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Katherine Jones

Post-graduate Researcherkatherine jones

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Katherine graduated in 2015 from Northumbria University with a bachelor’s degree in science and in 2016 with an MSc in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Currently a first year PhD student, her research interests are primarily focused on the role of exercise prescription in the management, treatment and prevention of chronic diseases, with a particular interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis).




  • MSc
  • BSc (hons)

Overview of Doctoral Research

The Role of Exercise in the Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders

Overview of doctoral research includes: 1.‘Resistance training in inactive or mildly active Crohn’s disease patients: a randomised controlled pilot trial’ Investigating the potential benefits of a home based resistance training programme on bone mineral density, muscular performance, fatigue and quality of life in inactive or mildly active Crohn’s disease patients. 2.‘Resistance and aerobic exercise training before surgery in adults with Intestinal Failure: a randomised controlled feasibility trial’ Examining the feasibility of conducting a larger randomised controlled trial within the preoperative intestinal failure population, evaluating how effective it is based on adherence, recruitment, suitability and retention.


Tew, G.A., Jones, K and Mikocka-Walus, A. (2016) Physical Activity Habits, Limitations, and Predictors in People with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Large Cross-sectional Online Survey. Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 22(12), 2933-2942.

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