Dr Clodagh Dugdale

Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine


"Working at Spire is exceptional as I have all the colleagues I need on hand for a true multi disciplinary approach to patient treatment."

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I trained at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and the Royal London Hospital and am a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

I specialise in diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of acute and overuse injuries. I perform diagnostic ultrasound, ultrasound guided steroid, Hyaluronic Acid and PRP joint and soft tissue injections. I also treat long term tendinopathies with shock wave therapy (ESWT). Over the past year I has been involved in the rehabilitation of high-level athletes post COVID.

I work for the military and also have many years’ experience in elite level sport. I am one of the lead doctors for British Rowing, the Chief Medical Officer for the Oman Desert Ultra Marathon and has previously worked for several years in rugby, both for the RFU and Championship teams.

I have a strong academic background, having been an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham, and am currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary, London and an External Examiner at the University of Leeds (Sport and Exercise Medicine) and the University of Salford (Trauma and Orthopaedics).

I have also completed a post graduate law degree and have extensive experience in Medical Law and Ethics, having been the Chair of the Research Ethics Committee at the University of Nottingham and a Board Member at QMUL. I was also a board member of the Sports Advisory Board at the University of Nottingham.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Clodagh Dugdale at Spire include:

Sports and exercise medicine

Other treatments

  • Autologous blood and PRP
  • Chronic and acute soft tissue injuries and rehabilitation
  • Guided soft tissue and joint injections, including steroid
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Ultrasound diagnosis

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Additional information

MA(Cantab) MBBS / The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry / 1985
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine

Professional leadership

External Examiner in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Leeds
Honorary Senior Lecturer at QMUL
Previous chair Research Ethics Committee at the University of Nottingham

Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine for the MOD

Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine for British Rowing

In my spare time I enjoy horse riding and cycling.

Private secretary Yvonne Cartey
Private secretary email dugdalesem@gmail.com