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Editorial Board

To lead the scoping, commissioning, co-ordination and delivery of all new ACPRC guidance documents and resources, in order to facilitate knowledge sharing and drive improvements in the quality of care for respiratory patients.


  1. Develop editorial policy and process for the publication of ACPRC guidance documents.
  2. Provide direction for guidance documents developed by and in association with the ACPRC.
  3. Facilitate a scoping procedure to determine the feasibility and nature of a guidance document.
  4. Facilitate and contribute to the development and review of guidance documents in collaboration with relevant individuals and organisations.
  5. Provide direction for dissemination of guidance documents.
  6. Identify research priorities for the ACPRC.

Current projects:

The editorial board members have been working on several projects identified previously as priorities by the ACPRC members. A number of scoping reviews have been conducted and findings will be disseminated. The following topics:

  • Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) in various conditions
  • Simulation Based Education (SBE) in respiratory physiotherapy.
  • Dysfunctional Breathing


Stephanie K. Mansell , Kate Grafton , Emily Barnfield , Georgina Eckersley , Amy Bendall , Gabriella Cork , Agnieszka Lewko , Amanda Thomas and Una Jones. Simulation education within respiratory physiotherapy training: a scoping review. Journal of ACPRC 2024; 56(1): 37-51 DOI:   

 Allaina Eden, Una Jones and Kate Grafton. ACPRC Editorial Board Surgery Scoping Review Synthesis. Journal of 2024; 55 (1): 53-54 DOI:   

 Una Jones. The ACPRC editorial board: driving high-quality of care for people with respiratory problems. Journal of ACPRC 2023; 55 (1): 152-154 DOI:   

Lucy Gardiner, Anna Alderslade, Frances Butler, Emma Chaplin, Rachael Colclough, Jane Douglas, Siobhan Hollier, Jack Plumbe, Laura Graham, Claire Nolan, Kelly Wainwright and Agnieszka Lewko. Position statement and considerations for remotely delivered pulmonary rehabilitation services. Journal of ACPRC 2023. 55(1): 64-112. DOI:

Allaina Eden, Emma Matthews, Alicia Page, Izzie Easton and Una Jones. Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care scoping review of post-operative physiotherapy in people undergoing cardiac surgery. Journal of ACPRC 2023. 55(1): 114-50.  DOI:

Gabriella Cork, Clare Wade, Alison Gordon, Anna Vaughan-France, Amelia Palmer, Katy Walker and Una Jones. Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care: Airway clearance techniques for the intubated adult:  a scoping review. Journal of ACPRC 2022; 54(3): 120-139  

Kate Grafton, Caroline Wheldon, Robyn Stiger, Nathan Robbins, Catherine Baker and Una Jones. Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care scoping review: Post-operative physiotherapy management in upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. Journal of ACPRC 2022; 54(2): 92-106 

Allaina Eden, Nikki Gilbert, Amy Bendall, Izzie Easton, Agnieszka Lewko, Alicia Page, Chloe Tait and Una Jones. Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care scoping review: Post-operative physiotherapy in people undergoing thoracic surgery. Journal of ACPRC 2022; 54 (1): 89-113 

Owen Gustafson, Simon Hayward, Alex Helmsley, Jonathan Grant, Mike Smith, Chloe Tait, Natasha Pickering, Jo Hardy, Katherine Atkin and Una Jones. Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care position statement: Physiotherapists use of lung ultrasound. Journal of ACPRC 2021; 53 (2): 147- 150 

Clare Wade, Ceri Battle, Zoe Barrett-Brown, Rebekah Haylett, Rob Leatt and Una Jones. Physiotherapy following blunt chest trauma. Journal of ACPRC 2021; 53 (2): 187 - 190 

Lucy Gardiner, Anna Alderslade, Frances Butler, Laura Graham, Theresa Harvey-Dunstan, Karen Ingram, Agnieszka Lewko, Claire Nolan, Helen Owen, Sam Pilsworth, Helen Stewart, Ema Swingwood, Kelly Wainwright, Christine Wright (2020). The ACPRC Statement and considerations for the remote delivery of pulmonary rehabilitation services during the COVID-19 pandemic (Part 1). Journal of ACPRC 2020; pp 1-41



Please contact us to propose topics for further investigation by email: Dr Agnieszka Lewko



Chair: Dr Agnieszka Lewko 

Assistant Professor, Research Centre for Healthcare and Communities, Coventry University 

ACPRC Chair: Rachael Colclough 

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Respiratory Medicine at the University Hospital Birmingham 

ACPRC Vice Chair: Harriet Shannon 

Associate Professor, Cardiorespiratory Programme Lead, University College London (UCL) 

Liz King 

Lead ICU Follow-Up Physiotherapist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

Owen Gustafson 

Lead Physiotherapist AICU, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Honorary Research Physiotherapist, University of Oxford 

Permanent members: 

Fran Butler 

Advanced Clinical Specialist, Chronic Respiratory and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Gabriella Cork 

Lecturer, University of Liverpool 

Caroline Dodds 

Principal Physiotherapist for Critical care, Surgery, Prehabilitation and Orthopaedics at Frimley Health Foundation Trust 

Izzie Easton 

Senior Lecturer, University of Essex 

Georgina Eckersley 

Lecturer in Physiotherapy, University of Liverpool 

Allaina Eden 

Physiotherapy Service Lead, Royal Papworth Hospital 

ACPRC Surgical Champion 

Kate Grafton 

Principle Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University 

Jo Hardy 

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 

Molly Hashmi-Greenwood 

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Manchester Metropolitan University 

Timothy Jenkins 

Research Physiotherapist, The Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals 

Stephanie Mansell 

Consultant Physiotherapist, Royal Free London NHS Trust 

Laura Mcgarrigle 

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust – Wythenshawe Hospital 

Ciara McGurn 

Physiotherapy Lecturer, Ulster University 

Amanda Thomas 

Advanced Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist 

Critical Care Outreach Team, The Royal London Hospital 

Clare Liew Wade 

Physiotherapy Graduate Tutor, Northumbria University