Rob Hamilton heads to Russia to oversee physio provision at Universiade
A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) physiotherapy academic is heading to Russia to work for Team GBR at an international sports event.
Health Sciences lecturer Rob Hamilton is the Head of Care for Team GBR and he will play a vital role in the upcoming World University Winter Games, held in Krasnoyarsk.
His role will see him overseeing the physio provisions throughout the tournament, known as the Universiade, over a three-week period.
The games are seen as one of the largest multisport competitions in the world, with over 2,500 participants from more than 50 countries.
He said: “There is a really strong team of staff I will be working alongside so we will support each other and knowledge share along the way. I know it is a great team, sharing some really excellent talent and experience and great coaches and personnel, and we have absolute confidence we will do our very best and hopefully bring home really good results.”
This is the first time Rob has worked in a winter sports environment, something he believes will help benefit his students and he says he is relishing the challenge.
He said: “I will hopefully be able to share my experiences, and those of my medical colleagues I am working with in Russia, in case study evidence based learning examples and discussions.
“I am sure I will build new friendships and professional links that will continue to provide opportunities for knowledge transfer.”
You can follow Rob on Twitter at @robhamiltonphys for updates on his journey.