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Dr Nduka Okwose joined the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences of Coventry University in March 2021 as a Research Fellow in the Cardiovascular and Lifestyle Medicine Research Theme. He is passionate about lifestyle medicine specifically, the role of physical activity, exercise and nutrition in the prevention and management of cardiovascular and metabolic disease. His PhD studies were fully contextualised within the Active-at-Home Heart Failure study in which he managed and coordinated a clinical study which involved a personalised physical activity intervention for stable chronic heart failure patients. Nduka was appointed to his first postdoctoral role at Newcastle University in July 2018 and also held Honorary Research Fellow position at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust. He is actively involved in public engagement and advocacy for healthy lifestyle and has organised engagement events tailored towards people living with cardiovascular disease. He was part of the research team which designed the BBC documentary 'How to stay Young' which aired in the UK and Hong Kong.
Nduka has vast experience in the design, assessment and implementation of physical activity and exercise interventions in ageing and heart failure. He has also carried out extensive research evaluating non-invasive technologies used to assess cardiovascular and metabolic function. He is very keen to develop exercise and nutrition interventions targetting people living with metabolic syndrome and type 2 Diabetes with particular focus on ethnic minority populations.
PhD, Cardiovascular and Exercise Physiology, Newcastle University
Award Date: 12 Jun 2018
MSc, Medical Physiology, University of East London
Award Date: 10 Oct 2012
BSc, Human Physiology, University of Port Harcourt
Award Date: 15 Mar 2010
Associate Researcher, Newcastle University8 Mar 2021 → 30 Nov 2023
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HRVdispose: Comparison of RR intervals and heart rate variability between disposable and reusable electrocardiography leads.
15/03/21 → 14/08/22
Association between cardiac high-energy phosphate metabolism and whole body metabolism in healthy female adultsWibowo, P. G., Charman, S. J., Okwose, N. C., Velicki, L., Popovic, D., Hollingsworth, K. G., MacGowan, G. A. & Jakovljevic, D. G., 12 Jul 2021, In: Physiological Research. 70, 3, p. 393-399 7 p.
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A systematic review of rehabilitation in chronic heart failure: evaluating the reporting of exercise interventionsHarwood, A. E., Russell, S., Okwose, N. C., McGuire, S., Jakovljevic, D. G. & McGregor, G., Oct 2021, In: ESC heart failure. 8, 5, p. 3458-3471 14 p.
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Okwose, N. C., Harwood, A., McGregor, G., Ristic, A., Banerjee, P., Seferovic, P. M., MacGowan, G. A. & Jakovljevic, D., Feb 2021, In: ESC heart failure. 8, 1, p. 175-182 8 p.
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Markers of Right Ventricular Dysfunction Predict Maximal Exercise Capacity After Left Ventricular Assist Device ImplantationBouzas-Cruz, N., Koshy, A., Gonzalez-Fernandez, O., Ferrera, C., Green, T., Okwose, N., Woods, A., Tovey, S., Robinson-Smith, N., Mcdiarmid, A. K., Parry, G., Gonzalez-Juanatey, J. R., Schueler, S., Jakovljevic, D. G. & Macgowan, G., 1 Mar 2021, In: ASAIO Journal. 67, 3, p. 284-289 6 p.
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Noninvasive Assessment of Cardiac Output in Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Candidates Using the Bioreactance MethodPandhita, B. A. W., Okwose, N. C., Koshy, A., Fernández, Ó. G., Cruz, N. B., Eggett, C., Velicki, L., Popovic, D., MacGowan, G. A. & Jakovljevic, D. G., Jun 2021, In: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. 35, 6, p. 1776-1781 6 p.
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