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Dr Lesley Ward

Research Fellow

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Lesley Ward

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Musculoskeletal conditions; chronic illness; complementary and integrative medicine; rehabilitation; self-management; older adults

Key Publications

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  • 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. 19 Apr 2021, In: F1000Research
  • Exercise Training-Induced Extracellular Matrix Protein Adaptation in Locomotor Muscles: A Systematic Review, Kritikaki, E., Asterling, R., Ward, L., Padget, K., Barreiro, E., Camargo Madeira Simoes, D. 26 Apr 2021, In: Cells
  • 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. 23 Mar 2021, In: Trials
  • Cohort profile: Oxford pain, activity and lifestyle (OPAL) Study, a prospective cohort study of older adults in England, Sanchez Santos, M., Williamson, E., Bruce, J., Ward, L., Mallen, C., Garrett, A., Morris, A., Lamb, S. Sep 2020, In: BMJ Open
  • Complementary medicine for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis – A patient perspective, Kim, C., Stebbings, S., Sundberg, T., Munk, N., Lauche, R., Ward, L. 1 Mar 2020, In: Musculoskeletal Care
  • Does yoga reduce the risk of falls in older people?, Tew, G., Ward, L., Hewitt, C., Tiedemann, A. 3 Sep 2020, In: BMJ
  • Exercise training for lung transplant candidates and recipients: a systematic review, Hume, E., Ward, L., Wilkinson, M., Manifield, J., Clark, S., Vogiatzis, I. 31 Dec 2020, In: European Respiratory Review
  • Factors influencing participant compliance in acupuncture trials: An in-depth interview study, Cao, H., Li, X., Li, X., Ward, L., Xie, Z., Hu, H., Zhang, Y., Liu, J. Apr 2020, In: PLoS One
  • Development and delivery of the BOOST (Better Outcomes for Older adults with Spinal Trouble) intervention for older adults with neurogenic claudication, Ward, L., Williamson, E., Hansen, Z., French, D., Boniface, G., Rogers, D., Lamb, S. 1 Jun 2019, In: Physiotherapy
  • Health Behavior Change and Complementary Medicine Use: National Health Interview Survey 2012, Bishop, F., Lauche, R., Cramer, H., Pinto, J., Leung, B., Hall, H., Leach, M., Chung, V., Sundberg, T., Zhang, Y., Steel, A., Ward, L., Sibbritt, D., Adams, J. 24 Sep 2019, In: Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania)


  • PhD August 16 2014
  • Psychology PGDip May 08 2010
  • Science and othersubjects BSc May 06 1989

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Musculoskeletal conditions; chronic illness; complementary and integrative medicine; rehabilitation; self-management; older adults

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