A University of Bath academic has been appointed as the Clinical Lead for Sports Medicine for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
He 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.
Dr Miller, who will be working full time in the role from July to September 2012, said: “When I started the Bath sports medicine course many years ago I had an ambition to be a doctor involved in an Olympic Games.
“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.
Along with the distance-learning MSc in Sport & Exercise Medicine (for doctors), the University also runs the MSc in Sports Physiotherapy (for physios) both designed specifically for professionals wishing to specialise in elite sports and exercise medicine.
A number of University tutors, students and alumni, will also be volunteering at the London 2012 Olympic Games.