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Dr Sarah Morton MBBS is currently an ACCS CT1 trainee at St Georges hospital having recently completed her academic foundation years at Imperial College NHS Trust. She also completed her medical degree at Imperial College. Her intercalated degree was in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University of London. Since then she has published papers on risk factors in patellar tendinopathy, low back pain in cricketers and high volume image guided injections, alongside work on attendances to the emergency department.
Sarah was awarded the Helal and Harries Sports and Exercise Medicine prize in 2014 for her work on risk factors in patellar tendinopathy. She continues her research in this around her rota even occasionally managing to make it to a cricket or rugby match.
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Dr Dylan Morrissey PhD - Dylan's overarching career objective as a clinical academic is to combine the best of educational, clinical and research practice in order to develop and deliver high quality evidence based physiotherapy for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. He is a consultant physiotherapist in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and clinical reader in Sports and Exercise Medicine, who recently started a 5-year NIHR/HEE fellowship with clinical trials as a primary focus. His key research theme is the link between movement and pathology, with a particular interest in tendinopathy.
Dylan is also in charge of all the commissioning editors working under the Physical Therapy category for sportEX. He coordinates the commissioning editors and plays a central part in helping plan and review content.
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