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Dr Owen Tomlinson

Dr Owen Tomlinson

Associate Research Fellow

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 Haighton Haighton 27

 

University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Owen is currently an Associate Research Fellow in Sport & Health Science, responsible for coordinating a national randomised control trial, examining an online physical activity intervention in patients with cystic fibrosis. 

He was awarded his PhD in 2019, having focused on the role of exercise testing in the assessment and treatment of cystic fibrosis - a genetic condition that predominantly affects the lungs, and affects around 11,000 people in the UK. This follows his BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Bath (2012) and MSc in Paediatric Exercise and Health from the University of Exeter (2013).

He is also actively involved with the local provision of exercise testing and training at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, coordinating and leading the exercise testing service; as well as leading the national 'Cystic Fibrosis and Exercise Technicians Network', a group for frontline NHS staff that are responsible for exercise provision in cystic fibrosis. 

Research

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Tomlinson O, Trott J, Williams C, Withers N, Oades P (In Press). CHALLENGES IN IMPLEMENTING ROUTINE CARDIOPULMONARY EXERCISE TESTING IN CYSTIC FIBROSIS CLINICAL PRACTICE: a SINGLE CENTRE REVIEW. SN Comprehensive Clinical Medicine Full text.
Tomlinson O, Vlachopoulos D (In Press). DESATURATION DURING EXERCISE IS NOT a SUFFICIENT MECHANISM FOR PREDICTION OF OSTEOPOROSIS IN NON-CYSTIC FIBROSIS BRONCHIECTASIS. BMC Pulmonary Medicine Full text.
Cockcroft EJ, Williams CA, Tomlinson O, Vlachopoulos D, Jackman S, Armstrong N, Barker AR (In Press). High Intensity Interval Exercise is an Effective Alternative to Moderate Intensity Exercise for Improving Insulin Sensitivity in Adolescent Boys. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport Full text.
Tomlinson O, Barker A, Fulford J, Wilson P, Oades P, Williams C (In Press). QUANTIFICATION OF THIGH MUSCLE VOLUME IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS USING MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING. European Journal of Sport Science Full text.
Cox NS, Eldridge B, Rawlings S, Dreger J, Corda J, Hauser J, Button BM, Bishop J, Nichols A, Middleton A, et al (2019). A web-based intervention to promote physical activity in adolescents and young adults with cystic fibrosis: protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Pulm Med, 19(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Tomlinson O, Barker A, Williams C (2019). Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in young people with cystic fibrosis. The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 61, 22-22. Full text.
Williams CA, Wedgwood KCA, Mohammadi H, Prouse K, Tomlinson OW, Tsaneva-Atanasova K (2019). Cardiopulmonary responses to maximal aerobic exercise in patients with cystic fibrosis. PLoS ONE, 14 Abstract.  Full text.
Shelley J, Tomlinson OW (2019). P376 the UK Cystic Fibrosis and Exercise Network: an update from national meetings. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 18, S164-S164. Full text.
Williams C, Tomlinson O, Withers N, Oades P, Barker A (2019). P383 Sex and age differences in aerobic fitness in people with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 18, S166-S166. Full text.
Williams CA, Barker AR, Tomlinson OW (2019). Prediction of peak oxygen uptake using the modified shuttle test - Methodological concerns and implications for clinical practice. Pediatr Pulmonol, 54(8), 1104-1105. Author URL.  Full text.
Tomlinson OW, Shelley J, Trott J, Bowhay B, Chauhan R, Sheldon CD (2019). The feasibility of online video calling to engage patients with cystic fibrosis in exercise training. J Telemed Telecare Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Sansum KM, Weston ME, Bond B, Cockcroft EJ, O'Connor A, Tomlinson OW, Williams CA, Barker AR (2019). Validity of the Supramaximal Test to Verify Maximal Oxygen Uptake in Children and Adolescents. Pediatr Exerc Sci, 31(2), 213-222. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Tomlinson OW, Barker AR, Trott J, Withers NJ, Oades PJ, Williams CA (2019). WS02-3-1 Validity of prediction equations for evaluating aerobic fitness in cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 18, S3-S3. Full text.
Wooldridge DJ, Tomlinson OW, Bland CL, Oades PJ, Sheldon CD, Withers NJ, Williams CA (2019). WS02-3-2 Predicting intravenous antibiotic usage with cardiopulmonary exercise testing in cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 18, S4-S4. Full text.
Tomlinson OW, Barker AR, Chubbock LV, Stevens D, Saynor ZL, Oades PJ, Williams CA (2018). Analysis of oxygen uptake efficiency parameters in young people with cystic fibrosis. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 118(10), 2055-2063. Full text.
Trott J, Tomlinson O, Bowhay B, Williams C, Withers N, Oades P (2018). P150 Reasons for non-compliance with cardiopulmonary exercise testing in cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 17, S101-S101. Full text.
Tomlinson OW, Trott J, Bowhay B, Shelley J, Enderby B, Chauhan R, Sheldon C (2018). P155 Feasibility of using online video calling to engage patients in the management of cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 17, S102-S103. Full text.
Tomlinson OW, Shelley J, Denford S, Barker AR, Oades PJ, Williams CA (2018). Promotion of exercise in the management of cystic fibrosis - summary of national meetings. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 6(2), 196-196. Abstract.  Full text.
Williams CA, Tomlinson OW, Chubbock LV, Stevens D, Saynor ZL, Oades PJ, Barker AR (2018). The oxygen uptake efficiency slope is not a valid surrogate of aerobic fitness in cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol, 53(1), 36-42. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Tomlinson OW, Barker AR, Chubbock LV, Stevens D, Saynor ZL, Oades PJ, Williams CA (2018). WS08.1 the utility of oxygen uptake efficiency as a marker of aerobic fitness in children with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 17, S14-S14. Full text.
Williams CA, Saynor ZL, Barker AR, Oades PJ, Tomlinson OW (2017). Measurement of V̇o2max in clinical groups is feasible and necessary. J Appl Physiol (1985), 123(4). Author URL.  Full text.
Tomlinson OW, Barker AR, Oades PJ, Williams CA (2017). Scaling the Oxygen Uptake Efficiency Slope for Body Size in Cystic Fibrosis. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 49(10), 1980-1986. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Tomlinson OW, Barker AR, Oades PJ, Williams CA (2016). Exercise capacity following a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in a young female with cystic fibrosis: a case report. Physiological Reports, 4(16). Abstract.  Full text.
Saynor ZL, Barker AR, Oades PJ, Tomlinson OW, Williams CA (2016). Validity and Reliability Concerns Associated with Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Young People with Cystic Fibrosis. Respiration, 92(1), 61-62. Full text.
Cockcroft EJ, Williams CA, Tomlinson OW, Vlachopoulos D, Jackman SR, Armstrong N, Barker AR (2015). High intensity interval exercise is an effective alternative to moderate intensity exercise for improving glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in adolescent boys. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18(6), 720-724. Abstract.
Williams CA, Saynor ZL, Tomlinson OW, Barker AR (2014). Cystic fibrosis and physiological responses to exercise. Expert Rev Respir Med, 8(6), 751-762. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Conferences

