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Below is a brief introduction to Dr Lisa Hodgson and the Faculty of advisors for Corobeus Sports Consultancy Ltd and it's courses and services.

Dr Lisa Hodgson PhD MSc (SEM) MCSP FHEA - Managing Director

Lisa graduated from Pinderfields College of Physiotherapy in 1991. Lisa completed her MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 1996 at the University of Nottingham and was awarded her PhD in 2001. Lisa received the first ever PhD from the Centre for Sports Medicine, Queen's Medical School, University of Nottingham. Lisa's research focused on the incidence of injury in rugby league and the role of ground conditions on the increased incidence found when RL changed from a winter to a summer sport.

Lisa is the Managing Director of Corobeus Sports Consultancy Ltd which she formed in May 2009. Lisa has a prestigious career beginning in the NHS working as a junior and senior physiotherapist before completing her higher education. In 1992 Lisa started working with sports teams, specifically RL teams and went on to tour Europe and the Southern Hemisphere with the Great Britain and Ireland Academy Team. Lisa worked for a variety of division one and two teams as well being a Consultant Physiotherapist to a Super League team and physiotherapist to Fiji during the 1995 World Cup. In 2001, Lisa joined the RFL Governing Body in Leeds and was their first Head of Sports Medicine for 9-years before leaving to set-up Corobeus Sports Consultancy. During her time at the RFL Lisa was instrumental in altering sports medicine delivery and setting and raising standards of care within the sport. Some of those guidelines are still looked upon as best practice by other governing bodies.

Lisa maintains a variety of roles within the sports medicine environment as well as running her company and being course director on all Corobeus courses. She is an Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Nottingham, UK for their Master of Science course in Sports and Exercise Medicine course. Lisa is also the Elite Athlete Screening Consultant for Cardiac Risk in the Young, with the remit of organising cardiac screenings for the podium athletes prior to the Olympic and Paralympic games in 2012. Lisa maintains a Consultancy role in sports and exercise medicine to the RFL, and is the course director for their sports specific IMMOFP course (which she developed and co-authored with the IMMOFP faculty). This course was the first of its kind within a professional sport/governing body and was the first of its type to be approved by the Faculty of Pre-hopsital care, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

During London 2012 Olympic Games, Lisa was the Venue Medical Manager for Horse Guards Parade, with specific responsibility for Beach Volleyball and during Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, was the Venue Medical Manager for the National Hockey Centre and the Rugby Seven's.

Lisa has Chaired Panels of Experts and International Staff panels within RL, been a founder member of the Medical Advisors to Professional sports and was previous non-executive director of the National Sports Medicine Institute.

Lisa has over 23-years experience within professional sport and has attended a multitude of courses. She also holds qualifications in acupuncture and a Diploma in Injection Therapy, as well as being a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Lisa has a keen interest in sports epidemiology and is published in this and related fields (see publications). Lisa also has been invited to present at conferences both within the UK and internationally.

Mr Tony Bennison  Corobeus Senior Instructor

Tony Bennison trained as a Combat Medical Technician with the British Army in 1987.  He served in various theatres and on attachments to civilian A&E Departments and the London Ambulance Service.  

Since leaving the military, he worked as Lecturer in Resuscitation at Middlesex University, training student Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists and Midwives in Basic, Paediatric and Advanced Life Support, Trauma Management and Resuscitation Ethics, as well as running a commercial First Aid training company, providing statutory first aid courses to industry.  

He is a qualified Rugby coach - League and Union - and because of his sports, exercise and emergency medical background has lectured extensively for ACPSM Physios, the Osteopathic Sports Care Association, the Society of Sports Therapy, BASRAT and other sports governing bodies and sports medicine special interest groups.


r Juan Ballesteros LMS (Madrid 1988), MFSEM, FCEM - Corobeus Instructor

Juan is currently the Clinical Director and Consultant of Emergency Medicine, Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Juan is a founding Member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine

Juan has over 17 years experience in the field and 15 years as team doctor in Rugby League. Juan is currently the team doctor to Featherstone Rovers RLFC.

Juan has been an ATLS and Corobeus Instructor since 1999.


Mr Don MacKechnie MB FRCS FFAEM - Corobeus Instructor

Don has been an Emergency Medicine (A&E) Consultant since 1984. He is currently the Director or Urgent Care at Wirral University Teaching Hospital.

Don is the Vice President of the College of Emergency Medicine and a Council Member, Royal College of Surgeons of England

Don has been the Senior Club Dr Salford City Reds since 1988. He has previously been England Team Doc 1999-2000 including 2000 World Cup and Scotland Team Doctor in 2005 European Nations match vs Ireland. Don has also been Bury FC Club Doctor since 1986. Don joined Corobeus as an Instructor in 2009.


Dr Arthur Mone MB, ChB; MRCGP; Dip Sports Med; FFSEM - Corobeus Instructor

Arthur is a full-time general practitioner. GPSI in Musculo-skeletal Medicine for the Wakefield District Primary Care Trust.

