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Update from the Research Strategy Advisory Board

On Monday 25th September, Podium’s Research Strategy Advisory Board met at Pinsent Masons to deliver their research and findings on four key areas of focus: 

  • Communicating Risk 
  • Workload and Adaptation 
  • Preventative Screening  
  • Mental Health

The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide Podium with valuable and independent insight and input into the research strategy and programmes undertaken by Podium directly, by the Podium Analytics Institute for Youth Sports Medicine and Technology at the University of Oxford or Podium’s academic network, and in collaboration with National and International Governing Bodies of Sport and other key sports stakeholders.  

This in turn will ensure that Podium achieves maximum impact from its research work regarding injury reduction, prevention, and treatment across children and young adults across sport.   

The Advisory Board comprises some of the leading minds across sport, sports medicine, research and athlete development. This diverse group works to shape our strategy, providing the insights, constructive development and approaches that will deliver lasting change in the real world.  

  • Dr Rod Jaques FFSEM (UK), FRCP, OBE – Former Director of Medical Services, English Institute of Sport 
  • Dr Peter Hamlyn MBBS, BSC, MD, FRCS, FISM – Medical Director and Trustee, Podium Analytics 
  • Dr Charlotte Cowie MBBS, Dip Sports Med, DM-SMED, FFSEM (UK) – Chief Medical Officer, Football Association (FA) 
  • Dr Simon Kemp MA, MBBS, MRCGP, MSc (SEM), FFSEM – Medical Services Director, RFU 
  • Professor Nick Peirce BMedSci, BMBS, MRCOG, MSc, FISM, FSEM - Chief Medical Officer, ECB 
  • Dr Mark Gillett MBBS, MSc (Sports Med), FRCS, FRCEM, FFSEM (UK&I), DipIMC, RCSEd, PGCert MSK – Chief Medical Officer, Premier League 
  • Gregor Henderson MA, MSc – Former Director of Mental Health, Public Health England 
  • Professor Joan Duda PHD, FIAAP, FASP, FECSS – Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Birmingham 
  • Ed Fletcher – LLB, MA, Founder of Fletchers Solicitors (UK’s largest boutique serious injury lawyers) 
  • Dr Paul Jackson – FRCP, MBBS, FFSEM(UK), Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Muscoloskeltal Medicine, Sports Medicine Team 
  • Michael Bourne – Head of Performance, The Lawn Tennis Association
  • Professor Mark Batt - BSc, MBBChir, MRCGP, DM, FACSM, FRCP, FFSEM, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Centre of Sports Medicine University of Nottingham 

The next meeting will be in February 2024 where the outcomes of the research and recommendations will be presented in further detail. 

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