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Dr Claire Nolan
Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Mary Seacole 301


Dr Claire Nolan is a Lecturer in Physiotherapy in the Department of Health Sciences.

Dr Nolan's research interests include clinical trials, pulmonary rehabiltiation, alternative rehabiltiation strategies, physical activity, supplemental oxygen therapy, outcome measure validation in people with chronic respiratory disease, particularly chronic obstructive disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Dr Nolan is an Honoary Senior Research Physiotherapist in the Harefield Respiratory Research Group, Royal Brompton and Harefield Clinical Group.

Dr Nolan is co-chair of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist Advisory Group, British Thoracic Society and a member of the British Thoracic Society Pulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist Advisory Group and NHSE National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme (steering group, health inequalities group and commissioning standards group).


PhD, Imperial College London (2018): Gait speed and prognosis in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

MSC, University College London (2015): Advanced cardiorespiratory physiotherapy (gold medal)

BSc (Hons), University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland (2006)

Newest selected publications

Brighton, LJ., Nolan, CM., Barker, RE., Patel, S., Walsh, JA., Polgar, O., et al. (2023) 'Frailty and Mortality Risk in COPD: A Cohort Study Comparing the Fried Frailty Phenotype and Short Physical Performance Battery'. International Journal of COPD, 18. pp. 57 - 67. ISSN: 1176-9106 Open Access Link

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Patel, S., Jones, SE., Walsh, JA., Barker, RE., Polgar, O., Maddocks, M., et al. (2022) 'The Six-Minute Step Test as an Exercise Outcome in COPD'. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 20 (3). pp. 476 - 479. ISSN: 2329-6933 Open Access Link

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Lewis, A., Kal, E., Nolan, C., Cave, P., Grillo, L., Conway, J. and et al. (2022) 'Pilot study of physiotherapist-led versus music therapist-led breathing control exercises for young adults living with breathing pattern disorder: a randomised controlled trial protocol'. BMJ Open Respiratory Research, 9 (1). pp. 1 - 7. ISSN: 2052-4439 Open Access Link

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Evans, RA., Leavy, OC., Richardson, M., Elneima, O., McAuley, HJC., Shikotra, A., et al. (2022) 'Clinical characteristics with inflammation profiling of long COVID and association with 1-year recovery following hospitalisation in the UK: a prospective observational study'. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 10 (8). pp. 761 - 775. ISSN: 2213-2600 Open Access Link

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Plekhanova, T., Rowlands, AV., Evans, RA., Edwardson, CL., Bishop, NC., Bolton, CE., et al. (2022) 'Device-assessed sleep and physical activity in individuals recovering from a hospital admission for COVID-19: a multicentre study'. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 19 (1). pp. 1 - x. ISSN: 1479-5868 Open Access Link

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