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Dr Nicola Phillips 

I worked as a clinician for 16 years prior to joining the academic staff at Cardiff University, School of Healthcare Studies. I completed a MSc in Sports Injury and Therapy in Manchester Metropolitan University in 1996 and a PhD in functional coping in ACL deficiency in 2004. I now am now Director for Innovation and International and Programme Manager MSc Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy.


  • Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 2011
  • International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) European Travelling Fellowship recipient 2004.

Professional activities

  • Associate Editor British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Board Director of the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales
  • President of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy
  • Vice President, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine
  • Chief Physiotherapist for Team GB for Beijing Olympics
  • Member of editorial board of Physical Therapy in Sport


  • Physical Therapy in Sport
  • British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Journal of Sports Science
  • Journal of Athletic Training