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Expert Team

Dr Nicky Keay

Chief Medical Officer & Endocrinology Expert
BA, MA (Cantab), MB, BChir, MRCP.
Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Medicine at UCL. Honorary Fellow Dept Sport and Exercise Sciences, Durham University. Member of the British Menopause Society.

Dr Nicky Keay is a leading expert in endocrinology having gained extensive clinical and research experience in hormones and the impact on the human body.

Dr Nicky regularly publishes in medical journals, presents and writes about the reciprocal network interactions of the Endocrine system, exercise, nutrition, health and fitness. She is frequently asked to speak at medical conferences around the world and has recently been commissioned to write a book about hormones, which is due to be published in 2023.

Alongside her role as Chief Medical Office at Forth, Dr Nicky is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Medicine at UCL, Honorary Fellow in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Durham University and former Research Fellow at St. Thomas’ Hospital. Nicky is also a member of the British Menopause Society.

Dr Nicky was the clinical lead in the research and development of Forth’s Female Hormone Mapping product, MyFORM™.  The development of this ground-breaking product was supported by a Government Innovation Grant.

In her spare time Dr Nicky, is a passionate dancer, a full member of the Royal Academy of Dance, as well as a choreographer and teacher. She’s always been active, having competed in swimming, gymnastics and tennis. Dr Nicky authored the British Association of Sports and Exercise (BASEM) education resource on relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) and has developed courses for female athletes and dancers endorsed by BASEM. 

Publications & Research

Keay N.
Hormone Intelligence. British Journal in Sport and Exercise Medicine 2021

Nicola Keay, Martin Lanfear, Gavin Francis.
Clinical Application Of Monitoring Indicators Of Female Dancer Health, Including Application Of Artificial Intelligence In Female Hormone Networks. Medrxiv Sept 2021. doi

Nicola Keay, Eddie Craghill, Gavin Francis.
Female Football Specific Energy Availability Questionnaire And Menstrual Cycle Hormone Monitoring. Medrxiv Oct 2021. DOI

Fingerprinting Hormones Johnian hub. St John’s College, Cambridge

Passing on the exercise baton: what can endocrine patients learn from elite athletes. Endocrine health with exercise Clinical Endocrinology 2022 

Infographic. Energy availability: concept, control and consequences in relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) Keay, Francis BJSM 2019

Indicators and correlates of low energy availability in male and female dancers. Keay, Francis, AusDancersOverseas BMJ Open in Sports and Exercise Medicine 2020 doi:https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.28.20141580

Dr Nicky Keay.
Of Mice And Men (and Women). BJSM Nov 2019.

Keay N, Francis G, Hind K.
Low energy availability assessed by a sport-specific questionnaire and clinical interview indicative of bone health, endocrine profile and cycling performance in competitive male cyclists. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine 2018; 4(1)DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2018-000424

Keay N, Francis G, Entwistle I, et al.
Clinical evaluation of education relating to nutrition and skeletal loading in competitive male road cyclists at risk of relative energy deficiency in sports (RED-S): 6-month randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine 2019; 5(1)DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2019-000523

Dr Nicky Keay.
Lifestyle Choices For Optimising Health: Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep. BMJ Nov 2017.

Dr Nicky Keay, Eddie Craghill, Gavin Francis
Female Football Specific Energy Availability Questionnaire and Menstrual Cycle Hormone Monitoring

Nicola Keay, Martin Lanfear, Gavin Francis
Clinical application of monitoring indicators of female dancer health, including application of artificial intelligence in modeling female hormone networks

Conference

Barça International Conference 2021
Invited speaker on Female Hormone Profiles and Female Hormones in November 2021.

Manchester United Conference
Invited to present her research on Female Hormone Mapping at the Female Hormones, Health, and Athletic Performance 2021.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2021
Invited speaker on hormones, nutrition, exercise, and health.

International Association of Dance Medicine Conference 2021
Invited to present on female hormones.

Women in Defence 2021
Invited presentation on female hormones.

Female Athlete Conference June 2021, Boston US
Presented on female hormones

Dissecting Aerial 2022
Invited speaker “Harnessing hormones: menopause and beyond”

International Medical Conference 2022 organised by British Medical Journal
Innovations in healthcare

Barça International Conference 2021
Invited speaker on Female Hormone Profiles and Female Hormones in November 2021.


Manchester United Conference
Invited to present her research on Female Hormone Mapping at the Female Hormones, Health, and Athletic Performance 2021.


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2021
Invited speaker on hormones, nutrition, exercise, and health.


International Association of Dance Medicine Conference 2021
Invited to present on female hormones.


Women in Defence 2021
Invited presentation on female hormones.


Female Athlete Conference June 2021, Boston US
Presented on female hormones


Dissecting Aerial 2022
Invited speaker “Harnessing hormones: menopause and beyond”


International Medical Conference 2022 organised by British Medical Journal
Innovations in healthcare

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