Eva Carneiro is a Gibraltarian sports medicine specialist of British and Spanish parentage who is currently working as the first team doctor at Chelsea. She had previously worked at the British Olympic Medical Institute and with England women's national football team and UK Athletics.
Carneiro was born in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. She studied medicine at Nottingham University before training and working in A&E and surgery in Scotland and Australia. She then continued her studies at Queen Mary University in London, completing an MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine. Her MSc thesis was carried out at West Ham United.
Following the completion of her masters she worked in the Public Health department at Islington PCT in north London, and was also involved in weekly Sports & Orthopaedic Clinics at Whittington Hospital and the Olympic Medical Institute. She was then appointed to the UK Sports and Exercise Medicine Specialist training programme, working with UK athletes in the build up to the 2008 Summer Olympics and also with the women's football team.
Carneiro joined Chelsea in 2009, initially working with the Reserve team squad. She was promoted to work with the first team at the start of the 2011-12 season.