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Dr Courtney Kipps
BMedSci BMBS MSc(SportsMed)
MRCS MRCGP MFSEM
Honorary Consultant
in Sport & Exercise Medicine

dr courtney kipps

Dr Kipps is a consultant in sport and exercise medicine and principal clinical teaching fellow at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at UCL where he is co-lead on the Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health MSc programme.

He grew up playing sport in South Africa and came over to the UK to finish his education. He graduated in medicine from Nottingham University in 2000 and completed basic surgical training in London and the South-West. In 2006 he was awarded an MSc with distinction in Sport and Exercise Medicine from Queen Mary, University of London. He continued his sports medicine physician training on the London Deanery’s higher specialist training programme, qualifying as a GP along the way. In 2010 Dr Kipps was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study sport and exercise medicine overseas. This fellowship took him to Harvard and Stanford Universities in the USA as well as Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne in 2010/11. He was appointed to his current post in 2011.

Dr Kipps is the medical director of the London Triathlon, the Blenheim Triathlon and London’s “Run To The Beat” half-marathon, and assistant medical director of the London Marathon. He is a consultant sports physician with the English Institute of Sport and Harlequins Rugby Club in the Aviva Premiership. He has worked with Team GB at the European Athletics Championships, Winter Paralympics holding camp and the World University Games. During the London Olympics and Paralympics he volunteered as a sports doctor working ring-side in taekwondo and at the polyclinic in the Athlete’s Village. He has worked with a variety of other teams and sports including skiing, gymnastics, football and martial arts.

He is joint organiser of “Marathon Medicine”, an annual conference on the medicine and science of endurance running. On this theme he leads several avenues of collaborative research to better understand the medical complications that arise during endurance exercise. He has published and spoken internationally in this field.

Dr Kipps is covered by all major insurance companies.

Read Dr Kipps’s report on his Churchill fellowship