Prof Cathy Speed

Consultant in Rheumatology, Sport and Exercise Medicine

Prof Speed is a Consultant in Rheumatology, Sport and Exercise Medicine and is Professor of Sports Medicine & Human Performance at Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. She is Lead Physician at the Fortius Clinic, London and is Clinical Director of the Centre for Human Performance, Cambridge.

She is a Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of St Mark & St John. She trained at Nottingham, Newcastle, Durham and Cambridge and has completed fellowships in the USA and Budapest.

Professor Speed has a very active role in teaching, research and education in the fields of Sport & Exercise Medicine and Rheumatology. She has been Senior Research Associate and Isaac Newton Teaching Fellow in the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, and is one of very few clinicians to hold this senior award in education. She is an Appraiser for the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine, UK.

Professor Speed has a committed ethos of delivering the highest quality healthcare to people of all levels of fitness and ability and she applies a holistic philosophy in the management of all of her patients, young and old. Her clinical practice blends both specialties of Rheumatology and Sport & Exercise Medicine in the delivery of care.

She has a particular clinical expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, recalcitrant tendinopathies in sport, in bone health in young athletes and the use of exercise in chronic diseases.

Her academic interests include regenerative medicine in joint and tendon pathologies. She is active in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level and has published widely.