Trustee Board of FSEM

FSEM is a registered Charity (SC052221). We have a small team of Faculty staff, and we are supported by our Committees, Council, and our Board of Trustees, which is made up of both elected members (Office Bearers) and lay representatives. The broad skill mix and diversity of experience supports our organisational aims.  

Office Bearers

President – Dr Natasha Jones
Vice President – Dr Niall Elliott
Vice President – Dr Julia Newton
Honorary Secretary – Dr Pria Krishnasamy
Honorary Treasurer – Dr John Rogers

Office Bearers

Dr Natasha Jones initially qualified from St Bartholomews Medical School, London in 1992 and became a General practitioner in 1997. After 8 years of General practice, she went on to pursue her personal interest in Sport and Exercise Medicine and became a consultant in Oxford in 2010.

Dr Jones is currently an experienced sport and exercise medicine consultant working for the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She has also worked for many years for the English Institute of Sport and has looked after athletes in a wide variety of Olympic and Paralympic Sports.

Dr Jones previously served as Vice President of the Faculty, and has for many years led the physical activity agenda for the Faculty as Clinical Lead of our award-winning Moving Medicine initiative.

Dr Jones enjoys sailing, cycling and running in her spare time.

Dr Niall Elliott qualified from Dundee University in 1995 and has nearly 25 years’ experience working as a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician from grassroot sport to the pinnacle of Olympic and Commonwealth sport. Niall has worked for 15 years in an NHS MSK clinic in Tayside, Scotland as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team. He is currently the Head of Sports Medicine at the sportscotland Institute of Sport in addition to being Chief Medical Officer for the British Olympic Association, Medical Advisor to Commonwealth Game Scotland and a consultant to the IOC Medical & Scientific Department.  He has previously served on FSEM Council as an elected member, and also as Membership Secretary at BASEM. Niall currently sits on the Faculty’s Elite Sport Committee and is supporting the review of the Professional Code and the helping with the development of the Team Care Diploma.

Dr Newton works as a consultant in Rheumatology/Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) at the Oxford University Hospitals Trust since her appointment in 2006. She also worked for the English Institute of Sport (now UKSI) as a Senior Sports Physician from 2007 to 2022, looking after elite athletes in a multi-sport environment. Dr Newton sees the whole spectrum of musculoskeletal, sport and exercise associated problems and has particular interest in: female and adolescent athletes, bone stress and stress fractures and in injuries related to high volume training.

Dr Newton has in interest in medical education and set up the SEM specialty training scheme in Thames Valley, which started in 2008. In Thames Valley she has been Training program Director for SEM, Head of School for the School of Medicine and is now an Associate Post Graduate Dean.

She chaired the JRCPTB Specialty Advisory Committee for SEM stepping down to take on this Vice-President role. She was first elected as a council member for the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine in 2016.

Dr Krishnasamy is an experienced Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) and is passionate about a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, encompassing physical activity and lifestyle measures.

She is a Fellow of the Faculty and was appointed as Honorary Secretary in 2022. She is also Lead for the Faculty Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She currently works as a Consultant in SEM at the University Hospitals of Leicester and is Lead for the Exercise Medicine service in the Sports Medicine department. She also is a NHS Clinical Entrepreneur and an Associate Trainer with Doctors Training where she provides training to doctors on wellbeing, self-care and resilience.

In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and long walks in nature.

Dr John Rogers qualified from Queen’s University Belfast in 1997. He trained in General Practice in Manchester before completing his training in Sport and Exercise Medicine in London and Sheffield.

He works as a Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine at the OrthTeam Centre in Manchester, as a Visiting Professor in Sport & Exercise Medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University and as a Team Doctor to British Athletics.

He has three children and enjoys running, cycling and mountain climbing.


Helen Anderson currently leads the Global Marketing and Communications team at the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, a membership and awarding body for over 45,000 Wealth Managers, Asset Managers, Investment Managers and Financial Planners around the world. Previous to that she was Director of Communications and Events at the US Chamber of Commerce in London looking after the interests of business across the transatlantic corridor working with the US Embassy and Ambassador in London and the UK House of Lords; from 2009-2015 she led the Marketing and Communications function for the City of London Corporation’s 14 Open Space Trusts, which included a rebrand of some iconic sites around London such as Epping Forest and Hampstead Heath. Before that Helen was Head of Events and Communications for the Association of Town and City Centre Management and an Event Manager at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). 

Helen is a Level 4 qualified Personal Trainer, a Studio, Aqua and Boxercise Instructor and a member of the Chartered Institute of the Management Sport and Physical Activity. She has a master’s in leadership and management, is a Chartered Fellow and on the Ethics Committee of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, is a Chartered PR Practitioner and Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, on the Advisory Panel for GamCare, a volunteer for the Re-engage charity in the UK and she is Chair of a School Governing Body for the Osborne Cooperative Trust. 

Stephanie Richardson is a highly experienced membership association professional, having worked in the sector for nearly 20 years.  Stephanie was previously at the Institute of Physics, the professional body and learned society for the physical sciences, where she held various senior roles with responsibility for all aspects of membership recruitment and retention, professional development, CPD, Chartered status and disciplinary processes. 

Stephanie now runs her own consultancy business, working with professional bodies covering areas as varied as HR, Brewing & Distilling, Engineering & Economics, on projects including digital transformation and organisational strategy development as well as governance risk & compliance, membership development and research, membership value and membership structures.  She also has significant experiences of working with member led projects and member working parties. Stephanie is a Trustee of VTCT, an educational charity and awarding organisation, a lay member of the Veterinary Nurses Council and a Chartered Member of the CIPD.

Andrew Mackenzie is Associate Director of Strategy and External Relations at The Physiological Society, where he leads the policy, communications, membership and professional development teams.

Andrew has experience of leading strategy and public affairs across a range of sectors and organisations. He is a Council Member of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee. Andrew previously worked in UK and Scottish Parliaments and for the Labour Party. 

Tom Wright CBE has 20 years’ experience as a non-executive director within the health and social care sector most recently as the Senior Independent Director of NICE. He also chaired the Richmond Group of leading health charities with a focus on prevention and the role of exercise. He has extensive experience leading disability and social care charities with expertise in integrated healthcare and is currently Chief Executive of Guide Dogs for the Blind. He worked on the NHS Mental Health task force, and as a non-executive director of an NHS Foundation Trust.

Tom received a Benefactors Award from Edinburgh University as the Chief Executive of Age UK supporting the Disconnected Mind project to discover what we can do to protect our cognitive health in later life including the findings that physical activity is good for thinking skills. He is keen advocate in the role of sport and exercise medicine and the importance of physical exercise in promoting wellness and wellbeing and is a keen marathon runner himself.