All of the core team at Omnium possess a strong background having worked with elite international athletes, international teams and are passionate about raising performance
Dr Julian Widdowson
Julian is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, working in Bath and London. He has worked at the elite level in Sport for 20 years. He studied medicine at UCH before training as a GP in 1990 and developing his interest in Sport Medicine from 1995. He was awarded the MSc in Sport and exercise Medicine from the University of Bath in 2005 and accepted onto the Specialist Register for SEM in 2013.
Dr Widdowson works at both a national and international level across many sports, from gold medal Olympians and Paralympians to recreational sports people. He is experienced in cycling working with professional international cyclists as well as the keen amateur. He is passionate about cycling and its benefit for health.
He was the team doctor for Bath Rugby for 12 years finishing this year, having been Head of Sports Medicine at Bath Rugby for five years. He worked for England Rugby Football Union for ten years and at present works for the Welsh Rugby Union. He is the Clinical lead for the South West hub of the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science.
Dr Widdowson was the Premiership Rugby Club's Medical Representative on the Medical Advisory Group to the Professional Game Board and is now a GMC Assessor for Sport and Exercise Medicine. He was one of the lead SEM doctors track side at the athletic track in the Olympic Stadium for the London Olympics.
He was the Match Day Doctor for the Olympic Stadium in the 2015 Rugby World Cup and is a faculty member of the Immediate Care in Sport course. Dr Widdowson is asked regularly to present nationally and internationally, most recently at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science annual conference in Pittsburgh, USA.
Nathan Allwork: BSc (Hons) MCSP
Senior physiotherapist at Northampton Saints RFC
Bath Rugby physiotherapist 2005-2012
Head of Sports Medicine London Scottish RFC 2012-2013
Experience with GB rowing, Athletics, Triathlon and Swimming
Graduate in Pharmacology and Physiology at Nottingham University
Graduate in Physiotherapy at Oxford Brookes University
Special interest in injury prevention, biomechanics and functional anatomy
Gareth Rees: Cert Ed, Cert Sports Massage
Gareth has a Physical Education background having trained at St Paul's College Cheltenham and taught at schools in London, Cheltenham & Witney. He is an RFU Level 4 coach and was involved in international rugby from 1991 – 2008, becoming the most successful Head Coach to the England U16 Rugby team. He has also worked as an Elite Player Development Mentor for the Rugby Football Union, responsible for ensuring that young elite international players were provided with all the support they needed to allow them to achieve their potential. He has also worked for the RFU as a coach mentor and presented at National and Regional Coach Education Conferences.
Gareth is a keen all-round sportsman who has gained national governing body awards in numerous sports including Skiing, Mountaineering and Rock Climbing; he has also completed the London Marathon & a number of Triathlons.
On his retirement from teaching Gareth studied at the University of Gloucestershire gaining a certificate in Sports Massage. He also possesses an advanced diploma in Sports Nutrition.