Andrew Jowett realized at a young age that despite his obsession with sport and diverse sporting interests that he was never destined for a career as a sportsman. Throughout his medical training however he maintained his links and interests in sport to develop his expertise combining both passions. This culminated in the fabulous adventure that was the World Cup in Germany 2006 as the Socceroos national team doctor.
On a daily basis Andrew wishes to assist members of the general public achieve their sporting, health and fitness goals by drawing upon his expertise at the elite level as well as his personal sporting mediocrity!
Andrew has special interests in sports such as all football codes, baseball and throwing sports as well as musculoskeletal problems such as exercise-induced leg pain, groin pain, tendon problems and shoulder pain. His master’s research was into compartment syndrome and he continues to investigate exertional leg pain.
Andrew is passionate about Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre and the concept of multidisciplinary sports medicine. He has developed his role at the clinic to take on the position of clinic director to further enhance Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre as a leading provider of sports medicine services, education and training.
Andrew completed 14 seasons as a doctor with Collingwood FC in 2009. He was fortunate enough to maintain his involvement in elite teams by joining the Hawthorn FC medical team in 2012 and provides back-up medical support 3 premierships later!
He served as team doctor for the Australian Socceroos from 1996-2006, continued to advise FFA on medical matters including the medical structure of the A-League before joining Melbourne Victory as medical director in 2014.
He led the accreditation in 2013 of Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre as Australia’s only FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence as part of a worldwide chain of 32 centres.
Andrew is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians as well as holding affiliations to Sports Medicine Australia and AFL Medical Officers Associations both as a member and on the executive. Andrew was appointed Chief Medical Officer for the Football Federation of Victoria (FFV) in 2013 and Chairman of Sports Medicine Australia in 2015.
Career Highlights / Affiliations / Associations
- Chief Medical Officer – Football Federation of Victoria (FFV) (2013-Present)
- Medical Director – Melbourne Victory (2013-Present)
- Hawthorn Football Club (2012–Present)
- Team Doctor, International Rules team, (Ireland 2011)
- Team Doctor – Socceroos, World Cup (Germany 2006)
- National Team Doctor – Socceroos (FFA) (1996-2006)
- Team Doctor – Collingwood Football Club (1996–2009)
- Team Doctor – Olympic Soccer team (Olyroos) (Athens 2004)
- Athlete Medical Services Director, Olympic Games (Sydney 2000) (Football – Melbourne)
- Team Doctor – Melbourne Reds Baseball Team (1995-1998)
- Coach – Boroondara Eagles FC Girls Soccer (2007-2013)
Research / Publications
Professional Conference Presentations
- Keynote Lecture SMA (Vic branch) (2015)
- Free Paper “Syndesmosis injuries in footballers” Football Medicine Strategies for Joint and Ligament Injuries, Milan, (2014)
- Harry Kneebone Lecture, SMA (SA branch) (2013)
- AFC Football Medicine Diploma Course, Course Instructor and Lecturer, Cambodia (Nov 2013)
- 1st Melbourne International Hip Arthroscopy Meeting: “Update on Conservative treatments of groin pain – (Sports Med Perspective)” (2012)
- Australasian College of Sports Physicians, Annual Conference: “Exercise-induced Leg Pain Symposium – Recurrent Calf tears” (2011)
- Course Instructor and Lecturer: Dolorclast Radial Shockwave Therapy Course, (2011)
- Presenter, SPG/APA/ACSP Conference – Prevention and Management Osteoarthritis in the Athlete, AIS, (2010)
- 3rd Football Australasia Conference “Circadian Rhythms and Performance in International Football” (2008)
- 2nd Football Australasia Conference “Relationship between Hip Range of Motion and Groin pain in Professional Footballers” (2003)
- Convenor, Football Australasia Conference 2 and 3, (2003 & 2008)
- Conference Convenor, OPSMC 20th Anniversary, (2007)
- Convenor, Australasian College of Sports Physicians Annual Conference, (2001-2005)
- Scientific Committee, Australian Conference Science and Medicine in Sport, (1999-2003)