J. Alberto Neder is a physician scientist with a specific interest in the cardiocirculatory and respiratory interactions that support O2 transfer from atmospheric air to cell mitochondria. Using physical exercise as a systemic stressor, J. Alberto Neder and his associates have been successful in elucidating the mechanisms and consequences of abnormal O2 delivery and use in chronic cardiopulmonary diseases. These lines of research have the ultimate goal of developing and testing novel pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to improve patient quality of life. J. Alberto Neder has acted as a senior author on over 200 peer-reviewed papers and has authored many book chapters on respiratory and exercise physiology, pulmonary rehabilitation and integrated care in chronic respiratory diseases. His book Clinical Exercise Physiology: Theory and Practice is widely used as a reference text in his home country of Brazil and remains the only Portuguese-language textbook in the field. He has extensive experience in training research personnel from undergraduate to post-doctoral levels. J. Alberto Nedeŕs clinical and teaching interests include COPD, COPD–heart failure overlap, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular disease, lung function and CPET. Susan A. Ward Susan A. Ward gained her DPhil in Physiology from Oxford University (Oxford, UK) in 1974. Following 2 years as a Lecturer in the Department of Physiology at Liverpool University (Liverpool, UK), she moved to the University of California at Los Angeles (CA, USA), becoming Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology in 1988. She returned to the UK in 1993, first to the Department of Physiology at the University of London’s St George’s Hospital Medical School (London), then to South Bank University (London) as Chair of Sports Science and, in 1998, to the University of Glasgow (Glasgow) as Director of the Centre for Exercise Science and Medicine. In 2003, she was appointed Chair of Sport and Exercise Science and Head of the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Leeds (Leeds, UK), and then Emeritus Professor in 2007. She presently operates a research and educational consultancy. Susan A. Ward’s research interests include the control of ventilation, pulmonary gas exchange and muscle energetics during exercise in health, altered environments and disease, and she has some 170 publications on these topics. She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the European viii https://doi.org/10.1183/2312508X.10017818
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