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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. 

Campus Address

Northumberland Building
NB 227


Physiology PhD September 01 2016

Key Publications

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  • ERS Statement on Respiratory Muscle Testing at Rest and during Exercise, Laveneziana, P., Albuquerque, A., Aliverti, A., Babb, T., Barreiro, E., Dres, M., Dubé, B., Fauroux, B., Gea, J., Guenette, J., Hudson, A., Kabitz, H., Laghi, F., Langer, D., Luo, Y., Alberto Neder, J., O'donnell, D., Polkey, M., Rabinovich, R., Rossi, A., Series, F., Similowski, T., Spengler, C., Vogiatzis, I., Verges, S. 7 Apr 2019, In: European Respiratory Journal
  • Cardiac output measurement during exercise in COPD, Louvaris, Z., Spetsioti, S., Andrianopoulos, V., Chynkiamis, N., Habazettl, H., Wagner, H., Zakynthinos, S., Wagner, P., Vogiatzis, I. 1 Apr 2019, In: Clinical Respiratory Journal
  • Intermittent Use of Portable NIV Increases Exercise Tolerance in COPD: A Randomised, Cross-Over Trial, Vogiatzis, I., Chynkiamis, N., Armstrong, M., Lane, N., Hartley, T., Gray, W., Bourke, S. 15 Jan 2019, In: Journal of Clinical Medicine
  • Smartphone-Based Physical Activity Telecoaching in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Loeckx, M., Rabinovich, R., Demeyer, H., Louvaris, Z., Tanner, R., Rubio, N., Frei, A., De Jong, C., Gimeno-santos, E., Rodrigues, F., Buttery, S., Hopkinson, N., Büsching, G., Strassmann, A., Serra, I., Vogiatzis, I., Garcia-aymerich, J., Polkey, M., Troosters, T. 21 Dec 2018, In: JMIR Mhealth Uhealth
  • Patients' perspective on pulmonary rehabilitation: experiences of European and American individuals with chronic respiratory diseases, Rochester, C., Vogiatzis, I., Powell, P., Masefield, S., Spruit, M. 2 Dec 2018, In: ERJ Open Research
  • The likelihood of improving physical activity after pulmonary rehabilitation is increased in patients with COPD who have better exercise tolerance, Osadnik, C., Loeckx, M., Louvaris, Z., Demeyer, H., Langer, D., Rodrigues, F., Janssens, W., Vogiatzis, I., Troosters, T. 24 Oct 2018, In: International Journal of COPD
  • Near-infrared spectroscopy using indocyanine green dye for minimally invasive measurement of respiratory and leg muscle blood flow in patients with COPD, Louvaris, Z., Habazettl, H., Wagner, H., Zakynthinos, S., Wagner, P., Vogiatzis, I. Sep 2018, In: Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Cerebral oxygen availability during exercise in COPD patients with cognitive impairment, Andrianopoulos, V., Vogiatzis, I., Gloeckl, R., Bals, R., Koczulla, R., Kenn, K. Aug 2018, In: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
  • Can muscle protein metabolism be specifically targeted by exercise training in COPD?, C M Simoes, D., Vogiatzis, I. 26 May 2018, In: Journal of Thoracic Disease
  • Validation of impedance cardiography in pulmonary arterial hypertension, Panagiotou, M., Vogiatzis, I., Jayasekera, G., Louvaris, Z., MacKenzie, A., McGlinchey, N., Baker, J., Church, A., Peacock, A., Johnson, M. Mar 2018, In: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging

PGR Supervision

  • Emily Hume Start: 01/10/2018
  • Nikolaos Chynkiamis Effects of portable non-invasive ventilation on exercise tolerance in patients with COPD Start: 01/10/2016
  • Matthew Armstrong Start: 01/10/2017


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