Sport & Exercise

Dr Alastair Nicol

Find out more about Alistair.

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Job Title

Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine

Medical Director



Year of qualification


Awards/National positions

Secretary of the Executive Council of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine

Clinical excellence award – Bronze award in 2016

Clinical interests

  • High performance medicine
  • Concussion
  • Injury prevention
  • Musculoskeletal injury management
  • Health promotion
  • Diagnostic ultrasound

Training and background

I am on the specialist register for Sport and Exercise Medicine with the GMC and am recognised one of the leading and most experienced Doctors in World Rugby. I was the Match Day Doctor for the World Cup Final in 2015 and have since then supported both Scottish Rugby and the RFU at Twickenham. I have also worked with Team GB at the Rio Olympics in 2016, Team Scotland at the last three Commonwealth Games, and a variety of other multi-sport games. 

Personal profile

Having played age-grade rugby for Scotland, I suffered too many injuries to continue playing, so now focus on managing them. After 30 years in the Army, including service with The Parachute Regiment and the Special Forces, I am fairly experienced in musculoskeletal, expeditionary and activity-related injuries. Committed to getting the nation more active.