Dr Hayley Lewthwaite

Dr Hayley Lewthwaite

Senior Lecturer

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Applied Sciences)

Career Summary

Biography

Hayley is a Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Central Coast campus of the University of Newcastle, and an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia. Her teaching areas of interest and expertise are in cardiorespiratory pathophysiology and physical activity for health.  

Hayley completed a PhD in 2018 at University of South Australia, exploring physical activity, sedentary and sleep behaviours in people with chronic lung disease — relationships with health outcomes and strategies to optimise behaviours. Following completion of her PhD, Hayley moved to Canada for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University supported by an Australian Government Endeavour Research Fellowship and a Le Fonds de Recherche du Québec Santé Postdoctoral Training Fellowship. Hayley's research focuses on exploring pathological mechanisms underlying activity-related symptoms (such as breathlessness), with the aim of optimising symptom assessment and management. In particular, Hayley looks to find novel approaches to manage activity-related breathlessness and enable people who live with persistent breathlessness to be more active in their day-to-day life. Hayley has published over 20 peer review manuscripts in this field. 

Clinically, Hayley has experience working in the public health sector as a medical scientist utilising her experience in applied clinical exercise physiology to conduct and interpret cardiopulmonary exercise tests for a range of preclinical and clinical populations. 


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of South Australia

Keywords

  • Breathlessness
  • COPD
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Physical activity
  • Respiratory
  • Symptom palliation

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
420702 Exercise physiology 50
320103 Respiratory diseases 50

Awards

Scholarship

Year Award
2020 Postdoctoral Training Fellowship
Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT)
2018 Endeavour Research Fellowship
Australian Government Department of Education
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Highlighted Publications

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Lewthwaite H, Effing TW, Olds T, Williams MT, 'Physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep in COPD guidelines: A systematic review', CHRONIC RESPIRATORY DISEASE, 14 231-244 (2017)
DOI 10.1177/1479972316687224
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21
2020 Lewthwaite H, Jensen D, 'Multidimensional breathlessness assessment during cardiopulmonary exercise testing in healthy adults', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 121 499-511 (2020)
DOI 10.1007/s00421-020-04537-9
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2020 Lewthwaite H, Benedetti A, Stickland MK, Bourbeau J, Guenette JA, Maltais F, et al., 'Normative Peak Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test Responses in Canadian Adults Aged \= 40 Years', CHEST, 158 2532-2545 (2020)
DOI 10.1016/j.chest.2020.06.074
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

Journal article (24 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Williams MT, Lewthwaite H, Fraysse F, Gajewska A, Ignatavicius J, Ferrar K, 'Compliance With Mobile Ecological Momentary Assessment of Self-Reported Health-Related Behaviors and Psychological Constructs in Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis', JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, 23 (2021)
DOI 10.2196/17023
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2021 Lewthwaite H, Li PZ, O'Donnell DE, Jensen D, 'Multidimensional breathlessness response to exercise: Impact of COPD and healthy ageing', RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROBIOLOGY, 287 (2021)
DOI 10.1016/j.resp.2021.103619
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2021 Lewthwaite H, Jensen D, 'Response: Normative Peak Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test Responses in Canadian Adults Aged =40 Years', Chest, 159 884-886 (2021)
DOI 10.1016/j.chest.2020.08.2088
2021 Lewthwaite H, Jensen D, 'Response', Chest, 159 2510-2512 (2021)
DOI 10.1016/j.chest.2021.01.064
2021 Lewthwaite H, Jensen D, Ekström M, 'How to Assess Breathlessness in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.', Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis, 16 1581-1598 (2021)
DOI 10.2147/COPD.S277523
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2021 Williams MT, Lewthwaite H, Paquet C, Johnston K, Olsson M, Belo LF, et al., 'Dyspnoea-12 and Multidimensional Dyspnea Profile: Systematic Review of Use and Properties', Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, (2021)

Context: The Dyspnoea-12 (D-12) and Multidimensional Dyspnea Profile (MDP) were specifically developed for assessment of multiple sensations of breathlessness. Objectives: This sy... [more]

