Move Eat Treat

About Us

The vision of Move Eat Treat is pushed forward by our team of directors (see below) and ambassadors. It is kindly guided and supported by our advisory board.

Our journey

The Team

Dr Joseph Lightfoot: Founder and Director

Dr Joseph Lightfoot, MBChB, BSc(Hons) CSCS graduated medical school in July 2012, and also has a first class honours degree in Anatomy. On a daily basis he is CEO of Results Inc. where he works with a range of people, from complete novices through to athletes competing at world championship level to achieve their health, fitness and performance goals. He has worked with the Great Britain Boxing team on a number of research projects. Recently he has been invited to be part of the Department of Health’s Physical Activity expert group. He founded Move Eat Treat while still at medical school to campaign for better lifestyle practices in medicine and to help deliver a proactive healthcare system.

Dr Edward Maile: Founder and Director

Edward Maile 2015Edward is a junior doctor with a strong interest in medical leadership and health policy, particularly the role of preventative medicine. He studied Medicine at the University of Manchester and also completed a Genetics BSc (Hons), graduating with a first-class degree and winning the Faculty of Life Sciences Outstanding Achievement Award as the top ranked student. He worked as an Academic Foundation Doctor in Oxford, conducting research and teaching at the University alongside his clinical work. He then completed a Master of Public Health at Harvard University, where he was a Kennedy Scholar. Most recently he was a National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow, where he worked at NHS England and contributed to the design and implementation of national health policy.

Dr Thom Phillips: Director.

Thom is currently a doctor, having also previously completed an MSc in Sports Science at Swansea University. Outside of medicine, he is a keen coach and works with a number of individuals and teams and is an associate director of a triathlon consulting company. He has an endurance sport background and has raced at an elite level both domestically and internationally. Thom is also currently working on a number of research projects including how exercise affects immunity, and how the internet is changing medical education. He is passionate about the preventative medicine and the role lifestyle plays in health.

Sean Carmody: Director

Sean is in his final year of medical school at the Hull York Medical School, and also has a degree in Sport & Exercise Science from Loughborough University. He is a co-founder of the Undergraduate Sports and Exercise Medicine Society (USEMS), a national society aiming to help students to explore the possibility of pursuing a career in this field. His enthusiasm for sport, exercise and performance medicine is demonstrated through the experience he has gained on placement with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Widnes Vikings, and Connacht Rugby, among others. Originally from Ireland, he has represented his country in rugby league at Student, ‘A’ and senior level.

Dr Helen MacMullen: Director

Helen trained in Medicine at Oxford University and University College London, having previously completed a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. She is currently spending a year working as a junior doctor in New Zealand.

She is passionate about ‘Health’ in the broadest sense and sees lifestyle change as the biggest factor in preventing disease. She has been an active campaigner in her local NHS Trust, initiating changes that promote health for both staff and patients, as well as gaining funding from Health Education England to run a junior doctor teaching programme on lifestyle interventions. She has a strong personal interest in nutrition and the psychology of health behaviour, attending numerous courses and conferences on these topics.

Outside of medicine, she enjoys numerous sports, has a regular ashtanga yoga practice and enjoys creative cooking and spending time with her family.

Dr John Sykes: Director

John is a GP Trainee doctor working in Bath. He trained at Norwich Medical School, having previously completed a Cell Biology BSc. (Hons) at Durham University. John spent his elective in Australia working with the North Shore Sports Medicine Group in Sydney and New Zealand working with the Blues Rugby Team. He has attended several key sports and exercise medicine conferences in the UK and Europe and shadowed a variety of medical support teams, including Bristol City F.C. and Bristol Rugby Club. He has an underlying desire to promote a more active and healthy nation and is keen to work in Sports and Exercise Medicine in the future. He is a keen sports man having represented both his Universities at 1st team football and completed a sub 3-hour Marathon in Berlin.

Steffan Griffin: Director

Steffan is currently studying for a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science having completed his third year of his medical studies at the University of Birmingham. As a committee member of both USEMS and the Royal Society of Medicine’s Sport and Exercise Medicine Council, he is passionate about helping implement lifestyle education into healthcare training, following on from his pilot ‘BeTheChange’ scheme. Having also organised the 2014 USEMS national conference, Steffan is also keen to organise events that promote the sport and exercise medicine specialty whilst advocating the use of exercise and lifestyle measures in healthy living.