Sean James Ledger

Title: Programme Lead BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Science
Phone: 01782 734560
Email: s.j.ledger@keele.ac.uk
Location: MAC 1.32
Role: Programme Lead BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Science
Teaching Fellow BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy; BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Science
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Sean Ledger

Sean graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 2009, following which he completed an MSc Advanced Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy at University College London (UCL) in 2010.

He worked for the Cystic Fibrosis Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children between 2010-2016 as a Senior Paediatric Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapist and Exercise Specialist. In May 2012 he was awarded a PhD Fellowship at UCL, to co-lead INSPIRE-CF, a three-year randomised controlled trial investigating the longitudinal effects of supervised exercise on lung function, exercise capacity and quality of life in children with CF. He is a visiting lecturer for the MSc Sports Medicine at UCL. Sean will complete his PhD in 2018. Sean has presented his research at national and international conferences and research events.

Sean joined the School of Health and Rehabilitation at Keele University in August 2016 as a Teaching Fellow in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Science. He took on the role of Programme Lead for BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Science in September 2018. He is a member of the Health Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Sean's specialist interest areas are: clinical exercise testing, prescription and training in children with cardiorespiratory disease; quality improvement initiatives; novel models of healthcare; and e-Technology.

My research interests are: a) evaluating the effects of exercise on lung function, exercise capacity and quality of life children and adults with chronic diseases; b) paediatric respiratory disease; c) quality improvement initiatives; d) e-Technology.

I currently co-supervise a PhD student who is investigating the effects of aerobic exercise on individuals with Parkinson's disease.

RESEARCH GRANT AWARDS
Ledger SJ*, Goldman A, Giardini A and Main E*. £414,000. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity Grant. INSPIRE-CF: A randomised controlled trial investigating the clinical and economic benefits of an alternative model of physiotherapy care for children with Cystic Fibrosis. Funded from May 2012 to June 2016. (* co-Lead Investigators)

Ledger SJ*, Goldman A, Giardini A and Main E*. £14,000. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity Grant. 12-month follow-up to INSPIRE-CF: A randomised controlled trial investigating the clinical and economic benefits of an alternative model of physiotherapy care for children with Cystic Fibrosis. Funded from Jan 2017 to Dec 2017. (* co-Lead Investigators)

 

Selected Publications

  • Ledger SJ, Owen E, Prasad SA, Goldman A, Willams J, Aurora P. 2013. A pilot outreach physiotherapy and dietetic quality improvement initiative reduces IV antibiotic requirements in children with moderate-severe cystic fibrosis. J Cyst Fibros, vol. 12(6), 766-772. link> doi>
  • Oniani S, Woolley S, Pires IM, Garcia NM, Collins T, Ledger S, Pandyan A. Reliability Assessment of New and Updated Consumer-Grade Activity and Heart Rate Monitors. IARIA. full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Ledger SJ, Owen E, Prasad SA, Goldman A, Willams J, Aurora P. 2013. A pilot outreach physiotherapy and dietetic quality improvement initiative reduces IV antibiotic requirements in children with moderate-severe cystic fibrosis. J Cyst Fibros, vol. 12(6), 766-772. link> doi>

Other

  • Oniani S, Woolley S, Pires IM, Garcia NM, Collins T, Ledger S, Pandyan A. Reliability Assessment of New and Updated Consumer-Grade Activity and Heart Rate Monitors. IARIA. full text>

I currently teach on cardiorespiratory and exercise topics across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of Health and Rehabilitation, and also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student research.