Dr Eva M. Carneiro

BMedSci, BMBS, MSc (Sports Medicine), CCT (Sports & Exercise Medicine), FFSEM.

Dr Eva Carneiro is a Sports Medicine Specialist and was one of the first eight pioneering doctors recruited nationally to the Sports and Exercise Medicine Specialist Training Programme.

Qualifying from Nottingham in 1999, Dr Carneiro worked in the New South Wales Institute of Sport in Sydney and at the Olympic Medical Institute in the build up to the Beijing Olympics. She then completed her research in Football Hydration for her Masters Degree in Sports Medicine at West Ham United.

She worked full-time at Chelsea Football Club from 2009-2015. During her four seasons as First Team doctor the team was successful in winning Champions League, Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup titles. During her six and a half years with the team she worked with a total of seven elite international football managers and is credited with the highest player availability rates for any team in the English Premier
League. She is the first woman to sit on a team bench pitch-side in Champions League, Premier League and Europa League competitions and the only woman to become Assistant Medical Director in a football club internationally.

Dr Carneiro is a consultant to the Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Qatar in the build up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup and works as a Specialist Consultant in The Sports Medical Group at 25 Harley Street.

She is a founding member of “Proud of Africa”, a campaign to promote awareness and education in Africa about the effect of poaching and the established link between poverty, infant mortality and wildlife eradication.