Professor Mike Loosemoore joins SWA Board of Directors

Sports & Wellbeing Analytics are delighted to announce the addition of Professor Mike Loosemoore, MBE, to the Board of Directors.

Professor Mike Loosemore, MBE, is an acknowledged expert on concussion and head injuries in sport and was part of the Berlin Consensus of 2016. He is Lead Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health. He treats the general public with musculoskeletal and sports injuries and is also working to promote exercise as a preventative intervention and treatment in many medical conditions.

Professor Loosemore is a Lead Sports Physician for the English Institute of Sport, based at ISEH where he treats elite athletes from a wide range of sports; he is currently the Chief Medical Officer for GB Boxing and GB Snow sports. 

He has travelled extensively with national squads, accompanying teams to 4 Olympic and 5 Commonwealth Games, World and European Championships. He was the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the England Commonwealth Games team in New Delhi 2010 and reprised the role for Glasgow 2014. He was CMO for the GB team at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Professor Loosemore is active in various fields of sport and exercise medicine research and has published work on various aspects of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

In 2011 he was awarded an honorary doctorate in science for ‘outstanding contribution to sport and exercise medicine’. In 2014 he received the Sir Robert Atkins award for ‘an outstanding contribution to sports medicine’. 

SWA Chairman, Roger Blyth commented, “Mike brings an incredible wealth of experience to the Board and we are excited to see how he helps to shape our future direction. Now that the PROTECHT system is fully validated, our research focus switches to looking at the practical applications.” The performance benefits of the system and how it will develop into a critical part of professional sport teams will of course be one area that we will work with. Our primary aim however and what we are driven by, is making rugby, and contact sports in general, safer. With Mike’s knowledge and expertise we look forward to becoming a crucial tool in this mission and supporting valuable research with a new, accurate data set that defines the exact stresses put on players.”

Comment from Professor Loosemoore:

I am delighted to be part of the SWA Board Directors. The instrumented mouth guard is a major step forward in concussion research. It will allow head movements to be measured accurately during training and competition. I believe that it will increase athlete safety and reduce the long term side effects of head injuries in both competition and training.