Concussion in sport Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Tuesday 9 March 2021

Professor Craig Ritchie, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh; Professor William Stewart, Consultant NeuropathologistQ1–56

Dr Michael Grey, Reader in Rehabilitation Neuroscience, UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum; Peter McCabe, Chief Executive, Headway; Richard Oakley, Head of Research, Alzheimer’s SocietyQ57–100

Tuesday 23 March 2021

Monica Petrosino, TeamGB ice hockey player; Eleanor Furneaux, TeamGB skeleton bobsleigherQ101–144

Dawn Astle, Jeff Astle Foundation; Chris Sutton, Jeff Astle Foundation; Professor John Fairclough, Progressive Rugby; Kyran Bracken MBE, Progressive RugbyQ145–166

Dr Charlotte Cowie, Chief Medical Officer, The Football Association; Dr Éanna Falvey, Chief Medical Officer, World Rugby; Dr Mike Loosemore, Chief Medical Officer, TeamGB boxing and TeamGB snow sports; Bill Sweeney, Chief Executive, Rugby Football UnionQ167–245

Tuesday 27 April 2021

Damian Hopley MBE, Chief Executive, The Rugby Players Association; Paul Struthers, Director, Professional Players Federation; Gordon Taylor OBE, Chief Executive, Professional Footballers AssociationQ246–314

Dr John Etherington CBE, Medical Director & Consultant Rheumatologist, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK; Dr Richard Sylvester, Consultant Neurologist, Institute of Sport, Exercise and HealthQ315–363

Tuesday 18 May 2021

Professor Alistair Burns CBE, National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health, NHS EnglandQ364–394

Dr Niall Elliott, Head of Sports Medicine, Sport Scotland; Dr Rod Jaques OBE, Director of Medical Services, English Institute of Sport; Sally Munday, Chief Executive, UK Sport; Phil Smith, Director of Sport, Sport EnglandQ395–429

Tuesday 25 May 2021

Nigel Huddleston MP, Minister for Sport and Tourism, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Ben Dean, Director, Sport, Gambling and Ceremonials, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and SportQ430–503

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