Dr Dave Jones has worked in elite and professional sport for more than twenty years. Having previously worked in professional ice hockey and basketball, he spent 16 years as Head of Medicine at Sale Sharks. In 2005 he was appointed as Lead Sports Physician for the North-West region of the English Institute of Sport. This role involves overseeing the medical care of all funded Olympic and Paralympic athletes in the region but he also has national responsibility for GB Taekwondo and England Squash. Until recently he was also looking after the British Para-swimming squad but has passed this role on in order to have more time to focus on the Taekwondo squad in the run up to the Rio Olympics.
He continues to have a significant role in medical education, being on the faculty of the Immediate Care in Sport course and working as a Senior Lecturer at Salford University and a Lecturer at Bangor University.
When the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine was established in the Royal College of Surgeons in 2006, he was elected as one of the founding fellows
His own sporting career began in swimming but then competed as a white water canoeist at international standard. Later in life he started to do triathlon and competed in four Ironman events. He has now return to sea canoeing as well as continuing to cycle on a regular basis
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