Dr Rupert Jones
Profiles

Dr Rupert Jones

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Clinical Trials and Health Research - Translational and Stratified Medicine (Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry)

Role

Rupert Jones is a Physician with special interest at Derriford Hospital chest clinic and Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Peninsula School of Medicine, Plymouth.  He has been involved in COPD policy including the national Outcomes Strategy for COPD and clinical lead for the National COPD Audit in Primary Care. His current research interests are in severe asthma, COPD and pulmonary rehabilitation. Working with many international collaborators, he runs global health projects funded by Horizon 2020 and MRC / Wellcome and DFIID relating to lung disease in Uganda, Vietnam, Greece and Kyrgyzstan. He developed the Lung Information Needs Questionnaire and the DOSE Index for COPD severity assessment, and now the Severe Asthma Quality of Life Scale. He has published over 60 papers and several books.

Qualifications

Undergraduate medical training: The London Hospital Medical School, 1973-79.

 

Qualifications               Subject                        Institution                    Date     

BSc (Hons)                   Pharmacology               London University          1976

MBBS                           Medicine                       London University          1979

DCH                             Paediatrics                    RCSI                             1981

DCROG                        Obs & Gynae                RCOG London              1981

MRCGP                        General Practice           RCGP London              1984

Dip Occ Med                 Occupational Medicine   RCP London                 1994

MD                               ResearchDoctorate      Plymouth University       2008

Roles on external bodies

2015 - Co-Director Lung Institute, Makere University, Kampala

2015 - Treasurer Lung Consortium International

2015 - BTS pulmonary rehabilitation quality improvement advisory group

2014 - Chair of scientific committee of the Salford Lung Study

2013 - National COPD Audit Primary care group member

2013 – 15 BTS Quality Standards group for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

2010 - 11 IPCRG Biennial International Conference 2011 Vice chair of conference, chairscientific committee

2010- 15 PCRS - UK Research Lead

2009 - 15 Primary Care Respiratory Society Executive Committee

2009 - 12 Global emPOWER international education initiative for COPD editorial board

 (28 countries used in meeting involving to 36,000 primary clinicians)

2009 - 14 COPD exchange editorial committee- national COPD web based resource

2008 - 14 Chair UK Respiratory Research Foundation (medical research charity)

2008 - 10 Chair GPIAG national conference

2008 - 11 DoH Clinical advice group on Home oxygen therapy

2004 - 11  Research Committee of IPCRG

2007 - 9  BTS Home Oxygen guidelines for Adults, member of review group 2012

2007 - 9  BTS Home Oxygen guidelines for Children

2008 - 10 Main Implementation committee of National Strategy for COPD and following subcommittees: (i)Metrics, (ii)workforce development, (iii)spirometry, (iv)pulmonary rehabilitation, (v)sleep disordered breathing.

2006 - 8  External reference group NSF for COPD

        (Co-Chair of screening, detection and diagnosis subgroup)

2006  Scientific Conference Advisory Committee for COPD 5 2006, COPD 6 in 2008 and COPD 7 in 2010

2006  Maintenance naïve protocol board- internationalRCT of Tiotropium in COPD

1997  Medical advisor to Plymouth Breath Easy (patient) group

Teaching interests

Within University of Plymouth

Allied Health Professionals module  ADV740

Remote and Global Health masters module

A wide range of external teaching in research and clinical medicine. 

2009- Global emPOWER international education initiative for COPD editorial board

 (28 countries used in meeting involving to 36,000 primary clinicians)

2009- COPDexchange website editorial committee- national COPD web based resource

Research interests

I am interested in global impact of chronic lung diseases, their aetiogy, diagnosis, detection, assessment in clinical practice, psychological and social impact of the diseases on affected people and those close to them.

Grants & contracts

Grants held

Funding Body

Principal Investigator

Funding Award Title

Start Date

Value

Astra Zeneca

R Jones

Development and validation of scales to assess the burden of severe asthma and its treatment with oral corticosteroids

 

June 2016

£20,000

Novartis

Hyland ME

A qualitative study of the impact of severe asthma and its treatment burden

Jan 2014

£20,000

The European Commission

Rupert Jones (UK)

 

The H2020 Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases. Prevention and treatment of lung diseases

 

Jan 2016

E 3,000,000

MRC / Wellcome Trust /DFID

Joint Global Health Trials

R Jones

A development study to examine feasibility and acceptability of pulmonary rehabilitation in Uganda for adults with chronic respiratory disease

 

2015

£162,880.69

Global Bridges

B Kirenga

Training Community Health Workers in Rural Uganda to Introduce Stop Smoking Interventions in the Context of a Lung Health Awareness Campaign

Jan 2015

$100,000

Novartis

R Jones

The psychological and biological impacts of severe asthma or difficult to treat asthma on patients including its treatment with long term oral steroids.

