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Mary O'Hanlon

Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Medicine,

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Dr Mary S O'Hanlon BSc (Hons) MB ChB DTM&H MFSEM(UK) MSc (SEM) PG Cert (Ultrasound) AFHEA RAF Ret'd

Mary is an Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Medicine in the School of Medicine. Mary undertook a bachelors degree in Physiological Sciences at the University of Newcastle and graduated with First Class Honours. Following this Mary was awarded a Medical Cadetship from the Royal Air Force and undertook her medical studies at the University of Warwick. During her service as a Medical Officer, Mary worked in a variety of clinical environments including secondments to the NHS, station medical centres and a large portion of her career at the RAF Centre for Aviation Medicine and the RAF Medical Boards.

Having the fortune to participate in expeditions and treks around the world during her military service, Mary supplemented her interest in Expedition and Tropical Medicine by undertaking the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Mary has also undertaken the MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Nottingham, graduating with Distinction.

In addition to her research and teaching role here at the University, Mary is the Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician for the University's Department of Sport, providing clinical services including a specialist concussion clinic in the Sports Injury Clinic based in the David Ross Sports Village on University Park. Mary has worked in variety of professional sports including football, rugby and athletics and at major sporting events such as the recent World Athletics Championships, World Para-Athletics Championships and the World Indoor Athletics Championships. Recently Mary has began working as a Medical Classifier for the ParaDance community. She has also provided medical expertise on the development of medical guidelines and health governance for the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Mary is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Authority and is currently completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE).

Teaching Summary

Mary has roles in teaching and as a module convenor on multiple modules for the MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine. She has led modules in a variety of subjects including sports injury anatomy,… read more

Research Summary

Throughout her undergraduate studies and medical career, Mary has been involved in clinical research. Her current research interests are in the areas of concussion, female athlete health, physical… read more

Recent Publications

  • O'HANLON, M. S., SIDDIQI, Q., ALLEN, S. L. and EDWARDS, K. L., 2016. A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL TO INVESTIGATE WALKING 6,000 STEPS PER DAY ON PAIN AND FUNCTION IN KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS PROGRESSION: THE WALKOUT STUDY OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE. 24, S486-S486

Mary has roles in teaching and as a module convenor on multiple modules for the MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine. She has led modules in a variety of subjects including sports injury anatomy, clinical sports injuries and sports injury assessment but her main focus currently lies with the Physical Activity in Health and Disease and Pitchside Care of the Injured Athlete modules.

More recently, Mary has also developed an optional module in Sport and Exercise Medicine for the undergraduate medical course at the University of Nottingham and this is now in its second year of delivery. Mary also participates in the delivery of inter-professional learning (IPL) to the undergraduate health care courses including Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy.

Externally, Mary provides guests lectures to other Higher Education Institutions and regularly delivers on the Pre-Registration Physiotherapy MSc with which she also examines. Mary also provides patient medical education sessions to amateur and professional athletes. Since 2009, Mary has been an Instructor for Resuscitation Council UK and in recent years has worked as Consultant for The Football Association (The FA) Medical Education Team at St George's Park.

In addition to teaching, Mary also provides a pastoral role as Personal Tutor to undergraduate medical students and MSc students during their studies. She has also been the Chair of the Extenuating Circumstance committee and currently is involved in the admission and selection process for new undergraduate medical students.

Current Research

Throughout her undergraduate studies and medical career, Mary has been involved in clinical research. Her current research interests are in the areas of concussion, female athlete health, physical activity and health governance in professional sport. Mary supervises and supports intercalating BMedSci medical students, MSc students and academic Foundation Year doctors during their research studies.

Mary has current collaborations with other research departments within the University and also with other Universities, professional sporting groups and the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM).

  • O'HANLON, M. S., SIDDIQI, Q., ALLEN, S. L. and EDWARDS, K. L., 2016. A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL TO INVESTIGATE WALKING 6,000 STEPS PER DAY ON PAIN AND FUNCTION IN KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS PROGRESSION: THE WALKOUT STUDY OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE. 24, S486-S486

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