Dr Noel Pollock MBBCh(Hons) MSc Sports Med(Dist) FFSEM is a Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH) and Chief Medical Advisor for British Athletics.
Noel graduated with Honours in Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast and completed an MSc with Distinction in Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) at Bath University in 2006. He was one of the first cohort of 8 specialist SEM trainees in the UK.
Since joining British Athletics in 2006 he has been the British Athletics team doctor at numerous Olympic, Paralympic, World and European championships and led the medical team as Chief Medical Officer between 2016 and 2021. Noel was also a sports medicine lead doctor in the London 2012 Athletics Stadium. He is currently working at their Chief Medical Advisor with a governance and oversight remit.
Noel joined the ISEH in January 2021 as a Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine and provides clinical services for all patients with musculoskeletal pain or injury.
He has published work in the areas of muscle injury classification and rehabilitation, elite athlete health management and Achilles tendinopathy.
Noel is a former endurance athlete and won national titles and international honours for Northern Ireland in cross country, 5k and 1500m.
Achilles tendon; Overuse injuries; Rugby injuries; Running injuries; Stress fractures; Tendon; Tendonitis; Tendonopathy; Tennis elbow; Thigh disorders; Shin splints; Sports injuries; Hip disorders; Musculoskeletal medicine; Soft tissue injections; Musculoskeletal ultrasound; Muscle disorders; Ankle pain; Buttock pain; Elbow pain; Football injuries; Groin disorders; Knee pain; Joint injection; Orthopaedics; Back pain; Exercise Induced Asthma; Iron deficiency; Female Athlete Triad; Osteoarthritis