Contributors

Aderonke Bello is an award winning international and independent sports journalist who writes features and investigations with bias for African sports, governance, advocacy, development and analysis. Her Twitter and handle is @AderonkeW, Facebook page @AderonkeObello

A fast approaching 70 year old retired IT professional who has followed Hibernian FC for 55 years. Attendances at matches have dwindled to nothing over the decades but still passionate enough to have shed a tear when his club won the Scottish Cup last May, the first time in more than a century. Passionate enough to be concerned over the apparent maladministration within the sport in Scotland.

Alberto is Course leader of the MSc in Sport & Exercise Nutrition at the University of Westminster, London. His main areas of expertise are Environmental and Exercise Physiology and Exercise Immunology. He also collaborates as ATHENA SWAN coordinator for Life Sciences Dept. Throughout his PhD he has worked as member of the Extremes Research Group at Bangor University. This research group has a strong history of study in areas that include environmental physiology, exercise immunology and sports nutrition. My work has focused primarily on how Extreme Environments (e.g. altitude, heat, cold, dehydration, nutrient restriction and sleep loss) affect human performance and health.

Andrew is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University. With a background in sports biomechanics, Andrew completed his PhD at Sheffield Hallam in the area of running injuries and biomechanical risk factors. As a fellow of the HEA, Andrew has nearly 10 years' experience of teaching in higher education and delivers a range of modules on both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. His main areas of teaching specialism include biomechanics and performance analysis. Andrew is an active researcher whose interests lie in the field of foot and ankle biomechanics, gait analysis, sports injury and performance analysis in rugby union.

Andrew is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology and joined the University of Salford in April 2015. Previously, Andrew worked as a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Nottingham Trent University for 2 years. Andrew also worked as a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology (part-time) at Staffordshire University between 2009 and 2013 whilst completing his PhD studies. Andrew’s PhD was completed in the area of social identities. Andrew is a published researcher and remains research active. Andrew is a BASES accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (psychology), Chartered Scientist, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Andrew has 7 years of consultancy experience working with a range of athletes in sports including ice skating, cricket, and football. Andrew has contributed to a range of media outputs including BBC Radio Nottingham. Andrew’s views on an incident within the 2014 World Cup were published in a number of national and international outlets including Reuters, The Guardian, and The Independent.

Andrew is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law, holds a Masters in International Sports Law from Madrid’s esteemed Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía, and is a member of the New York Bar. At ISDE, Andrew focused his studies on sport governance, regulation, and dispute resolution.

Andrew is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law, holds a Masters in International Sports Law from Madrid’s esteemed Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía, and is a member of the New York Bar. At ISDE, Andrew focused his studies on sport governance, regulation, and dispute resolution. Andy has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years. Prior to working on the Sports Integrity Initiative, he was the editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has written for numerous trade magazines. He has also created, chaired and spoken at numerous conferences on the business of sport, and produced the Sports Law Show for iSportConnect TV.

Andy has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years. Prior to working on the Sports Integrity Initiative, he was the editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has written for numerous trade magazines. He has also created, chaired and spoken at numerous conferences on the business of sport, and produced the Sports Law Show for iSportConnect TV.

Andy has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years. Prior to working on the Sports Integrity Initiative, he was the editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has written for numerous trade magazines. Isabelle Westbury is a freelance journalist who writes for the SII. Her focus is on politics and sport, especially cricket. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Mail and The Sun, and broadcasts on cricket for the BBC.

Andy has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years. Prior to working on the Sports Integrity Initiative, he was the editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has written for numerous trade magazines. He has also created, chaired and spoken at numerous conferences on the business of sport, and produced the Sports Law Show for iSportConnect TV. Jack Kerr is an Australian investigative journalist and documentary maker, who has featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, ABC, Vice and others.

Andy is a Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Science at Swansea University, specialising in sports integrity, specifically match manipulation, equalities and employment relations in sport. Previously, Andy was a researcher in the Birkbeck Sports Business Centre, University of London and completed his PhD, now an interdisciplinary text, into sport,masculinity and sexuality. He has more than 20 years’ experience working in the labour movement and voluntary sector and specialises in research, strategy and education in workplace and social issues. His clients have included the International Labour Organisation, the TUC, FIFPro, the world professional football players union and the Musicians Union.

Ask Vest Christiansen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health - Sport Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is also a manager of the International Network of Humanistic Doping Research and has written a number of research pieces on anti-doping (click here

Carly recently joined Bournemouth University in 2016 as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity. Prior to this she was a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University, having gained her PhD from the University of Exeter in 2006. Carly's teaching and research interests are primarily focused around embodied narrative identity formation in a variety of contexts, explored via a range of auto/biographical methods. Current research focuses specifically on the storied lives of gymnasts, and sporting autobiographies as cultural resources. Currently, Carly is part of a group which aims set the future direction of gymnastics research for national and international funding, and initiate a public platform to engage stakeholders and shape their involvement. She is a reviewer for a number of journals (including European Physical Education Review; International Review for the Sociology of Sport; Sport, Education and Society; Leisure Studies; Sports Coaching Review; Sport in Society; Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health).