Tomlinson O, Jakaityte I, Markham L, Wollerton R, Knight B, Duckworth A, Spiers A, Williams C, Gibbons M, Scotton C, et al (2020). Aerobic Fitness, but Not Breathlessness is Associated with Physical Activity Status in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. American Thoracic Society.  Full text.
Markham L, Tomlinson O, Wollerton R, Knight BA, Duckworth A, Spiers A, Williams CA, Gibbons MA, Scotton CJ (2019). Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing as a Longitudinal Clinical Tool in Interstitial Lung Disease Management.  Author URL.  Full text.
Tomlinson OW, Markham L, Wollerton RL, Knight BA, Duckworth A, Spiers A, Williams CA, Gibbons M, Scotton CJ (2019). P4 Validity and reproducibility of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in interstitial lung disease. British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2019, QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE, 4 to 6 December 2019, Programme and Abstracts.  Full text.
Wollerton RL, Markham L, Tomlinson OW, Knight BA, Duckworth A, Spiers A, Williams CA, Gibbons M, Scotton CJ (2019). P6 Longitudinal changes in exercise capacity and spirometry in interstitial lung disease. British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2019, QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE, 4 to 6 December 2019, Programme and Abstracts.  Full text.
Wollerton RL, Tomlinson OW, Knight BA, Duckworth A, Spiers A, Williams CA, Gibbons M, Scotton CJ (2018). FEASIBILITY OF CARDIOPULMONARY EXERCISE TESTING IN IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS.  Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Tomlinson O, Trott J, Williams C, Withers N, Oades P (In Press). CHALLENGES IN IMPLEMENTING ROUTINE CARDIOPULMONARY EXERCISE TESTING IN CYSTIC FIBROSIS CLINICAL PRACTICE: a SINGLE CENTRE REVIEW. SN Comprehensive Clinical Medicine Full text.
Tomlinson O, Vlachopoulos D (In Press). DESATURATION DURING EXERCISE IS NOT a SUFFICIENT MECHANISM FOR PREDICTION OF OSTEOPOROSIS IN NON-CYSTIC FIBROSIS BRONCHIECTASIS. BMC Pulmonary Medicine Full text.
Cockcroft EJ, Williams CA, Tomlinson O, Vlachopoulos D, Jackman S, Armstrong N, Barker AR (In Press). High Intensity Interval Exercise is an Effective Alternative to Moderate Intensity Exercise for Improving Insulin Sensitivity in Adolescent Boys. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport Full text.
Tomlinson O, Barker A, Fulford J, Wilson P, Oades P, Williams C (In Press). QUANTIFICATION OF THIGH MUSCLE VOLUME IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS USING MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING. European Journal of Sport Science Full text.

