I am a lecturer in sports injury and illness epidemiology and prevention. My areas of research interest include elite athlete injury and illness prevention, as well as the longer term consequences of joint injury and osteoarthritis in both elite and general sporting population. For over 12 years I have conducted contracted research work with a variety of National funding and governing institutions such as the English Rugby Football Union (RFU), the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU), Arthritis Research UK, UK Sport, Enduro World Series (EWS) mountain biking, the English and Scottish Institutes of Sport, and a variety of Great Britain National Governing Bodies of Sport from British Cycling, Swimming and Canoeing to Short Track Speed Skating.
I am a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) medical and Scientific Research games group, working at the London 2012, Sochi 2014, and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Most recently I am leading an international research collaboration for the World Olympians Association (WOA) retired athlete MSK heath study.
I am an Honorary Associate Member of the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport Exercise and Osteoarthritis, and Honorary Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine, University of Nottingham.