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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

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Differences in Respiratory Muscle Responses to Hyperpnea or Loaded Breathing in COPD, Rodrigues, A., Louvaris, Z., Dacha, S., Janssens, W., Pitta, F., Vogiatzis, I., Gosselink, R., Langer, D. 1 May 2020, In: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (MSSE)
  • Effect of Portable Non-Invasive Ventilation on Exercise Tolerance in COPD: One Size Does Not Fit All, Chynkiamis, N., Armstrong, M., Hume, E., Alexiou, C., Snow, L., Lane, N., Hartley, T., Bourke, S., Vogiatzis, I. 1 Jun 2020, In: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology
  • Greater exercise tolerance in COPD during acute interval, compared to equivalent constant‐load, cycle exercise: physiological mechanisms, Louvaris, Z., Chynkiamis, N., Spetsioti, S., Asimakos, A., Zakynthinos, S., Wagner, P., Vogiatzis, I. 30 May 2020, In: Journal of Physiology
  • Implementation of digital health interventions in respiratory medicine, Poberezhets, V., Pinnock, H., Vogiatzis, I., Mishlanov, V. 20 Jan 2020, In: ERJ Open Research
  • Respiratory and locomotor muscle blood flow during exercise in health and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Vogiatzis, I., Louvaris, Z., Wagner, P. 29 Mar 2020, In: Experimental Physiology
  • Walking-related digital mobility outcomes as clinical trial endpoint measures: protocol for a scoping review, Polhemus, A., Bergquist, R., Bosch De Basea, M., Brittain, G., Buttery, S., Chynkiamis, N., Dalla Costa, G., Delgado Ortiz, L., Demeyer, H., Emmert, K., Garcia Aymerich, J., Gassner, H., Hansen, C., Hopkinson, N., Klucken, J., Kluge, F., Koch, S., Leocani, L., Maetzler, W., Micó Amigo, E., Mikolaizak, A., Piraino, P., Salis, F., Schlenstedt, C., Schwickert, L., Scott, K., Sharrack, B., Taraldsen, K., Troosters, T., Vereijken, B., Vogiatzis, I., Yarnall, A., Mazza, C., Becker, C., Rochester, L., Puhan, M., Frei, A. Jul 2020, In: BMJ Open
  • 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
  • Contrasting the physiological effects of heliox and oxygen during exercise in a patient with advanced COPD, Louvaris, Z., Vogiatzis, I. 1 Sep 2019, In: Breathe
  • 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. 13 Jun 2019, In: European Respiratory Journal
  • ERS statement on standardisation of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in chronic lung diseases, Radtke, T., Crook, S., Kaltsakas, G., Louvaris, Z., Berton, D., Urquhart, D., Kampouras, A., Rabinovich, R., Verges, S., Kontopidis, D., Boyd, J., Tonia, T., Langer, D., De Brandt, J., Goërtz, Y., Burtin, C., Spruit, M., Braeken, D., Dacha, S., Franssen, F., Laveneziana, P., Eber, E., Troosters, T., Neder, J., Puhan, M., Casaburi, R., Vogiatzis, I., Hebestreit, H. 31 Dec 2019, In: European Respiratory Review

PGR Supervision

  • Emily Hume Start: 01/10/2018
  • Charikleia Alexiou Start: 01/10/2019
  • 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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