2020

Tomlinson O, Jakaityte I, Markham L, Wollerton R, Knight B, Duckworth A, Spiers A, Williams C, Gibbons M, Scotton C, et al (2020). Aerobic Fitness, but Not Breathlessness is Associated with Physical Activity Status in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. American Thoracic Society.  Full text.

2019

Cox NS, Eldridge B, Rawlings S, Dreger J, Corda J, Hauser J, Button BM, Bishop J, Nichols A, Middleton A, et al (2019). A web-based intervention to promote physical activity in adolescents and young adults with cystic fibrosis: protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Pulm Med, 19(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Markham L, Tomlinson O, Wollerton R, Knight BA, Duckworth A, Spiers A, Williams CA, Gibbons MA, Scotton CJ (2019). Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing as a Longitudinal Clinical Tool in Interstitial Lung Disease Management.  Author URL.  Full text.
Williams CAP, Wedgwood K, Mohammadi H, Prouse K, Tomlinson O, Tsaneva K (2019). Cardiopulmonary Responses to Maximal Aerobic Exercise in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis.  Abstract.  Full text.
Tomlinson OW (2019). Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the assessment and treatment of young people with cystic fibrosis.  Abstract.  Full text.
Tomlinson O, Barker A, Williams C (2019). Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in young people with cystic fibrosis. The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 61, 22-22. Full text.
Williams CA, Wedgwood KCA, Mohammadi H, Prouse K, Tomlinson OW, Tsaneva-Atanasova K (2019). Cardiopulmonary responses to maximal aerobic exercise in patients with cystic fibrosis. PLoS ONE, 14 Abstract.  Full text.
Shelley J, Tomlinson OW (2019). P376 the UK Cystic Fibrosis and Exercise Network: an update from national meetings. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 18, S164-S164. Full text.
Williams C, Tomlinson O, Withers N, Oades P, Barker A (2019). P383 Sex and age differences in aerobic fitness in people with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 18, S166-S166. Full text.
Tomlinson OW, Markham L, Wollerton RL, Knight BA, Duckworth A, Spiers A, Williams CA, Gibbons M, Scotton CJ (2019). P4 Validity and reproducibility of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in interstitial lung disease. British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2019, QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE, 4 to 6 December 2019, Programme and Abstracts.  Full text.
Wollerton RL, Markham L, Tomlinson OW, Knight BA, Duckworth A, Spiers A, Williams CA, Gibbons M, Scotton CJ (2019). P6 Longitudinal changes in exercise capacity and spirometry in interstitial lung disease. British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2019, QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE, 4 to 6 December 2019, Programme and Abstracts.  Full text.
Williams CA, Barker AR, Tomlinson OW (2019). Prediction of peak oxygen uptake using the modified shuttle test - Methodological concerns and implications for clinical practice. Pediatr Pulmonol, 54(8), 1104-1105. Author URL.  Full text.
Tomlinson OW, Shelley J, Trott J, Bowhay B, Chauhan R, Sheldon CD (2019). The feasibility of online video calling to engage patients with cystic fibrosis in exercise training. J Telemed Telecare Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Sansum KM, Weston ME, Bond B, Cockcroft EJ, O'Connor A, Tomlinson OW, Williams CA, Barker AR (2019). Validity of the Supramaximal Test to Verify Maximal Oxygen Uptake in Children and Adolescents. Pediatr Exerc Sci, 31(2), 213-222. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Tomlinson OW, Barker AR, Trott J, Withers NJ, Oades PJ, Williams CA (2019). WS02-3-1 Validity of prediction equations for evaluating aerobic fitness in cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 18, S3-S3. Full text.
Wooldridge DJ, Tomlinson OW, Bland CL, Oades PJ, Sheldon CD, Withers NJ, Williams CA (2019). WS02-3-2 Predicting intravenous antibiotic usage with cardiopulmonary exercise testing in cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 18, S4-S4. Full text.

