English Institute of Sport (EIS) Lead Sport Physician Dr Mike Loosemore has been awarded an MBE for Services to Sports Medicine in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Dr Loosemore, also Lead Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health, has been actively involved in sports medicine for over 25 years gaining a wealth of experience across a range of sport as well as supporting teams at major competitions including Rio 2016, where he was Deputy Chief Medical Officer, London 2012 and Beijing 2008, whilst he has supported Commonwealth Games England at every Games since 2002 and as Chief Medical Officer in New Dehli 2010 and Glasgow 2014.
Earlier this year he was announced as Team GB’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the Winter Olympics Games in PyeongChang next year, whilst he currently supports the GB Boxing and British Snow Sports ‘Park and Pipe’ teams.
Dr Loosemore is active in various fields of sport and exercise medicine research and has published work on various aspects of Sports and Exercise Medicine. In 2011 he was awarded an honorary doctorate in science for ‘outstanding contribution to sport and exercise medicine’ and in 2014 he received the Sir Robert Atkins award for ‘an outstanding contribution to sports medicine’.
He completed his PhD on The Pathophysiology of Boxing injuries in 2016.
EIS Director of Medical Services Dr Rod Jaques said: “I am delighted for Mike and sport and exercise medicine in general that this award should be made.
“Mike has worked hard in all areas of sport and exercise health for many years and both athletes and members of the public have benefited from his professional care”.
Dr Loosemore said: “I am delighted to receive this award, it is a real honour to be recognised in this way and I hope it helps to highlight the speciality of sports medicine and the importance of research to support our sportsmen and women.”