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Dr Stefan Kluzek is a medical doctor specialising in Sport and Exercise Medicine. He is currently an associated clinical academic Professor in sports medicine, where he leads research groups interested in injuries and illnesses affecting active population, and consequences of the common causes of chronic muscle and joint pain, including metabolic and hormonal problems.
Following medical training in the North East of England, Stefan completed his consultant and academic training in Oxford, where he also undertook a master of science degree and a PhD, identifying metabolic and immunological consequences of joint injuries and joint osteoarthritis. He also has two years’ experience as an Academic Clinical Lecturer and Clinician scientist at the University.
He works as a Consultant in the NHS as well as Senior Physician for the English Institute of Sport and the British Olympic Association. His area of expertise is in the diagnosis and treatment of problems arising from the musculoskeletal system, including a common form of arthritis but also muscle, tendon and joint injuries. His current practice involves weekly clinics for both professional and amateur athletes, encompassing those at the Olympic level, as well as complex patients with musculoskeletal complaints in the NHS.
Stefan’s areas of expertise are knee, ankle and shoulder injuries, early osteoarthritis, tendinopathies and bone stress fractures. He also reviews patients with metabolic problems, underperformance and concussions. He has worked with several sports clubs, including rugby union and league clubs and football, but also athletics, English Cricket and Paralympics, giving him varied and comprehensive experience. He is NUH deputy director at the Versus Arthritis Centre for Sports, Exercise and Osteoarthritis.
Assistant Professor Sports and Exercise Medicine Orthopaedics, Trauma and Sports Medicine, University of Nottingham Centre for Sport Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research Versus Arthritis Pain Centre Versus Arthritis NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Musculoskeletal Theme.
Dr Joanne Stocks is a keen club runner, having run over 45 marathons and ultra-marathons around the world. She ran all the 2012 World Marathon Majors, has won Nottinghamshire Country Championship medals in 10-mile, half marathons and marathon events and represented Nottinghamshire in Intercounty Fell-running Championships. Joanne also regularly participates in her local parkrun, cross-country, road, trail and fell racing events for Redhill Road Runners.
After being awarded a PhD in Respiratory Medicine, Joanne began researching cardiac stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, focusing on the cellular and molecular responses of the heart to exercise. She is now Assistant Professor in Sports and Exercise Medicine teaching on the MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine course with a research interest in the area of healthy ageing, focusing on nutrition, exercise, osteoarthritis and pain. Joanne is also developing a cohort to investigate the effect of exercise training and physical activity on gut microbiome diversity in different UK populations.
Natasha currently serves as the Research Administrator in the University of Nottingham. Her main responsibilities are to lead the development of ‘Running Through’, managing the study, participant recruitment and communications.
She has worked with multiple clinical trials and research studies from inception through publication specifically in Rheumatology, Orthopaedics & Dermatology.
She has over 15-years of experience in business development, leading operations, finance and budgeting within highly regarded and established international corporate businesses and organisations.
Tom graduated from Staffordshire University with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Sciences and Nottingham Trent University with an MRes in Exercise Physiology.
Tom has previously worked at the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research Versus Arthritis as a Research Fellow. During which he mainly worked on a systematic review that examined the association of differing sports with osteoarthritis. Tom is currently a PhD student within the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research Versus Arthritis at the University of Nottingham. His research examines risk factors associated with significant ankle ligament injuries, including the association of differing sports and why this might be, the effects of fatigue, and the association of strength and balance.
He is also very physically active often running and playing football, as well as also enjoying travelling around the world.
Running Through is sponsored by the University of Nottingham and is EU funded by TECHNOPOLIS CONSULTING GROUP BELGIUM (TGB), EOSCsecretariat.eu. We have collaborated with health and fitness apps like Garmin, Strava and MyFitnessPal to collect data for our research.