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


I am a qualified physiotherapist with experience and a special interest in respiratory care. My professional expertise is in Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Chronic respiratory patient management and Home Oxygen Therapy. I completed my PhD from St. George's University of London. I am a member of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) task force group of the HERMES educational project. The aim of the project is to develop a harmonized syllabus and curriculum for specialist respiratory physiotherapists across Europe. I publish and review for peer reviewed journals.

I have been involved in undergraduate and post-graduate student teaching in the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences since 2005. I have various teaching experience in higher education and over the years I was involved in lecturing, assessing, marking, tutoring students. I also have experience in supervising student research project and research methods tutorials.

Currently, I am involved in teaching across different modules and courses in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Nursing. I contribute to cardio-respiratory teaching on undergraduate and post-graduate levels. I am modules leader for pre-registered physiotherapy course - Management of Complex Cardio-Respiratory Dysfunction and Research Methods. My teaching covers a wide range of cardio-respiratory physiology and pathophysiology, physiotherapeutic management of cardio-respiratory dysfunction and long-term management of respiratory patients. I am also teaching about research methods and statistical analysis.

I am involved in research project supervision and marking. I have supervised MSc and MRes research projects.

Furthermore, I have been involved in teaching on a post-graduate Pulmonary Rehabilitation module and MSc in Rehabilitation Science programme.

I am also teaching various topics in respiratory care and respiratory physiotherapy to my clinical colleagues in the UK and in 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: 10.


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

Lewko, A., Marshall, J. and Garrod, R. (2007) Ambulatory oxygen therapy assessment : a comparative study of incremental shuttle and 6-minute walking tests. Physiotherapy, 93(4), pp. 261-266. ISSN (print) 0031-9406

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.


Lewko, Agnieszka (2013) Evaluation of subjective fatigue associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (PhD thesis), St George's, University of London.

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