Fellow of the FSEM Awarded an OBE

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Professor Nick Webborn, Professor of Sport & Exercise Medicine, based in Eastbourne and Medical Director of Sportswise, the sport and exercise medicine clinic based at the University of Brighton, was awarded an OBE in for his contribution to paralympic medicine and the British Paralympic Association in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Professor Webborn has worked tirelessly to bring sports medicine to paralympic athletes, both for the British Paralympic Association and The International Paralympic Committee (IPC).  He worked with LOCOG to bring the 2012 Games to London and was Chief Medical Officer for ParalympicsGB during the 2012 Games.  He started the IPC‘s injury surveillance programme in 2002 and has attended eight Paralympic Games in various roles. Professor Webborn’s academic research has been focused on injury and illness prevention and he is the most widely published author worldwide in this area.

Also honoured were Professor Laura J McAllister, Chair of Sport Wales and Professor of Governance at the University of Liverpool’s School of Management, who recieved a CBE for services to sport in Wales and University of Brighton Emeritus Professor Ann Moore, awarded a CBE in recognition of services to physiotherapy.