Nicky Keay, MA, MB, BChir (Cantab), MRCP

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Nicky Keay

Sports and Dance Endocrinologist; Honorary Clinical Lecturer Medicine

University College London UK

Dr Nicky Keay is an Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Durham University and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Medicine University College London. She lectures and researches areas of exercise endocrinology, with publications in this field. Nickys clinical endocrine work is mainly with exercisers, dancers and athletes, with a focus on relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S). She is the clinical medical advisor to Scottish Ballet.

Nicky studied medicine at Cambridge University, with international clinical attachments in sports medicine clinics. After gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, London UK, as a Research Fellow at St Thomas Hospital, London, she was part of the international medical team which developed an anti-doping test for growth hormone. Nicky wrote the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) educational website Health4Performance on relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S), frequently writes articles for the British Journal of Sport Medicine (BJSM) and made online courses for female athletes and coaches, endorsed by BASEM.

Nicky has been a dancer from a young age and continues to take four ballet classes a week.

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