Honorary Fellow & Sports And Dance Endocrinologist


BA, MA (Cantab), MB, BChir, MRCP





Nicola Keay

Dr Nicky Keay studied medicine at Cambridge University, with clinical attachments including sports medicine clinics in Australia and University of Geneva. After gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, Nicky trained in Endocrinology. As a Research Fellow at St Thomas’ Hospital, she was part of the international medical team which developed an anti-doping test for growth hormone. With sport medicine grants, Nicky researched and published on the training effects on the Endocrine system. Most recent publications of competitive male cyclists and relative energy deficiency in sports (RED-S). Currently Honaray Fellow at Durham Universty in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences researching the risk of RED-S in dancers and athletes. 

Nicky wrote the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) educational website Health4Performance on RED-S, is the medical advisor to Scottish Ballet, part of multidisciplinary team at EN:SPIRE clinic for dancers and athletes and Chief Medical Officer of Forth Edge, providing medical interpretation of blood tests to athletes. Nicky frequency writes blogs for British Journal of Sport Medicine (BJSM).

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