March 2013

£24,000

IPCRG

R Jones

GOLD Categories in COPD

2012

£5000

IPCRG

R Jones

Comparison of DOSE and ADO indices in primary care

2012

£4,705

IPRCG

Van Gemert

Fresh Air Uganda- Prevalence of COPD in rural Uganda

2011

E150,000

DofH

R Jones

Templates for COPD

2011

£50,000

HTA

Prof A Taylor

Smoking reduction and exercise

Sept 2009

£500,000

Pan Bath and Swindon Primary Care Research Consortium

Dr Kevin Gruffydd-Jones

A pilot study of the impact of comprehensive case management of high risk patients with COPD on exacerbations, health status and healthcare consumption.

July 2007

£15,000

IPCRG

Prof A Taylor

A randomised controlled trial of an intervention to promote the effects of health enhancing physical activity on physical and psychosocial outcomes in patients with mild COPD who are being treated with tiotropium.

July 2007

£180,000

NHS Executive

Researcher Development Award

Dr Rupert Jones

PTSD in COPD

Dec 2003

£434,800

In2Focus

Dr Rupert Jones

Plymouth PCT COPD Audit and Patient Review Programme (includes service and research elements)

April 2005

£120,000

Boehringer-

Ingelheim

Dr Rupert Jones

Development and assessment of the Lung Information Needs Questionnaire (LINQ)

Jan 02

£79,500

Respiratory Research Unit

Dr Bryanie Shackell

A pilot study to investigate the sleep experiences of patients with moderate to severe COPD

Sept 2005

£6,500

2012

MRCExperimental Medicine Challenge Grant bid £4m  - unsuccessful

HQIPP to runthe National COPD audit £1.8m- (successful)

 

2013

NIHR HS&DR Research Brief 12/130 : Evaluatingnew models of care for people with long term conditions £1.6m (unsuccessful)

2015

Development andvalidation of scales to assess the burden of severe asthma and its treatmentwith oral corticosteroids

·        Astra Zeneca £219,000 (still undernegotiation)

 

2016

Multi-countrypartnership to address the epidemiology of chronic lung diseases in two low- tomiddle-income settings MRC Global Challenges Research Fund£543,087 (submitted)

Bioaerosolair pollution and respiratory disease in India £390,000

 

 

In development

1.    to Social Science and Medicine on the impact ofchronic lung disease and the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation in Uganda

2.     a qualitative study on the pulmonary rehabilitation program and its implementation journal 

3.    The main results of the trial will be submitted to a high impact factor journal 

plus several database studies and a paper related to the Global Bridges Lung Health education project in Masindi.

