Ruth Ashton


NameRuth Ashton
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology
Research instituteCollege of Science and Engineering
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6282-0352

Research outputs

Attenuating post-exertional malaise in Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and long-COVID: Is blood lactate monitoring the answer?

Faghy, M., Ashton, R., McNelis, R., Arena, R. and Duncan, R. 2024. Attenuating post-exertional malaise in Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and long-COVID: Is blood lactate monitoring the answer? Current Problems in Cardiology. 49 (6), pp. 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2024.102554

Developing effective strategies to optimize physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in the long Covid population- The need for caution and objective assessment

Faghy, M., Duncan, R., Hume, E., Gough, L., Roscoe, C., Laddu, D., Arena, R., Ashton, R. and Dalton, C. 2024. Developing effective strategies to optimize physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in the long Covid population- The need for caution and objective assessment. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2024.03.003

Using cardiorespiratory fitness assessment to identify pathophysiology in long COVID – Best practice approaches

Faghy, M., Dalton, C., Duncan, R., Arena, R. and Ashton, R. 2024. Using cardiorespiratory fitness assessment to identify pathophysiology in long COVID – Best practice approaches. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2024.02.005

The physiologic benefits of optimizing cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity – From the cell to systems level in a post-pandemic world

Faghy, M., Tatler, A., Chidley, C., Fryer, S., Stoner, L., Laddu, D., Arena, R. and Ashton, R. 2024. The physiologic benefits of optimizing cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity – From the cell to systems level in a post-pandemic world. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2024.02.006

A narrative review on increased prevalence of cardiovascular complications following a COVID-19 infection: The risks and considerations for effective management and practice

Faghy, M. and RuthE M. Ashton 2023. A narrative review on increased prevalence of cardiovascular complications following a COVID-19 infection: The risks and considerations for effective management and practice. Heart and Mind. 7 (4), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.4103/hm.hm-d-23-00038

Acute COVID-19, the Lived Experience, and Lessons to Learn for Future Pandemics

Faghy, M., Owen, R., Ashton, R., Ferraro, F., Phillips, B. E., Skipper, L. and Faghy, M. 2023. Acute COVID-19, the Lived Experience, and Lessons to Learn for Future Pandemics. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 17, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2023.197

Long COVID quality of life and healthcare experiences in the UK: a mixed method online survey

Owen, R., Ashton, R., Skipper, L., Phillips, B. E., Yates, J., Thomas, C., Ferraro, F., Bewick, T., Haggan, K. and Faghy, M. 2023. Long COVID quality of life and healthcare experiences in the UK: a mixed method online survey. Quality of Life Research. pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-023-03513-y

Forming a consensus opinion to inform long COVID support mechanisms and interventions: a modified Delphi approach

Rebecca Owen, Ruth E.M. Ashton, Francesco V. Ferraro, Lindsay Skipper, Tom Bewick, Paul Leighton, Bethan E. Phillips, Mark A. Faghy and Ferraro, F. 2023. Forming a consensus opinion to inform long COVID support mechanisms and interventions: a modified Delphi approach. eClinicalMedicine. 62 (August), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2023.102145

Long COVID – integrated approaches to chronic disease management?

Faghy, M., Ruth EM Ashton, Lindsay Skipper, Binita Kane and Ashton, R. 2023. Long COVID – integrated approaches to chronic disease management? The American Journal of Medicine. pp. 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2023.04.037

Lived experience of patients with Long COVID: a qualitative study in the UK

Callum Thomas, Mark A Faghy, Rebecca Owen, James Yates, Francesco Ferraro, Tom Bewick, Kate Haggan, Ruth E M Ashton and Ashton, R. 2023. Lived experience of patients with Long COVID: a qualitative study in the UK. BMJ Open. pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-068481

A united approach to promoting healthy living behaviours and associated health outcomes: a global call for policymakers and decisionmakers

Faghy, M., Laurie Whitsel, Ross Arena, Andy Smith and Ashton, R. 2023. A united approach to promoting healthy living behaviours and associated health outcomes: a global call for policymakers and decisionmakers. Journal of Public Health Policy. pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41271-023-00409-6

The impact of COVID-19 on the social determinants of cardiovascular health

Faghy, M., Ruth EM Ashton, Lewis Gough, Ross Arena, Carl J Lavie and Cemal Ozemek 2023. The impact of COVID-19 on the social determinants of cardiovascular health. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 39 (6), pp. 754-760. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2023.02.073

Cardiovascular disease prevention and management in the COVID-19 era and beyond: An international perspective.

Faghy, M., Yates, J., Hills, A. P., Jayasinghe, S., da Luz Goulart, C., Arena, R., Laddu, D., Gururaj, R., Veluswamy, S. K., Dixit, S. and Ashton REM 2023. Cardiovascular disease prevention and management in the COVID-19 era and beyond: An international perspective. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. 76, pp. 102-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2023.01.004

The acute and chronic implications of the COVID-19 virus on the cardiovascular system in adults: A systematic review

Ashton, R., Bethan E. Philips and Mark Faghy 2023. The acute and chronic implications of the COVID-19 virus on the cardiovascular system in adults: A systematic review. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. 76, pp. 31-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2023.01.003

Pre-COVID-19 physical activity status does not protect against reductions in post-covid-19 symptoms: a correlation relativistic analysis during the lockdown

Owen, R., Faghy, M., Ashton, R. and Ferraro, F. 2023. Pre-COVID-19 physical activity status does not protect against reductions in post-covid-19 symptoms: a correlation relativistic analysis during the lockdown. European Journal of Physical Education and Sport Science.. 9 (6), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.46827/ejpe.v9i6.4767

Cardiorespiratory fitness as a vital sign of CVD risk in the COVID-19 era.

