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Prof Garry Tew


Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

 Garry Lew 3Following several years working in the fitness industry, Garry moved into Higher Education by completing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in sport and exercise science and exercise physiology, respectively.

Garry held research positions at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of York before arriving at Northumbria in 2015, where he is now an Associate Professor in Exercise and Health Sciences. Garry is also the Director of Enterprise and Engagement for the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation and one of the leading members of Department’s “Promoting and Preserving Health and Wellbeing” research theme. He has been a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist since 2010.


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Campus Address

Northumberland Building
City Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

I am a Professor of Clinical Exercise Science at Northumbria University. My main research interest is the role of exercise in the management and treatment of chronic diseases. I am a Chartered Scientist and a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Preoperative exercise training for adults undergoing elective major vascular surgery: A systematic review, Tew, G., Caisley, K., Danjoux, G. 26 Jan 2022, In: PLoS One
  • A 2x2 randomised factorial SWAT of the use of a pen and small, financial incentive to improve recruitment rates in a randomised controlled trial of yoga for older adults with multimorbidity, Fairhurst, C., Roche, J., Bissell, L., Hewitt, C., Hugill-Jones, J., Howsam, J., Maturana, C., Corbacho Martin, B., Paul, S., Rose, F., Torgerson, D., Ward, L., Wiley, L., Tew, G. 27 Apr 2021, In: F1000Research
  • An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of home-based exercise programs for individuals with intermittent claudication, Pymer, S., Ibeggazene, S., Palmer, J., Tew, G., Ingle, L., Smith, G., Chetter, I., Harwood, A. 1 Dec 2021, In: Journal of Vascular Surgery
  • Experiences of online yoga for older adults with multi-morbidity in The Gentle Years Yoga Trial, Ward, L., Tew, G., Rapley, T. Dec 2021, In: European Journal of Integrative Medicine
  • Supported progressive resistance exercise training to counter the adverse side effects of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: a randomised controlled trial, Ashton, R., Aning, J., Tew, G., Robson, W., Saxton, J. 1 Aug 2021, In: Supportive Care in Cancer
  • Yoga for older adults with multimorbidity (The Gentle Years Yoga Trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Tew, G., Bissell, L., Corbacho, B., Fairhurst, C., Howsam, J., Hugill-Jones, J., Maturana, C., Paul, S., Rapley, T., Roche, J., Rose, F., Torgerson, D., Ward, L., Wiley, L., Yates, D., Hewitt, C. 1 Dec 2021, In: Trials
  • Community-based prehabilitation before elective major surgery: the PREP-WELL quality improvement project, Tew, G., Bedford, R., Carr, E., Durrand, J., Gray, J., Hackett, R., Lloyd, S., Peacock, S., Taylor, S., Yates, D., Danjoux, G. 24 Mar 2020, In: BMJ Open
  • Does yoga reduce the risk of falls in older people?, Tew, G., Ward, L., Hewitt, C., Tiedemann, A. 3 Sep 2020, In: BMJ
  • Effects of short-term, medium-term and long-term resistance exercise training on cardiometabolic health outcomes in adults: systematic review with meta-analysis, Ashton, R., Tew, G., Aning, J., Gilbert, S., Lewis, L., Saxton, J. 1 Mar 2020, In: British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Exercise therapy in routine management of peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication: a scoping review, Abaraogu, U., Duru, O., Dall, P., Tew, G., Stuart, W., Brittenden, J., Seenan, C. 2020, In: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Other: Invited guest to talk about exercise for intermittent claudication on the Vascular Show on "Doctor Radio"; a channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio in the US. 2020
  • Invited talk: Benefits of yoga for people with multiple long-term conditions 2019
  • Invited talk: UK CMO Physical Activity Guideline Update - Overview of Draft Older Adults Technical Report 2018
  • Oral presentation: Predictors of health-related quality of life 3 months after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair 2018
  • Other: External Advisor for Dunhill Medical Trust Research Grants Committee 2018
  • Invited talk: PREP-WELL: Community prehabilitation and community wellbeing project 2018
  • Other: Guest editorial: PREP-WELL: Community prehabilitation and wellbeing project 2018
  • Invited talk: Adapted yoga to improve physical function and mental wellbeing in physically-inactive older adults: A randomised controlled pilot trial 2017
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: AoMRC and New Care Models Programme Event 2017
  • Invited talk: How to get fit for life... and aneurysm surgery 2017

PGR Supervision

  • David King The Appetite and Glycaemic Effects of Whey Protein Administration in Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity Start Date: 19/07/2016 End Date: 11/06/2018
  • James Durrand Facilitated self-managed prehabilitation prior to major surgery. Start Date: 01/03/2018
  • Shane O'Leary Gym ecology: How fitness centre environments affect exercise behaviours and psychological states. Start Date: 21/10/2016


  • Clinical Science PhD September 01 2009
  • Sports Science MSc August 01 2006
  • Sports Science August 01 2005
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016
  • Chartered Scientist CSci 2013
  • BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Physiology - Research) 2010
  • Professional Member British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) 2009

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