Chair and Speakers

Meet the team

Dr Ese Stacey

Dr Ese Stacey

Speaker

Doctor Ese Stacey MBBS, MRCGP, MSc (Sports Med), Dip US (distinction), FFSEM(UK) is a Consultant (on the specialist register) in Sport and Exercise Medicine and one of the foundation fellows of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FFSEM UK). She trained at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical school, London (now part of Imperial College), qualifying in 1990. She has worked in Elite Sport, in Rugby, Football, and Triathlon as well as working as Senior Clinical Lecture at the Academic Department of Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Royal London Hospital. She now works in private practice in London (BUPA and at The Elixir Clinic).

 

She has a particular interest in Gut Dysbiosis (abnormal gut microbe balance) as a causative factor in joint and soft tissue conditions that are resistant to conventional management.

 

 

Dr Joanna Harper

Dr Joanna Harper

Speaker

Joanna Harper obtained a master’s degree in medical physics from the University of Western Ontario, and has worked as a medical physicist for more than thirty years. She is also a long-time athletics competitor, first as a young man and later as an older woman. After nine months of hormone therapy, as part of her gender transition, she was running 12% slower. This difference in her running speed led to her ongoing investigation of athletic performance of transgender athletes and the effect of hormone levels on all athletes. She has published several papers on the subject of gender variance and sport. 

 

Dr Julie Greeves

Dr Julie Greeves

Speaker

Dr Kate Ackerman

Dr Kate Ackerman

Speaker

Kathryn Ackerman, MD, MPH is board certified in Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Endocrinology. She is Medical Director of the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children's Hospital, Associate Director of the Sports Endocrine Research Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a former US team rower, current team physician for US Rowing, a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a member of the Female Athlete and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) working groups of the International Olympic Medical Committee. Her research focuses on the Female Athlete Triad and RED-S.

 

 
Dr Nicky Keay

Dr Nicky Keay

Conference Chair

After studying medicine at Cambridge, Nicky was movtivated to apply this understanding to sport & dance. Her clinical attachments include sports medicine clinics in Australia (Sydney, Olympic Medical Centre Melbourne, AIS) and University of Geneva. After passing MRCP she trained in Endocrinology gaining extensive clinical and reasearch experience. As a Research Fellow at St Thomas’ Hospital Nicky was part of the international medical team developing a test for GH doping in athletes. With sport medicine grants, she also researched training effects on the Endocrine system which resulted in research publications in Sports Endocrinology.

 

Dr Richard Bracken

Dr Richard Bracken

Speaker

Dr. Richard Bracken is an Associate Professor in Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry at Swansea University. His research interest lies in the interaction of physical exercise, nutrition and pharmaceutical interventions in the management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes individuals wishing to exercise safely to obtain the health benefits of regular physical activity. Dr. Bracken leads a research development group in diabetes and physical activity as part of the Diabetes Research Network, Cymru and offers regular meetings to researchers, clinicians and academics to foster better collaborations into research across Wales. He is passionate about communicating the positive influence physical activity has on diabetes management in his research findings and regularly presents at diabetes conferences, publishes in academic journals and presents talks to healthcare professionals and lay people on the benefits of physical exercise in those with diabetes.
 

 

Dr Roderick Grant

Dr Roderick Grant

Speaker

Dr Roderick GRANT FRCR - Director FASTRACKSCAN.COM

Recently retired consultant radiologist with significant interest in MSk ultrasound and DXA technology.   Initial work in Nuclear Medicine sparked interest in bone density and body composition assays, and has run DXA services in NHS and private hospitals, with recent mobilisation of a scanner to service 7 private hospitals.   New technology emerged in 2010 and led to contracts to study leading rugby footballers, and then a number of premiership football clubs, top cyclists, jockeys and some other sports, plus recent scanning for an international study on sarcopenia.   Further technical developments have allowed new approaches to fitness and obesity issues, with fresh ideas on variations in Fat and Lean Mass compartments, which will be supported by new algorithms developed by Mark Devlin and Gavin Francis.

 

Dr Roger Wolman

Dr Roger Wolman

Speaker

Roger is a Consultant in Rheumatology and SEM at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London. One of his main areas of clinical research is the bone health of female athletes. This has involved extensive research on RED-S (previously the female athlete triad), the effect of vitamin D on bone, muscle and injury and the interaction between vitamin D and oestrogen. He has a major clinical interest in dancers running an NHS Dancers clinic in London where over 1000 dancers have been seen in the last 6 years. He is the Medical Advisor to the National Institute for Dance Medicine and Science. He has previously worked for the British Olympic Medical Centre and was awarded a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship in Sports Medicine in 1994.

 

Dr Sophie Killer

Dr Sophie Killer

Speaker

Sophie Killer is a senior member of the English Institute of Sport performance nutrition team where she has worked as the Lead Performance Nutritionist for British Athletics, supporting both the Olympic and Paralympic Track & Field athletes for the past 2.5 years. She completed her PhD in Exercise Metabolism & Performance Nutrition at Loughborough University and has gained a wealth of experience working as a nutrition consultant with a wide range of elite athletes. To date, Sophie has supported teams through two Olympic Games and has spent four seasons working in Premier League Football. Sophie continues to engage in research through collaborations with Loughborough University, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Surrey where she holds positions as a PhD supervisor and visiting lecturer.

 

 

Dr Tamsin Lewis

Dr Tamsin Lewis

Speaker

Dr Tamsin Lewis qualified with honours in Medicine & Surgery at Kings College London in 2004 intercalating a BSc in NeuroScience and was awarded MRCPsych from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2009. She has since trained in a functional medicine approach incorporating advanced nutritional principles and appropriate use of bio-identical hormones.

Tamsin practices integrative and lifestyle medicine, helping clients to redefine their health and discover their true potential. Her main interest is in the optimisation of healthy hormonal function and recovery from the ‘burnout’ continuum. Tamsin now heads up Fibr Health and its extraordinary Collaborative Team where she works with busy, high achieving clients to improve their resilience and performance with a focus on healthy longevity.  #BeTheBestYou

 

 

 

 

Dr Tommy Wood

Dr Tommy Wood

Speaker

Christopher Kelly and Tommy Wood are the CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Nourish Balance Thrive, an online-based company using advanced biochemical testing to optimise performance in athletes. Both grew up and trained in the UK (Tommy as a doctor and Chris as a software engineer), but now work primarily in the USA. Over 1,000 athletes have been through their program, from weekend warriors to Olympians and world champions, with hundreds of performance biomarkers available for each client. Based on their accumulated data, they are now constructing machine learning models to predict common biochemical patterns in their athletes.

 

 

 

Mr Chris Kelly

Mr Chris Kelly

Speaker

Christopher Kelly and Tommy Wood are the CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Nourish Balance Thrive, an online-based company using advanced biochemical testing to optimise performance in athletes. Both grew up and trained in the UK (Tommy as a doctor and Chris as a software engineer), but now work primarily in the USA. Over 1,000 athletes have been through their program, from weekend warriors to Olympians and world champions, with hundreds of performance biomarkers available for each client. Based on their accumulated data, they are now constructing machine learning models to predict common biochemical patterns in their athletes.