The Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Noel Pollock as a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) and awarded an Honorary Associate Professorship with UCL as part of the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science.
Noel joins the ISEH from UK Athletics where he was Chief Medical Officer, providing medical services to the Great Britain Track and Field team. He will continue to support British Athletics as their Chief Medical Advisor.
Noel’s sports medicine experience is first class, having been the Great Britain team physician for 9 Athletics World Championships, the Beijing & London Paralympic Games, and the Rio Olympics. His special interests include tendon, bone and muscle injuries, particularly achilles and hamstring, and running injuries. An active researcher, Noel published the highly cited “British Athletics Muscle Injury Classification” - a new grading system to enhance clinical decision-making in the management of muscle injuries.
Noel graduated with Honours in Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast, completed an MSc with Distinction in SEM at Bath University, and is a Fellow of the Faculty of SEM. Noel is a former endurance athlete and won national titles and international honours for Northern Ireland in cross country, 5k and 1500m.
Professor Mat Wilson, Head of Sport and Exercise Medicine at the ISEH said: "The ISEH aims to be a world leader in sport and exercise medicine by 2030. The appointment of Noel helps cement our reputation as a centre of excellence in sport and exercise medicine. Noel is an internationally respected clinician and researcher, who will add significant value to our clinical, research and educational portfolio."
Professor Fares Haddad, Director of the ISEH said: “Noel brings tremendous knowledge and clinical and research skills to the ISEH. His unique insights and experience will further strengthen our position as a centre of excellence in Sport and Exercise Medicine.”
To book a private appointment with Dr Pollock please contact the ISEH on:
t. 020 3447 2800 option 1