Dr Alice McNamara


Alice is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Doctor (Registrar), with particular experience in elite sport and the complexities of high-performance environments. She was a National Team Rower for 11 years and a dual World Champion in the Lightweight Quad sculls.
Alice has also competed in elite stair racing all around the world and continues to both run and provide medical support for Ultra Endurance Trail Running events, being familiar with the rigors of this space.

Alice has gathered experience in working with female athletes, athletes with nutritional consideration and bone stress injuries in both males and females. She currently also practices at the Victorian Institute of Sport working with Cycling, Swimming, Athletics, Gymnastics and Combat sports.
Outside of work, Alice loves surfing, skiing and kayaking with her husband as well as running with her English Pointer.

Clinical Interests

  • Elite sport – Running, Rowing, Cycling, Swimming and Basketball
  • Trail Running and Ultra endurance / adventure racing
  • Bone health / Bone stress injuries
  • Female athlete health
  • Overtraining

Please note, whilst we have listed specific areas of interest for our practitioners, this does not mean they are limited to only the topics listed. All of our sport physicians are thoroughly trained in every aspect of the musculoskeletal system; the subjects noted above are simply areas of personal interest, not expertise.


  • Doctor of Medicine (Uni of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Uni of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Science (Uni of Melbourne)
  • Emergency Medicine Certificate (ACEM)

Previous & current sporting club associations

  • WNBL Southside Flyers doctor 2021- Present
  • AFLW St Kilda Saints assistant doctor 2021- Present
  • VFLW Southern Saints 2020-2022
  • Swimming Australia (Commonwealth Games 2022)
  • Rowing Australia Pathways Medical Lead 2020-2022.

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