USEMS Committee


The 2021 USEMS Committee

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Meet the Committee


Tom Chandy


Tom is an F1 doctor in south Wales. He graduated from Cardiff University in 2020 and obtained a Clinical Sports Science BSc intercalation from Bangor University in 2018. He is former Cardiff SEM Society president, and hosted and organised several editions of the Welsh Exercise Medicine Symposium annual conference. He has been USEMS’s Secretary and Vice President. He has shadowed SEM doctors across a variety of environments but most consistently rugby and undertaken SEM research within rheumatoid arthritis, intermittent claudication, injury surveillances for rugby and para-sport.


Jonny Elliot

Vice President

Jonny Elliott is a Foundation Year One doctor based in Belfast and an alum of Queen’s University Belfast, where he completed a Masters in Public Health. Jonny is cultivating skills and experience to work in Sports and Exercise Medicine through electives with a variety of elite sports teams in the UK & Ireland and at the National Institutes of Health, Washington D.C. and the Stadium Sports Medicine Clinic Sydney. He is actively interested in concussion management, rehabilitation and rugby medicine and is undertaking research projects and publishing in each of these areas.


Tom Rowlatt

Vice President & Senior Physiotherapy Rep

Tom is a Physiotherapist working in Cwm Taf Health Board in Wales. He graduated from Cardiff University where he had previously been involved with the Cardiff SEM society. Outside of Physiotherapy; Tom enjoys rugby, running and cycling and has volunteered helping out in several sporting events such as the Tenby Iron Man and British Transplant Games



Fabbiha Ashad


Fabbiha is a 4th year medical student at the University of Aberdeen, with a previous degree in BSc Anatomy which she attained from the University of Glasgow. She has a strong passion for SEM, from public promotion of health to elite sport. She is currently organising her elective in the field of SEM. Outside of medicine, Fabbiha loves sports and exercise. In particular, playing netball, resistance training, hiking and watching a bit of Rugby on the side.


Dáire Rooney

Social Media Rep

Dáire is a foundation year doctor in Northern Ireland having previously intercalated in sport science at Loughborough. He has a keen interest in football medicine and injury prevention. Dáire has been involved in a number of research projects, most recently the first systematic review of injuries in road cycling. In his spare time he plays football semi-professionally in the Irish league.


Matt Dowthwaite

Southern & Northern Ireland Rep

Matt is a third-year medical student at the University of Bristol with a strong interest in Sport and Exercise Medicine, stemming from work experience with an SEM doctor. He is hoping to intercalate in SEM next year to develop his understanding of the specialty. Outside of medicine, Matt is a keen hockey player currently playing as part of Bristol’s Performance Squad and a sport enthusiast and fan, enjoying running, cycling and all things Chelsea FC.


Adil Iqbal

Northern & Scottish Rep

Adil is a final year medical student, Co-President of Leeds University SEM Society and a proud Yorkshireman. Outside of medicine, Adil enjoys basketball, rugby and the occasional spot of origami.



George Noorland

Midlands & Wales Rep

George is a final year graduate entry medical student at the University of Birmingham and current president of Birmingham University Sports and Exercise Medicine Society. He is a qualified physiotherapist, graduating from King’s College London in 2016 and worked as a medical volunteer at the London 2017 World Athletics Championships. He is a keen footballer, cyclist and swimmer and is looking forward to using his experience to strengthen SEM networks across universities and develop further links between sports medicine and physiotherapy.