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The ICHIRF Board of Directors

Dr Michael TurnerMedical Director & Chairman
• St. Thomas’s Hospital, London
• Chief Medical Adviser to the British Ski Federation (1973-1999)
• Member of the Medical Committee of the International Ski Federation (FIS) (1989-1999)
• Director of Medical Services at the British Olympic Assoc. 1992-1994 (Dep Dir. 1989-1992)
• Team GB Winter Olympic Games in Calgary 1988, Albertville 1992 and Lillehammer 1994
• Chief Medical Adviser to British horseracing (1993-2013) & Lawn Tennis Assoc. (1994-2017)
• Member of the International Concussion in Sport Consensus group and co-author of the 2012 Zurich Concussion Consensus Statement
• Desborough Award (BOA 1994), Sir Robert Atkins Award (Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine 2006), European Tennis Award (Tennis Europe 2015) & Carl Aarvold Award (LTA 2015)
Professor Paul McCrory
Professor Paul McCroryBoard Member
• University of Melbourne, Australia
• NHMRC Practitioner Fellow
• Consultant Neurologist, Sports & Exercise Physician and General Physician
• Co-chair and Founder, International Concussion in Sport Consensus group (2000-present)
• Club doctor, Collingwood Football Club (1983-1998)
• Member, Concussion Working Group, Australian Football League
• Chair of Medical Commission, Professional Boxing & Combat Sports Board (Victoria) (2001-present)
• Associate/Adjunct Professor – Florey Neurosciences Institutes, University of Melbourne, University of Ballarat and Monash University
• US National Institutes of Health – NINDS – Member of the Concussion/Mild TBI Subgroup
• Duke of Edinburgh Prize – Institute of Sports and Exercise Medicine (2010)
• Editor, British Journal of Sports Medicine, (2001 – 2008) and Sport Health (1997-2003)
• Author of 450 publications on sports concussion, 5 textbooks (> 12000 citations; H Index 55; i10 index 151; RG score 47.52)
Professor Huw Williams
Professor Huw WilliamsBoard Member
• Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology and Co-Director of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CCNR) at Exeter University.
• On the founding staff team of the Oliver Zangwill Centre (OZC) for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Ely.
• Visiting Scientist at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge.
• Current projects include: tracking effects of Mild TBI and Acute Stress Disorder on Post-Concussion Syndrome, Computerised Neurocognitive testing of MTBI patients to predict outcomes (in Sports), DTI/VBM neuroimaging of elite concussed rugby players and processing of emotions after brain injury.
• Current research includes: The epidemiology (incidence and risk factors) of brain injury – projects developed with local NHS colleagues in A&E and Public health and with sports teams (Chiefs, Wales RFU). Identity, memory and traumatic experiences and development of post-traumatic stress disorder. Neuro-cognitive profiling – e.g. in Sports Concussion and in Encephalitis (with Encephalitis Society). Neurodevelopmental Disability and crime – including development of systems for reducing violence.
Dr Ian Beasley
Dr Ian BeasleyBoard Member
• Senior Lecturer/Hon Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary College, Univ of London.
• Clinical lead SEM service.
• Football team doctor for over 30 years, (Arsenal, Fulham, Chelsea, West Ham), the England Team (two FIFA World Cups, two UEFA European Championships). Head of Medical Services for the FA.
• Medical Adviser to Royal Ballet Company.
• CMO for England and Great Britain Hockey, with two Olympic Games, two World Cups, two European Championships, and two Commonwealth Games.
• Member of expert consulting panel for Nike.
• Currently also consulting privately at the London Independent Hospital and the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health.
• Research interests: Anterior tibial stress fractures in dancers, concussion.
Professor Tony Belli
Professor Tony BelliBoard member
• Professor of Trauma Neurosurgery and Director of the Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMCR) based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
• The SRMRC is a leading centre for trauma research and was founded in 2011 with £20M grant from NIHR, MoD, the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham.
• Heads the neurotrauma research theme, which carries out translational research on traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.
• Practising neurosurgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he leads the Neurotrauma service.
Mr Ronan Dardis
Mr Ronan DardisBoard Member
• Consultant Neurosurgeon at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwick and an Honorary Associate Professor at Warwick University.
• Qualified in Dublin, has a MPhil in Medical Law and a MBA from the Cranfield School of Management.
• Won scholarships to attend both the Harvard Business School and Insead Business School at Fontainebleau in Paris.
• Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons in England and Ireland, and the Faculty Lead for Neurosurgery for the MOST programme.
• A Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FFSEM IRE).
Dr Stephen McGregor
Dr Stephen McGregorBoard Member
• Duel clinical and academic education with Masters’ degree in physiotherapy and sport Science and PhD in physiology.
• Completed research and academic roles within numerous institutions including Loughborough and Durham University.
• Over 20 years’ experience working with various populations in both elite sport and health care settings.
• Research Director Manchester Institute of Health and Performance.
• Director of Sports Science Solutions Ltd working with teams and individual sports including Premier League football, NBA basketball, professional tennis, boxing and golf.
Timothy Martin-Jenkins
Timothy Martin-JenkinsBoard member
• MA Cantab, MBA Harvard
• 1978-82 Director Ellerman Lines Ltd, London
• 1982-99 President Pacific Holdings Inc (Hong Kong)
• 1986-2006 Chairman Elder Leasing Corp (Houston)
• 2014- Trustee Marlborough College Foundation
Martin Mercer
Martin MercerBoard Member
• Director of Ellerman group subsidiary companies including The Belfry hotel and golf complex.
• Founder and senior partner of Mercer Lewin, Chartered Accountants.
• Chairman, Oxford University Tennis Foundation.
• VP, Oxford & District Sports and Recreation Association for the Disabled.
• Life member, MCC.
Graham Holloway
Graham HollowayBoard Member
• Qualified Liverpool 1969
• RAF Medical Branch 1972-92, retiring as Wing Commander
• Appointed Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery & Trauma 1982
• From 1992 until retiring from clinical practice in 2011, worked exclusively with sports injuries in clinics and hospitals in London, Swindon and Cambridge.
• Team doctor to the Swindon Ice Lords Ice Hockey team, honorary medical advisor to the Squash Rackets Association and Orthopaedic advisor to Team GB at the 2000 Olympics
• FA Medical Committee 1994-2000
• Education course director for BAS(E)M 1988-200, Education Committee of FIMS 1995-2001
• BASEM Treasurer 2012-2014 then President 2014-2018
• Lifelong sportsman, never knowingly concussed!

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