Who’s Who


Who’s Who

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, this is made up of both elected members (Office Bearers) and lay representatives. The broad skill mix, and diversity of experience supports our organisational aims. Our Office Bearers are:

Dr Natasha Jones FFSEM (UK), President (2021)

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 is also a Senior Sports Physician with the English Institute of Sport and has looked after athletes in a wide variety of Olympic and Paralympic Sports including sailing, hockey, canoeing, athletics, synchronised swimming, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball.

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 Chris Tomlinson FFSEM (UK), Vice President (2020-2023)

Email: vicepresident@fsem.ac.uk

Dr Tomlinson is an experienced Sports Physician with special interests in Gymnastics and Football. He currently serves as Chief Medical Officer to British Gymnastics, is a Senior Sports Physician with the English Institute of Sport and Sports Physician at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. 2020 marks his 16th season working in professional football, and he has travelled with teams for the FA, BOA and British Athletics. He is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital in Oswestry, and was an HQ Medical Officer for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympics, and Team England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Dr Julia Newton FFSEM (UK) FRCP, Vice President (2021-2024)

Email: vicepresident@fsem.ac.uk

Dr Newton was appointed as a consultant in Rheumatology/Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) at the Oxford University Hospitals Trust in 2006 and has worked for the English Institute of Sport as a Senior Sports Physician since 2007 looking after elite athletes in a multi-sport environment.

Dr Newton is clinical lead for the SEM department in Oxford and has been the training program director for the specialty training scheme in the Oxford Deanery since its inception in 2008. She is the Deputy Head of School for the School of Medicine, chair of the Specialty Advisory Committee and was first elected as a council member for the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine in 2016.

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 Pria Krishnasamy, FFSEM (UK), Honorary Secretary (2022-2025)

Email: secretary@fsem.ac.uk

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, Honorary Treasurer (2023-2026)

Email: treasurer@fsem.ac.uk

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.