Chief Medical Officer

I am very pleased to be undertaking the Chief Medical Officer role for Basketball Wales. I have a huge passion for sport, and basketball is growing in both popularity and participation across the whole of Wales, year on year. I look forward to working with Basketball Wales in this role. 

Mr Stuart Roy
MBChB MPhil(Cantab) FRCSEd(Tr & Orth)
Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics
Partner Cardiff Sports Orthopaedics

Basketball Wales would like to welcome Mr Stuart Roy to the team. He will be taking on the role of Chief Medical Officer. As part of his role he will advise our national team coaches and players as well as helping to shape our policies regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and our pathway to a return to play.

He has already worked with both the Cardiff Met Archers women’s teams, ensuring that they are safe to resume contact basketball as they compete in the new WBBL season and in the Basketball England WNBL Division One

Here’s a bit more about Stuart…


Stuart was educated in David Hughes School, Menai Bridge. He attended Medical school at Bristol University gaining his degree in Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine. After undertaking his pre-registration house officer jobs he studied for an MPhil at at Cambridge University studying the effects of Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory medication on human articular cartilage.

Surgical training

Stuart did his basic surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Accident and Emergency and Neurosurgery. After gaining his Fellowship in Surgery he became a professional rugby player for 2 seasons whilst also working part-time in trauma and orthopaedics.

He then gained a place as a Specialist Registrar on the All Wales training scheme in Trauma and Orthopaedics. During this 6 year period he rotated around hospitals in Wales and was trained in most aspects of Trauma and Orthopaedics. He successfully passed his exit exam in Trauma and Orthopaedics and his final year of training was spent in Adelaide, South Austrailia. During this year he gained further specialist training in Lower Limb and Sports Surgery.

Consultant appointment

Stuart was appointed a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in July, 2005. He has a full-time NHS contract and specialises in sports injuries and all aspects of knee surgery. He has been clinical director and is currently Audit lead for his department.

He is an Honorary Clinical Teacher at Cardiff University in recognition of his contribution to under-graduate teaching. He is on the Faculty for various courses run at the Welsh Institute of Minimal Access Therapy at the University Hospital of Wales. Stuart has maintained an active interest in research and has given many presentations at regional, national and international meetings.

Personal profile

Stuart was brought up on Anglesey in North Wales but now lives in the Vale of Glamorgan with his wife, Jayne and three children. He has represented Wales at all levels in rugby and represented Menai Bridge, Cardiff, Pontypridd, Cambridge University and Crawshays Rugby Clubs. Although no-longer playing he is maintaining close links with the game providing orthopaedic services to both the WRU and rugby clubs in South Wales. He enjoys gardening, keeping fit, skiing and surfing in his spare time.

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