Sports and Exercise Physicians

Grace BryantDr Grace Bryant OAM

MBBS Grad Dip Sports Sc, FASMF, FACSP

Sports & Exercise physician

Is a foundation member of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Medicine and one of the Inaugural Fellows of the College. Grace is also a Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation.

Grace is a consulting Sports Physician at Kensington and a Director of Sports Medicine at Sydney University on Main Campus.

She was inducted as a General Member into the Australian Hall of Fame in 2017 for her contribution to Sports Medicine.

• Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Commonwealth Games Team Gold Coast 2018 and Glasgow 2014
• A service provider for NSW Institute of Sport
• A regional doctor for the Australian Institute of Sport
• A member of the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee
• Medical Officer for NSW Swifts Netball Team
• Medical Consultant for Bangarra Dance Company
• Medical Consultant to Australian & Cronulla Water Polo
• Medical Consultant to the Northern Cooperative Meat Company

She has previously served as:

• Medical officer for Australian Olympic Team in Atlanta, Sydney, Beijing and London.
• Medical officer for Australian Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Manchester, Melbourne and Delhi. She was also Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Melbourne and Delhi games.
• Chief Medical Officer Australian Water Polo, Netball Australia.
• Team physician Newtown and Canterbury-Bankstown Rugby League and Sydney Swans.
• Touring Medical Officer with Hockeyroos.
• President of the NSW Branch of Sports Medicine Australia.
• Secretary of the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Medicine.
• Senior Lecturer Sydney University, School of Exercise and Sport Science.
• Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK).
• Served on the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

Dr Grace Bryant has been recognised for her long association with elite sports as both a physician and as an athlete. She was awarded:

• University Blues for outstanding sporting achievement in Netball and Water Polo.
• The Australian Sports Medal in 2000 for services to sport.
• The Medal of the Order of Australia for services to sports medicine in 2008.
• The Australian Sports Commission Sports Award for services to Women’s sports in 2004.
• She was inducted into the Australian Netball Hall of Fame in 2012.
• Life Service Membership with Netball Australia.
• Life Member of Cronulla Water Polo.
• Life Member NSW Netball.

Clinical Interests:

• Musculo-skeletal injuries to shoulder, groin, shoulder and lower limb.
• Women in sport.
• Education and consultation on drugs in sport issues.

Dr Jill McDonell

MBBS, DRANZCOG, Dip Paed, FRACGP, Grad Dip Ex & Sports Science, FACSP

Dr. McDonell has worked at the clinic since 1996.

Dr McDonell has been the Medical Officer for:

Athletics NSW 1992 – present (Chief Medical Officer 1997 – 2004)
South Sydney Junior Rugby League teams 1996 – 1999
North Sydney Rugby League teams 2001 – 2003 (shared)
Randwick Colts Rugby Union 1993 – 1994
Sydney Olympic Games 2000
Sydney Paralympic Games 2000
Australian Women’s Hockey team Korea trip 2001

Associations & Memberships:

Australian College of Sports Physicians
Australian Sports Medicine Federation
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Royal Australian College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (Diplomate member)


Paediatric Sports Medicine
Women in sport
Medical aspects of sports medicine
Altitude medicine

Dr McDonell has written:

1996: “An investigation of lateral ankle pain caused by peroneal tendon tears” Paper delivered at Australian conference of Science and Medicine in Sport