Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University Newcastle.
Ioannis is the academic lead of the Faculty’s Multidisciplinary Research Theme on Prevention and Management of Long-term Conditions. For 3 years he was the chair of the Rehabilitation and Chronic Care group of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and he is currently the ERS Secretary of Assembly 1 (General Pneumology). He has contributed to several joint ERS and American Thoracic Society (ATS) Statements on pulmonary rehabilitation, skeletal muscle dysfunction, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, respiratory muscle function assessment and physical inactivity in patients with chronic lung conditions. He has co-chaired an ATS/ERS joint policy statement for enhancing implementation and delivery of pulmonary rehabilitation globally. Ioannis is currently a Fellow of the European Respiratory Society and a member of the British Thoracic Society Specialist Advisory Group on Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Ioannis has a good record of research funding generation mainly from the European Commission Directorate for Research and Innovation on projects dealing with physical activity promotion, pulmonary rehabilitation, tele-rehabilitation, respiratory mechanics, phenotypic and genotypic skeletal muscle profiling and computed aided rehabilitation. He has published over 130 papers in medical and physiology journals.