Dr Noel Pollock graduated with Honours in Medicine from Queen's University Belfast and completed an MSc with Distinction in Sport & Exercise Medicine at Bath University. He has completed Specialist training in Sport & Exercise Medicine and is a Consultant in SEM. He also works as a Chief Medical Officer for UK Athletics, providing medical services to the Great Britain Track and Field team.
Since 2006 he has been the Great Britain team doctor at numerous Olympic, Paralympic, European and World Championships, including the Rio Olympics and every IAAF World Championships since 2009. He was a sports medicine lead doctor in the London 2012 Athletics Stadium.
He has published articles and written book chapters in his special areas of interest: Achilles, tendinopathy, tendon injury, muscle injury, particularly of the hamstring and bone stress injuries including stress fractures. As a specialist in injury management he can provide care for injuries to the foot & ankle, knee, hip and lumbar spine at the Fortius clinic. He has specific expertise with elite and recreational runners, triathletes, footballers and rugby players.
He is a former endurance athlete and won national titles and international honours for Northern Ireland in cross country, 5k and 1500m.
Recent and current appointments
- Chief Medical Officer for UK Athletics at the National Performance Institute in Loughborough and Lee Valley Athletics Centre, London.
Publications, lectures and teaching
- He has published work in the areas of muscle injury classification, hamstring injury, bone stress, female athlete health, elite athlete health management and Achilles tendinopathy.
- BASEM, Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine