich, M., Vereijken, B., Vogiatzis, I., Yarnall, A., Schmidt, G., Maetzler, W. 16 Oct 2023, In: Frontiers in Neurology
  • Effects of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions on physical activity outcomes in COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Megaritis, D., Hume, E., Chynkiamis, N., Buckley, C., Polhemus, A., Watz, H., Troosters, T., Vogiatzis, I. 25 Sep 2023, In: ERJ Open Research
  • ERS International Congress 2022: highlights from the Respiratory Clinical Care and Physiology Assembly, Vontetsianos, A., Karadeniz Güven, D., Betka, S., Souto-Miranda, S., Marillier, M., Price, O., Hui, C., Sivapalan, P., Jácome, C., Aliverti, A., Kaltsakas, G., Kolekar, S., Evans, R., Vagheggini, G., Vicente, C., Poberezhets, V., Bayat, S., Pinnock, H., Franssen, F., Vogiatzis, I., Chaabouni, M., Gille, T. 1 Jul 2023, In: ERJ Open Research

  • Nikolaos Chynkiamis Effects of portable non-invasive ventilation on exercise tolerance in patients with COPD Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 15/07/2020
  • Matthew Armstrong Physical activity counselling alongside pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD Start Date: 01/10/2017 End Date: 29/06/2021
  • Charikleia Alexiou A novel intermittent shuttle walking protocol in the context of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD Start Date: 01/10/2019
  • Dimitrios Megaritis Clinical validation of digital mobility outcomes in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Start Date: 01/10/2020
  • Emily Hume Physical Activity Promotion in Lung Transplant Recipients Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 19/11/2022

  • Physiology PhD September 01 2016
  • Fellow of the European Respiratory Society FERS 2018

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