Sports and Exercise Medicine Team

Steve

Prof Steve Davies
Founding Director

Prof Davies is a Consultant Endocrinologist at the University Hospital Wales. He has an established reputation in medical education particularly online learning, having been the founder of OnExamination.com and having set up other diploma courses. He has also been involved in establishing training courses for weight management in community pharmacy. His clinical interests include hypogonadism, growth hormone deficiency and obesity. He has published over 100 peer reviewed publications and his research interests include the application of novel technologies in delivering medical education.


Ruth

Dr Ruth Davis
Academic Director

After completing a nursing degree in Cardiff, Dr Davis worked in Torbay Hospital, Torquay, before moving to Southampton where she set up the diabetes nursing service. While there Dr Davis undertook diabetes research, co-founded the Wessex Diabetes Nurses group and served on the RCN Diabetes Nursing Forum. She returned to Cardiff to teach in the College of Medicine. Following a strategic review of services Dr Davis became Diabetes Care Coordinator for Bro Taf Health Authority, managing diabetes specialist nurses, establishing Local Diabetes Service Advisory Groups, advising government on policy, developing clinical guidelines, establishing the all Wales retinal screening programme and setting up a Diabetes Centre. She moved to the University of Glamorgan (now University of South Wales) and developed a variety of courses, teaching and researching in diabetes and managing the School of Care Sciences. Dr Davis now works freelance on a variety of projects maintaining my links with diabetes and the University.


Karl

Dr Karl New
Course Lead & Tutor

Dr New is currently working for the University of South Wales and has the responsibility for overseeing Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry. His first degree is in Applied Sport Science from the University of Glamorgan and he has a teaching qualification in Physical Education from UWIC alongside a Doctorate in Exercise Physiology also from the University of Glamorgan. Dr New has a keen interest in online teaching and delivering content/assessing through the digital platform.


Gareth

Dr Gareth Jones
Course Director & Tutor

Dr Jones qualified in 1976. His early postgraduate years were spent in general medicine successfully negotiating the MRCP in 1984. He then elected to enter general practice obtaining the MRCGP in 1986 but was able to continue his cardiology interest as a specialty doctor. In 1993 he became the team doctor for the Welsh Rugby Union U19 squad. It was at this time he felt that his knowledge of Sports Medicine needed to be improved. He obtained an MSc in SEM at the University of Bath in 2003, later to become an examiner for their DipSEM. He has travelled as team doctor to over twenty International Rugby Board (IRB) Junior World Championships. Dr Jones was Match Day Doctor at the ‘England2015’ RWC at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff. Dr Jones has also attended four Commonwealth Games (Kuala Lumpur 1998, Manchester 2002, Melbourne 2006 and Delhi 2010), the last two as Chief Medical Officer. He retired from general practice in 2012 and is now the Sports Physician to the Cardiff Blues (rugby union) and working within the NHS as a specialty doctor in Cardiology and Trauma and Orthopaedics. As a Visiting Professor at the University, he has been involved with this course since it’s inception. He has played an important part in establishing the course with increasing numbers enrolling reflecting the needs of health care professionals with an interest in this field.


Course Tutors

Mr Ed Pratt

Mr Ed Pratt

Ms Ciara Fahy

Ms Ciara Fahy

Mr John Miles

Mr John Miles

Dr David Pugh

Dr David Pugh

Dr Sudeep Satpathy

Dr Sudeep Satpathy

Dr Aimee Billington

Dr Aimee Billington

Mr Torquil Dick

Mr Torquil Dick

Mr Nic Acampora

Mr Nic Acampora

Dr Stephanie Foulkes-Morgan

Dr Stephanie Foulkes-Morgan

Mr Kevin Finn

Mr Kevin Finn

Ms Joanne Cardona

Ms Joanne Cardona

Dr Austin Doherty

Dr Austin Doherty

Mr Ben Searle

Mr Ben Searle

Dr William Redmond

Dr William Redmond

Mr Jacques van Blerk

Mr Jacques van Blerk


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