About Dr Jane Dunbar

Having qualified in 1980 Dr Dunbar initially worked on expeditions, then trained in general practice and worked as a GP principal until 1995 when she started to work full time in Sports Medicine. Since the late 1980's Dr Dunbar has been involved in working with sports teams and at sports injury clinics. Working initially with club then district and international Rugby, Golf and Athletics and at the local authority sports injury clinic in Stirling (until it closed in 2008) and with Ski Patrol in Glenshee since 1981.

She gained a Diploma in Sports Medicine 1n 1994 and followed this with experience with the British Olympic Team, Scottish Commonwealth Games, with European Tour Golf and as the first Doctor with the Scottish Institute of Sport.

In 2007 the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine was launched (based in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh) and they granted the first foundation fellowships of the College. Dr Dunbar was one of these inital Fellows of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine. More recently Dr Dunbar has been involved as vice chair of the exam committee for the college.

She also became only the 4th Doctor in the UK (and first Doctor in Scotland and the first female Doctor in the UK) to be recognised by the GMC as a specialist in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Present Posts

  • Medical Officer with PGA European Tour
  • NHS Sports clinic at Airthrey Park Medical Centre Stirling University
  • Part time lecturing at Stirling University Sports Study Department, and with British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine