Nicol van Dyk is a trained physiotherapist and performance health researcher. He currently occupies the role of Medical Research Lead with the Irish Rugby Football Union. He completed his BSc (2005) and MSc (2010) in Physiotherapy from Stellenbosch University. Involved in a number of different sporting environments as physiotherapist at the Sport Science Institute of South Africa, he relocated to Qatar in 2013. While continuing to provide clinical care for athletes he formed part of the Aspetar Injury and Illness Prevention programme at the Aspetar Sports Medicine Hospital. In 2018 Nicol completed his PhD in Health Sciences at Ghent University, Belgium titled “Risk factors for hamstring injuries in professional football players.” Nicol is a deputy editor and editorial board member of British journal of sports medicine (BJSM), and holds advisory roles in a number of Sports Technology companies. A clinical researcher with a special interest in muscle injuries and injury prevention, he has great appreciation for integrated healthcare, shared decision making, and evidence based medicine.