Debbie Palmer


Invited Speaker

  • 8th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain – Dubai. Oct 2013. Methods for epidemiological study of lumbar spine injury and pain in Great Britain Olympic Sport: The Injury/Illness Performance Project (IIPP) (invited speaker) 
  • Sport and Exercise Medicine for London 2012,RSM, London.
  • Football Association (FA) Annual Medical Conference. Daventry. Jul 2010. Epidemiology of Football injuries (invited speaker)
  • Paralympic UK High Performance Medical Conference 2013 . London 2012 Olympic Surveillance Programme: data collection or real performance impact? (invited speaker)
  • Orthopaedic & Sport Medicine Annual Conference: Royal Society of Medicine, London. Nov 2010. Injury and Illness Prevention in Elite Athletes. (invited speaker)
  • Home Country Institute annual meeting (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland). The IIPP: In Games Surveillance (invited speaker)
  • International Conv on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS) – Glasgow Jul 2012 Symposium - UK Sport/EIS Injury/Illness Performance Project (IIPP): surveillance model. (invited speaker)
  • International Olympic Committee Prevention of Injury and Illness is Sport Conference – Monaco. The Injury/Illness Performance Project: Longitudinal surveillance in British Cycling, British Skeleton and British Short Track Speed Skating (posters)
  • World Congress on Sports Injury Prevention, Tromso Norway. Jun 2008 An epidemiological study of injuries within English academy and schools youth rugby union.
  • UK Sport World Class Performance Conference – Hindsight, Insight, Foresight - London. Collecting Information: The Injury/Illness Performance Project (invited speaker)



  • Sport and Exercise Medicine PLOS one
  • British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • British Medical Journal online
  • International Journal of Sports Medicine


Media Activity

  • BBC radio Nottingham - Dessert Island Disks (May 2015)
  • BBC radio Nottingham - Sochi 2014 Olympic Games Injury/illness surveillance research with the International Olympic committee (Feb 2014)
  • BASES - The Sport and Exercise Scientist (Spring 2013, p24-25)
  • Great Britain Olympians Injury and Osteoarthritis Study (2014); Inspire Arthritis Care Magazine.
  • The Guardian: supplement – Elite athletes push the frontiers of pain (8th February 2013)
  • The Times: The road to 2012 – The system that can add insight to injury (2011)


Fellowships and Awards

  • Associate Member
  • Honorary Assistant Professor


Advisory panels and expert committees/witness

  • Member of the International Olympic Committee Medical and Science Research Group Games committee (London 2012; Sochi 2014; Rio 2016, PyeongChang 2018)


Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD supervisions

  • Injury and Osteoarthritis in Great Britain Olympians