Our Scientific Advisory Board

The Foundation would like to introduce our incredible voluntary Advisory Board.

They support our Directors by giving guidance on current practice, insight into relevant advancements 

in their field, and advice and access to professional expertise.

We can't thank them enough for their hard work.

Mr Michael Dooley

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Consultant Gynaecologist

Fellow of the Royal College of

Obstetricians & Gynaecologists,

Medical Director of Poundbury Fertility at King Edward VII’s Hospital

Dr Amal Hassan

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Sport & Exercise Medicine Registrar (MSFEM)

Institute of Sport,

Exercise & Health,

University College Healthcare NHS Trust

Co-founder of Umi Health Ltd

Professor Greg Whyte OBE

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Sports Scientist,

Two Time Olympian 

& Endurance Expert

Professor Applied Sport &

Exercise Science

Liverpool John Moore's University.

Director of Performance - Centre for Health & Human Performance

Author - Bump It Up

Emma Brockwell

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Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist

Professional advisor for

Canterbury Christ Church University Perinatal Physical Activity Research Group

Co-authored the first ‘Returning to Running Postnatal Guidelines’

Dr Kirsty Elliott-Sale

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Associate Professor of Female Physiology

Postgraduate Research Tutor, School of Science & Technology,

Head of Musculoskeletal Physiology Research Group, SHAPE research Centre

Nottingham Trent University

Gráinne Donnelly

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Advanced Physiotherapist

 Team Lead for Pelvic Health

Physiotherapy Services

Western Health & Social Care Trust,

N. Ireland

Dr Ellinor Olander

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Senior Lecturer in Maternal & Child Health

Research Group Lead - Public Health, Social Diversity & Inequalities in

Maternal & Child Health

Centre for Maternal &

Child Health Research

City, University of London

Dr Dane Vishnubala

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Consultant Sport & Exercise Medicine

Academic Phase 2 Lead for the MB BS Medicine programme at 

Hull York Medical School

Clinical Lead MSc in Sport & Exercise Medicine,

University of Leeds.

 Member of the

CMO Physical Activity communications expert team

Dr Claire-Marie Roberts

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Chartered  Psychologist

 Chartered Scientist,

BASES Accredited Sport Scientist. Premier League & Visiting Research Fellow

UEW Bristol

Jacque Gerrard MBE

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Public Health England Physical Activity Champion

Mummy’s Star Patron

Beyond Bea Patron

Iolanthe Midwifery Trust Chair

Saying Goodbye ambassador

BJM Editorial Board member

Dr Lou Atkinson

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Lecturer in Psychology

 Member of the Applied Health Research Group, Aston University

 Certified Pre & Postnatal

exercise instructor

International Master Trainer & Fitness Presenter

Lead author -

 "Psychological, Social & Behaviour Changes During Pregnancy: Implications for Physical Activity & Exercise"

in "Exercise and Sporting Activity During Pregnancy"

Sarah Rand

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Research & Academic Physiotherapist

Senior Teaching Fellow

Postgraduate Physiotherapy Programme

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

London Qualified Pilates &

Pre & Post Natal Exercise Trainer

Lucy McCrudden - Secretariat

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Founder, Dance Mama

Dance Specialist & 

Advocate Ambassador,

Parents in Performing Arts Campaign

20+ years experience in dance participation & learning leadership

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