2018

Tomlinson OW, Barker AR, Chubbock LV, Stevens D, Saynor ZL, Oades PJ, Williams CA (2018). Analysis of oxygen uptake efficiency parameters in young people with cystic fibrosis. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 118(10), 2055-2063. Full text.
Wollerton RL, Tomlinson OW, Knight BA, Duckworth A, Spiers A, Williams CA, Gibbons M, Scotton CJ (2018). FEASIBILITY OF CARDIOPULMONARY EXERCISE TESTING IN IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS.  Author URL.  Full text.
Trott J, Tomlinson O, Bowhay B, Williams C, Withers N, Oades P (2018). P150 Reasons for non-compliance with cardiopulmonary exercise testing in cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 17, S101-S101. Full text.
Tomlinson OW, Trott J, Bowhay B, Shelley J, Enderby B, Chauhan R, Sheldon C (2018). P155 Feasibility of using online video calling to engage patients in the management of cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 17, S102-S103. Full text.
Tomlinson OW, Shelley J, Denford S, Barker AR, Oades PJ, Williams CA (2018). Promotion of exercise in the management of cystic fibrosis - summary of national meetings. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 6(2), 196-196. Abstract.  Full text.
Williams CA, Tomlinson OW, Chubbock LV, Stevens D, Saynor ZL, Oades PJ, Barker AR (2018). The oxygen uptake efficiency slope is not a valid surrogate of aerobic fitness in cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol, 53(1), 36-42. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Tomlinson OW, Barker AR, Chubbock LV, Stevens D, Saynor ZL, Oades PJ, Williams CA (2018). WS08.1 the utility of oxygen uptake efficiency as a marker of aerobic fitness in children with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 17, S14-S14. Full text.

2017

Williams CA, Saynor ZL, Barker AR, Oades PJ, Tomlinson OW (2017). Measurement of V̇o2max in clinical groups is feasible and necessary. J Appl Physiol (1985), 123(4). Author URL.  Full text.
Tomlinson OW, Barker AR, Oades PJ, Williams CA (2017). Scaling the Oxygen Uptake Efficiency Slope for Body Size in Cystic Fibrosis. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 49(10), 1980-1986. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Tomlinson OW, Barker AR, Oades PJ, Williams CA (2016). Exercise capacity following a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in a young female with cystic fibrosis: a case report. Physiological Reports, 4(16). Abstract.  Full text.
Saynor ZL, Barker AR, Oades PJ, Tomlinson OW, Williams CA (2016). Validity and Reliability Concerns Associated with Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Young People with Cystic Fibrosis. Respiration, 92(1), 61-62. Full text.

2015

Cockcroft EJ, Williams CA, Tomlinson OW, Vlachopoulos D, Jackman SR, Armstrong N, Barker AR (2015). High intensity interval exercise is an effective alternative to moderate intensity exercise for improving glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in adolescent boys. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18(6), 720-724. Abstract.

2014

Williams CA, Saynor ZL, Tomlinson OW, Barker AR (2014). Cystic fibrosis and physiological responses to exercise. Expert Rev Respir Med, 8(6), 751-762. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

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