Olivia Revitt

Lecturer in Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy

School/Department: Allied Health Professions, School of



Olivia is a lecturer in Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy at the University of Leicester. Having gained a BSc (hons) in Sport & Exercise Science with Psychology from the University of Gloucestershire in 2003 she embarked on a MSc in Physiotherapy at University of East Anglia. She joined the Pulmonary Rehabilitation department at Glenfield Hospital Leicester in 2006. Olivia has been involved in developing the clinical department and was involved with the development and implementation The National Asthma & COPD Audit programme and the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services Accreditation Scheme. She has with Loughborough College in the development of the Chronic Respiratory Disease Exercise Instructor Course nationally. Olivia is a member of the ACPRC BTS and an assessor for the PRSAS. She has presented at the BTS conference and also delivered sessions on ‘The Fundamentals of Pulmonary Rehabilitation’ short course and 'The Advanced Course in Pulmonary Rehabilitation for the Centre for Exercise and Rehabilitation Science' at Glenfield Hospital Leicester. More recently Olivia has also been working for Health Education England.


I have conducted a number of research trials within my employment at UHL and this was centred around Pulmonary Rehabilitation.


Revitt, O., Sewell, L., Morgan, M., Singh, S. A Short Out- Patient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme Reduces Readmission Following a Hospitalisation for an Exacerbation of Copd; Respirology; October 2013

Revitt, O., Sewell, L., Singh, S. Early versus delayed pulmonary rehabilitation: A randomized controlled trial - Can we do it?; Chronic Respiratory Disease; January 2018

Jones, A. Evans, R. Revitt, O. Outcome measures in a combined exercise rehabilitation programme for adults with COPD and chronic heart failure: A preliminary stakeholder consensus event; Chronic Respiratory Disease; September 2019

Thomas, V. Revitt, O, Ward, S, Singh, S. To explore the prevalence and impact of hip and/or knee in patients presenting for pulmonary rehabilitation; British Thoracic Society Conference Paper; December 2018


BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Press and media

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Covid Recovery & Rehabilitation HEE


Health Education England Subject Matter Expert Member of Association of Respiratory Physiotherapists (ACPRC) British Thoracic Society Member Assessor for the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services Accreditation Scheme (PRSAS)

Media coverage

Article in Frontline Magazine


Masters in Physiotherapy BSc in Sport and Exercise Science with Psychology
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