Dr Dawn Thompson – Co-Chair
Dawn graduated from Imperial Medical School in 2014 and is currently a Junior Doctor working in London. Throughout her studies Dawn participated in a range of sports including – triathlon, aquathlon, rowing and dressage. In her spare time she takes part in running events and cycle sportives and is hoping to finish her first half ironman next year. It was her enjoyment for sport and understanding of the frustrations of injury which first drew Dawn to Sports and Exercise Medicine. Dawn is a British Rowing Adaptive Rowing Classifier and provided medical cover at the 2016 Brighton Marathon. She is passionate about the promotion and benefits of physical activity and aspires to one day find a successful approach for tackling physical inactivity.
Dr Daniel Broman – Co-Chair
Dr. Daniel Broman is a specialist trainee (ST4) in Sport and Exercise Medicine in London. Since qualifying from the University of Birmingham in 2010, Daniel has developed a strong interest in Sport and Exercise Medicine in both a clinical and academic setting. He attained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2014 and completed an MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health at University College London in 2015.
Currently, alongside his Sport and Exercise Medicine training, he is the first team doctor at Reading FC and works for the Football Association as the England Men’s U18 Team Doctor. He is also a doctor at Isokinetic Medical Group. He has worked in a variety of sports, including at the European Maccabi Games 2015 in Berlin, the Cerebral Palsy (IFCPF) Football World Cup 2015, the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, the Maccabiah Games 2013 in Israel, the London stage of the Tour de France and has volunteered as a doctor at the London Marathon and Tough Mudder events.
He has published both sports medicine and exercise medicine research in peer-reviewed journals and presented at several international conferences, being awarded the BASEM External Meeting Sponsorship in 2014 for his study on Exertional Heat Illness, which was presented at the IOC Conference on ‘Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport’ in Monaco. His particular interests include heat illness, football medicine and the use of physical activity to prevent and treat many medical conditions. Daniel is passionate about the NHS and improving the health of the nation. He feels that SEM doctors need to be at the forefront of the push for preventative medicine and wider well-being strategies in the UK and Europe… After all we are meant to have a health service, not an illness service, and the future sustainability of the NHS depends on us.
Dr Liam West – Past Chair
Throughout his years as an undergraduate student at Cardiff Univeristy, Liam developed a keen interest for Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM), enthusiastically creating opportunities within the field for himself and others. Liam is the founder and President of the Undergraduate Sports and Exercise Medicine Society (USEMS). USEMS is aiming to increase opportunities and education in SEM for all undergraduates in the UK.
Liam has a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science from an intercalation year at Bangor University and is co-founder and ex-president of three terms of the Cardiff Sports & Exercise Medicine Society (CSEMS) which holds regular events for its members and is renowned for being the most successful society of its kind in the UK. In his role as CSEMS President he organised and co-organised 2 undergraduate SEM conferences (attracting 200 and 250 delegates respectively), ran several sports strapping courses, regular MSK practical assessment evenings and also arranged Sports Trauma Management course that helped many students gain a qualification in pitch side care.
During his summer elective, Liam gained experience at the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, Melbourne and the Stadium Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre, Sydney. Outside these clinics he gained experience with various professional sports teams. He also spent time at the Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Qatar. Having now qualified, Liam works as a foundation Doctor in Oxford and in his spare time is undertaking a SEM MSc at Cardiff University – he has so far attained PG Cert SEM accreditation.
Liam is an Associate Editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) and coordinates the BJSM “Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine” blog series. He is involved with BJSM Federations of Member Societies as the global undergraduate & junior doctor representative, is the editorial representative for the Council of Sports Medicine for the Royal Society of Medicine and has sat on the conference programme committee for the British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine (BASEM) for the past two years. He has recently been appointed as the chair of the junior doctors committee for the European College of Sports & Exercise Physicians (ECOSEP) and is working on a European scale now to increase opportunities in SEM to those at a similar stage in their training. Away from academia, Liam is as active as possible. Having left his days of semi-pro football behind him, Liam enjoys running and cycling through the beautiful scenery of Oxford.
Dr Georgina Crate
I’m one of the newest members of the JDC committee! I’m currently working in Bristol as an Foundation Year 2 Doctor, with an aim to eventually doing surgical training and orthopaedic surgery. I trained at KCL, with my BSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Bart’s London. My most recent work has been looking at ESWT for plantar fasciitis following an elective with Nikos Malliaropoulos in 2013, and I am very excited to be involved with the JDC and ECOSEP!
Dr Dean Chatterjee
Dr Dean Chatterjee is a GP trainee in Nottingham. After qualifying from St George’s, University of London in 2007 he completed his Foundation training and then moved to Nottingham where he completed his Core Surgical training with an Orthopaedic theme. His passion for Trauma and Orthopaedics and the pathology he saw in athletes in trauma centres such as the Royal London Hospital, fuelled his desire to become involved in Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM). He decided to change career path and become a GP in order to concentrate on promoting and developing SEM as well as utilise his Orthopaedic experience in sports medicine.
He is a great advocate of research and teaching and has completed a PgDip in Clinical Education and is currently undertaking his dissertation for his MSc in Clinical Education. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. As well as keeping himself occupied with GP training and his postgraduate education, he is also team doctor for Notts County Football Club. He runs CPD sessions on match day as well as providing experience and insight into the role of a team doctor to medical students and junior doctors with an interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine.
Dean is passionate about SEM and wants to use his experiences and skills so far to promote the discipline to students and junior doctors with an interest in SEM. He is delighted to be involved with the junior doctors committee of ECOSEP and is excited about promoting and developing Sports and Exercise Medicine to the next generation.
Dr Sean Carmody
Sean Carmody is a junior doctor in the South Thames deanery. He trained at the Hull York Medical School where he founded the HYMS Society for Sport and Exercise Medicine. During his time at medical school he obtained an intercalated BSc in Sports and Exercise Science from Loughborough University. He is currently undertaking a part-time MSc in Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football) jointly through the University of Birmingham and The Football Association. He has obtained a wide range of experience in professional sport, most recently at Ipswich Town FC and as a sport science intern at Kitman Labs. He is an active member of BASEM, the FA Medical Society and the Football Medical Association. His interest in sports medicine is complimented by his background in sport, including two senior international caps for Ireland in rugby league.
Dr Sebastian Nischwitz
Dr Henrik Baecker