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The Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Mathew Wilson (BSc, MPhil, PhD) as the Head of Service for Sports Medicine for HCA UK and Business Manager at the ISEH.

Mathew will focus specifically on developing and growing HCA UK’s sports medicine services across their network which includes the private clinical aspect of the ISEH. His remit will be to reposition the facility as a key part of HCA’s SEM Market proposition working with the Institute’s other four partners to leverage opportunities and grow the business. 

Mathew joins HCA UK from Aspetar-- Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital (Doha, Qatar) where he was the Executive Director of Research and Scientific Support. His role was to support clinicians in the protection and enhancement of athlete health, reduction of illness and injury in athletes, optimisation of diagnosis, prognosis and therapy of injured athletes. He also supported the ethical performance enhancement following illness or injury. Under his leadership, Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital published over 1,000 publications indexed on PubMed with more than 13,500 citations. He was an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Scientific and Medical Expert Committee member and was Director for the Aspetar IOC Research Centre for Injury and Illness Prevention.

Mathew is an Honorary Professor at the ISEH (University College London) and visiting Professor at Liverpool John Moores University. He is Senior Associate Editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine (the number one sports medicine journal) and is recognised as an international expert in sports cardiology.   

With over 20 years’ experience in preparing world-class athletes for major championships including the Olympics, Rugby World Cup and UEFA Champions League, Mathew understands the integrated relationship orthopaedics, sports medicine and physiotherapy must have in high-performance sport.

Professor Fares Haddad, Clinical Director for the ISEH said: “Mat will bring great energy and drive to the ISEH, and drive our partnerships and external collaborations to a new level. His academic and business leadership will be a great asset as we enter an exciting new phase.”

We look forward to welcoming Mathew as part of the ISEH team and congratulate him on his appointment.