Dr Marie-Elaine Grant
Ireland’s Olympic Team Lead Physiotherapist from 1990 – 2010
Graduate of UCD ( University College Dublin)
Specialist Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
Member of the Medical and Scientific Commission of the International Olympic Committee since her appointment in 2010

Dr. Marie-Elaine Grant (PT, PhD) a graduate of University College Dublin she specialises in sports and exercise physiotherapy, rehabilitation and clinical research. In her clinical practice she treats and rehabilitates a wide range of musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Over her career she has worked extensively with athletes from youth development through to high performance. She has a keen interest in implementing injury prevention strategies and has undertaken published research projects on the importance of the role of sports physiotherapy. She has been the lead physiotherapist for Ireland’s National Olympic team for 5 Summer and 2 Winter Olympic Games. Since her appointment to the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission she has advised on plans and preparations in addition to monitoring physiotherapy services on behalf of the IOC for 2 Summer and 2 Winter Olympic Games, she is currently involved in preparations for Tokyo 2021.

She continues to remain actively involved in the education and training of undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapists. She regularly contributes to conferences and advises on programs for ongoing professional development for students and her peers. Marie-Elaine continues to participate in clinical research. She has several peer reviewed publications and is regularly invited to present at international conferences.

In September 2013 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University College Dublin in recognition of her contribution to Physiotherapy.

Marie-Elaine is a strong advocate of the enormous value of on-going learning and the importance of excellence, competence and accuracy with clinical application of physiotherapy and greatly enjoys imparting the extensive learning she has gained over her career to colleagues and students through her workshops, writing and teaching.