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Ms Susan Alexander graduated from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1996. Following her basic surgical training in West London, she completed a PhD in Molecular Biology at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Imperial College. During her higher orthopaedic specialty training on the North West Thames programme in London, she also completed an MSc in Orthopaedic Biomechanics at the University of Strathclyde.
Ms Alexander undertook Fellowships in Shoulder Surgery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore. Her specialty is complex reconstructive arthroscopic shoulder surgery, complex shoulder instability and hypermobility of the shoulder, shoulder sports injuries, shoulder arthroplasty.
Ms Alexander has published in both clinical and scientific peer-reviewed journals, and is active in lecturing and organization of international shoulder meetings. She has an interest in medical and surgical education and has a qualification in Adult Education. She is an active member of the Watanabe Club, an informal non-affiliated group of dedicated shoulder arthroscopists who are committed to developing training in shoulder arthroscopy in the UK.
This content consists of a 12 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
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Professor Lennard Funk qualified in medicine at the University of Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, in 1990. He earned his FRCS and FRCS (Tr & Orth) at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow and completed a Fellowship at the Reading shoulder Unit. In addition to his surgical qualifications, he holds a BSc in Sports Physiology and an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering.
Professor Funk specialises in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, dealing in complex and tertiary referral cases. He routinely treats elite and professional athletes. His research interests and activities include sports injuries of the shoulder, surface replacement arthroplasty, arthroscopic simulator training, strain responses of rotator cuff tissue, orthobiologics in shoulder surgery and 3D MRI.
Professor Funk holds Honorary Professorships at Salford University and at the University of Bolton. In addition to his surgical qualifications, he is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine UK and is involved in developing and running Postgraduate degrees for surgeons, therapists and sports clinicians in Orthopaedics. He lectures nationally and internationally on shoulder surgery, sports injuries and medical informatics. He is published widely in medical journals and a member of many international and national professional organisations. For more details visit www.shoulderdoc.co.uk
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Simon Kemp graduated from St Mary's Hospital in 1986 and gained his Diploma in Sports Medicine from London University in 1992. Having completed his Primary Care training in the UK, he worked as a Sports Physician in Wellington, New Zealand from 1994-6. Returning to the UK, was a lecturer in Sports Medicine at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham in 1997.
From 1998-2001, was team physician to Fulham Football club and Medical Officer to the English Basketball Association. In 2001, he joined the Rugby Football Union. He is the Tournament Medical Director for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Chief Medical Officer for the Rugby Football Union and was the team physician during the Rugby World Cup campaigns in 2003 and 2007.
runs a private Sport and Exercise Medicine service in SW London focussing on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems. He is the Honorary Secretary of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
is currently a member of the World Rugby Medicine, Science and Research and Head Injury Assessment Working Groups, and has major research interests in injury and injury epidemiology and concussion risk management.
Mr Andy Smith is an Emergency Medicine Consultant for the Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and a Yorkshire Ambulance Service BASICS doctor. He is also the director of both the Rugby Football Union Immediate Care in Sport Programme and the Welsh Rugby Union Immediate Care in Rugby Programme.
He qualified from Leeds Medical School and is now a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Mr Smith is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Faculty of Pre Hospital Care), Fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and Fellow of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine (UK).
Mr Smith is the Technical Director and Senior Medical Educator for World Rugby's Immediate Care in Rugby programme, the Immediate Care Lead (Players & Officials) for Twickenham Match Day, a Clinical Governance Advisor for Premiership Rugby and a Medical Officer in the England 2015 Medical Advisory Group. His special interests include Emergency Medicine, Immediate Care in Sport and Sports Medicine.
Mr Smith worked at both the Olympics and Commonwealth Games as a Field of Play Team Leader for the athletics. Mr Smith is Vice Chair of the Faculty of Pre Hospital Care RCSED Training & Standards Board, Senior Lecturer at Leeds Medical School, and visiting Lecturer at Salford, Hull, Bolton, St. Mary's and Middlesex Universities.
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Dr Keith Stokes is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bath with a background in exercise physiology.
His research focuses on understanding sports injury risk to inform the development and delivery of preventative interventions.
Dr Stokes joined the University of Bath in 2002 and is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology. He completed a PhD at Loughborough University in 2001 and was a Lecturer at Stirling University from 2001-2.
Dr Stokes is responsible for delivering injury surveillance programmes for the England Rugby (men and women) and the English Premiership, as well as men's community rugby and schools rugby in England, and is part of the team that carried out the IRB (now World Rugby) Scrum Forces project, which resulted in changes to the scrum Laws. He is an Editor of the International Journal of Sports Medicine and is co-founder and Network Editor of the World Rugby Science Network.
