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Garry Tew

Garry is an Associate Professor of Exercise and Health Sciences at Northumbria University. He studied sport and exercise science through his undergraduate and postgraduate years, with a keen interest on physiological and functional adaptations to exercise training. His postdoctoral research began in 2006 at Sheffield Hallam University where he completed a PhD in the physiological effects of exercise training in people with peripheral vascular disease. He has gone on to lead several randomised controlled trials of exercise training in a range of clinical populations, including inflammatory bowel disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, prostate cancer, and older adults with multimorbidity. His research aims to improve the evidence base for exercise training in the management of chronic disease. Garry reviews for various journals and grant awarding bodies, and is a member of the Older Adults Expert Working Group for the 2018 UK Chief Medical Officers Physical Activity Guideline Update.


L11 Yoga In The NHS: Developing Your Teaching In Healthcare
Date: Sunday 25 Apr 2021 Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

An informative and accessible powerpoint presentation, with a Q&A opportunity afterwards.

Gillian wrote her MA dissertation on Yoga within the NHS and is very much involved with the Gentle Years Yoga research that is being conducted at York and Northumbria Universities and managed by York Trials Unit as well as being a GYY tutor, so she is well placed to speak on this subject. 

After situating yoga within healthcare in its broadest context, she will discuss how yoga in healthcare interfaces with the BWY and accredited teaching qualifications and the GYY specialist teaching qualification in particular.

Click for information about the BWY Level 4 Gentle Years Yoga Training

Professor Garry Tew is the lead investigator on the GYY research trial. He will present the development of the GYY program, from inception to its current status as an Ofqual regulated level 4 specialist teaching qualification. He will give us an overview of the 2016 GYY pilot study which he also led, and will discuss the current largescale GYY research project that followed the pilot. 

This current project is the most comprehensive yoga research within the UK to date, incorporating the largest trial participant group.  It is being trialled in both face to face classes and online, with results due to be published in 2023.

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