Dr Noel Pollock is a Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH), on Tottenham Court Road, and Chiswick Medical Centre and Associate Professor at UCL.
Noel graduated with Honours in Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast and completed an MSc with Distinction in Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) at Bath University in 2006. He was one of the first cohort of 8 specialist SEM trainees in the UK.
He was team doctor for the British Track and Field team for 15 years between 2006 and 2021 and has attended numerous Olympic, Paralympic, World and European championships. He was also a sports medicine lead doctor in the Athletics Stadium at the London 2012 Olympics. Noel led the British Athletics medical team as Chief Medical Officer between 2016 and 2021 and was UKA Chief Medical Advisor with a governance and oversight remit between 2021 and 2023.
Noel joined the ISEH and Chiswick Medical Centre in January 2021 as a Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine and provides clinical services for all patients with musculoskeletal pain or injury.
He has published work in the areas of muscle injury classification and rehabilitation, female athlete health, elite athlete health management, bone stress injury and Achilles tendinopathy.
Noel is a former endurance runner and won national titles and international honours for Northern Ireland in cross country, 5k and 1500m. With his competitive athletics days behind him, he now cycles regularly and plays football at the weekend.
Achilles tendon; Overuse injuries; Rugby injuries; Running injuries; Stress fractures; Tendon; Tendonitis; Tendonopathy; Tennis elbow; Thigh disorders; Shin splints; Sports injuries; Hip disorders; Musculoskeletal medicine; Soft tissue injections; Musculoskeletal ultrasound; Muscle disorders; Ankle pain; Buttock pain; Elbow pain; Football injuries; Groin disorders; Knee pain; Joint injection; Orthopaedics; Back pain; Exercise Induced Asthma; Iron deficiency; Female Athlete Triad; Osteoarthritis