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Dr Julian Widdowson

Sports medicine doctor

MBBS BSc LMSSA MRCGP DCH DRCOG MSc Sports & Exercise Medicine, MFSEM

Julian qualified from University College London and then obtained an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of Bath.

He is trained as a General Practitioner, working in musculo-skeletal medicine and has been working in sport medicine since 1994. He joined Bath Rugby in 2004 as Team Doctor, becoming Head of Sports Medicine in 2007.

Julian is the South West lead for the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science and Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine for BANES (NHS)

Julian has also been team doctor for the England Saxons team; he has worked at the Sports Medicine Clinic at the Royal United Hospital in Bath and is also a Tutor and Examiner for the MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine course at Bath University. He is now a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath in Sport & Exercise Medicine and have also just been appointed by the GMC as Specialist Application assessor for SEM.

Other positions Julian has held include being the lead team doctor for the England 16 Group from 1999-2008 and the team doctor for the Wales Rugby League side from 2006-2008.

Julian also provides a private sports injury clinic at CircleBath hospital.

Personal profile

With his busy professional career Dr Widdowson is glad to have such a supportive family. Married to his wife, Celia, he has four beautiful children. Away from work Dr Widdowson is a keen sportsman and enjoys cricket, golf, skiing and playing tennis with his family.

Year of first medical qualification


Special clinical interests

  • Acute and chronic sports injuries
  • Focus on maximising rehabilitation to ensure early return to sport
  • Injection therapy including corticosteroid injections and platelet rich plasma injections
  • Dance injuries and prevention

Research interests

  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for diagnosis and for accurate injection therapy, Sports Science Physiology to improve Sports Performance and Hypoxic treatment for acute injuries.
  • Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • Member of the Royal College General Practitioners
  • Member of British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine
Dr Julian Widdowson