Dr. Amal Hassan is a Consultant who specialises in Sport & Exercise Medicine with a specialist interest in female athlete health. She is experienced in overseeing the diagnosis and management of soft tissue injuries and musculoskeletal pain and has a thorough approach that suits both acute and chronic presentations. Dr. Hassan is considered an expert in the care of athletic pregnancies and postnatal return to sport & exercise and is also experienced in overseeing the diagnosis and management of relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S), menstrual cycle disorders in athletes, and injuries in dancers.
She gained her medical qualification from the University of Bristol in 2010, where she undertook an intercalated degree in Bioethics. She has been a clinical lecturer at University College London, serving as clinical module lead for both the lower and upper limb sports injury modules. She is actively involved in research projects that focus on women’s and female athlete health. She is presently also working at the Royal Ballet School, White Lodge, as a designated Sports Physician, and at Harlequins Rugby Club as the Women’s Team doctor.
Dr. Hassan’s current research topics include investigation of the physical activity behaviors of women undergoing fertility treatment and of the physical activity advice they receive from clinicians; the impact of exercise behaviors on fertility outcomes, and, investigation of the significance of pelvic floor symptoms for lower limb injury risk. Dr. Hassan is a caring and holistic practitioner with strong communication skills and attention to detail, which she believes to be the foundation of clinical care.