USEMS Committee


Meet the team

Mr Daniel Phillips


Daniel is a final year medical student at Cardiff University. He is also the President of the Cardiff Sports & Exercise Medicine Society (CSEMs). Daniel also holds a First-Class Honours Intercalated Degree in Sports & Exercise Science from Cardiff Metropolitan University. Daniel presented posters at the BASEM/ FSEM national conference events and the Young Athlete’s Forum 2017 in Montreux, Switzerland. He has played a big role in organising the recent Wales Exercise Medicine Symposium meeting in Cardiff bringing the likes of Professor Steven Blair and this year Dr Peter Brukner to Cardiff. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Rugby for Cardiff Medicals RFC and is enjoying his post on the committee as their Strength and Conditioning secretary.

Miss Katriona Hilliard

Vice- President

Katriona is a medical student at Imperial College London and holds a BSc (Hons) in exercise and sports science after studying at Exeter University for her intercalated year. Alongside her studies, Katriona founded and was President of Imperial College SEMsoc, and is a competitive netball and tennis player. She is currently the national student representative on the Royal Society of Medicine SEM council, is an ambassador for MoveEatTreat, and a member of the British Society of Lifestyle medicine. She is particularly keen to increase undergraduate access to SEM in the female population, as well as promoting education in a wide range of sports in addition to the huge current coverage of football and rugby.

Mr Tom Gower


Tom is a 4th year medical student at University of Birmingham with a longstanding interest in SEM. This is his second year on the USEMS committee and he is currently Co-President of Birmingham University Sports and Exercise Medicine Society (BUSEMS). Last year he completed an intercalated BSc at Queen Mary University of London  in SEM, conducting a research project working with the Brazilian Men’s volleyball team. A keen footballer, his main interest is in football SEM and has undertaken experience at Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers.


Mr Andrew Shafik

Social Media Officer

Andrew is a 5th year medical student at the University of Aberdeen with a keen interest in SEM who also holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science. He is also co-founder and co-president @aberdeen_sems, an Ambassador for Move, Eat, Treat, a new undergraduate representative for the Scottish branch of the FMA and also does some work for BJSM. His weekends are spent being a keen footballer for Aberdeen University Men’s Football Club 1st XI and leading an active lifestyle.

Mr Eddie Smith

Social Media Officer

Eddie is a final year medical student at Keele University, with a iBSc in Sport and Exercise Science from Cardiff Metropolitan University where he explored the effectiveness of concussion education in elite rugby. He is the current president of the Keele SEMsoc. Outside of university, he plays hockey and follows most sports.

Twitter: @eddiesmith94


Dr Sean Carmody

eMagazine Director

Sean Carmody is a junior doctor in the South Thames deanery. He trained at the Hull York Medical School where he founded the HYMS Society for Sport and Exercise Medicine. During his time at medical school he obtained an intercalated BSc in Sports and Exercise Science from Loughborough University. He is currently undertaking a part-time MSc in Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football) jointly through the University of Birmingham and The Football Association. He has obtained a wide range of experience in professional sport, most recently at Ipswich Town FC and as a sport science intern at Kitman Labs. He is an active member of BASEM, the FA Medical Society and the Football Medical Association. His interest in sports medicine is complimented by his background in sport, including two senior international caps for Ireland in rugby league.


Twitter: @seancarmody1

Miss Katie Marino

Northern Societies Officer

Katie is a final year medical student at Sheffield University, who has a Sports & Exercise Medicine MSc from Nottingham University. This year she is president of Sheffield Sports & Exercise Medicine Society and will be working closely with BASEM on their BASEM today magazine. She is passionate about SEM, with a particular interest in public health and how exercise can prevent, manage and treat disease.

Mr Adam Lucas

Northern Societies Officer

Adam is a final year medical student at the University of Leeds with a BSc (Hons) in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Queen Mary’s University of London. He is also President of the Leeds SEM society. His interests within SEM mainly include Rugby medicine, having worked with Saracens, Leicester Tigers, Lyon LOU Rugby and also working with Yorkshire age groups, but has also helped at UK athletics, World Triathlon Series, London Marathons and Tough Mudder. He also try to be an advocate of Exercise medicine and is dipping his toes into the fitness world! If you’re interested then follow his blog: and please feel free to approach him and start up conversations at conferences!

Miss Bethany Koh

Southern Societies Officer

Bethany is a fourth year medical student at King’s College London who sees Sports and Exercise Medicine as the perfect way to combine her two interests. She did her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Toronto before moving to London three years ago. She is particularly interested in the biomechanics of sports injuries and how this can be applied to injury prevention and the rehabilitation process.  She was the social media officer for the London Sports and Exercise Medicine Society last year and enjoys attending SEM conferences and talks. She is a keen member of the Guy’s, King’s, and St Thomas’ Women’s Football Club and tries her hand at tennis every now and then. In her spare time, she also enjoys traveling, watching sports, and hanging out with her dog, Granola.

Miss Rhiannon Hayes

Physiotherapy Officer

Rhiannon is a second year physiotherapy student at Cardiff University. She serves as a Physiotherapy Representative on the Cardiff SEMS committee, and is also an active representative on the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) for both her cohort and to the Education Committee. Her particular interests include doping within sport and return to play protocols following head injury. She hopes to bring her experiences as a secondary school teacher and enthusiasm for education to her role as the Physiotherapy Officer at USEMS, providing opportunities for both physiotherapy and medical students to engage in CPD and volunteering opportunities within the SEM field. Rhiannon is sports trauma management trained and regularly works pitch side at Cardiff City FC, Cardiff University sports fixtures and shadows physiotherapists at a local rugby club.

Mr Tej Pandya

Conference Officer

Tej Pandya is a medical student at the University of Manchester and has been President of Manchester SEMSoc for the past 2 years and combines this with working for the BJSM. Outside of university, he is a keen badminton player and volunteers as a first aider, most recently at the World Athletics Championships.