Context: The Dyspnoea-12 (D-12) and Multidimensional Dyspnea Profile (MDP) were specifically developed for assessment of multiple sensations of breathlessness. Objectives: This systematic review aimed to identify the use and measurement properties of the D-12 and MDP across populations, settings and languages. Methods: Electronic databases were searched for primary studies (2008-2020) reporting use of the D-12 or MDP in adults. Two independent reviewers completed screening and data extraction. Study and participant characteristics, instrument use, reported scores and minimal clinical important differences (MCID) were evaluated. Data on internal consistency (Cronbach's a) and test-retest reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient, ICC) were pooled using random effects models between settings and languages. Results: A total 75 publications reported use of D-12 (n = 35), MDP (n = 37) or both (n = 3), reflecting 16 chronic conditions. Synthesis confirmed two factor structure, internal consistency (Cronbach's a mean, 95% CI: D-12 Total = 0.93, 0.91-0.94; MDP Immediate Perception [IP] = 0.88, 0.85-0.90; MDP Emotional Response [ER] = 0.86, 0.82-0.89) and 14 day test-rest reliability (ICC: D-12 Total = 0.91, 0.88-0.94; MDP IP = 0.85, 0.70-0.93; MDP ER = 0.84, 0.73-0.90) across settings and languages. MCID estimates for clinical interventions ranged between -3 and -6 points (D-12 Total) with small variability in scores over 2 weeks (D-12 Total 2.8 (95% CI: 2.0 to 3.7), MDP-A1 0.8 (0.6 to 1.1) and six months (D-12 Total 2.9 (2.0 to 3.7), MDP-A1 0.8 (0.6 to 1.1)). Conclusion: D-12 and MDP are widely used, reliable, valid and responsive across various chronic conditions, settings and languages, and could be considered standard instruments for measuring dimensions of breathlessness in international trials.

DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.06.023
2021 Pereira-Neto EA, Lewthwaite H, Boyle T, Johnston K, Bennett H, Williams MT, 'Effects of exercise training with blood flow restriction on vascular function in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis', PEERJ, 9 (2021)
DOI 10.7717/peerj.11554
2021 Lewthwaite H, Elsewify O, Niro F, Bourbeau J, Guenette JA, Maltais F, et al., 'Normative Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test Responses at the Ventilatory Threshold in Canadian Adults 40 to 80 Years of Age.', Chest, 159 1922-1933 (2021)
DOI 10.1016/j.chest.2020.11.009
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2020 Lewthwaite H, Ekstrom M, Jensen D, 'Breathlessness Isn't Cool, But Its Treatment Can Be', CHEST, 157 1401-1402 (2020)
DOI 10.1016/j.chest.2020.02.052
2020 Lewthwaite H, Jensen D, 'Multidimensional breathlessness assessment during cardiopulmonary exercise testing in healthy adults', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 121 499-511 (2020)
DOI 10.1007/s00421-020-04537-9
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2020 Tracey L, Lewthwaite H, Abdallah SJ, Murray S, Wilkinson-Maitland CA, Donovan A, et al., 'Physiological and perceptual responses to exercise according to locus of symptom limitation in COPD', RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROBIOLOGY, 273 (2020)
DOI 10.1016/j.resp.2019.103322
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2020 Lewthwaite H, Koch EM, Ekstrom M, Hamilton A, Bourbeau J, Maltais F, et al., 'Predicting the rate of oxygen consumption during the 3-minute constant-rate stair stepping and shuttle tests in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease', JOURNAL OF THORACIC DISEASE, 12 2489-2498 (2020)
DOI 10.21037/jtd.2020.03.13
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2020 Dogra S, Patlan I, O'Neill C, Lewthwaite H, 'Recommendations for 24-Hour Movement Behaviours in Adults with Asthma: A Review of Current Guidelines', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 17 (2020)
DOI 10.3390/ijerph17051789
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2020 Lewthwaite H, Benedetti A, Stickland MK, Bourbeau J, Guenette JA, Maltais F, et al., 'Normative Peak Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test Responses in Canadian Adults Aged \= 40 Years', CHEST, 158 2532-2545 (2020)
DOI 10.1016/j.chest.2020.06.074
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
2019 Sawyer A, Lewthwaite H, Gucciardi DF, Hill K, Jenkins S, Cavalheri V, 'Behaviour change techniques to optimise participation in physical activity or exercise in adolescents and young adults with chronic cardiorespiratory conditions: a systematic review', INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL, 49 1209-1220 (2019)
DOI 10.1111/imj.14141
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 2
2019 Lewthwaite H, Koch EM, Tracey L, Jensen D, 'Standardized measurement of breathlessness during exercise', CURRENT OPINION IN SUPPORTIVE AND PALLIATIVE CARE, 13 152-160 (2019)
DOI 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000443
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
2019 Abdallah SJ, Jensen D, Lewthwaite H, 'Updates in opioid and nonopioid treatment for chronic breathlessness', CURRENT OPINION IN SUPPORTIVE AND PALLIATIVE CARE, 13 167-173 (2019)
DOI 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000449
2019 Lewthwaite H, Olds T, Williams MT, Effing TW, Dumuid D, 'Use of time in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Longitudinal associations with symptoms and quality of life using a compositional analysis approach', PLOS ONE, 14 (2019)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0214058
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2019 Watson A, Maher C, Tomkinson GR, Golley R, Fraysse F, Dumuid D, et al., 'Life on holidays: study protocol for a 3-year longitudinal study tracking changes in children's fitness and fatness during the in-school versus summer holiday period', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 19 (2019)
DOI 10.1186/s12889-019-7671-7
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2019 Lewthwaite H, Williams G, Baldock KL, Williams MT, 'Systematic Review of Pain in Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of COPD: A Case for Including Chronic Pain?', HEALTHCARE, 7 (2019)
DOI 10.3390/healthcare7010015
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
2019 Williams MT, Lewthwaite H, Brooks D, Jensen D, Abdallah SJ, Johnston KN, 'Chronic Breathlessness Explanations and Research Priorities: Findings From an International Delphi Survey', Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 59 310-319 (2019)
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.10.012
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2018 Lewthwaite H, Effing TW, Lenferink A, Olds T, Williams MT, 'Improving physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep in COPD: perspectives of people with COPD and experts via a Delphi approach', PEERJ, 6 (2018)
DOI 10.7717/peerj.4604
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
2017 Williams MT, Effing TW, Paquet C, Gibbs CA, Lewthwaite H, Li LSK, et al., 'Counseling for health behavior change in people with COPD: systematic review', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE, 12 2165-2178 (2017)
DOI 10.2147/COPD.S111135
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12
2017 Lewthwaite H, Effing TW, Olds T, Williams MT, 'Physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep in COPD guidelines: A systematic review', CHRONIC RESPIRATORY DISEASE, 14 231-244 (2017)
DOI 10.1177/1479972316687224
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21
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Conference (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Lewthwaite H, Olds T, Williams MT, Effing TW, Dumuid D, 'Active, sedentary and sleep behaviours in COPD: longitudinal associations with symptoms and quality of life (QoL) using a compositional approach', EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, Madrid, SPAIN (2019)
DOI 10.1183/13993003.congress-2019.PA1246
2019 Lewthwaite H, Jensen D, 'Assessment of multiple dimensions of dyspnea during cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in healthy adults', EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, Madrid, SPAIN (2019)
DOI 10.1183/13993003.congress-2019.PA4139
2018 Lewthwaite H, Effing TW, Olds T, Williams MT, 'Identifying inconsistencies in intervention descriptors and outcome reporting within systematic reviews of physical activity interventions in COPD', EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, Paris, FRANCE (2018)
DOI 10.1183/13993003.congress-2018.PA5421
2018 Lewthwaite H, Williams G, Williams M, Baldock K, 'PAIN COEXISTING WITH CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE ASSOCIATED WITH EMPLOYMENT STATUS', RESPIROLOGY (2018)
2018 Lewthwaite H, Williams G, Williams M, Baldock K, 'LIMITED SPECIFIC GUIDANCE FOR PAIN IN COPD CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES', RESPIROLOGY (2018)
2017 Lewthwaite H, Effing TW, Lenferink A, Olds T, Williams MT, 'Factors important to people with COPD and experts to optimise daily time-use: A Delphi study', EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, Milan, ITALY (2017)
DOI 10.1183/1393003.congress-2017.PA3675
2017 Lewthwaite H, Effing TW, Lenferink A, Olds T, Williams MT, 'DISCREPANCIES IN PERSPECTIVES OF PEOPLE WITH COPD AND EXPERTS IN COPD OR PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT, CONCERNING FACTORS TO IMPROVE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR AND SLEEP', RESPIROLOGY (2017)
2016 Lewthwaite H, Effing T, Olds T, Williams M, 'LIMITED RECOMMENDATIONS WITHIN COPD CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES CONCERNING OPTIMISING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR AND SLEEP: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW', RESPIROLOGY (2016)
2016 Lewthwaite H, John D, Williams M, 'PHYSICAL AND AFFECTIVE DOMAINS OF DYSPNOEA: EMOTIONAL RESPONSE BUT NOT SENSORY QUALITY DIFFERS BETWEEN PEOPLE WITH AND WITHOUT MODERATE TO VERY SEVERE CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE', RESPIROLOGY (2016)
2015 Lewthwaite H, Williams M, John D, 'SENSATION OF BREATHLESSNESS IN PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE COMPARED TO OTHER CAUSES OF BREATHLESSNESS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW', RESPIROLOGY, Queensland, AUSTRALIA (2015)
2014 Lewthwaite H, Williams M, John D, Frith P, 'SENSATION OF BREATHLESSNESS IN PEOPLE WITH AND WITHOUT CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE: COMPARISON OF TWO INSTRUMENTS', RESPIROLOGY (2014)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $271,210

