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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.

Temporal Considerations in Endocrine/Metabolic Interactions Part 2

Temporal Considerations in Endocrine/Metabolic Interactions Part 2

Dr Nicky Keay06 December 2017

As discussed in the first part of this blog series, the Endocrine system displays temporal variation in release of hormones. Amplitude and frequenc ...

Temporal Considerations in Endocrine/Metabolic Interactions Part 1

Temporal Considerations in Endocrine/Metabolic Interactions Part 1

Dr Nicky Keay06 December 2017

It is not a simple question of what, but when we eat, sleep and exercise. The Endocrine system displays temporal variation in release of hormon ...

Metabolic and Endocrine System Networks

Metabolic and Endocrine System Networks

Dr Nicky Keay06 December 2017

What are the most effective strategies to optimise health and performance? There are ever more emerging possibilities, permutations and combination ...

One road to Rome: Metabolic Syndrome, Athletes, Exercise

One road to Rome: Metabolic Syndrome, Athletes, Exercise

Dr Nicky Keay08 November 2017

Metabolic syndrome comprises a cluster of symptoms including: hypertension, dyslipidaemia, fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). ...

Internal Biological Clocks and Sport Performance

Internal Biological Clocks and Sport Performance

Dr Nicky Keay06 October 2017

Internal Biological Clocks and Sport Performance A Nobel Prize was awarded this week to researchers who uncovered the molecular mechanisms cont ...

Young People:  Neuromuscular Skills for Sport Performance

Young People: Neuromuscular Skills for Sport Performance

Dr Nicky Keay25 August 2017

Many publications report concerns over low exercise levels in young people. At the other end of the spectrum there are potential pitfalls to be avo ...

Optimising Health, Fitness and Sports Performance for Young People

Optimising Health, Fitness and Sports Performance for Young People

Dr Nicky Keay25 August 2017

Young people need information in order to make life decisions on their health, fitness and sport training with the support of their families, teach ...

Health and Fitness in Young People

Health and Fitness in Young People

Dr Nicky Keay25 August 2017

Recent reports reveal that children in Britain are amongst the least active in the world. At the other end of the spectrum there have been a cluste ...

Successful Ageing

Successful Ageing

Dr Nicky Keay29 June 2017

As I am discovering, ageing is an inevitable process. However what can you do to keep as healthy as possible in order to get the most out of life? ...

Sport Performance and RED-S

Sport Performance and RED-S

Dr Nicky Keay29 June 2017

The Holy Grail of any training program is to improve performance and achieve goals. Periodisation of training is essential in order to ma ...