Professor Sally Singh

Professor Sally Singh is the Head of Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, with roles at the University of Leicester’s Department of Respiratory Sciences and Coventry University’s School of Physiotherapy.

Her research specialisms include pulmonary rehabilitation and digital interventions to support rehabilitation and recovery. Alongside the team from University Hospitals of Leicester NHS, Sally has been working with national clinical leaders to build the ground breaking ‘Your Covid Recovery’ online service and is now working with the NHS nationally to roll it out across the country.

Professor Singh is leading the development and delivery of rehabilitation for patients with chronic lung disease and cardiovascular disease, including face-to-face and home-based interventions.

She has received research funding to understand the acceptability of manual and digital interventions for patient groups who are unable to visit medical centres for face-to-face care. Her research extends to low and middle-income countries, exploring culturally appropriate rehabilitation interventions for chronic lung disease with partners in Uganda, Malawi, India, Sri Lanka and Kyrgyzstan.

As well as being a member of the World Health Organisation’s Development Group for COPD rehabilitation programme Professor Singh is the clinical lead for the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme and the British Thoracic Society’s survey of health care professionals’ opinions of the role and adaptations required for pulmonary rehabilitation for COVID-19 patients.

Professor Singh has also been awarded NHS-E funding to develop a post-COVID-19 digital recovery programme and is leading the British Thoracic Society’s guidance for pulmonary rehabilitation.