Arthur recently retired as medical officer for Leeds Rugby. He was the former medical officer for Castleford Tigers RFLC for many years and the former medical officer to Great Britain and England RL. Arthur has a prestigious career in sports and exercise medicine spanning several decades!

Arthur joined Corobeus in 2009 as an Instructor.
Dr Jamie Buckle MB CHB MRCP SDEM (Bath) FFSEM - Corobeus Advisor and Tutor
Jamie is a GP Principal in Holmfirth. He is also a Honorary Lecturer in Sp Med Sheffield University and a fellow of the Faculty of SEM.
Jamie was team physician to Halifax, Warrington and Hunslet RLFC's from 1998-2002 and was team doctor for Tonga (2000) during the RL World Cup and England Academy Australasia Tour 2001 & 2002.

Jamies main sporting interests are now Karate, Golf, Snooker and RL.
Jamie was a Corobeus Instructor from 2009 and maintains an advisory/instructor role today
Major Dr Tom Clack BSc (hons), MBChB, Leeds, PHEC, BATLS, PG Cert SEM - Corobeus Instructor
Tom has worked 7 years as a doctor in the British Army including heli medicine in Canada 2006 & frontline medical care in Iraq 2007
Tom is Currently a GP registrar at Headley court DCRM and Dip SEM at UWIC
Tom has worked at various clubs in RFL at academy level including Wakefield, Warrington, most recently for York and Featherstone
Tom has been ALS provider since 2005 and EPLS 2007
Tom joined Corobeus as an Instructor in 2009
Dr Alan Young - Corobeus Instructor
Alan is a full-time GP Partner in Hull. He has been Club Doctor Hull KR Since 2005

Alan is a BASICS/IMMEDIATE CARE Doctor (since 2004) and joined Corobeus as an Instructor in 2009.

Dr Craig S White MBBS, MRCGP, MSc (SEM),MFSEM, DRCOG - Corobeus Instructor
Craig is a GP and Sports Physician. He qualified in 1990 - St Bartholomews hospital. Craig gained his MSc in sports and exercise medicine in 2005.
Craig is Chief Medical Officer for British Judo and also work with London Irish Rugby and Harlegquins Rugby League.
Craig has attended two Commonwealth games and also the Beijing Olympics.
Craig joined Corobeus as an Instructor in 2009.
Mr Michael Heys BSc (Hons) MCSP MSc Sports Physiotherapy - Corobeus Instructor
Mick has over 18 years in RL at professional, academy & amateur level including representative posts. He is c team physiotherapist to Scotland RLFC. Mick was previously England U16 & U18 physiotherapist (RL)
Mick's fulltime role is as a Snr Physiotherapist in the out-patient dept at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Mick joined Corobeus as an Instructor in 2009.
Mr Peter (Jock) Fawcett - Corobeus Instructor

Jock has over 28 years as an RGN, the last 20 years as charge nurse in ICU

Jock is a trained in CALS, he has attended ATLS courses and is an ALS provider.

Jock holds a diploma in remedial massage and was Head Masseur to Warrington Wolves RLFC and previous masseur to Brisbane Broncos, England Academy, Lancashire origin, England and Australian Kangaroos RL teams.
Jock joined Corobeus as an Instructor in 2009.
Mr Shaun Irwin - Corobeus Instructor - Degree in Paramedical science

Shaun has worked for Yorkshire Ambulance Service for the past 12 years, 10 of those as a Paramedic.

Shaun currently works with the Hazardous Area Response Urban Search and Rescue team, which is a Government initiative allowing paramedics to work in close proximity with the Police and Fire Department in situations that normally is restricted to pre hospital personnel. Shaun is used to working in extreme situations under pressure and adds another trauma dimension to the teaching faculty. 

Shaun was previously a professional rugby league player from 1984 until 2000, when he retired to join the Ambulance Service. Shaun had a prestigious full-time career as a professional athlete winning a Grand Final and representing his Country as a British Lion.

Corobeus Instructor since 2009.

Mr Dave Stringer - Corobeus Instructor - 
BScHons Physiotherapy, MSc Sports Injuries (Physiotherapy)

Senior physiotherapist since 2000, and lead practitioner of own Leeds private practice. 

Currently a physiotherapist to The Rugby Football Union Elite Rugby Department (2008-present) working with the England senior team and England age group teams.

Previously physiotherapist to Harlequins RUFC (2002-2004) and Leeds Rugby Limited (2004 - 2008) [Leeds Rhinos RLFC & Leeds Tykes RUFC]

Physiotherapist at London 2012 Olympic Games, 2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow and 2002 CWG Manc 

Corobeus Instructor since 2013


Dr Ben Rayner - Corobeus Insructor - Consultant Emergency Medicine, Hull Royal Infirmary

Mr Matt Crowley - Corobeus Instructor - Degree in Paramedical science

Mrs Angela Fox-Whiteley - Corobeus Instructor - MA, RGN.