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Dr Garry Tew

Associate Professor

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

 Garry Lew 3Following several years working in the fitness industry, Garry moved into Higher Education by completing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in sport and exercise science and exercise physiology, respectively.

Garry held research positions at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of York before arriving at Northumbria in 2015, where he is now an Associate Professor in Exercise and Health Sciences. Garry is also the Director of Enterprise and Engagement for the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation and one of the leading members of Department’s “Promoting and Preserving Health and Wellbeing” research theme. He has been a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist since 2010.


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Campus Address

Northumberland Building
City Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne


  • Clinical Science PhD September 01 2009
  • Sports Science MSc August 01 2006
  • Sports Science August 01 2005
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016
  • Chartered Scientist CSci 2013
  • BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Physiology - Research) 2010
  • Professional Member British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) 2009

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Supported progressive resistance exercise training to counter the adverse side effects of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy, Ashton, R., Aning, J., Tew, G., Robson, W., Saxton, J. 18 Jan 2021, In: Supportive Care in Cancer
  • Community-based prehabilitation before elective major surgery: the PREP-WELL quality improvement project, Tew, G., Bedford, R., Carr, E., Durrand, J., Gray, J., Hackett, R., Lloyd, S., Peacock, S., Taylor, S., Yates, D., Danjoux, G. 24 Mar 2020, In: BMJ Open
  • Does yoga reduce the risk of falls in older people?, Tew, G., Ward, L., Hewitt, C., Tiedemann, A. 3 Sep 2020, In: BMJ
  • Effects of short-term, medium-term and long-term resistance exercise training on cardiometabolic health outcomes in adults, Ashton, R., Tew, G., Aning, J., Gilbert, S., Lewis, L., Saxton, J. 1 Mar 2020, In: British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Exercise therapy in routine management of peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication: a scoping review, Abaraogu, U., Duru, O., Dall, P., Tew, G., Stuart, W., Brittenden, J., Seenan, C. 2020, In: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
  • Exercise Training for Intermittent Claudication, Harwood, A., Pymer, S., Ingle, L., Doherty, P., Chetter, I., Parmenter, B., Askew, C., Tew, G. Nov 2020, In: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
  • Infographic. Exercise for intermittent claudication, Tew, G., Allen, L., Askew, C., Chetter, I., Cucato, G., Doherty, P., Garnham, A., Harwood, A., Ingle, L., Jenkins, M., Michaels, J., Pittack, S., Seenan, C., Trender, H. 1 Dec 2020, In: British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Randomised clinical trial, Jones, K., Baker, K., Speight, A., Thompson, N., Tew, G. 1 Sep 2020, In: Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Surgery versus cast immobilisation for adults with a bicortical fracture of the scaphoid waist (SWIFFT), Dias, J., Brealey, S., Fairhurst, C., Amirfeyz, R., Bhowal, B., Blewitt, N., Brewster, M., Brown, D., Choudary, S., Coapes, C., Cook, L., Costa, M., Davis, T., DisMascio, L., Giddins, G., Hedley, H., Hewitt, C., Hinde, S., Hobby, J., Hodgson, S., Jefferson, L., Jeyapalan, K., Johnston, P., Jones, J., Keding, A., Leighton, P., Logan, A., Mason, W., McAndrew, A., McNab, I., Muir, L., Nicoll, J., Northgraves, M., Palmer, J., Poulter, R., Rahimtoola, Z., Rangan, A., Richards, S., Richardson, G., Stuart, P., Taub, N., Tavakkolizadeh, A., Tew, G., Thompson, J., Torgerson, D., Warwick, D. 8 Aug 2020, In: The Lancet
  • The effect of protein and essential amino acid supplementation on muscle strength and performance in patients with chronic heart failure, Nichols, S., McGregor, G., al-Mohammad, A., Ali, A., Tew, G., O'Doherty, A. 1 Aug 2020, In: European Journal of Nutrition

PGR Supervision

  • James Durrand Start: 01/03/2018
  • Shane O'Leary Gym ecology: How fitness centre environments affect exercise behaviours and psychological states. Start: 21/10/2016
  • David King The Appetite and Glycaemic Effects of Whey Protein Administration in Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity Start: 19/07/2016

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Other: Invited guest to talk about exercise for intermittent claudication on the Vascular Show on "Doctor Radio"; a channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio in the US. 2020
  • Invited talk: Benefits of yoga for people with multiple long-term conditions 2019
  • Invited talk: UK CMO Physical Activity Guideline Update - Overview of Draft Older Adults Technical Report 2018
  • Oral presentation: Predictors of health-related quality of life 3 months after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair 2018
  • Other: External Advisor for Dunhill Medical Trust Research Grants Committee 2018
  • Invited talk: PREP-WELL: Community prehabilitation and community wellbeing project 2018
  • Other: Guest editorial: PREP-WELL: Community prehabilitation and wellbeing project 2018
  • Invited talk: Adapted yoga to improve physical function and mental wellbeing in physically-inactive older adults: A randomised controlled pilot trial 2017
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: AoMRC and New Care Models Programme Event 2017
  • Invited talk: How to get fit for life... and aneurysm surgery 2017

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