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Congratulations to Dr Mike Loosemore, Lead Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH) who has been successful in his promotion to a personal chair as Professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine within the Division of Surgery & Interventional Science Faculty of Medical Sciences, University College London.

Professor Loosemore has published an extensive body of work on various aspects of Sport and Exercise Medicine and completed his PhD in ‘The Pathophysiology of Boxing Injuries’.

He has received numerous awards including an honorary doctorate in science for ‘outstanding contribution to Sport and Exercise medicine’ in 2011 and the Sir Robert Atkins award for ‘an outstanding contribution to sports medicine’ in 2014. Most recently in 2018, Professor Loosemore was awarded a MBE for his international contribution to Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Professor Loosemore said “I am delighted to be promoted to the position of Professor within the Division of Surgery & Interventional Science Faculty of Medical Sciences, University College London. This promotion will help to raise not only the profile but will help continue to build the academic strength of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health. I am proud to have been involved with the ISEH since its inception and to see its trajectory to becoming a world leading Sport and Exercise Institute.”

Matt James, Development Director of the ISEH, congratulated Professor Loosemore on his promotion and said “Mike’s promotion to Professor is a real boast to the ISEH and represents the huge commitment Mike has made to Sport and Exercise Medicine and the energy he has put behind the ISEH.”

Professor Loosemore who is also the Lead Sports Physician (South of England) for the English Institute of Sport (EIS) is currently working on various projects including one aimed at optimising respiratory health in a large cohort of elite athletes known to be susceptible to respiratory illness for the EIS, in collaboration with the ISEH, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College London. He is also working on study looking at using sport to improve the health of homeless people. He is also researching how Active Movement can reduce obesity and improve activity in school children.

Professor Fares Haddad, Clinical Director for the ISEH said “I am delighted that Mike has achieved this recognition and will look forward to seeing his drive and energy contribute to the growth of research, teaching and training at ISEH. Mike’s promotion and the appointment of Professor Mark Hamer as academic lead are significant milestones for us.”

Dr Rod Jaques, Director of Medical Services at the EIS said "The EIS is delighted that Professor Mike Loosemore has been honoured in this way, he has made a substantial contribution to elite sport and exercise medicine across the whole landscape and he thoroughly deserves this recognition."