Staff Profile of Prof Andrew Lemmey

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Name
Andrew Lemmey
Position
Professor
Email
a.b.lemmey@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
(01248) 38 3932
Location
George Building, Normal Site

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Qualifications:

PhD (University of Adelaide, 1993)
Master of Arts (Exercise Physiology) (Flinders University of South Australia, 1987)
Honours (Exercise Physiology) - First Class (Flinders University of South Australia, 1986)
Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) (University of South Australia, 1980)

Teaching modules:

Physical activity and health (Year 1 U/g)
Health physiology (Year 2 U/g)
Exercise for clinical populations (Year 3 U/g)
Clinical exercise physiology (MSc)

Research areas:

To determine the mechanisms of muscle and bone loss, impaired functional status, and disability in diseases characterised by muscle wasting (principally rheumatoid arthritis and chronic renal failure (CRF); also ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus,  myositis, fibromyalgia, renal insufficiency, and prostate cancer), and to evaluate the efficacy of interventions (e.g. exercise, anabolic agents, anti-cytokine therapy, nutritional supplements) aimed at restoring muscle mass and functional capacity, and attenuating disability.

Recent Publications:

Please visit the publications page of Prof Andrew Lemmey to view recent publications.

Grant Capture (running total: approx £1.9million) including:

Pathway to Portfolio R&D funding stream: £15,872 (2016). Does a single high dose intra-muscular corticosteroid injection, given for the treatment of newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis, exacerbate muscle loss? Dr. Yasmeen Ahmad, Prof. Andrew Lemmey, Dr. Tom O’Brien

BU Strategic Investment Fund: £42,000 (2015).  Assessment of cardiovascular disease risk via examination of endothelial dysfunction in clinical and healthy populations. Dr. Aamer Sandoo, Prof. Andrew Lemmey, Dr. Jamie Macdonald.

NISCHR Pathway to Portfolio (P2P): £19,998 (2015).  Effectiveness of the pedal exerciser for improving muscle strength in the elderly - Randomised Controlled Feasibility Study. Rakesh Kumar, Prof. Andrew Lemmey, Dr. Mike Jackson, Dr. Julian Breeze

WARN SpR Fellowship: £5,000 (2014-15).  Prevalence of rheumatoid cachexia in recently diagnosed RA patients. Dr. Fazal Sheikh, Dr. Yasmeen Ahmad, Prof. Andrew Lemmey.

NISCHR equipment fund: £20,124 (2013).  Prof. Andrew Lemmey, Dr. Hans-Peter Kubis, Dr. Andy Cooke, Kevin Williams.

SSHES PhD Research Studentship: £46,500 (2012-15).  Prof. Andrew Lemmey, Dr. Tom O’Brien, Prof. Peter Maddison.

SSHES MRes Research Studentship: £15,300 (2012-13).  Prof. Andrew Lemmey.

HTA: £576,332 (2012-2016).  Developing a multidisciplinary rehabilitation package following total hip replacement surgery for hip fracture. Dr. Nefyn Williams, Prof. Andrew Lemmey, Prof. Clare Wilkinson, Prof. Bob Woods, Mr. Chris Whitaker, Prof. Rhiannon Tudor-Edwards, Dr. Val Morrison, Prof. Jo Rycroft-Malone, Prof. Catherine Sackley, Mr. Glynne Andrew, Mr. Tosan Okoro.

BCUHB R&D, Health and Social Care Small Grants: £17,290 (2012-2014). Can creatine supplementation improve body composition and physical function in rheumatoid arthritis patients? Dr. Tom O’Brien, Prof. Andrew Lemmey, Prof. Peter Maddison, Dr. Yasmeen Ahmad, Ms. Rhiannon Whitaker. 

Welsh Assembly Government WCAT Scheme; Wales Clinical Academic Track Award: £16,640 (2011-2012).  Optimising patient function following elective total hip replacement (THR) surgery.  Dr. Andrew Lemmey, Prof. Peter Maddison, Mr. Tosan Okoro.

North Wales NHS Grant Committee: £7,432 (2010). Optimising patient function following elective total hip replacement (THR) surgery.  Dr. Andrew Lemmey, Mr. Tosan Okoro, Mr. Glynne Andrew.

