Keith Stokes is Professor of Applied Physiology and Head of the Department for Health at the University of Bath, UK. He has research expertise in exercise physiology and sports injury prevention with a primary focus on understanding sports injury risk to inform the development and delivery of preventive interventions. Over the past decade he has delivered injury surveillance programmes for England Rugby (men and women) and the English Premiership, as well as men's community rugby and schools rugby in England. Dr Stokes is part of the team that carried out the IRB (now World Rugby) Scrum Forces project which resulted in global changes to the scrum Laws. He is also engaged in occupational health and injury prevention research in arduous occupational settings and he is a member of the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis, which has a focus on improving the understanding of the effects of sport and exercise on joint injury and osteoarthritis. Dr Stokes is co-founder and Network Editor of the World Rugby Science Network and an Editor of the International Journal of Sports Medicine.