Dr Agnieszka Lewko

School: Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care

Job Title: Senior Lecturer


Location: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Grosvenor Wing, 2nd floor, Room 100


Agnieszka is a qualified physiotherapist with a special interest in respiratory care, and alongside academia, she continues to work in clinical practice.

Agnieszka's professional expertise is in pulmonary rehabilitation, chronic respiratory patient management and home oxygen therapy. She completed her PhD at St. George's, University of London, and is a member of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Task Force group of the HERMES educational project for specialists in respiratory physiotherapy.

Within the Faculty, Agnieszka has been involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching since 2005, as well as supervising student research projects and research methods tutorials. She is both published and reviews for peer reviewed journals.

Currently, Agnieszka contributes to cardio-respiratory teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her teaching covers cardio-respiratory physiology and pathophysiology, physiotherapeutic management of cardio-respiratory dysfunction and long-term management of respiratory patients. She also leads the Management of complex cardio-respiratory dysfunction module.

Additionally, Agnieszka teaches and tutors for the Interprofessional Foundation Programme (IFP) for undergraduate students in Biomedical Science, Diagnostic Radiography, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Healthcare Science, and Therapeutic Radiography. She also teaches various topics in respiratory care and respiratory physiotherapy to her clinical colleagues in the UK and Poland.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • PgCert, Independent and Supplementary Prescribing, St. George's University of London
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, KAPS - Introduction to Learning and Teaching, Kingston University
  • PhD, Heath Science, St. George's University of London
  • MSc, Physiotherapy, University School of Physical Education, Krakow, Poland
  • BSc(Hons), Physiotherapy, University School of Physical Education, Krakow, Poland

Professional registration and membership

  • Member, Charted Society of Physiotherapy (UK)
  • Member of the physiotherapy group of, European Respiratory Society
  • Member, Polish Physiotherapy Association
  • Member, Association of Charted Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care
  • Member, British Thoracic Society

Research interests

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Subjective fatigue; Pulmonary rehabilitation; Home oxygen therapy; Exercise tolerance

Grants and funding

  • 2015 - 2015
    Santander Research Mobility Scheme


Number of items: 8.


Troosters, Thierry, Pitta, Fabio, Oberwaldner, Beatrice, Lewko, Agnieszka, Inal-Ince, Deniz, Grant, Kathleen, Gosselink, Rik, Burtin, Chris, Emtner, Margareta, Clini, Enrico, Chatwin, Michelle and Mitchell, Sharon (2015) Development of a syllabus for postgraduate respiratory physiotherapy education : the Respiratory Physiotherapy HERMES project. European Respiratory Journal, 45(5), pp. 1221-1223. ISSN (print) 0903-1936

Pitta, Fabio, Mitchell, Sharon, Chatwin, Michelle, Clini, Enrico, Emtner, Margareta, Gosselink, Rik, Grant, Kathleen, Inal-Ince, Deniz, Lewko, Agnieszka, Oberwaldner, Beatrice, Williams, Johanna and Troosters, Thierry (2014) A core syllabus for post-graduate training in respiratory physiotherapy. Breathe - Continuing Medical Education for Respiratory Professionals, 10(3), pp. 220-228. ISSN (print) 1810-6838

Lewko, Agnieszka, Bidgood, Penelope L., Jewell, Andy and Garrod, Rachel (2014) Evaluation of multidimensional COPD-related subjective fatigue following a Pulmonary Rehabilitation programme. Respiratory Medicine, 108(1), pp. 95-102. ISSN (print) 0954-6111

Lewko, Agnieszka, Bidgood, Penelope, Jewell, Andy and Garrod, Rachel (2012) A comprehensive literature review of COPD-related fatigue. Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews, 8(5), pp. 370-382. ISSN (print) 1573-398X

Lewko, Agnieszka, Bidgood, Penelope L and Garrod, Rachel (2009) Evaluation of psychological and physiological predictors of fatigue in patients with COPD. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 9(1), ISSN (online) 1471-2466

Conference or Workshop Item

Lewko, Agnieszka, Sidaway, Marta and Krawczyk, Maciej (2016) Reliability of three respiratory muscle tests in post-stroke patients. A pilot study. In: ERS International Congress 2016; 03-07 Sep 2016, London, U.K..

Lewko, Agnieszka, Harlow, Stephanie K.M., MacDonald, Paul and Irvin-Sellers, Melanie (2015) Effects of post exacerbation pulmonary rehabilitation (PEPR) on exercise tolerance, quality of life (QoL), anxiety, depression and healthcare utilisation. In: ERS International Congress 2015; 26-30 Sep 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Unpublished)

Lewko, A., Ooms, A., Cole, M. J. and Hammond, J. (2015) Differences in current approaches to respiratory physiotherapy student practice education across Europe. In: World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2015; 01-04 May 2015, Singapore, Singapore.

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