martinsProf Martin Peter Schwellnus

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, FELLOWSHIP AWARDS

MBBCh (CUM LAUDE) UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND (1978-1983)

MSc (Med) UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN (1987-1988)

Doctor of Medicine (MD) UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN (1991-1992)

FACSM Fellowship of the American College of Sports Medicine (1993)

FFIMS Fellowship of the International Sports Medicine Federation (2006)


CURRENT APPOINTMENT

  1. Full Professor: Sport and Exercise Medicine, Section Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  2. Director: Institute for Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Research (ISEMLR) at the University of Pretoria, South Africa
  3. Director: International Olymoic Committee (IOC) Research Centre, Pretoria, South Africa
  4. Clinical Consultant: Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician
  • Responsible for the establishment of an Institute for Sport, Exercise Medicien and Lifestyle Research (ISEMLR) at the University of Pretoria
  • Post graduate teaching and research
  • Supervisor of BSc (Hons), MPhil (Sport and Exercise Medicine) and MSc (Sports Medicine), and PhD research projects
  • Clinical duties as a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician
  • Medical Consultant to numerous national and international athletes and teams
  • Co-director of the U-turn Chronic Disease Lifestyle Intervention Program
  • Teaching of undergraduate medical and physiotherapy students

CURRENT COMMITTEE/ORGANIZATION APPOINTMENTS:

  •  Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical Commission – Medical and Science group
  • Director: IOC Research Centre, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Director: FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Vice-president of the African Union of Sports Medicine (UAMS)
  • Editor-in-chief: Olympic Textbook of Spoors Medicine (2nd Edition) 2008
  • Editorial Board: British Journal of Sports Medicine.

CURRENT MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Prevention of medical complications during exercise
  • Lifestyle intervention in the prevention and management of chronic diseases
  • Epidemiology of illness in athletes (including athletes with disabilities)
  • Epidemiology of injuries in sport (including athletes with disabilities)
  • Epidemiology, aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions in athletes
  • Biomechanics of overuse injuries in sport
  • Genetic risk factors for sports injuries and medical conditions in athletes
  • Aetiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Exercise Associated Muscle Cramps (EAMC)