Harber, M. P., Peterman, J. E., Imboden, M., Kaminsky, L., Ashton REM, Arena, R. and Faghy, M. 2022. Cardiorespiratory fitness as a vital sign of CVD risk in the COVID-19 era. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. 76, pp. 44-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2022.12.001

COVID-19 and elite sport: Cardiovascular implications and return-to-play.

Faghy, M., Ashton REM, Parizher, G., Smith, A., Arena, R., Gough, L. A. and Emery, M. S. 2023. COVID-19 and elite sport: Cardiovascular implications and return-to-play. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. 76, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2022.11.014

A long road to recovery? Reduced quality of life, impaired functional status and the lived experience of Long COVID patients, a cohort analysis

M Faghy, Owen, R., J Yates, Thomas, C., F Ferraro and R Ashton 2022. A long road to recovery? Reduced quality of life, impaired functional status and the lived experience of Long COVID patients, a cohort analysis. 2022 ERS International Congress. European Respiratory Society. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.congress-2022.4429

Is long COVID the next global health crisis?

Faghy, M., Owen, R., Thomas, C., Yates, J., Ferraro, F., Skipper, L, Barley-McMullen, S., Brown, D, Arena, R and Ashton, R. 2022. Is long COVID the next global health crisis? Journal of global health. pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.7189/jogh.12.03067

Post-acute COVID syndrome (long COVID): What should radiographers know and the potential impact for imaging services

F. Alghamdi, R. Owen, Ashton, R., A.D. Obotiba, R.M. Meertens, E. Hyde, M.A. Faghy, K.M. Knapp, P. Rogers and W.D. Strain 2022. Post-acute COVID syndrome (long COVID): What should radiographers know and the potential impact for imaging services. Radiography. 28, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2022.08.009

Exercise testing in breast and prostate cancer

Ashton, R. and Saxton, J. Exercise testing in breast and prostate cancer. in: Davison, R.C., Smith, P., Hopker, J., Price, M., Florentina, H., Tew, G. and Bottoms, L. (ed.) Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines: Volume II - Exercise and Clinical Testing Oxfordshire Routledge. pp. 1-9

Physical Activity and Dietary Considerations for Men Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

Ashton, R. and John Saxton 2022. Physical Activity and Dietary Considerations for Men Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. in: Goonewardene, S. S., Brunckhorst, O., Albala, D. and Ahmed, K. (ed.) Men's Health and Wellbeing Switzerland Springer. pp. 401–413

COVID-19 and the long-term cardio-respiratory and metabolic health complications

Ashton, R., Ansdell, P., Hume, E., Maden-Wilkinson, T., Ryan, D., Tuttiett, E. and Faghy, M. 2022. COVID-19 and the long-term cardio-respiratory and metabolic health complications. Reviews in cardiovascular medicine. 23 (2), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.31083/j.rcm2302053

The need for exercise sciences and an integrated response to COVID-19: A position statement from the international HL-PIVOT network

Arena, Ross, Stoner, Lee, Haraf, Rebecca H., Josephson, Richard, Hills, Andrew P., Dixit, Snehil, Popovic, Dejana, Smith, Andy, Myers, Jonathan, Bacon, Simon L., Niebauer, Josef, Dourado, Victor Z., Babu, Abraham S., Maden-Wilkinson, Thomas M., Copeland, Robert J., Gough, Lewis A., Bond, Sam, Stuart, Kaz, Bewick, Thomas, Ashton, Ruth E.M. and Faghy, Mark 2021. The need for exercise sciences and an integrated response to COVID-19: A position statement from the international HL-PIVOT network. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. 67, pp. 2-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2021.01.004

Supported progressive resistance exercise training to counter the adverse side effects of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: a randomised controlled trial

Ashton, Ruth E, Aning, Jonathan J, Tew, Garry A, Robson, Wendy A and Saxton, John M 2021. Supported progressive resistance exercise training to counter the adverse side effects of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: a randomised controlled trial. Supportive care in cancer. 29, p. 4595–4605. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-021-06002-5

Integrated sports and respiratory medicine in the aftermath of COVID-19

Faghy, M., Ashton, R., Maden-Wilkinson, T., Copeland, R. J., Bewick, T. and Smith, A. 2020. Integrated sports and respiratory medicine in the aftermath of COVID-19. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 8 (9), p. p852. https://doi.org/10.1016/s2213-2600(20)30307-6

Cross-sectional study of patient-reported fatigue, physical activity and cardiovascular status in men after robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy.

Ashton, Ruth E, Tew, Garry A, Robson, Wendy A, Saxton, John M and Aning, Jonathan J 2019. Cross-sectional study of patient-reported fatigue, physical activity and cardiovascular status in men after robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy. Supportive care in cancer. 27 (12), pp. 4763-4770. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-019-04794-1

Effects of short-term, medium-term and long-term resistance exercise training on cardiometabolic health outcomes in adults: systematic review with meta-analysis.

Ashton, Ruth E, Tew, Garry A, Aning, Jonathan J, Gilbert, Stephen E, Lewis, Liane and Saxton, John M 2018. Effects of short-term, medium-term and long-term resistance exercise training on cardiometabolic health outcomes in adults: systematic review with meta-analysis. British journal of sports medicine. 54 (6), pp. 341-348. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2017-098970

Number of Directional Changes Alters the Physiological, Perceptual, and Neuromuscular Responses of Netball Players During Intermittent Shuttle Running

Ashton, R. and Twist, C. 2015. Number of Directional Changes Alters the Physiological, Perceptual, and Neuromuscular Responses of Netball Players During Intermittent Shuttle Running. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 29 (10), pp. 2731-7. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000000933
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