altMay 7 - The English Institute of Sport (EIS) has appointed Paul Davies as national lead of sport science and medicine for world class funded sports competing in the Paralympics, they announced today.


This new role with the EIS will be maximising the impact and developing sport science and medical services delivered to Paralympic sports’ performance programmes, working closely across all disciplines with the Home Country Institutes of Sport (HCIS).


Davies previously spent six years at Paralympics GB, the last four as head of sport science and medicine.


He will work with key partners such as ParalympicsGB and UK Sport to ensure that best practice is recognised and knowledge is shared across the UK.


Dr Ken van Someren, the EIS Director of Sport Science, said: “Paul will undertake a strategic role, working closely with practitioners working with Paralympic sports.


"Having worked as head of sport science and medicine with ParalympicsGB, he brings great experience to the role and will be a significant addition to our team working closely across all disciplines.”


Davies said: “This is a really exciting role and a great opportunity to work closely with sports in the sport science and medical services that underpin performance programmes, ensuring they develop key performance benefits over the next cycle.


“I am looking forward to ensuring that the Paralympic sports continue to get the very best support from the EIS through building on the great service that already exists and helping to develop the specialist practitioners needed to help current and future Paralympians excel."