Dr Hayley Lewthwaite is an accredited exercise physiologist and early career researcher. For the last two years Hayley has been working as a lecturer in clinical exercise physiology at the University of Newcastle Ourimbah campus. Hayley completed her PhD in 2018 (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 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.
We are excited to have Hayley join our team!