Dr Stuart Miller, Clinical Director of our MSc Sport & Exercise Medicine, has been appointed as the Head Sports Doctor for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Dr Miller was the Chief Medical Officer for ParalympicsGB during the preparation for the 2008 Paralympics and for the past four years has been the national lead for Paralympic Sport within the English Institute of Sport.
He has now taken on the additional role of Head Sports Doctor for the London 2012 organising committee LOCOG for both the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games.
Dr Miller will be working full time in the role from July to September 2012.
He said: “When I started the Bath sports medicine course many years ago I had an ambition to be involved in the Olympics and Partalympic Games and had the honour to lead the sports medicine support team for ParalympicsGB in Beijing.
“It is facinating to be on the other side as a provider of the games time medical services and an enormous logistical challenge to ensure that the venues are covered by suitably trained sports doctors, a good many of who will have been trained on the Univesity of Bath Sport & Exercise course. To have been asked to do this role is a real honour and a fascinating challenge that I am very much looking forward to.”
Dr Miller has a long history of association with the University’s Sport & Exercise Medicine MSc programme and was one of the first students to graduate from the course. In 2008 he became the first formally recognised specialist in Sport & Exercise Medicine in the UK.