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Congratulations to Dr Courtney Kipps, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH), who has been promoted to Professorial Teaching Fellow in Sport and Exercise Medicine within the Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University College London (UCL).

As well as being a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Institute and at UCLH, Professor Kipps is co-lead of UCL’s MSc programme in Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health which is based at the ISEH.

Professor Kipps is also Assistant Medical Director of the London Marathon and has previously served as the Medical Director of the London and Blenheim Triathlons and as the Club Doctor for Harlequins Rugby Club.

His research and clinical interests are focused on injuries and illnesses during endurance sporting events, especially running, cycling and triathlons. He is co-organiser of Marathon Medicine, the largest and longest running conference on the medicine and science of endurance sports world-wide. He is an elected Council member of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, UK, and an elected Board member of the International Institute of Race Medicine.

Professor Kipps said: “I feel extremely honoured to be offered a promotion to Professorial Teaching Fellow at UCL. Sport and Exercise Medicine education at UCL has gone from strength to strength and is poised to grow further still. This is a very exciting time to be part of that growth, based here at the ISEH in one of the world’s very best universities.”

Professor Fares Haddad, Director for the ISEH said: “Courtney has been an outstanding colleague and has excelled as an organiser and as an educator. His promotion is very well deserved. With his leadership, we expect education at ISEH to go from strength to strength.”

Professor Kipps’ promotion means the ISEH continues to increase its number of world leading Professors including most recently the promotion of Professor Mike Loosemore as a Professor in Sport and Exercise Medicine, the appointment of Professor Mat Wilson as Head of Sport and Exercise Medicine, the appointment of Professor Mark Hamer as Chair of Sport and Exercise Medicine along with visiting Chair in Sport and Exercise Medicine Professor Martin Schwellnus.

We congratulate Professor Kipps on his well-deserved promotion.