Research groups

  • Plymouth Inequalities Group

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Gruffydd-Jones K, Brusselle G, Jones R, Miravitlles M, Baldwin M, Stewart R, Rigazio A, Davis E, Keininger DL & Price D 2016 'Changes in initial COPD treatment choice over time and factors influencing prescribing decisions in UK primary care: in UK primary care: a real-world, retrospective, observational' npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 26, (1) , DOI
Hyland ME, Hinton C, Hill C, Whalley B, Jones RC & Davies AF 2016 'Explaining unexplained pain to fibromyalgia patients: finding a narrative that is acceptable to patients and provides a rationale for evidence based interventions' British Journal of Pain , DOI PEARL
Jones RC, Price D, Chavannes NH, Lee AJ, Hyland ME, Ställberg B, Lisspers K, Sundh J, van der Molen T & Tsiligianni I 2016 'Multi-component assessment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an evaluation of the ADO and DOSE indices and the global obstructive lung disease categories in international primary care data sets' npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 26, 16010-16010 , DOI PEARL
Kirenga BJ, Jones R, Muhofa A, Nyakoojo G & Williams S 2016 'Rapid assessment of the demand and supply of tobacco dependence pharmacotherapy in Uganda' Public Health Action 6, (1) 35-37 , DOI
Hyland ME, Whalley B, Jones RC & Masoli M 2015 'A qualitative study of the impact of severe asthma and its treatment showing that treatment burden is neglected in existing asthma assessment scales' Quality of Life Research 24, (3) 631-639 , DOI PEARL
van Gemert F, Kirenga B, Chavannes N, Kamya M, Luzige S, Musinguzi P, Turyagaruka J, Jones R, Tsiligianni I & Williams S 2015 'Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and associated risk factors in Uganda (FRESH AIR Uganda): a prospective cross-sectional observational study' The Lancet Global Health 3, (1) e44-e51 , DOI PEARL
Jones R & Roberts M 2014 'National cohort data from Sweden to the National COPD audit in England and Wales: grand designs for quality improvement' Prim Care Respir J 23, (1) 7-8 Author Site , DOI
Jones RCM, Price D, Ryan D, Sims EJ, von Ziegenweidt J, Mascarenhas L, Burden A, Halpin DMG, Winter R & Hill S 2014 'Opportunities to diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in routine care in the UK: a retrospective study of a clinical cohort' LANCET RESPIRATORY MEDICINE 2, (4) 267-276 Author Site , DOI
Kruis AL, Ställberg B, Jones RCM, Tsiligianni IG, Lisspers K, van der Molen T, Kocks JWH & Chavannes NH 2014 'Primary Care COPD Patients Compared with Large Pharmaceutically-Sponsored COPD Studies: An UNLOCK Validation Study' PLoS ONE 9, (3) e90145-e90145 , DOI
Graham GEA, Jones R & Derry D 2014 'Tuberculous granuloma: a rare cause of a non-healing ulcer' Case Reports 2014, (nov19 1) bcr2014205899-bcr2014205899 , DOI
Motegi T, Jones, Ishii, Hattori, Kusunoki, Yamada, Gemma, Kida K & Furutate R 2013 'A comparison of three multidimensional indices of COPD severity as predictors of future exacerbations' International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 259-259 , DOI
Jones R, Price D, Chavannes N, van de Molen T, Thomas M, Tsiligianni I & Williams S 2013 'GOLD COPD categories are not fit for purpose in primary care' Lancet Respir Med 1, (1) Author Site , DOI
Langhammer A & Jones R 2013 'Usefulness of the COPD assessment test (CAT) in primary care' PRIMARY CARE RESPIRATORY JOURNAL 22, (1) 8-9 Author Site , DOI
Chavannes NH, Jones RCM, Postma DS & Rennard S 2012 'Using COPD multidimensional indices in routine clinical practice: DOSE meets all criteria' PRIMARY CARE RESPIRATORY JOURNAL 21, (3) 245-246 Author Site , DOI
Price D, Jones RCM, Kaplan A & Chavannes NH 2011 'Differences between asthma and COPD: how to make the diagnosis in primary care' Hot Topics in Respiratory Medicine , DOI
Jones R 2011 'Earlier detection of COPD' PRIMARY CARE RESPIRATORY JOURNAL 20, (2) 222-222 Author Site , DOI
Wakabayashi R, Motegi T, Yamada K, Ishii T, Jones RC, Hyland ME, Gemma A & Kida K 2011 'Efficient integrated education for older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using the Lung Information Needs Questionnaire' Geriatr Gerontol Int 11, (4) 422-430 Author Site , DOI
Jones RCM 2011 'Hospital admission rates for COPD: the inverse care law is alive and well' THORAX 66, (3) 185-186 Author Site , DOI
Jones RCM, Gruffydd-Jones K & Price DB 2011 'Implementing the change in National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on airflow obstruction grading in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease' THORAX 66, (6) 543-544 Author Site , DOI
Jones R, Gruffydd-Jones K, Pinnock H, Peffers S-J, Lawrence J, Scullion J, White P & Holmes S 2011 'Summary of the Consultation on a Strategy for Services for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in England (vol 19, pg S1, 2010)' PRIMARY CARE RESPIRATORY JOURNAL 20, (1) 32-32 Author Site , DOI
