Physical Activity and Exercise
|Fiona Lough |
Fiona Lough is a physiotherapist in cardiovascular health and rehabilitation at University College Hospital in London, with a specialist interest in exercise prescription for CVD patients. She has worked in cardiac rehabilitation for 22 years and has served on various national CR, heart failure & exercise prescription steering groups and committees, including BACPR Council, ACPICR, BHF and BSH. She is a tutor on the BACPR HF training course, a co- author for the Cochrane Systematic Review on exercise based rehabilitation for heart failure patients and has contributed to various other texts, teaching manuals and publications for CR professionals, physiotherapists and exercise specialists.
| ||Dr Jenni Jones |
PhD, Msc, BSc (Hons),MCSP, MSc, PGCertEd
Jenni has recently taken up a Reader appointment in the College of Health and Life Sciences at Brunel University, London. She also remains the Executive Director of the National Institute for Preventive Cardiology (NIPC) - an Irish charitable organisations based in the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre, Galway, that is affiliated to the National University of Ireland. Jenni's role includes: developing and delivering undergraduate and post graduate education programmes in non-communicable disease prevention and control; addressing priority health needs by driving cardiovascular research in disease prevention and rehabilitation; and developing and testing innovative models of preventive care and service delivery. She also holds and Honorary Research and Teaching Association position at Imperial College London where she previously worked. Additionally, she is a member of the ESC Scientific Programme Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing & Allied Professionals (CCNAP), a past president of the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation and a past chair of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cardiac Rehabilitation (ACPICR).
|Prof John Buckley |
BPE, MSc, PhD, FBASES, BASES Accr
John’s career in sport and exercise science health (exercise physiologist) has spanned over 25 years. It includes having set up his own exercise, fitness and physiotherapy business in Shrewsbury and managing it with his physiotherapy partners for 21 years. This has included working as a frontline cardiac rehabilitation practitioner with hospitals in Shrewsbury, Stoke-on-Trent, Coventry and Chester. In parallel to this, since 1989 he has held part-time teaching and research posts initially in the School of Physiotherapy at Keele University (1989-2006), and since 2006, moving to the University of Chester. Since 1999, he has been the Exercise Physiologist at the national McArdle Disease Clinic, which is now based at the MRC Neuromuscular Centre, University College Hospital London. He is the immediate past-President of the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, he has Chaired the BASES Division of Physical Activity for Health for 4 years, been an advisor to Skills Active for 10 years in developing advanced instructor standards for training in exercise referral and clinical populations, and worked with the ACPICR as a tutor and contributor to standards since 2001. He has written books and published widely in the area of exercise testing and prescription in internationally recognised journals of sports medicine and exercise science.
|Laura Burgess |
Laura is a Clinical Lead Physiotherapist and Team Manager in Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) at Wythenshawe Hospital part of the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and home to the Northwest Cardiac Centre.
She has a particular interest in heart failure (HF) and has been exercising HF patients since 1998.
As well as being one of the BACPR Education tutors, she is also on the BACPR-EPG committee and was part of the working group responsible for developing BACPR competences for the physical activity and exercise component of CR. She is co-chair for the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in R, is part of the group responsible for producing the ACPICR patient leaflets and the Association's link with NICE. She also wrote the ACPICR document "Role of the Support Worker in CR" in collaboration with the CSP.
Melanie is a clinical specialist physiotherapist who has been working in cardiac rehabilitation for many years. At present she runs early Cardiac rehabilitation programmes at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust as well as leading the service for exercise in people with heart failure. She is also lead clinician for the pulmonary rehabilitation service. She has also recently started exercise for patients who have or have had a diagnosis of cancer which is funded by Macmillan. Currently she is education officer on the committee of the ACPICR as well as lead for the leaflet series being developed by the ACPICR on activities and heart problems. She was awarded an MSc in cardiovascular rehabilitation in 2009 by the University of Chester. She is a tutor on the BACPR instructor training course.
|Samantha Breen |
Samantha is a Therapy and Dietetic Service Manager for Critical Care and Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Samantha has over 20 years’ experience as a clinical lead physiotherapist in the field of cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation with a diverse cardiovascular population including patients with: heart failure, implantable devices and congenital heart disease. In 2004 she completed a project for the Coronary Prevention Group, researching current cardiac rehabilitation in England and gained her MPhil in Cardiac Rehabilitation from Brunel University in 2007.
Samantha is current Chair of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cardiac Rehabilitation (ACPICR) and immediate Past Chair of British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) Exercise Professional Group. Samantha is actively involved in many ACPICR and BACPR activities: ACPICR Standards, Competences, and Role of the Physiotherapist documents; and in course development and delivery. Samantha is director of the following courses: BACPR Advanced Application of Physical Activity and Exercise in the Management of Cardiovascular Disease and BACPR Exercise Instructor Training in the Manchester area, and tutors on the BACPR Heart Failure courses. Samantha contributed to the DoH CR Commissioning Pack 2010, NICE Heart Failure, and CR commissioning guidelines update 2011. Samantha has also contributed to chapters of several cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation textbooks.