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Keeping Team GB fit

01 April 2008

Nicki Phillips, director of Postgraduate Healthcare Studies at Cardiff University has been announced as the Chief Physiotherapist to the British team for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

The British Olympic Association revealed this week that Nicki would lead the British physiotherapy team, working alongside the Chief Medical Officer Dr Ian McCurdie.

Nicki qualified as a physiotherapist from Cardiff in 1982 and runs the MSc Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy programme at the University for physiotherapists specialising in this field.

She has vast experience of working with elite athletes at multi-sports events having been part of the physiotherapy team for Team GB at two Olympic Games, two Preparation Camps and six Commonwealth Games.

Commenting on her appointment, Nicki Phillips said:" I am honoured to have been selected as Chief Physiotherapist to Team GB for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and look forward to working with Dr Ian McCurdie to deliver a first rate support service to our athletes during this period."

"Our aim is to play our part in making sure that every athlete in our care arrives for their competition in the best possible condition to allow them to perform at their best."


Notes to Editors:

1. Cardiff University

Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain’s leading teaching and research universities. It is also ranked as one of the world’s top 100 universities by the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES).

2008 marks the 125th anniversary of Cardiff University having been founded by Royal Charter in 1883. Today the University combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. The University’s breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning.

Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s leading research universities.

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