van Gemert F, van der Molen T, Jones R & Chavannes N 2011 'The impact of asthma and COPD in sub-Saharan Africa' PRIMARY CARE RESPIRATORY JOURNAL 20, (3) 240-248 Author Site , DOI
Gruffydd-Jones K, Richman J, Jones RCM & Wang X 2010 'A pilot study of identification and case management of high-risk COPD patients in a general practice' FAMILY PRACTICE 27, (5) 494-498 Author Site , DOI
Motohashi N, Kimura K, Ishii T, Wakabayashi R, Kurosaki H, Motegi T, Yamada K, Jones RCM, Gemma A & Kida K 2010 'Emphysema on imaging is associated with quality of life in elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease' GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 10, (1) 17-24 Author Site , DOI
Price DB, Yawn BP & Jones RCM 2010 'Improving the Differential Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care' MAYO CLINIC PROCEEDINGS 85, (12) 1122-1129 Author Site , DOI
Jones R & Østrem A 2010 'Optimising pharmacological maintenance treatment for COPD in primary care' Primary Care Respiratory Journal 20, (1) 33-45 , DOI
Jones R, Gruffydd-Jones K, Pinnock H, Peffers S-J, Lawrence J, Scullion J, White P & Holmes S 2010 'Summary of the consultation on a strategy for services for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in England' Prim Care Respir J 19 Suppl 2, S1-S17 Author Site , DOI
Faulkner J, Walshaw E, Campbell J, Jones R, Taylor R, Price D & Taylor AH 2010 'The feasibility of recruiting patients with early COPD to a pilot trial assessing the effects of a physical activity intervention' PRIMARY CARE RESPIRATORY JOURNAL 19, (2) 124-130 Author Site , DOI
Price D, Chisholm A, Ryan D, Crockett A & Jones R 2010 'The use of roflumilast in COPD: a primary care perspective' PRIMARY CARE RESPIRATORY JOURNAL 19, (4) 342-351 Author Site , DOI
Chavannes N, Stallberg B, Lisspers K, Roman M, Moran A, Langhammer A, Crockett A, Cave A, Williams S & Jones R 2010 'UNLOCK: Uncovering and Noting Long-term Outcomes in COPD to enhance Knowledge' PRIMARY CARE RESPIRATORY JOURNAL 19, (4) 408-408 Author Site , DOI
Balfour-Lynn IM, Field DJ, Gringras P, Hicks B, Jardine E, Jones RC, Magee AG, Primhak RA, Samuels MP & Shaw NJ 2009 'BTS guidelines for home oxygen in children' Thorax 64, (Suppl 2) ii1-ii26 , DOI
Jones RC, Donaldson GC, Chavannes NH, Kida K, Dickson-Spillmann M, Harding S, Wedzicha JA, Price D & Hyland ME 2009 'Derivation and validation of a composite index of severity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the DOSE Index' Am J Respir Crit Care Med 180, (12) 1189-1195 Author Site , DOI
Kurosaki H, Ishii T, Motohashi N, Motegi T, Yamada K, Kudoh S, Jones RCM & Kida K 2009 'Extent of Emphysema on HRCT Affects Loss of Fat-free Mass and Fat Mass in COPD' INTERNAL MEDICINE 48, (1) 41-48 Author Site , DOI
Price D, Crockett A, Arne M, Garbe B, Jones R, Kaplan A, Langhammer A, Williams S & Yawn B 2009 'Spirometry in primary care case-identification, diagnosis and management of COPD' Primary Care Respiratory Journal 18, (3) 216-223 , DOI
Jones RCM, Harding SA, Chung C & Campbell J 2009 'The Prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Patients Undergoing Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Changes in PTSD Symptoms Following Rehabilitation' Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 29, (1) 49-56 , DOI
Jones RCM, Dickson-Spillmann M, Mather MJC, Marks D & Shackell BS 2008 'Accuracy of diagnostic registers and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the Devon primary care audit' Respir Res 9, Author Site , DOI
Jones RCM, Wang X, Harding S, Bott J & Hyland M 2008 'Educational impact of pulmonary rehabilitation: Lung Information Needs Questionnaire' RESPIRATORY MEDICINE 102, (10) 1439-1445 Author Site , DOI
Shackell BS, Jones RCM, Harding G, Pearse S & Campbell J 2007 '‘Am I going to see the next morning?’ A qualitative study of patients' perspectives of sleep in COPD' Primary Care Respiratory Journal 16, (6) 378-383 , DOI
Jones RCM, Chung MC, Berger Z & Campbell JL 2007 'Prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with previous myocardial infarction consulting in general practice' Br J Gen Pract 57, 808-810
Jones RCM, Chung MC, Berger Z & Campbell JL 2007 'Prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with previous myocardial infarction consulting in general practice' British Journal of General Practice 57, (543) 808-810
Jones RCM, Wang X, Harding SA & Hyland ME 2006 'Education for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is variable and poorly targeted: Self-management and exercise are neglected' Thorax 61, II83-II84
Jones RCM, Harding SA & Campbell JL 2006 'Post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic lung disease: Prevalence and changes following pulmonary rehabilitation' Thorax 61, II68-II69
