Who we are

Dr Bradley Neal, PhD

Orchid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0651-3758 

I completed my MSc at the University of Hertfordshire in 2011, followed by my PhD at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in 2019. My PhD thesis was entitled 'the influence of lower limb biomechanics on the development, persistence and management of patellofemoral pain in recreational runners'. 

Clinically, I am a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Pure Sports Medicine, London’s leading private Sports Medicine clinic. I also act as the company's Head of Research, fostering an evidence informed culture throughout the organisation. 

Academically, I am a Research Fellow at QMUL within Sports & Exercise Medicine, where I contribute to both the iBSc an MSc programmes alongside my research activities. I am also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, contributing to their post-graduate physiotherapy programme. 

I have published in several leading peer-reviewed journals, including the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Gait & Posture and Physical Therapy in Sport. My main research interests are in Patellofemoral Pain and other knee pathologies, biomechanics, running-related injury and the epidemiology of musculoskeletal conditions.       

Who we are

Dr Simon Lack, PhD

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1732-9606

I graduated from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in 2011 with an MSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine and have been building my clinical academic career ever since. I completed my PhD in 2017, with a thesis entitled 'the interaction of hip and foot biomechanics in the development and management of patellofemoral pain'.

I have continued to work clinically throughout my academic career as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Pure Sports Medicine, where I am also Head of Research. I am also Head of Medical Services for the elite scholarship athlete programme at the University of East London.

I currently lead the MSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine at QMUL, where I aim to combine my clinical and academic experience to help guide the delivery and development of the programme. My main research interests centre on the assessment and delivery of targeted interventions, through a greater understanding of treatment effect mechanisms, for common knee complaints and in particular, patellofemoral pain and patellofemoral osteoarthritis.  

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