Dr Courtney Kipps

Consultant Sports Physician

BMedSci, BMBS, MRCS, MRCGP, MSc (SportsMed), MFSEM

"Spire St Anthony's has put together a dedicated team of sport medicine professionals working collaboratively towards getting patients back to full fitness in a fresh new clinical and physiotherapy suite."

Specialises in

  • Sports and musculoskeletal injuries of all kinds
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Sports medicine
  • Paediatric orthopaedics
I specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and management of sports and musculoskeletal injuries of all kinds, including: Achilles tendon, ankle pain, anterior knee pain, back pain, buttock pain, cricket injuries, elbow pain, foot pain, football injuries, groin pain, elbow pain, hip pain, joint injection, knee pain, leg pain, lower limb in runners, neck pain, overuse injuries, recurrent injuries, repetitive strain, rugby injuries, running injuries, sciatica, shin splints, shoulder pain, slipped disc, soft tissue injections, stress fractures, tendon/Tendonitis/Tendinopathy, tennis elbow, triathlon injuries.To date I have managed over 1,000 different sports and musculoskeletal injuries in both my NHS and private practice.I was appointed as an Honorary Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at UCLH in 2011 - which is my current post. I have been Medical Director of the London and Blenheim Triathlons and team doctor to Harlequins Rugby Club since 2012. I am also an assistant medical director of the London Marathon.I have worked with Team GB at the European Athletics Championships, Winter Paralympics holding camp, and the World University Games. During the London Olympics and Paralympics I volunteered as a sports doctor working ring-side in taekwondo and at the polyclinic in the Athlete’s Village. I have worked with a variety of other teams and sports including skiing, gymnastics, football, fencing, and martial arts.I am co-lead on the MSc Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health programme at the Institute of Sport, Exercise 7 Health at UCL.I organise 'Marathon Medicine', an annual conference on the medicine and science of endurance running, held in conjunction with the London Marathon.I am Medical Director of the London and Blenheim Triathlons and an assistant medical director of the London Marathon. I am also team doctor to Harlequins Rugby Club.

General Medical Council Number: C4714484

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Courtney Kipps at Spire include:

Sports and exercise medicine

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Clinical interests

Back pain
Lumbar spine disorders
Paediatric orthopaedics
Soft tissue injury
Sports injury
Sports medicine

Qualification and professional memberships

BMBS; MSc (Sports Med) / University of Nottingham; Queen Mary, University of London / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery; Master of Science in Sports Medicine
BMBS is a degree given to physicians after completion of their undergraduate education. MSc is a higher degree following post-graduate education. MFSEM denotes Membership of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Professional memberships

Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine

Professional leadership

I am co-lead on the MSc Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health programme at the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health at UCL

Research and publications

I have written and contributed to several research studies on injuries and medical complications in endurance sports. I have presented my research at several international sports medicine conferences and I am regularly invited to talk at conferences on these themes. 


Hamer, M., Aggio, D., Knock, G., Kipps, C., Shankar, A., & Smith, L. (2017). Effect of major school playground reconstruction on physical activity and sedentary behaviour: Camden active spaces.. BMC public health, 17(1), 552. DOI:10.1186/ s12889-017-4483-5

Smith, R., Brooke, D., Kipps, C., Skaria, B., & Subramaniam, V. (2016). A case of recurrent swimming-induced pulmonary edema in a triathlete: the need for awareness.. Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports.

Smith, R., Jones, N., Martin, D., & Kipps, C. (2016). 'Too much of a coincidence': Identical twins with exertional heatstroke in the same race. BMJ Case Reports, 2016. DOI:10.1136/bcr-2015-212592

Smith, L., Kipps, C., Aggio, D., & Hamer, M. (2014). Camden active spaces: Does the construction of active school playgrounds influence children's physical activity levels? A longitudinal quasi-experiment protocol. BMJ Open. DOI:10.11136/ bmjopen-2014-005729

Bates, S., & Kipps, C. (2013). An anonymous online survey of the views and attitudes of medical students and junior doctors towards physical activity (pa) teaching and promotion.. Br J Sports Med, 47(10), e3. DOI:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092558.50

Williams, J., Tzortziou-Brown, V., Malliaras, P., Perry, M., & Kipps, C. (2012). Hydration Strategies of Runners in the London Marathon. CLINICAL JOURNAL OF SPORT MEDICINE, 22(2), 152-156. DOI:10.1097/JSM.0b013e3182364c45

Kipps, C., Sharma, S., & Pedoe, D. T. (2011). The incidence of exercise-associated hyponatraemia in the London marathon. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 45(1), 14-19. DOI:10.1136/bjsm.2009.059535

Media Coverage

MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health, based at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH)

Current NHS posts

Honorary Consultant Sports Physician at UCLH.

Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow at Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health, UCL.

Personal profile

I enjoy spending my free time and weekends with my wife and three children, which inevitably involves one or all of us playing or watching sports at school and clubs.