Professor Simon Kemp

Specialist in Sport and Exercise Medicine

QualificationsMA, MBBS, MSc(SEM), FFSEM

Main NHS base:

  • Medical Services Director - Rugby Football Union

Clinical interests:

  • Problems impacting on the ability to exercise in all groups – from the young aspiring elite athlete to the retiree
  • Concussion
  • Tendinopathy
  • Groin and hip pain
  • The school age athlete
  • Knee and shoulder pain
Sees adults and children (7+)

Training and Background

A specialist in Sports Medicine with a background as a team doctor in a number of sports including the England Rugby Men’s Senior Team, the English National Basketball team and Fulham Football Club.

Professor Kemp has offered specialist sports medicine clinics at Parkside since 1999 and enjoys seeing patients of all ages with problems in all the major body regions that are impacting on their ability to exercise.

Professor Kemp is the current Medical Director of the RFU with a special interest in concussion. He is a member of expert concussion groups for FIFA, the FA and World Rugby.

He lectures nationally and internationally on a range of injury, injury prevention and concussion related topics.

Professor Kemp’s wife is a doctor and they have two grown-up children who went to local schools. At the weekend he tries to ride his road bike with friends into Kent and Surrey.