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The Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Paul Read (BSc, MSc, PhD, ASCC, CSCS*D) as the new ISEH General Manager for HCA UK. Paul will lead the clinical operations within ISEH and help support the implementation of ISEH services into the wider HCA sport and exercise medicine portfolio.

Paul joins from Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital (Doha, Qatar) where he was a Clinical Research Scientist, specialising in the assessment of ACL injuries. During his time in Qatar, he was instrumental in developing and managing Aspetar’s Clinical Assessment Unit. His primary role was to support the rehabilitation department in providing integrated clinical and biomechanical feedback during rehabilitation to help guide progress and readiness for return to sport.

Paul has published over 100 original research articles in the areas of injury risk and performance assessment, youth athletic development and rehabilitation. He was recently awarded the UK Strength & Conditioning Associations ‘coach of the year’ award in the research and education category.

As well as his role at ISEH, Paul is a visiting Associate Professor at the University of Gloucestershire, an accredited strength & conditioning coach with both the UK and National Strength & Conditioning Association’s and has 15 years’ experience as a sports scientist / strength and conditioning coach to numerous world-class athletes.

Professor Mathew Wilson, Head of Sport and Exercise Medicine at the ISEH said: “ISEH aims to be the leading Institute for sports and exercise medicine in the world by 2030. Paul will be accountable for the effective delivery of ISEH services to relevant sport, exercise, and health stakeholders (public and private). He brings significant experience as a clinician and academic that will help ISEH achieve its mission”.

Professor Fares Haddad, ISEH Clinical Director said: “Paul brings strong academic and leadership credentials to the role and will be integral to the next phase of ISEH development”.