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Dr Claire Nolan

Dr Claire Nolan
Lecturer in Physiotherapy


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 a visiting academic at the Cicely Saunder's Institute of Palliative Care Policy and Rehabilitation, Kings College London and a 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.

Follow Dr Nolan's research and updates on Twitter: @clairemnolan84


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

Nolan, CM., Polgar, O., Schofield, SJ., Patel, S., Barker, RE., Walsh, JA., et al. (2022) 'Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and COPD: A Propensity-Matched Real-World Study'. Chest, 161 (3). pp. 728 - 737. ISSN: 0012-3692

Journal article

Nolan, CM. and Birring, SS. (2022) 'PROMising developments in IPF patient-reported outcome measures'. European Respiratory Journal, 59 (1). pp. 2102312 - 2102312. ISSN: 0903-1936

Journal article

Walsh, JA., Barker, RE., Kon, SSC., Jones, SE., Banya, W., Nolan, CM., et al. (2021) 'Gait speed and adverse outcomes following hospitalised exacerbation of COPD'. European Respiratory Journal, 58 (5). pp. 2004047 - 2004047. ISSN: 0903-1936

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Nolan, CM., Patel, S., Barker, RE., Walsh, JA., Polgar, O., Maddocks, M., et al. (2021) 'Muscle stimulation in advanced idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: A randomised placebo-controlled feasibility study'. BMJ Open, 11 (6). pp. e048808 - e048808. ISSN: 2044-6055 Open Access Link

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Patel, S., Palmer, MD., Nolan, CM., Barker, RE., Walsh, JA., Wynne, SC., et al. (2021) 'Supervised pulmonary rehabilitation using minimal or specialist exercise equipment in COPD: A propensity-matched analysis'. Thorax, 76 (3). pp. 264 - 271. ISSN: 0040-6376

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