Author: Nicky Keay

Nicky Keay

Dr Nicky Keay BA, MA (Cantab), MB, BChir, MRCP

Medical doctor with clinical and research experience in sports endocrinology

After competing medical training at Cambridge University and St Bartholomew’s hospital, Nicky gained practical and research experience at Geneva hospital assisting in research of female adolescent gymnasts and at a range of sports medicine centres in Australia. These included placements at the Olympic medical centre in Melbourne with Dr Peter Brukner and Prof Karim Khan and in Sydney at the North Shore sports medical centre with Dr Ken Critchon. As a research fellow in Endocrinology at St Thomas’ hospital, Nicky was part of the international medical team tasked with developing an anti-doping test for growth hormone. Other areas of research and publication have investigated the effects of training on development, bone health and endocrine status in dancers across a range of ages from adolescent, active professional adult dancers to retired professionals. This research was awarded sport medicine research scholarships and the young investigator award from the NOS. Nicky has always been a keen Ballet dancer and pleased to report that now back to 4 full classes per week (although retired from pointe work) following 2 THRs.

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