Martin Schwellnus, MBBCh, MSc(Med), MD

Dr. Schwellnus is a Professor in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences and also serves as Director of the newly established Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and is internationally regarded as one of the academic leaders in the field of sport and exercise medicine. He is a visiting Chair in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the ISEH as part of University College London (UCL), Division of Surgery and Interventional Science. Professor Schwellnus is interested in the health benefits of regular exercise and prescribing safe exercise to all populations to reduce the global burden of non-communicable disease (NCD), the prevention and management of injuries in active individuals and the protection of the health of athletes. He has published more than 300 scientific journal articles.