Dan Roiz de Sa


Competition issues - Heat illness/climate acclimitization. Preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Dan is a sport and exercise medicine physician and a medical officer in the Environmental Medicine and Science division at the Institute of Naval Medicine in Gosport, UK. He is a graduate of St Georges Hospital Medical School and spent 10 years working in the NHS, seven of these spent in Accident and Emergency Medicine prior to moving to INM in 2005. He is a subject matter expert and the clinical lead for investigating military personnel who have suffered from heat illness and is also responsible for the RN Fitness and Anthropometry Clinic.

Dan has acted as an independent medical officer for a number of INM and Portsmouth University research trials involving human performance and equipment in the hot, cold and immersion environments and has been a member of the Royal Navy Scientific Advisory Committee since 2006. Experienced and qualified in Emergency Medicine, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care and Sport and Exercise Medicine, he is a visiting lecturer and examiner on the MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Cardiff Metropolitan University and Extreme Physiology at Kings College in London, and a Visiting Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Dan is also a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine (UK) and holds membership to the College of Emergency Medicine and the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (RCS Ed). In February 2009 he was appointed as a Consultant to the Research Advisory Group for UK Sport.

Dan has worked with many elite athletes, including World and Olympic champions. Dan has provided support and advice to several expeditions into some of the most extreme environments in the world. This includes being the medical officer for the largest Antarctic ski expedition which reached the South Pole in 2013. This year he finished the Marathon des Sables footrace across the Sahara whilst supporting the first Double Amputee to finish this arduous race. He has also completed many triathlons including at full Ironman distance.
Competition issues - Heat illness/climate acclimitization. Preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games.