Owen Tomlinson
PhD Research Student

Research

Research projects

Project Title: Cystic fibrosis and exercise performance in young patients

PhD Supervisors: Professor Craig Williams and Dr Alan Barker (University of Exeter, Dr Patrick Oades (Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital)

Project Description:
The aim of my project is further the existing evidence base surrounding the use of exercise testing in young patients with CF. I will seek to validate outcomes measures, characterise longitudinal changes in exercise capacity, identify limitations to exercise and utilise exercise testing in assessing interventions.

Publications/Presentations:

Williams, C. A., Saynor, Z. L., Barker, A. R., Oades, P. J., & Tomlinson, O. W. (2017). Letter to the Editor: Measurement of VO2max in clinical groups is feasible and necessary. Response to: Measurement of the maximum oxygen uptake VO2max: VO2peak is no longer acceptable (Poole and Jones, J Appl Physiol, 122: 997 – 1002). Journal of Applied Physiology. In Press.

Tomlinson, O. W., Shelley, J., Denford, S., Barker, A. R., Oades, P. J., & Williams, C. A. (2017). Promotion of exercise in the management of cystic fibrosis – Summary of national meetings. European Journal for Person Centred Healthcare. In Press.   

Tomlinson, O. W., Barker, A. R., Oades, P. J., & Williams, C. A. (2017). Scaling the oxygen uptake efficiency slope for body size in cystic fibrosis. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. In Press.  

Williams, C. A., Saynor, Z. L., Tomlinson, O. W., Oades, P. J., & Barker, A. R. (2017). Skeletal muscle metabolic abnormalities in cystic fibrosis responses of the metabolic system relative to changes in exercise intensity. Comment in response to CrossTalk debate: ‘Skeletal muscle oxidative capacity is/is not altered in patients with cystic fibrosis’. Journal of Physiology. In Press.

Tomlinson, O. W., Barker, A. R., Oades, P. J., & Williams, C. A. (2016). Exercise capacity following a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in a young female with cystic fibrosis: a case report, Physiological Reports, 4 (16), e12904

Saynor, Z. L., Barker, A. R., Oades, P. J., Tomlinson, O. W., & Williams, C. A. (2016). Validity and Reliability Concerns Associated with Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Young People with Cystic Fibrosis, Respiration, 92 (1), 61-62

Cockcroft, E. J., Williams, C. A., Tomlinson, O. W., Vlachopoulos, D., Jackman, S. R., Armstrong, N. & Barker, A. R. (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

Williams, C. A., Saynor, Z. L., Tomlinson, O. W. & Barker, A. R. (2014) Cystic fibrosis and physiological responses to exercise, Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, 8 (6), 751-762

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