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, and has just finished three seasons with the Blues in order to take up the position of All Blacks team doctor. After first looking after the Counties Manukau team in 2005, James has had continuous professional involvement in rugby since, 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. He has previously been tournament physician for the Heineken Open tennis tournament for five years running.
James is an examiner for the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Medicine, a sports medicine reviewer for the British Medical Journal and has been co-author of the sports medicine research review, which regularly updated New Zealand subscribers on sports medicine research. Previously, he ran the Auckland University post-graduate diploma in sports medicine as a senior lecturer.