Alex Harvey is a physiotherapy lecturer specialising in the cardiorespiratory area. She is the module leader for the Level 1 and Level 2 cardiorespiratory modules.
Alex still works clinically at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust and specialises in critical care.
Alex's research interests are 'dysfunctional breathing/hyperventilation syndrome', 'physiotherapy management of bronchiectasis' and 'manual and ventilator hyperinflation'.
Alex is a senior teaching fellow at University College London. She is a course tutor for the MSc in Advanced Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy.
Alex is Exams Officer for the Brunel physiotherapy course.
Qualifications:MSC in Advanced Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy with distinction (UCL)
- Module leader for HH1606 Respiratory (Level 1)
- Module leader for HH2603 Critical Care (Level 2)
- Exams Officer for the Physiotherapy Division
- Senior teaching fellow at UCL (course tutor for MSC in Advanced Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy)
Teaching Interests:Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy
Newest selected publications
Mansell, SK., Harvey, A. and Thomas, AJ. (2019) 'An exploratory study considering the potential impacts of high-fidelity simulation training on self-evaluated confidence of non-respiratory physiotherapists providing an on-call respiratory physiotherapy service - a mixed methods study'. BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning, 6 (4). pp. 1 - 7. ISSN: 2056-6697 Open Access Link
Jones, MO., Thain, A., Silva Vidotto, L. and Harvey, A. (2017) 'The Prevalence of Dysfunctional Breathing and its Association with Personality Type in a University Population'.British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting. Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre.Open Access Link
Tuffnell, R., Davis, D., Lord, V., Haggis, L., Patel, I. and Harvey, A. (2017) 'Healthcare professionals' (HCPs) attitudes towards referring patients to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR); a cross sectional exploratory survey'.ERS International Congress. Milan. [unpublished]
Harvey, A., Jones, M. and Main, E. (2016) 'Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory and Cardiac Systems', in Main, E. and Denehy, L. (eds.) Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Adults and Paediatrics. Elsevier. , 5th edition. pp. 1 - 46.
Akinlabi, K., Main, E., Garrod, R. and Harvey, A. (2013) 'S28 Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), a new strategy in the pulmonary rehabilitation of patients with severe and very severe MRC 4 and 5 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Abstract S28 Table 1.'. Thorax, 68 (Suppl 3). pp. A17.1 - A17. ISSN: 0040-6376