Domhnall MacAuley is a specialist in sport and exercise medicine and a senior editor at the BMJ. He was senior research fellow at the Queen's University of Belfast and Professor of Primary Health Care (Research) at the University of Ulster. He has published more than 250 scholarly articles, including 7 books and 75+ original research papers and is a former editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine. He was one of the first to be awarded specialist accreditation in sport and exercise medicine in the UK and was on the advisory board for the formation of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the first such Faculty in the British Isles.
He was awarded the Duke of Edinburgh Prize by the Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine in 2010 and, in 2011, received the Robert Campbell Memorial Medal from the Ulster Medical Society. He has a wide interest in many sports and has competed at the Commonwealth Games and World Championships.