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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.

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 ...

Balance of recovery and adaptation for sports performance

Balance of recovery and adaptation for sports performance

Dr Nicky Keay27 January 2017

Balance of recovery and adaptation for sports performance Dr Nicky Keay There has been much recent discussion about the optimal balance of ...