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Dr Garry Tew

Associate Professor

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


  • Clinical Science PhD Physiological effects of exercise training in patients with peripheral vascular disease 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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Factors associated with regular physical activity participation among people with severe mental ill health, Mishu, M., Peckham, E., Heron, P., Tew, G., Stubbs, B., Gilbody, S. 1 Jul 2019, In: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • Efficacy and Feasibility of Pain management and Patient Education for Physical Activity in Intermittent claudication (PrEPAID), Abaraogu, U., Dall, P., Brittenden, J., Stuart, W., Tew, G., Godwin, J., Seenan, C. 16 Apr 2019, In: Trials
  • Cross-sectional study of patient-reported fatigue, physical activity and cardiovascular status in men after robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy, Ashton, R., Tew, G., Robson, W., Saxton, J., Aning, J. 10 Apr 2019, In: Supportive Care in Cancer
  • Scaphoid Waist Internal Fixation for Fractures Trial (SWIFFT), Dias, J., Brealey, S., Cook, L., Fairhurst, C., Hinde, S., Leighton, P., Choudary, S., Costa, M., Hewitt, C., Hodgson, S., Jefferson, L., Jeyapalan, K., Keding, A., Northgraves, M., Palmer, J., Rangan, A., Richardson, G., Taub, N., Tew, G., Thompson, J., Torgerson, D. 29 Mar 2019, In: Health Technology Assessment
  • High-intensity interval training and moderate-intensity continuous training in adults with Crohn’s disease, Tew, G., Leighton, D., Carpenter, R., Anderson, S., Langmead, L., Ramage, J., Faulkner, J., Coleman, E., Fairhurst, C., Seed, M., Bottoms, L. 29 Jan 2019, In: BMC Gastroenterology
  • Three-curve rocker-soled shoes and gait adaptations to intermittent claudication pain, Jordan, A., Tew, G., Hutchins , S., Shalan, A., Cook, L., Thompson, A. Jan 2019, In: Gait and Posture
  • Home-based Exercise Programmes for Individuals with Intermittent Claudication, Pymer, S., Tew, G., Palmer, J., Ingle, L., Smith, G., Chetter, I., Harwood, A. 10 Dec 2018, In: SAGE Open Medicine
  • Exercise fidelity and progression in a supervised exercise programme for adults with venous leg ulcers, Klonizakis, M., Gumber, A., McIntosh, E., King, B., Middleton, G., Michaels, J., Tew, G. Oct 2018, In: International Wound Journal
  • Remote or on-site visits were feasible for the initial set-up meetings with hospitals in a multi-centre surgical trial, Jefferson, L., Fairhurst, C., Brealey, S., Coleman, E., Cook, L., Hewitt, C., Keding, A., Northgraves, M., Rangan, A., Tew, G., Torgerson, D., Dias, J. Aug 2018, In: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
  • Barriers and enablers to walking in individuals with intermittent claudication: a systematic review to conceptualize a relevant and patient-centered program, Abaraogu, U., Dall, P., Tew, G., Brittenden, J., Stuart, W., Seenan, C. 26 Jul 2018, In: PLoS One

PGR Supervision

  • James Durrand Start: 01/03/2018
  • Shane O'Leary Gym ecology: How fitness centre environments affect exercise behaviours and psychological states. Start: 21/10/2016
  • David King The Appetite and Glycaemic Effects of Whey Protein Administration in Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity Start: 19/07/2016


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