Chair and Speakers

Meet the team

Dr Ese Stacey

Dr Ese Stacey

Speaker

Dr Julie Greeves

Dr Julie Greeves

Speaker

Dr Kate Ackerman

Dr Kate Ackerman

Speaker

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 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

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 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.