Chung MC, Berger Z, Jones R & Rudd H 2006 'Posttraumatic stress disorder and general health problems following myocardial infarction (Post-MI PTSD) among older patients: The role of personality' International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 21, (12) 1163-1174
Hyland ME, Jones RCM & Hanney KE 2006 'The Lung Information Needs Questionnaire: Development, preliminary validation and findings' Respir Med 100, (10) 1807-1816 Author Site , DOI
Hyland ME, Jones RCM & Hanney KE 2006 'The lung information needs questionnaire: Development, preliminary validation and findings' Respiratory Medicine 100, (10) 1807-1816
Jones RCM, Shackell BS, Comyn J & Wang X 2006 'The patient at the centre of their care: An it based package for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care' Thorax 61, II81-II82
Jones R, Whittaker M, Hanney K & Shackell B 2005 'A pilot study of a mobile spirometry service in primary care' Primary Care Respiratory Journal 14, (3) 169-171 , DOI
Hyland ME, Jones RCM & Hanney K 2005 'Information needs in COPD patients - why we developed the LINQ' The Airways Journal 3, 142-144
Jones RCM, Hyland ME, Hanney K & Erwin J 2004 'A qualitative study of compliance with medication and lifestyle modification in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)' Primary Care Respiratory Journal 13, 149-154
Kamenski G, Pichler I, Zöhrer B, Dobbs F & Jones R 2004 'Insomnia and sleeping disorders in the elderly in general practice' Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift 154, (1-2) 27-31 , DOI
Gray M, Jones RCM, Hyland M & Goldman J 2002 'A focus group study on the impact of the different components of pulmonary rehabilitation' Thorax 57,
Jones RCM, Copper S, Riley O & Dobbs F 2002 'A pilot study of pulmonary rehabilitation in primary care' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 52, (480) 567-568 Author Site
Jones R 2002 'Pulmonary rehabilitation' Thorax 57, (5) 468-469
Jones RCM, Freegard S, Reeves M, Hanney K & Dobbs F 2001 'The role of the practice nurse in the management of asthma' Primary Care Respiratory Journal 10, (4) 109-111 , DOI
Jones RCM, Freegard S, Reeves M, Hanney K & Dobbs F 2001 'The role of the practice nurse in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)' Primary Care Respiratory Journal 10, (4) 106-108 , DOI
Hughes CH, Jones RC, Wright DE & Dobbs FF 1999 'A retrospective study of the relationship between childhood asthma and respiratory infection during gestation' Clin Exp Allergy 29, (10) 1378-1381 Author Site
Jones R & Copper S 1999 'Does implementing COPD guidelines improve patient care and save money in practice?' Primary Care Respiratory Journal 7, (1) 12-15 , DOI
Jones RC, Hughes CR, Wright D & Baumer JH 1999 'Early house moves, indoor air, heating methods and asthma' Respir Med 93, (12) 919-922 Author Site
Jones RCM, Keene M & Greene F 1999 'The Middle Years Group: a holistic approach to the management of the menopause in primary care' MATURITAS 33, (2) 95-98 Author Site , DOI
Sibson, R. Dunn, J. Evans & R. Jones L 1999 'The Virtual Mole Clinic: preliminary results from the Plymouth skin cancer screening study using telemedicine' Medical Informatics and the Internet in Medicine 24, (3) 189-199 , DOI
King C, Price D, Kaplan A, Jones R, Freeman D, Burden A, Gould S, Ali M, Thomas M & von Ziegenweidt J 0 'Long-acting muscarinic antagonist use in adults with asthma: real-life prescribing and outcomes of add-on therapy with tiotropium bromide' Journal of Asthma and Allergy 1-1 , DOI PEARL
Price D, West D, Brusselle G, Gruffydd-Jones K, Jones R, Miravitlles M, Rossi A, Hutton C, Ashton VL & Stewart R 0 'Management of COPD in the UK primary-care setting: an analysis of real-life prescribing patterns' International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 889-889 , DOI
Price D, Kerkhof M, Freeman D, Jones R & Chisholm A 0 'Predicting frequent COPD exacerbations using primary care data' International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2439-2439 , DOI PEARL
Price D, Brusselle G, Gruffydd-Jones K, Miravitlles M, Stewart R, Baldwin M, Keininger D & Jones R 0 'The inevitable drift to triple therapy in COPD: an analysis of prescribing pathways in the UK' International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2207-2207 , DOI PEARL
Conference Papers
Jones RCM, Wang X, Harding SA & Hyland ME 2006 'Education for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is variable and poorly targeted: Self-management and exercise are neglected' //0 //0 II83-II84
Jones RCM, Harding SA & Campbell JL 2006 'Post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic lung disease: Prevalence and changes following pulmonary rehabilitation' //0 //0 II68-II69
Jones RCM, Shackell BS, Comyn J & Wang X 2006 'The patient at the centre of their care: An it based package for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care' //0 //0 II81-II82
Gray M, Jones RCM, Hyland M & Goldman J 2002 'A focus group study on the impact of the different components of pulmonary rehabilitation' //0 //0