NISCHR RRG: £458,379 (2010-present).  Welsh Arthritis Research Network (WARN).  Dr. Stefan Siebert, Prof. Peter Maddison, , Dr. Andrew Lemmey, Mr. Ian Pallister, Dr. Rhian Goodfellow, Dr. Mark Ridgewell, Dr. Robert van Deursen, Dr. Valerie Sparkes, Prof. Ian Russell, Ms. Rhiannon Whittaker, Ms. Anne Breslin, Ms. Suzanne Morris, Dr. Sinead Brophy, Dr. Mike Kingsley.

WORD Health Studentship award: £59,706 (2009-2011). Cardiovascular fitness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.  Dr. Jeanette Thom, Dr. Yasmeen Ahmad, Dr. Jonathon Moore, Prof. Peter Maddison, Dr. Andrew Lemmey.

IMPACT:

Changes in clinical practice: Based on Lemmey et al. Effects of high intensity resistance training in rheumatoid arthritis patients – a randomised, controlled trial (Arthritis & Rheumatism (2009) 61(12):1726-1734), the Rheumatology physiotherapy out-patient departments at BCUHB, Royal Derby Hospital (Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), the Swindon Rheumatology Dept., Oxford NHS Trust, and Guy’s/KCL Hospital have changed their practice and prescribe high-intensity PRT.  Additionally, I conducted courses on ‘Exercise for RA patients’ for Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  This course ran in June, 2013 and involved rheumatologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, local GP’s, and local gym instructors. 

Based on Lemmey et al., Tight control of disease activity fails to improve body composition or physical function in rheumatoid arthritis patients (Rheumatology (2016) 55(10):1736-1745), the rheumatology departments of BCUHB; Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust; University Hospitals of Morecombe Bay NHS Foundation Trust; and Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are now assessing body composition and objectively measuring physical function in routine clinics as part of patient’s standard clinical measures. 

Lemmey A.B. Tight control of disease activity fails to improve body composition or physical function in rheumatoid arthritis patients was also chosen by Rheumatology for podcast, June 2016 http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/brheum/podcast.html. Each month Rheumatology select the most interesting in press paper for a podcast.  Additionally, this paper was adjudged by Rheumatology Advisor as the leading article, worldwide, on RA for 2016: “Year in Review – Rheumatoid Arthritis” 26/12/16. http://links.clinadvisornews.clinicaladvisor.com/servlet/MailView?ms=MTYxODAzMDAS1&r=Mjk1OTQ0NjU5NjMwS0&j=OTIxOTc2MTU2S0&mt=1&rt=0

Popular impact of Lemmey et al., Tight control of disease activity fails to improve body composition or physical function in rheumatoid arthritis patients paper:

From the paper, Wilkinson T. J., Lemmey A.B., Sheikh F., Ahmad Y., Chitale S., Jones J.G., Maddison P.J., O’Brien T.D., ‘Effects of oral creatine supplementation on body composition and objective physical function in rheumatoid arthritis patients. A randomised controlled trial’ Arthritis Care & Research (2016) 68(6):729-737:

“Can Creatine Supplementation Improve Body Composition and Objective Physical Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients? A Randomized Controlled Trial.” featured in U.S journals Value-Based Care in Rheumatology and Medscape Medical News 2016-06-08.

Reviewing:

Journal Editorships:

Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology,  the official journal of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA), an affiliate society of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).  Section editor – Neuromuscular / Orthopedic

Reviewing of manuscripts:

The Lancet

Journal of Endocrinology

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Journal of Rheumatology

Rheumatology

Arthritis Research & Therapy

Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation

Journal of Sports Sciences

Journal of Aging Research

Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia & Muscle

Review grants for:

Health Technology Assessment Program (HTA)

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR)

The Chief Scientist Office Project Grant Scheme (Scottish Government)

Arthritis Research UK (AR UK)

Prizes and Awards:

Lemmey A.B.  Chapter 22.  Arthritis, Clinical Exercise Physiology (3rd Edition), edited by Ehrman J.K., Gordon P.M., Visich P.S. & Keteyian S.J.  Human Kinetics.  Published 2013.  [note: this is the leading clinical exercise physiology text in the world, and is the core text for the American College of Sports Medicine’s Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM RCEP} qualification.  Of the 57 contributors to the 3rd edition, only 2 were not US-based].  I am currently writing the chapter for the 4th Edition. 

