Dr John Orchard
Adjunct Associate Professor
John Orchard is a sports physician based in Sydney, although he obtained his medical degree from the University of Melbourne (1989). He is currently team doctor for the Sydney Roosters (NRL), a position he has held since 1998, and for Cricket NSW. He was previously a team doctor for the Sydney Swans (1994-1997) and the NSW State of Origin team (2000-2006) and a Sports Medicine Fellow at the Australian Institute of Sport (1993). He provides injury surveillance consultancy services for the Australian Football League and Cricket Australia. He has a PhD in sports injury epidemiology from the UNSW (1999), an MD by thesis from the University of Melbourne (2006), and has published over 100 scientific papers. A member of the editorial board for 6 journals including the British Journal of Sports Medicine and the American Journal of Sports Medicine, he also provides lay advice on sports injuries in Men's Health magazine. Further information on www.johnorchard.com
Dr Orchard's research interests include sports injury epidemiology, tendinopathy, muscle strains, the relationship between ground and surface conditions and injury, cricket and football injuries.
Regular ongoing teaching is provided to registrars on the Australasian College of Sports Physicians advanced training program, particularly those based at the Sports Medicine at Sydney University clinic. Dr Orchard occasionally accepts local and overseas medical students for research internships and special projects.