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Dr Julia Newton, FRCP, FFSEM, DPhil, DipSEM

Consultant in Rheumatology and Sport and Exercise Medicine at OUH; Senior Sports Physician, English Institue of Sport, Bath; Honorary Lecturer, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford; Training Programme Director for Sport and Exercise Medicine, Health Education Thames Valley; Member of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Sport and Exercise Medicine

Julia qualified from Manchester University in 1994. She completed her training as a Rheumatologist, sub specialising in sport and exercise medicine in Oxford in 2006. She is clinical lead for the Oxsport service which provides services for adults and children of all levels. In addition, she began working for the English Institute of Sport in 2008, which provides a network of medical services for elite athletes in Olympic and Paralympic sport, including athletics, swimming, modern pentathlon, gymnastics, as well as netball and womens rugby. Julia has extensive multi-sport experience in athletes of all ages, including children and adolescents and has particular interests in bone stress, bone health, specific female athlete problems and problems related to high volume training.

Julia has an active research and education portfolio, working within the Arthritis Research Centre of Excellence in Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis and also studies the role of exercise in the management of chronic disease. She lectures at national and international events. Julia set up the highly successful sport and exercise medicine training scheme in the Oxford Deanery in 2007 and has been the training program director for this since its inception.

She is a keen runner and equestrian and coaches netball locally.

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Dr Natasha Jones,MRCGP, FFSEM, PG Cert Musc USS

Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, OUH; Sports Physician English Institute of Sport, Bisham Abbey, Honorary Lecturer,Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Oxford University; Vice-President Faculty on Sport and Exercise Medicine 2016; Educational Supervisor, Oxford Deanery

Natasha initially qualified from St Bartholomews Medical School, London in 1992 and became a General practitioner in 1997. After 8 years of General practice, she went on to pursue her personal interest in Sport and Exercise Medicine and became a consultant in Oxford in 2010. She works at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in both the Sport and Exercise and general musculoskeletal medical services.

In addition she has worked for the English Institute of Sport for many years and has looked after athletes in a wide variety of Olympic and Paralympic Sports including sailing, hockey, canoeing, athletics, synchronised swimming, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball. She currently works for the English Institute of Sport at Bisham Abbey.

Natasha holds an honorary contract with the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Oxford University where she pursues her interest in Exercise rehabilitation for people with long term conditions as well as other musculoskeletal research projects.

Natasha lectures locally, nationally and internationally on Sport and Exercise Medicine related topics.

Natasha has a personal interest in running, cycling, swimming and sailing and has competed in Age Group competition in Olympic Distance Triathlon at World Championship Level. She has completed the Three Peaks Yacht race three times as a runner and holds a yachtmaster qualification.

Natasha is passionate about Sport and Exercise Medicine and is highly experienced in helping athletes and recreational exercisers prevent and recover from injury so that they may achieve their goals.

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Dr Moiz Moghal, MBChB, MRCG, Dip SEM (UK&I), MSc, FFSEM

Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine

Dr Moiz Moghul is a consultant in sport and exercise medicine at the Nufield Orthopaedic Centre. His main areas of expertise is treating musculoskeletal and lower limb injuries.
Dr Moghal obtained his medical degree from the University of Sheffield in 2002. He completed his General Practice Vocational Training in the London Deanery, obtaining membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2011.
Since then, he has completed higher specialist training in Sport & Exercise Medicine in the Oxford Deanery. During this time he successfully obtained a Diploma in Sport & Exercise Medicine as well as a Master's degree in Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health from University College London.
Dr Moghal is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine and appears on the specialist register of the General Medical Council.
He also treats patients as Chief Medical Officer for GB and England Hockey and acts as team doctor for Southampton Football Club and Hampshire County Cricket Club. Dr Moghal is a clinical examiner for the University of Bath Master’s degree in Sports Medicine; and provides competition cover for British Athletics and the England & Wales Cricket Board.

Dr Moiz Moghul

Thamindu Wedatilake: MBBCh, MRCP, FFSEM, MSc

Thamindu Wedatilake completed his Sports and Exercise Medicine specialist training at OUH and is a fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine. He currently holds an NHS Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant post at OUH.

In the past, Thamindu Wedatilake has worked at the English Institute of Sport and has experience working with Great Britain sport teams including swimming, modern pentathlon, athletics, rhythmic gymnastics, synchronised swimming and hockey. He was a team leader for medical provision in the London 2012 Olympic Games at the basketball venue.

Thamindu Wedatilake conducts novel research into groin and back pain in sport through the University of Oxford.

Additionally, Thamindu Wedatilake has expertise in managing football-related injuries and is a Medical Officer at Southampton Football Club. He is also a part of the medical panel of the England and Wales Cricket Board, and works with the England women’s programs.


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Simon Wood, MSc, BSc, MMACP, MAACP, Dip injection therapy

Senior Sports Physiotherapist and lead sports physiotherapist

Simon gained a degree in Human Biology in 1992.  He went onto to study physiotherapy in 1993 and graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 1996 and completed his rotations at Guys and St Thomas’ and Kings College Hospital in Orthopaedics with A+E, outpatients and orthopaedics.  He started working at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in 2005 and joined Oxsport in 2006 working as an extended scope practitioner.  He completed his MSc at the University of Birmingham and gained membership to the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in 2009.  In 2010 gained a diploma in injection therapy at Coventry University.  He has a special interest in Achilles Tendinopathies and presented a poster at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy conference on the role of foot posture and the development of Achilles Tendinopathies in athletes.  Simon worked at the London Olympic Games in 2012 providing pitch side assistance and treatment at the Polyclinic.

Simon has also lectured on Masters level courses at the University of Oxford. He has been the lead physiotherapist at the NOC in the delivery of physiotherapy treatment of Femoral Acetabular impingement Trial (FAIT). He takes an active role in research assisting in the recent IMPACT study for Achilles tendinopathies and continuing his own research interests in Achilles tendinopathies. Simon’s special interests are in tendon overuse injuries, Femoral Acetabular Impingement, Patellofemoral Pain syndrome and management of stress fractures.

Simon keeps fit by belonging to a local running club and cycling.

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Dr Stefan Kluzek MRCP, MSc, DPhil, DipSEM

Clinical Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine

StefanKluzekis a Clinical Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine with a clinical and research interest in optimal management of knee injuries, post-traumatic synovitis and knee osteoarthritis. Stefan's research explores the role of inflammatory pathways and metabolic dysregulation in a development of knee osteoarthritis. Stefan is particularly interested in identifying mechanisms leading to poor recovery after knee injuries, early development of knee osteoarthritis and a strong link between osteoarthritis and cardiovascular problems.

As a house officer, Stefan was involved in setting up and running cardiopulmonary exercise lab and a research study looking at the exercise interventions in people with an established coronary artery disease.

In 2010, Stefan started his SEM training in the Oxford Deanery, and in 2012, he commenced the MSc in Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford. During his masters, Stefan explored the evidence looking at the role of adipokines in promoting chronic inflammation in knee osteoarthritis.

In 2013, Stefan was awarded a competitive Clinical Research Fellow post within the Arthritis Research UK Centre of Excellence in Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis based at the University of Oxford. During the time in this post, he has completed the DPhilin Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford looking at thedevelopment of biomarkers-based strategies aiming to identify high risk individuals for both poor recovery after ACL or meniscal injuries, and early osteoarthritis development. In 2016, Stafan was awarded a Clinical Lectureship post.

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