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Dr David Hughes

Dr David Hughes
Position/TitleChief Medical Officer
Academic QualificationsFellow of the Australasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians
Adjunct Associate Professor University of Canberra
Bachelor of Medicine, University of Newcastle
Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Medicine (London)
Duties/responsibilities

Oversee the day-to-day functioning of the Department of Sports Medicine
Oversee medical research program
Clinical management of athlete illness and injuries
Advise on medical/integrity issues in Australian sport
Collaborate with national and international sporting organisations in the formulation of policies related to sports medicine, sports science and medical integrity

Research interestsThe role of iron in high-performance exercise
Genetic predisposition of bone and tendon overload injuries
Concussion
Ethics of genetic testing and research in sport
Integrity issues in sport

Dr Greg Lovell

Position/TitleSports Physician
Academic QualificationsFellow of the Australasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians
Fellow of Australian Sports Medicine Federation
Adjunct Associate Professor University of Canberra
Diploma of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine
MBBS, Adelaide University
Duties/responsibilities

Clinical management of athlete injuries
Research
Clinical teaching

Research interestsGroin pain in athletes
Concussion
Bone and tendon injuries in athletes
Iron deficiency in athletes

Dr Samantha Pomroy

Position/TitleSports and Exercise Medicine Registrar
Academic QualificationsRegistrar, Australasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians
Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery, Australian National University
Bachelor of Applied Science (physiotherapy) Sydney University
Duties/responsibilities

Clinical management of athlete injuries and illnesses
Medical contact for Basketball (Men’s COE and NBA program), CMO Women’s Volleyball, Athletics and Para-Athletics, Para-Swimming
Involved with AIS athlete rehabilitation centre


Ms Ruth Fazakerley

Position/TitleRegistered Nurse
Duties/responsibilities

Provide Nursing support to athletes visiting the Sports Medicine Clinic
Manage the handling and storage of medicines provided by Sports Medicine
Conduct immunisations for athlete travel
Manage first aid supplies for athletes and teams

Professional interests

Wound management
Athlete travel health

 Research interestsCollaboration in Infection Control Quality Assurance in Clinical research

Prof Gordon Waddington

Position/TitleUC AIS  Professor of Sports Medicine Research
Academic QualificationsProfessor of Physiotherapy University of Canberra
PhD, University of Sydney
BSc, BAppSc(Physio), GDipExSpSc, MExSpSc, MSpPhysio, GDHE
Duties/responsibilities

Provide high-level research and research ethics advice and support to the disciplines of Medicine and Physical Therapies
Assist development of new and innovative research directions in sport and exercise medicine and physical therapies
Maintain and extend international research linkages with world leading research partners

Professional interestsSports medicine research leadership and ethics
Research interestsAssessing the effect of injury and aging on aspects of human motor control across the lifespan, including the impact of sport injury on movement control and recovery of function, and optimising human performance.
 

Dr Nicole Vlahovich

Position/TitleExercise and Genetics Research Manager
Academic QualificationsPhD, University of Western Sydney
BSc Biomedical Science (Honours), University of Western Sydney
Duties/responsibilities

Management of research activity relating to genetics and sport/exercise
Management of research and policy development in relation to sport integrity and sports medicine

Research interests

Genetics and injury
Muscle biology
Genetics and ethics


Ms Maria Kozlovskaia

Position/TitlePhD Candidate
Academic QualificationsBachelor of Science (Biology), Saint-Petersburg State University
Masters of Science (Human Genetics), Saint-Petersburg State University
PhD Candidate, Bond University
Duties/responsibilities

PhD research – Genetics of exercise-induced injuries in tendon and bone

Research interestsMolecular genetics and genomics in sports science
Genetics of injuries
Injury prevention

Ms Rebecca Marshall

Position/TitleCoordinator
Duties/responsibilities

Provide coordination and administration support to the Chief Medical Officer and staff within the Department of Sports Medicine
Manage day-to-day office operations of the Department


Ms Robynn Broadbent

Position/TitleRegistered Nurse
Duties/responsibilities

Provide Nursing support to athletes visiting the Sports Medicine Clinic


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