Dr Noel Pollock is a Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH), Associate Professor at UCL and Chief Medical Advisor for British Athletics.
Noel graduated with Honours in Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast and completed an MSc with Distinction in Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) at Bath University in 2006. He was one of the first cohort of 8 specialist SEM trainees in the UK.
He was team doctor for the British Track and Field team for 15 years between 2006 and 2021 and has attended numerous Olympic, Paralympic, World and European championships. He led the British Athletics medical team as Chief Medical Officer between 2016 and 2021. Noel was also a sports medicine lead doctor in the London 2012 Olympics Athletics Stadium. In addition to his role at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health and Chiswick Medical Centre, Noel is British Athletics Chief Medical Advisor with a governance and oversight remit.
Noel joined the ISEH and Chiswick Medical Centre in January 2021 as a Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine and provides clinical services for all patients with musculoskeletal pain or injury.
He has published work in the areas of muscle injury classification and rehabilitation, female athlete health, elite athlete health management and Achilles tendinopathy.
Noel is a former endurance runner and won national titles and international honours for Northern Ireland in cross country, 5k and 1500m. With his competitive athletics days behind him, he now cycles regularly and plays football at the weekend.