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Medical Director and Trustee

Peter Hamlyn

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Specialist in Sport and Exercise Medicine

MB BS BSc MD FRCS FISM

In a medical career that has spanned 40 years, Peter has led change at the elite level of both neurosurgery and sports medicine. He has headed neurosurgical teams in some of London’s elite teaching hospitals such as St Bartholomew’s Hospital and The Royal London Hospital, academic units in leading universities such as Queen Mary University London and University College London. He has worked at the elite level in multiple sports medicine, including motor sports, equine sport, combat and collision sports as well as the performing arts - everything from the NFL to the Royal Ballet. He has chaired Ministerial Working Groups and was pivotal to the creation of Sport and Exercise Medicine as a recognised specialty.

He has worked as 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, plus numerous premier league football and rugby clubs.

Peter was a member of the 2012 Olympic Bid Advisory Panel and has worked as a correspondent for the sports section of The Daily Telegraph newspaper. In 1996, he was awarded Fellowship of the Institute of Sport Medicine for work in the field of head injury in sport. He is founder and president of the Brain and Spine Foundation, has been the Chair of the Football Association’s Expert Medical Panel since 2016 and has been a Trustee of the Grand Prix Trust since 2005.