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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Arwel Jones

Arwel joined the Lincoln Institute for Health in April 2015 to support the development of Respiratory research that spans the pathway from ‘bench to bedside’ and ‘cell to community’. Arwel’s research aims to improve the prevention and treatment of respiratory conditions. Current research interests include: - Non-pharmacological management (exercise, nutrition, physical activity, telemonitoring, vaccination) of chronic lung disease (COPD, Bronchiectasis) - Non-pharmacological prevention (exercise, nutrition) of respiratory infections - Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Department Responsibilities

- Income generation and support project development within research groups of the Lincoln Institute for Health - Delivery of systematic review training to University staff and students - Supervision of PhD students - Member of the University of Lincoln Human Tissue Oversight Group - Member of the School of Health and Social Care Postgraduate Progress Committee - University Lead on the East Midlands Sharebank Network for patient and public involvement in research

Subject Specialism

COPD; Evidence Synthesis; Exercise Physiology; Nutrition; Physical Activity


  • Sports Science PhD — Aberystwyth University, 2014
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education — Aberystwyth University, 2014
  • Biology and Sports Science BSc (Hons) — Aberystwyth University, 2010


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy — 2014

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Research Interests

  • COPD

  • Exacerbations

  • Exercise Physiology

  • Nutrition

  • Physical Activity

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • Respiratory Infection

Research Groups Memberships

  • Lincoln Institute for Health

Research Projects

  • Active Steps Evaluation — awarded £40000 by British Lung Foundation in 2018
  • Use of Monitor Me in COPD — awarded £50000 by Medilink East Midlands in 2017
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation and behaviour change in COPD — Doctoral Training Alliance PhD Studentship in 2016
  • Responses to seasonal influenza (flu) vaccination in clinical phenotypes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease — awarded £10000 by in 2016
  • Changes in Inflammatory Markers during Pulmonary Rehabilitation based on Exacerbation Status in COPD (CIMPRES) — Doctoral Training Alliance PhD Studentship in 2015
  • Consumption of a natural product (bovine colostrum) and levels of prohibited substances in athletes — awarded £2200 by in 2015
  • Developing the Lincolnshire joint research agenda for chronic health conditions — awarded £74000 by in 2015
  • Exercise and neutrophil function in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease — awarded £18000 by in 2014
  • In vitro neutrophil function from the blood and sputum of recurrent exacerbators and stable pateints with moderate to severe COPD — awarded £2600 by in 2014

Research in the Lincoln Repository

PhD Supervisor

Director of Studies - Alex Jenkins Director of Studies - Hayley Robinson Third Supervisor - Ksenia Trischel

Module Responsibilities

  • Teaching Staff - Health and Disease — 2018 to Present
  • Co-Lead - Lincoln Institute for Health Systematic Review Training Programme — 2015 to Present

Professional Affiliations

  • British Association for Lung Research — Member
  • European Respiratory Society — Member
  • Human Infection Challenge Vaccine Network — Affiliate
  • Physiological Society — Member