Dr Pollock specialises in the treatment of Sports and Exercise lower limb injuries, with particular expertise in running, football and rugby injuries as well as supporting optimal health and performance in athletes. He has published academic articles and book chapters in the areas of Achilles and Patella tendon injury, including tendinopathy, bone health (including stress fractures), female athlete health and muscle injury classification and treatment, in particular hamstring injury.
Dr Pollock is the Chief Medical Officer for UK Athletics, leading a team of doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and soft tissue therapists who provide medical services to the Great Britain Track and Field team. He has worked within UK Athletics since 2006 and has been the Great Britain team doctor at numerous Olympic, Paralympic, World and European championships.
He was Team GB doctor at the Rio Olympics and is preparing for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. He was a sports medicine lead doctor in the London 2012 Olympics Athletics Stadium. He ran competitively for Northern Ireland and won senior national titles at 1500m and 5000m some years ago!
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