Paul Mullan

Paul Mullan

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28 June 1979
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Can you explain your role within the team?

As Head of Sports Science and Medicine, I oversee the support team delivering across the sailing athlete pathway. I also work individually with our performance athletes to plan their periodised training programmes.

What’s your sailing background?

I originally joined the team in 2005 as a non-sailor. Since then I have picked up windsurfing, but still get a lot wetter than I would like!

How did you get involved with the team?

I began working as a physiologist with the Junior and Youth squads quite a few years ago. I left to work with UK Sport but then returned to work with the British Sailing Team.

Can you explain what a normal day as Head of Sports Science & Sports Medicine involves?

There aren’t very many ‘normal’ days in this role. Day to day I manage the sports science and medicine staff to ensure a world class support service is available to athletes of all ages on the RYA programmes.

What’s your greatest fear or phobia?


What would you love to do but never have the time or money for it?

Climb Mount Everest

What’s your worst habit?

Waking up far too early

Name 3 things that are always in your shopping trolley?

Dark chocolate hob nobs, espresso coffee beans, fruit & barley orange.

What was the last book you read?

Bad Science

What’s your favourite boat to sail?


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