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Nicky Keay

I have extensive clinical and research experience in Endocrinology and SEM (before SEM became recognised specialty, which has inspired me to get back into clinical practice again). I have been attached to Sports Med clinics in AUZ (including Olympic Medical Park, Melbourne with Prof Khan and Dr Brukner) and have research publications from my studies of retired and young dancers and from my time on the international medical team developing dope test for GH.

Sports Endocrinology

Sports Endocrinology

Dr Nicky Keay26 May 2017

Sports Endocrinology Dr Nicky Keay The Endocrine system comprises various glands distributed throughout the body that secrete hormones to c ...

Clusters of Athletes - A follow on from RED-S blog series to put forward impact of RED-S on athlete underperformance

Clusters of Athletes - A follow on from RED-S blog series to put forward impact of RED-S on athlete underperformance

Dr Nicky Keay19 May 2017

Clusters of athletes Dr N. Keay At some time, most athletes experience periods of underperformance. What are the potential causes and contr ...

Inflammation:  Why and How Much?

Inflammation: Why and How Much?

Dr Nicky Keay11 May 2017

Inflammation: why and how much? Dr. Nicola Keay Inflammation: optimal or overreaction Systemic autoimmune disease is a chronic overreaction ...

Enhancing Sport Performance: Part 1

Enhancing Sport Performance: Part 1

Dr Nicky Keay28 April 2017

The good, the bad and the ugly A medical perspective on clean athletes, dopers and abuse of the system When I worked with the international ...

Optimal Health:  For All Athletes!  Part 4 - Mechanisms

Optimal Health: For All Athletes! Part 4 - Mechanisms

Dr Nicky Keay13 April 2017

Optimal health: for all athletes! Part 4 Mechanisms As described in previous blogs, the female athlete triad (disordered eating, amenorrhoea, l ...

Optimal Health: Especially Young Athletes!  Part 3 - Consequences of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports

Optimal Health: Especially Young Athletes! Part 3 - Consequences of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports

Dr Nicky Keay13 April 2017

Optimal health: especially young athletes! Part 3 Consequences of Relative Energy Deficiency in sports In my previous blogs I have described th ...

From Population Based Norms to Personalised Medicine:  Health, Fitness, Sports Performance

From Population Based Norms to Personalised Medicine: Health, Fitness, Sports Performance

Dr Nicky Keay24 March 2017

From population based norms to personalised medicine: Health, Fitness, Sports Performance "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and s ...

Optimal Health: Including Male Athletes! Part 2 - REDs

Optimal Health: Including Male Athletes! Part 2 - REDs

Dr Nicky Keay08 March 2017

Optimal health: including male athletes! Part 2 REDs As discussed in my previous blog Optimal health: including female athletes! Part 1 B ...

Optimal Health: Including Female Athletes! Part 1 - Bones

Optimal Health: Including Female Athletes! Part 1 - Bones

Dr Nicky Keay08 March 2017

Optimal health: including female athletes! Part 1 Bones It is hard to dispute that women are underrepresented in medical research and certainly ...

Sleep for Health and Sports Performance

Sleep for Health and Sports Performance

Dr Nicky Keay16 February 2017

Sleep for health and sports performance Dr Nicky Keay “Sleep.. chief nourisher in life's feast,” Macbeth. In my last blog I described i ...