Sport and Exercise Physician
James is a Sport and Exercise Physician at Axis. He has trained and worked at leading sports medicine practices in Melbourne, Adelaide and Christchurch but began and finished his training here in Auckland.
James has an interest in rugby medicine, first looking after Counties Manukau in 2005 with continuous professional involvement since then including back to back titles with the Chiefs in 2012 and 2013. He was the doctor for the New Zealand sevens rugby program through to the Rio Olympics in 2016 and since 2018 has been the doctor to the Auckland Blues. He has previously been tournament physician for the Heineken Open tennis tournament for five years running.
James is a sports medicine reviewer for the British Medical Journal and is co-author of the sports medicine research review, which regularly updates New Zealand subscribers on sports medicine research. Previously, he ran the Auckland University post-graduate diploma in sports medicine as a senior lecturer.