FMPA Education Team

Editoral Panel



Dr Andrew Shafik is one of the Club Doctors at Crystal Palace FC and a medical doctor working within the NHS. He was previously Lead Academy Doctor at Millwall FC and also worked with Chelsea FC. Andrew is Assistant Secretary of the FA Medical Society and carries out work for the British Journal of Sports Medicine and Football Research Group.



Dr Fadi Hassan is a West Midlands based medical doctor working within the NHS  and Academy Match Day Doctor at Aston Villa.

Dr Daniela Mifsud

Senior Editor

Dr Daniela Mifsud is a General Practitioner Trainee working within the Maltese NHS and is also a qualified physiotherapist. She also carries out work for the Malta Football Association.


Ian Horsley

Lead Physiotherapist

English Institute of Sport

Ian has been a physiotherapist for over 30 years. He worked as a physiotherapist for England Rugby Union, for 14 years, in with various teams, and spent the last 6 years working with the Elite Playing squad, as physiotherapist to England ‘A’.

Currently Ian is an Athlete Health Lead Physiotherapist responsible for Upper Limb and Respiratory Health for the for the English Institute of Sport , Clinical Director of Back In Action Rehabilitation, in Wakefield, and member of the Executive for European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation  and  the Council for the British Elbow and Shoulder Society.

He concluded his PhD in 2103 examining the issues around shoulder injuries in professional rugby, and has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals on the subject of musculoskeletal injury management, and contributed chapters to several books on sports injury management.

He worked as part of the HQ medical team for Team England at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games, was a member of the Team GB HQ medical team at the 2012,2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. And previously worked as  a Consultant Physiotherapist to England Football.

In his spare time, Ian spends most of his time trying to learn to play golf, supporting Barnsley FC and have some quality time with his wife now the children have grown.

Dr Jon Power

Director of Sport and Exercise Medicine

Yorkshire Sports Medicine Clinic

Jon is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, here in the UK Jon is one of only a few consultants specialising in this field. Jon graduated from the University of Leeds in 2001 and gain his Masters in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) from the University of Nottingham, one of the oldest SEM MSc Institutions in the country. Jon has completed his Specialist Training in Sport and Exercise Medicine and scored the highest national score in the post graduate exams at the time and was awarded the Macleod Medal.

As an experienced physician, Jon has worked with a range of organisations including specialist NHS musculoskeletal clinics, England Rugby, Team GB (London 2012), Football Association and was the former head of medical services for Leeds rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie. Jon is an Educational supervisor to doctors undertaking specialist training in Sport and Exercise Medicine and Director of Placement for the University of Leeds MSc in SEM.

Jon is able to offer a range of specialist services from diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal problems and injuries, from teenagers to the older active individual. As one of only a few highly trained specialist doctors in this field, Jon heads up our Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine services.


Avinash Chandran, PhD, MS

Director, NCAA Injury Surveillance Program

Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention

Dr Chandran is a quantitative Epidemiologist by training, and his research interests are, broadly, in athlete health over the lifespan. In addition to sports injury surveillance, his current research program involves emphases on quantitative methods, sport-related concussion, and retired athlete health. Dr. Chandran has coauthored over 80 peer-reviewed publications in sports medicine, and also holds academic appointments at UNC Chapel Hill, the George Washington University, and A.T. Still University.
Callum Innes

Medical Doctor

Arbroath FC

Callum Innes is a doctor working at NHS Tayside. He also works as the doctor for Arbroath FC and has roles in the rangers academy and women’s team.

Dr Danyaal Khan

Academy Doctor


Danyaal Khan is a GP working in South London, who also works as the academy doctor at QPR FC. He has a Masters in SEM and is working towards a PGDip In musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Dr Dáire Rooney


Chelsea FC Academy

Dáire is a doctor working with Chelsea FC Academy, within the NHS and as a development team doctor with the Republic of Ireland National Team. He also carries out work for BJSM and Football Research Group. 


Dr Jose Maria Bueno Padilla

MD Sports Medicine Specialist

UEFA Education Programme

Highly motivated in Sports Medicine education with clinical intervention in multi- disciplinary sports-oriented courses and research.

Dr Manroy Sahni

Medical Doctor

Aston Villa FC Academy

Dr Manroy Sahni is a West Midlands based medical doctor working in General Practice and with the Aston Villa Football Club Academy.

Eleanor Trezise

Medical Student

Elle Trezise is a final year medical student. She has previously worked as an intern in the medical team at Southampton FC.

Frankie Hunter

Lead Sports Scientist

Middlesbrough FC

Frankie Hunter is the Lead Sport Scientist at Middlesbrough Football Club. Frankie has previously held roles at Hull City and Southampton.

Jake Heath

Elite Sports Specialist Podiatrist

A Sports Specialist Podiatrist for Podoactiva U.K. Currently working within elite sports for La Liga Teams and Premier League teams and is a passionate advocate for multi-disciplinary work within the field of SEM. A dynamic, forward thinking musculoskeletal podiatrist working with cutting edge technology for biomechanical analysis, diagnostic ultrasound, injection therapies, imaging, and rehab within the field of elite level sports. Currently working towards a MSc in Football Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Kevin Paxton

Strength & Conditioning

Leicester City FC Academy

Kevin has 20 years of full-time employment in a variety of elite sports organisations that has enabled him to explore the use of a numerous training and testing methods and come up with a simple yet successful formula of classification of training drills and coaching skills.

Lisa Edwards

Sports Therapist

Lisa is a Sports Therapist working for the FAW as well as running a sports injury clinic. Worked within football since 2006. Currently working towards an MSc in Football Science and Rehabilitation.

Matthew Brown

Academy Sports Scientist

Paris Saint Germain FC

Matthew Brown is currently the academy sports scientist at Paris Saint Germain F.C and is also a PhD candidate in collaboration with the French National Institute of Sport Expertise and Performance (INSEP).

Mike Brown

Head of Physical Performance

Mike is currently working at Norwegian Club FK Bodø/Glimt as Head of Physical performance. Mike has held this role since July 2019 having previously held the position of Head of physiotherapy at the club.

Prior to moving to Norway Mike held numerous roles in the UK at Hull City Academy and Notts County FC.

Mike has a master’s degrees in injury advanced rehabilitation sciences and a further MSc in Physiotherapy and currently working towards his PHD exploring the on the importance of high intensity actions in soccer training.