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20212 grants / $56,785

The ‘heart rate’ for the lungs: evaluating respiratory-specific parameters to optimise exercise prescription for people with chronic lung disease$46,924

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Hayley Lewthwaite, Doctor Emily Cox, Doctor Jenny Mackney, Professor Vanessa McDonald, Doctor Sarah Valkenborghs
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2022
GNo G2100891
Type Of Funding C3300 – Aust Philanthropy
Category 3300
UON Y

Wearable smart shirt technology: the future of understanding breathlessness experienced by people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in real-life$9,861

Funding body: College of Engineering, Science and Environment, University of Newcastle

Funding body College of Engineering, Science and Environment, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Hayley Lewthwaite, Sarah Johnson, Vanessa McDonald

Scheme College Excellence Strategic Investment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20202 grants / $214,425

Sublingual Fentanyl for acute relief of breathlessness in patients with advanced COPD$187,425

The goal is to investigate Sublingual Fentanyl as a new treatment option for treating breakthrough breathlessness in people with COPD

Funding body: Canadian Institute of Health Research

Funding body Canadian Institute of Health Research
Project Team

Dr J Bourbeau (PI), Dr S Gagnon (co-PI), Dr R Colman (CI), Dr J Downar (CI), Dr D Jensen (CI), Dr H Lewthwaite (CI), Dr B Ross (CI)

Scheme Project Grant - Canada
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2022
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

Breathlessness retraining in a virtual world$27,000

Pilot study to explore the use of virtual reality to optimise rehabilitative exercise training in people with chronic lung disease

Funding body: NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Funding body NIHR National Institute for Health Research
Project Team

Kyle Pattinson (CIA), Sarah Finnegan, Hayley Lewthwaite, Dennis Jensen.

Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD Targeting Behaviour to Increase Physical Activity Levels and Improve Sedentary Behaviour in a Severe Asthma Population PhD (Nursing), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 34
Canada 19
Sweden 4
France 2
Netherlands 2
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Dr Hayley Lewthwaite

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Focus area

Applied Sciences

Contact Details

Email hayley.lewthwaite@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4985 4582
Links Personal webpage
Twitter

Office

Room EXSB-210
Building Exercise and Sport Science B
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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