Imperial College London

DrJuliaKelly

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Honorary Lecturer
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7352 8121 ext 4183j.kelly

 
 
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Location

 

Fulham RoadRoyal Brompton Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Dr Julia Kelly is a Clinical Research Physiotherapist at the Clinical and Academic Unit of Sleep and Breathing, NHLI, Royal Brompton Hospital, and Clinical Education Fellow at the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. 

Julia graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia. She developed her clinical experience in the field of Cardiorespiratory Critical Care, going on to specialise in sleep, and respiratory support treating patients with sleep disordered breathing, including those with sleep apnoea and also respiratory failure patients requiring non-invasive ventilation.

Julia received her PhD from Imperial College London. Her thesis titled 'Autotitrating Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV) in patients with Hypercapnic Ventilatory Failure' investigated a new autotitrating mode of ventilation in patients with chronic respiratory failure during wakefulness and sleep, but specifically in the detection and treatment of acute exacerbations.

Her current role(s) sees her divide her time between clinical work, research and education.

Julia is currently project manager and Trial Sleep Therapist for a UK national, multicentre trial investigating the treatment of patients with mild sleep apnoea. The Merge Study

Her educational role is as Education Fellow in Curriculum and Assessment for  Imperial College School of Medicine. She is part of the team developing a modern online assessment management system that is aligned to the medical curriculum and student learning outcomes. Julia is also involved with MSc course development and teaching. MSc in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Healthcare

Julia is also an avid climber and mountaineer and has performed research work in Nepal investigating the medical emergencies in trekking Porters at altitude and the preparedness of foreign trekkers. She has a keen interest in breathing at altitude.

Publications

Journals

Hopkinson NS, tanner, 2017, Redefining cut-points for high symptom burden of the global initiative for chronic obstructive lung disease classification in 18,577 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (jamda): Long-term Care: Management, Applied Research and Clinical Issues, Vol:18, ISSN:1525-8610, Pages:1097.e11-1097.e24

Lord VM, Hume VJ, Kelly JL, et al., 2014, Singing classes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized controlled trial (vol 12, 69, 2012), Bmc Pulmonary Medicine, Vol:14, ISSN:1471-2466

Kelly JL, Jaye J, Pickersgill RE, et al., 2014, Randomized trial of 'intelligent' autotitrating ventilation versus standard pressure support non-invasive ventilation: Impact on adherence and physiological outcomes, Respirology, Vol:19, ISSN:1323-7799, Pages:596-603

Shaikh ZF, Kelly JL, Shrikrishna D, et al., 2014, Patent Foramen Ovale Is Not Associated with Hypoxemia in Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Does Not Impair Exercise Performance, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol:189, ISSN:1073-449X, Pages:540-547

Boutou AK, Shrikrishna D, Tanner RJ, et al., 2013, Lung function indices for predicting mortality in COPD, European Respiratory Journal, Vol:42, ISSN:0903-1936, Pages:616-625

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