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Dr Ken Quarrie is the Senior Scientist for New Zealand Rugby and a member of two World Rugby Advisory Groups. Following the completion of a degree in physical education at the University of Otago in 1989, Dr Quarrie undertook a master's degree examining the biomechanics of rugby scrummaging. In 1993, he became involved in the Rugby Injury and Performance Project (RIPP) and has been studying aspects of rugby performance and injury management ever since.
In 2000, Dr Quarrie was appointed as the inaugural Injury Prevention Manager for New Zealand Rugby and was responsible, with the Accident Compensation Corporation, for developing and managing a nationwide injury prevention programme to reduce the incidence of permanently disabling injuries resulting from rugby. Since 2000, there has been an 89% reduction in scrum-related spinal injuries, and a reduction of 56% in all injuries resulting in permanent disablement. The programme has since been taken up in a number of countries around the world, including South Africa, Australia and Japan.
In 2008, Dr Quarrie completed a PhD in the epidemiology of rugby injuries. Since 2007, he has focused on analysing player performance and team strategies and tactics. As such, he provides a range of analyses and reports to high performance coaches and staff within New Zealand Rugby.
Dr Quarrie is a Research Associate at AUT University, and the Senior Research Consultant for the New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission. He also serves as a Section Editor for Match Analysis on the World Rugby Science Network website.
Dr Quarrie has published a wide range of academic papers on aspects of injury and risk management and performance. He is currently working on a project studying the long-term health outcomes of playing rugby and is taking a special interest in issues regarding concussion management.
Mr Peter Hamlyn gained a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and went on to qualify with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from University College London in 1982. He completed a Medical Doctorate and undertook further neurosurgical training at The Royal London Hospital and Bart's and the London NHS trust.
He has been a Neurological Spine Surgeon for twenty years. During this time, he has led several neurosurgical teams in some of London's elite teaching hospitals such as St Bartholomew's Hospital and The Royal London Hospital. He has been an Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at University College London Hospital since 2009.
Mr Hamlyn's clinical activity consists currently of some 3,500 outpatient consultations and just over 300 operations per year. His passion lies in spinal disorders and sports injury - the majority of his work involves minimally invasive / keyhole and restorative, reconstructive surgery. He has substantial exposure to elite level sports from Premiere League football and rugby, National team members in several different sports, UK sponsored athletes, jockeys and even the Royal Ballet.
Mr Hamlyn's cranial work now focuses on head injury in sport, for which he has been awarded Fellowship of the Institute of Sport Medicine. He has worked as a current or past Medical Advisor to the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (first Safe Neurosurgery working group); General Medical Council; Trigeminal Neuralgia Association of Great Britain; British Olympic Association; British Boxing Board of Control; The Jockey Club of Great Britain; UK Sport; Royal Ballet; GB rowing team; England Rugby, and numerous Premier League football and rugby clubs.
He was a founder and remains Vice Chairman of the Brain and Spine Foundation .
This content consists of a 13 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Mr Richard J. Nelson graduated from Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine in 1978, and gaining FRCS Edinburgh in 1982 and FRCS England in 1983.
He had a broad-based surgical training in Cambridge, Oxford and London, before completing his neurosurgical training and research in Wessex Neurological Centre, Southampton. Mr Nelson joined the Neurosurgical Department at Frenchay Hospital in 1990.
Mr Nelson's specialist interests include the management of spinal problems in elite sportsmen and women, minimally invasive spinal surgery and the management of complex neurovascular and skull-base disorders. He has played a major role in the development of the Clinical Neurosciences in Bristol as a Clinical Director. He has also been closely involved in several strategic developments affecting neurosurgical standards, training and selection at a national level. He has served as Chairman of the Specialist Advisory committee in Neurosurgery, Secretary to the Neurosurgical National Selection Board, President of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons and Chairman of the Neurosurgical National Audit Programme.
Mr Nelson is the immediate past President of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons, having previously served as Vice-President of the SBNS, Secretary to the Neurosurgical National Selection Board and Chairman of the Specialist Advisory Committee in Neurosurgery.
Mr Tim Hems is an experienced Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon working at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow since 1997. He is now based at the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. He is also the lead clinician for the Scottish National Brachial Plexus Injury Service.
Mr Hems attended medical school in Cambridge and Oxford. He undertook training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Glasgow and Oxford, with specialist fellowships in Hand Surgery in Manchester, Wrightington, London and Bern, Switzerland. He was awarded the European Diploma in Hand Surgery by the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand in 1997.
Mr Hems has a special interest in peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injury and reconstruction for paralysis of the upper limb. He is an member of Council of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, lectures regularly on National Courses, and has written chapters for books on hand Surgery. He has undertaken extensive research on aspects of Hand Surgery including nerve repair and wrist fractures with over 40 publications.
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