Swarup Mukherjee, MBBS, PGDSM, PhD, FECSS

Associate Professor
National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University
50 Nanyang Ave
639798, Singapore


Dr. Mukherjee is a Physician with specialisation in the area of Sports Medicine. He is an International Sports Medicine Federation certified Team Physician and World Health Organisation certified trainer in disability prevention and rehabilitation. Dr. Mukherjee has practiced for over ten years as a physician including his five year tenure as a Medical Officer with the Indian Army. During his years of practice as a Sports Physician, Dr. Mukherjee was involved in training and medical aspects of national and international-level sports persons across multiple sports. With his growing interest in the functional aspects of human performance, Dr. Mukherjee went on to pursue a doctoral degree in Exercise Physiology from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. In addition, he also has an honours degree in physical education.
Dr. Swarup Mukherjee is currently an Assistant Professor with the Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group, National Institute of Education (Singapore) and is currently involved in teaching Sports injuries: understanding, prevention and management, Growth and motor development and Physiology of Exercise. Dr. Mukherjee has authored two books, four book chapters and numerous research papers in international peer-reviewed journals. He serves as an invited reviewer of over fifteen top-tier sports and exercise science and medicine journals and also as an Editorial Board member of two other journals.

Research Interest

His research interests include: Epidemiology of sports injuries, Sports injuries in youth athletes, prevention and management of sports injuries, fundamental movement skills, physical activity and health in youth.

Scientific Activities

Professional Memberships

• European College of Sports Science (2010-2014)
• British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences (2011-12)
• Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (Life member – since 2010)
• Singapore Physical Education Association (Life member – since 2009)


Recipient of the National Institute of Education Deans Commendation for Research for recognizing excellence in research by graduate students in 2008.


Internationally Refereed Journal Papers

1. Mukherjee S. Sports injuries in university physical education teacher education students: a prospective epidemiological investigation. Journal of Sports Medicine.
2. Mukherjee S, Leong HF, Chen S, Foo YXW, Pek HK. Injuries in competitive Dragon Boating. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. doi: 10.1177/2325967114554550
3. Chia M, Mukherjee S, Huang D. Thirst for drink knowledge- how coaches and physical education teachers in Singapore measure up in an exercise hydration knowledge quiz. Journal of Physical Education and Sport. 2014; 14 (2): 151-157.
4. Wylde M, Low CY, Aziz AR, Mukherjee S, Chia M. Application of GPS technology to create activity profiles of youth international field hockey players in competitive match-play. International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports. 2014; 3 (2): 74-78.
5. Mukherjee S. Traumatic upper limb injuries during the field hockey Junior World Cup 2009. Research in Sports Medicine. 2013; 21: 318-329. doi: 10.1080/15438627.2013.825797
6. Mukherjee S, Chia M. The NIE Intermittent High-intensity Running Test: a reliable and valid test for assessment of soccer-specific fitness. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. 2013; 8 (1): 77-88. doi: 10.1260/1747-9541.8.1.77
7. Mukherjee S. Head and face injuries during the mens field hockey Junior World Cup 2009. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012; 40 (3): 686-690. doi: 10.1177/0363546511426697
8. Chia M, Mukherjee S. Hydration status of heat-acclimatized youth team players during competition. Science & Sports. 2012; 27: e51-e54. doi: 10.1016/j.scispo.2011.10.009
9. Mukherjee S, Chia M. Within-season variation in the body composition of Asian youth professional soccer players. Sports Science. 2010; 32: 15-22.
10. McNeill MC, Mukherjee S, Singh G. Podcasting in Physical Education Teacher Education. The ICHPER. SD Journal of Research. 2010; 5 (1): 16-19.
11. Mukherjee S, Chia MYH. Urinary total antioxidant capacity in soccer players. Acta Kinesiologica. 2009; 3 (1): 26-33.
12. Aziz AR, Mukherjee S, Chia MYH, Teh KC. Validity of the running repeated sprint ability test among playing positions and level of competitiveness in trained soccer players. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 2008; 29 (10): 833-838. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1038410
13. Aziz AR, Mukherjee S, Chia MYH, Teh KC. Relationship between measured maximal oxygen uptake and aerobic endurance with running repeated sprint ability in young elite soccer players. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. 2007; 47: 401-407.
14. Mukherjee S, Chia MYH. Evaluation of the Lactate Pro blood lactate analyser involving multiple-tester approach. The Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Sciences. 2006; 3 (1): 55-60.
15. Mukherjee S, Mukhopadhyay S, Ghosh AK. Physiological profile of child footballers. Journal of Sports and Sports Sciences. 2004; 27 (2): 5-12.
16. Ahuja A, Mukherjee S. Sudden cardiac death in athletes: a viewpoint. Current Medical Journal of the North Zone. 2002; 7 (12): 33-37.