I have written the chapter on Arthritis, ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (10th edition) (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins), due to be published in 2016.  [The leading text in this field in the world]. 

I am currently writing the chapter on Rheumatoid Arthritis in ACSM’s Essentials of Exercise Referral, edited by Scott A. & Vishnubala D. Human Kinetics.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: etiology, consequences and co-morbidities, and diagnosis (ISBN: 978-953-307-847-2).  Invited editor.  InTech (www.intechweb.org).  Published Jan, 2012.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Treatment (ISBN: 978-953-307-847-2).  Invited editor.  InTech (www.intechweb.org).  Published Jan, 2012.

Invited Talks:

Guy’s Hospital/King’s College London, London, August 24, 2016. Tight control of disease activity fails to improve body composition or physical function in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

EULAR, Annual European Congress of Rheumatology Meeting, London, June 2016. Tight control of disease activity fails to improve body composition or physical function in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

WARN (Welsh Arthritis Research Network) Annual Meeting, Cardiff, 23 May, 2016. Update from Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders with Exercise Sciences RDG.

British Society of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Glasgow, April 26-28, 2016. Exercise rehabilitation in rheumatoid arthritis.

Cardiff Sport and Exercise Medicine Society, Wales Exercise Medicine Conference, Cardiff, 30 January, 2016.  Exercise as adjunct treatment for rheumatoid arthritis; a prerequisite for normalising physical function.

Arthritis Research UK (ARUK), Non-pharmacological interventions workshop, 24 June 2015, Effects of treat-to-target therapy on rheumatoid cachexia and objectively measure physical function; Effects of 12 weeks creatine supplementation on body composition and physical function in RA patients. 

North-West Rheumatology Annual meeting, Wrexham, 15 May, 2015.  Rheumatoid cachexia and its effects in patients with RA.

WARN (Welsh Arthritis Research Network) Annual Meeting, Cardiff, 7 May, 2015. Update from Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders with Exercise Sciences RDG. 

Oxford University, 27 January, 2015.  Rheumatoid cachexia and its effects in patients with RA.  

WARN (Welsh Arthritis Research Network) Annual Meeting, Llandrindod Wells, 22 May, 2014. Update from Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders with Exercise Sciences RDG.

2nd Annual Global Healthcare Conference (GHC 2013), Singapore, 8-9 July, 2013.  Use of psychological self-regulation techniques to assess cardiorespiratory fitness and prescribe health enhancing physical activity in sedentary populations – Session Discussant  

Cardiff Sport and Exercise Medicine Society, Wales Exercise Medicine Conference, Cardiff, 15 June, 2013.  Exercise as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis – is anyone listening? 

WARN (Welsh Arthritis Research Network) Annual Meeting, Cardiff, 2 May, 2013. Update from Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders with Exercise Sciences RDG.

Other Esteem Indicators:

Member of the Research Subcommittee for the Development of Health & Medical Research in Bangor (2011 - present) Member of the Clinical Research Facility (BCUHB & BU) Management Board (2012-present)

Member of the Clinical Rehabilitation Facility (BCUHB & BU) Steering Group (2012-present)

Founder member and member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Welsh Arthritis Research Network (WARN) (2010-present)

Chair of the Advisory Board of WISHES (Wales Virtual Institute for Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences) (2006-present)

Member of the Steering Committee of All Wales Rehabilitation Research Network (AWRRN) (2011-present)

Rheumatoid Arthritis (ISBN: 978-953-307-847-2).  Invited editor.  InTech (www.intechweb.org).  Due to be published Sept 2011.

Invited speaker - European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Endocrinology (ESPEN) Congress, Gothenburg, Sweden, 3-6 September 2011.

Invited Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Member of the Steering Committee for the Bangor Institute for Clinical Sciences (BICS)

Member of the Subcommittee for Research and the Clinical Research Facility, Bangor Medical School.

Hobbies and interests:

Cricket, horseriding (polo), staying fit, travel, wine, history, current affairs.

Graeme Knight is stumped by Andrew Lemmey, Cross Arrows v The President of Cross Arrows' XI, Lord's, September 11, 2006