Dr Ian Beasley
Senior Lecturer and Clinical Lead (Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine)
Centre: Sports and Exercise Medicine
Dr Beasley is Senior Lecturer, and Clinical Lead at the Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine and has over 30 years experience in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
He was awarded a Smith & Nephew scholarship to study Sports Medicine at the Royal London Hospital, and took his Diploma with merit in 1987. He completed his MSc in 1997. He has travelled the world with sports teams, including Olympic and Commonwealth Games with England and Great Britain Hockey, for whom he was Governing Body Medical Officer for ten years. He has worked in all four divisions of the professional football leagues in England and was Head of Medical Services at the Football Association, and Team Doctor to the England Men’s Football Team, attending World Cups and European Championships as CMO. He was a foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and has served on the UEFA Medical Committee.
He is attending consulting physician at Manchester City FC, reviewing medical policy and practice, both in their academy and at the various teams that the City Football Group have stakes in worldwide. He is Team Doctor for the London Broncos RFL Team, and Medical Adviser to the Royal Ballet Company, Covent Garden, London. He is a member of a specialist advisory group to Nike.
My primary aim as a clinician is to develop further an already thriving clinical arm of a successful department. As well as managing musculoskeletal issues, the use of exercise as a health tool will become increasingly important, and the departments’ skills are well placed to help practice flourish in this area.
I am also keen to closer examine practices in sport, and try to unravel some of the dogma and dressing room mores with the sole aim of optimising participant safety. This includes the management of concussion, cardiac screening, use of analgaesia, and innovative use of equipment to monitor athletes from elites to recreational.
• Sports and Exercise Medicine