Prof. Ron Maughan

Professor Ron Maughan is Professor of Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Loughborough University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He chaired the Human and Exercise Physiology group of the Physiological Society for 10 years, and now chairs the Sports Nutrition Working Group of the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee. He has worked with many teams and organisations within football and other sports. He has published extensively in the scientific literature and is author or editor of a number of books on sports nutrition and exercise biochemistry. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several Journals, including the International Journal of Sports Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, Experimental Physiology, the Journal of Sports Sciences, the International Journal of Sports Medicine & Nutrition.

Dr Håvard Moksnes

Håvard Moksnes a research associate at the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center (OSTRC), and a sports physiotherapy clinician at the Norwegian Olympic Training Centre involved in prevention and rehabilitation programs for Olympic athletes. He has been a teacher and supervisor on the Norwegian and Italian master programs in sports physiotherapy since 2008, and is also consulting clinician for the Norwegian Football Association, the Norwegian Attacking Vikings (alpine skiing), and the Norwegian Athletics Federation. Håvard was trained as a physiotherapist in Oslo, and is currently clinical consultant at the Norwegian Sports Medicine Center. His research interests are focused around active rehabilitation and functional testing of lower extremity injuries – primarily knee and hamstring injuries. He defended his PhD thesis on the functional and radiological outcome of a non-operative treatment algorithm for skeletally immature children after ACL injury in 2013, and has written a number of papers on this and adjacent topics. In collaboration with ESSKA he is currently also involved in the initiation of the Paediatric ACL Monitoring Initiative (PAMI).

Dr Gethin Evans

Dr Gethin Evans is a Principal Lecturer within the School of Healthcare Science at Manchester Metropolitan University. Gethin received his Undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Aberdeen in 2004 before completing his Doctoral studies at Loughborough University in 2007 under the supervision of Dr Susan Shirreffs and Professor Ron Maughan. Gethin currently leads the Nutritional Physiology research group within the Centre for Biomedicine at Manchester Metropolitan University. His research focusses on four main areas: the metabolic effects of simple sugar ingestion, the regulation of gastrointestinal function with links to appetite, the use of nutritional supplements to enhance gastrointestinal function during exercise and post-exercise rehydration. In addition to teaching and research activities, Gethin is currently the School of Healthcare Science Health & Safety co-ordinator and deputy chair of the Faculty of Science and Engineering Research Ethics and Governance Committee.

Mr David Clark

Dave Clark is a performance manager with over 20 years’ experience as S&C coach, sports scientist and manager in high performance sport. He is currently working on his PhD and lecturing in the Physiology, Exercise and Nutrition Research Group at the University of Stirling. He has served as national team fitness coach for both the Springboks and Welsh National Rugby Teams. He spent 13 years at the Sportscotland Institute of Sport as Head of S&C where he supported athletes that performed and medaled at summer and winter Olympics, Commonwealth Games and European Championship. This experience exposed him to a range of sports and events including; track sprint cycling, canoe slalom, hockey, curling, swimming, badminton, judo, alpine skiing, squash, football, golf, sailing and various athletics disciplines. More recently he managed the Fitness department within the professional game at the Irish Rugby Football Union. They were crowned Six Nations Champions on two occasions during his tenure. His PhD is in neuromuscular physiology and measurement of trunk muscle activation in variation of the back squat exercise.

Dr Paul Catterson

Dr Paul Catterson works closely with Rafa Benítez and the coaching staff in his capacity as club doctor. Dr Catterson heads up the club's medical department, which includes Newcastle United's team of physios, sports scientists and masseurs. Originally from Merseyside, he graduated from medicine at Newcastle University in 1999 and after working as an emergency medicine consultant, he began working full time in elite sport in 2009. As well as Newcastle United, Dr Catterson has previously worked for the Football Association as team doctor for England Futsal, England U17, England U16 and at the World University Games with the Great Britain University Football Team. He also worked at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and has been a medical officer at the Great North Run.