We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Medical Director Dr Mahnaz Alsharif

Personal Profile

The qualities she has developed as an academic have deeply strengthened her commitments as a medical doctor and have provided a thorough grounding in the sciences underpinning Sport Medicine. Her post- graduate research and post-doctoral work have refined her decision making, problem solving and analytical skills. Away from work Dr. Alsharif runs regularly,  practises Bikram Yoga and enjoys cinema and music. She writes poetry and hopes to be able to publish her poems one day.


Dr. Alsharif qualified from the University of Bristol as a medical doctor in 1996. After medical training she began his career as a GP. Her interest in musculoskeletal disorders and sport injuries led her to qualify further in Sports Medicine (University of Bath). She also has a special interest in Health Promotion to limit the effects of ageing.  She has been the Bath City Football Club Doctor since 2002 and has been providing medical cover to the local amateur athletic and boxing clubs.  Her work has involved a wide range of input for elite athletes and professional performers including screening, health promotion and performance enhancement, illness and injury prevention, diagnosis and management of injuries through to return to full fitness.


Alongside Sports medicine and medical activities, Dr. Alsharif also has a PhD in Biochemistry from University of Bath with research interests in molecular genetics. During her post-doctoral research she supervised MSc and PhD students and worked as a molecular biologist on mechanisms involved in the control of DNA damage and repair. Dr. Alsharif also has an interest in the genetics and biochemistry of fitness and physical performance with particular reference to nutrigenomics and epigenetics. She is the author of several publications and poster presentations at national and international conferences.




MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine (Bath University)

Diploma in diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound scan (Bournemouth University, Centre for Ultrasound Studies)

PhD in Biochemistry/Molecular genetics (University of Bath)

BSc in Biochemistry (Sussex University)

Post graduate certificate in Aging Health and Disease (Cardiff University)

MBChB (Bristol University)

JCPTGP – General Practice