Date of release: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tony Kochhar Professor of Sport ScienceA pioneering researcher in the field of sports medicine has been appointed as Visiting Professor of Sports Science at the University of Greenwich.

Tony Kochhar has spent more than 16 years carrying out innovative research into the subject. His work has included developing and improving techniques for the treatment of sports injuries, fractures, degenerative conditions and repetitive strain injuries.

Professor Kochhar, a consultant in trauma and orthopaedics, says: “My colleagues in the department at Greenwich are truly experts in their field and I look forward to working alongside them to help expand our knowledge and improve the level of understanding and importance given to this subject.

“Everybody who participates in sports, from the weekend gym-goer to the Sunday league footballer, through to the professional sportsperson, can suffer from injury and would benefit from some knowledge of sports science.”

Professor Kochhar graduated from Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals in 1996 and completed his specialist training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London.

He is a Consultant Shoulder and Upper Limb Orthopaedic Surgeon in the NHS, and in the private sector, in central London and Kent.

Professor Kochhar is the only shoulder surgeon to feature in the Tatler magazine Doctors Guide for 2013, which recognises the brightest and most respected surgeons, doctors and medical experts in the UK.

He says his approach goes beyond recovery from surgery, believing that the success of an operation depends to a large extent on the physiotherapist and sports coaches who assist in the rehabilitation process. His understanding of sports science and conditioning, in both preventing treatments and enhancing performances, helps his patients achieve more and reduces their risk of suffering injuries. “It is a great pleasure to be joining such an esteemed institution as the University of Greenwich,” Professor Kochhar adds.

Professor Martin Snowden, Dean of Science at the University of Greenwich, says:  “Tony’s appointment recognises the authority of his work both here in the UK and around the world. It reflects the achievements he has made in his career and will help push forward the boundaries of our academic team.”

The School of Science runs a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, offering world-class professors, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and excellent links to industry. To find out more: www.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/science, email courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or call 020 8331 9000.

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