Dr Johnny Collett

BSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work

Johnny Collett


Johnny’s research primarily involves rehabilitation for people with neurological conditions, including trials of exercise intervention. Trials delivered include conditions such as MS, PD and HD.  Projects have evaluated both factors effecting (neuro) physiological response, process and delivery of exercise.  His work also includes the measurement and impact of impairments (focusing on mobility and fatigue) on participation in those with disability, and optimising movement and enabling participation in physical activity.

 He has an interest in the design, conduct and reporting of research and is the research group‘s good clinical practice (GCP) officer, providing training for the faculty.  His teaching also includes leading the Research methods and Exercise for longterm neurological condition modules on the MSc in rehabilitation.  

Teaching and supervision


Dr Collett welcomes inquiries from prospective PhD candidate on his area of expertise.

Research Students

Name Thesis title Completed
Helene Eisenhut Exploring the barriers and facilitators for volunteering as an intervention for those with chronic conditions Active
Mrs Robyn Stiger Prehabilitation for cancer patients Active


Centres and institutes


Projects as Principal Investigator, or Lead Academic if project is led by another Institution

  • Contribution to Oxford Health BRC (01/04/2022 - 30/09/2022), funded by: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, funding amount received by Brookes: £7,073
  • LOng COvid Multidisciplinary consortium: Optimising Treatments and servIces acrOss the NHS (LOCOMOTION) (led by University of Leeds) (26/07/2021 - 31/12/2023), funded by: National Institute for Health Research, funding amount received by Brookes: £7,136
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation to improve motor function in children with cerebral palsy (01/01/2020 - 31/05/2023), funded by: Action Medical Research, funding amount received by Brookes: £171,581
  • Reversibility of Early Cardiometabolic Dysfunction in Sedentary and Obese Adolescents (led by University of Oxford) (01/07/2018 - 30/06/2023), funded by: British Heart Foundation, funding amount received by Brookes: £136,018

Projects as Co-investigator

  • A lifestyle weight management program for paediatric patients with demyelinating conditions(01/07/2020 - 01/02/2023), funded by: Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens Charity, funding amount received by Brookes: £92,409, funded by: Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens Charity


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