Carsten Kraushaar Martensen is a researcher in the Sports Science division of the Department of Public Health at Aarhus University in Denmark. He has also been involved with organising International Network of Humanistic Doping Research (INHDR) events. Professor Verner Moller of the Department of Public Health at Aarhus University has published a number of books and research articles dealing with anti-doping in sport, and has also spoken at a number of conferences dealing with anti-doping.

Catherine Ordway is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, having developed and lectured in Sports Integrity and Investigations, in the Sports Law program with Hayden Opie since 2014. Catherine has developed and taught a number of other sports management and sports law subjects at the Masters and undergraduate level at institutions including: La Trobe University, the University of Canberra and the University of New South Wales. Catherine has published on sports integrity, governance and gender equality issues and is a sought-after media commentator and conference presenter. Catherine was an Australian squad member in the Olympic sport of handball, competed for the Australian Capital Territory in rugby union, and fenced at intervarsity. Catherine is a lawyer and has a Graduate Diploma in Investigations Management (Policing). Catherine acted for the Australian Olympic Committee in a legal capacity in the lead up to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Catherine is also a Senior Consultant (Sports Law) with Snedden Hall & Gallop Lawyers (SHG Sport) in Canberra. Catherine has extensive experience in international anti-doping administration and has consulted on projects including the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Bid, the Budapest 2024 Olympic Games Bid, and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Catherine has served on numerous ethics and anti-doping committees in Australia and internationally, and currently supports the: International Cricket Council, the World Baseball-Softball Confederation, SportAccord and the West Indies Cricket Board. Catherine sits on the International Sports Law Journal editorial board and is an expert contributor to the Australian Sports Commission Clearinghouse. Catherine received an Edna Ryan Award in 2016 for her long-term commitment to promoting women in sport. Catherine is currently completing her PhD at the University of Canberra on the link between gender equity on boards and integrity in sport.

Charlotte Smith is a Lecturer in Management at the University of Leicester. Charlotte was previously a Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at the University of York. She has also worked as the chief research assistant for the International Network for Visual Studies in Organisations (invisio.org) and as a research fellow leading a funded Age UK project with Dr Riach (Monash University).

Christiane Ayotte is President of the World Association of Anti‐Doping Scientists, and is a Professor and Director of the Laboratoire de contrôle du dosage, INRS‐Institut Armand‐Frappier.

Clemens Prokop is President of the German athletics federation (DLV). He is also Director of the Regensburg Regional Court and publisher of Sport und Recht [Sport and Law] magazine.

Conor Talbot is a PhD Candidate at the European University Institute, Florence, and an Associate Researcher at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin.

Andy has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years. Prior to working on the Sports Integrity Initiative, he was the editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has written for numerous trade magazines. He has also created, chaired and spoken at numerous conferences on the business of sport, and produced the Sports Law Show for iSportConnect TV.

Daryl Adair (PhD) is Associate Professor of Sport Management at University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Among his research interests are anti-doping, athlete wellbeing and workplace fairness in sport. His recent publications (with Stephen Frawley) include Managing the Olympics (2013), Managing the Football World Cup (2014), and (with Simon Darcy and Stephen Frawley), Managing the Paralympics (2016), all with Palgrave Macmillan.

David Epstein covers energy and environment issues as well as sports science. Prior to joining ProPublica, he was a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, where he co-authored the 2009 report that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had used steroids. His science writing has won a number of awards, including the 2010 Society of Professional Journalists prize for science reporting for a story on the genetics of athletic performance. (He is author of the New York Times bestseller, The Sports Gene). He was a 2011 Livingston Award finalist for stories on perceptual skills and pain in sports. Prior to SI, David was a crime reporter at the New York Daily News and a reporter at Inside Higher Ed. He has master’s degrees in environmental science and journalism from Columbia University, and has lived in the Sonoran desert, on a ship in the Pacific Ocean, and in the Arctic.

David Lucy is a Lecturer in Statistics at Lancaster University. David Lucy's research interests include the basis and nature of evidence, multivariate problems of 'matching' and the use of graphical modelling for dimensional reduction.

Following a career as a marketing practitioner in the sports industry, working with clubs such as AEK Athens and Middlesbrough FC and events such as the Open European 470 Championships, Elisavet joined academia in 2013 when she commenced her PhD in Integrated Marketing Communications in Sports (Teesside University). She has since lectured in institutions such Loughborough University, University of Liverpool, Teesside University and UCFB, before joining Loughborough University as a Lecturer in Sports Marketing and Communications. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from the Athens University of Economics and Business and an MBA Football Industries from the University of Liverpool. Elisavet currently sits in the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Scientific Association For Sport Management & Recreation. Elisavet’s research has been focused on marketing communications management practices, such as IMC, branding and CSR promotion in football. Following the recent scandals in Greek football, Elisavet has also conducted research on the match-fixing and economic mismanagement in Greek football clubs.

Emilio García is a doctor in law and Head of Disciplinary and Integrity at UEFA. Before joining UEFA, he was the Spanish Football Federation’s legal director (2004–12) and an Arbitrator at the CAS (2012–13). He also acted as main counsel for UEFA in Klubi Sportiv Skënderbeu v UEFA (CAS 2016/A/4650).

Student at Exeter University studying BA Liberal Arts – Majoring in English and minoring in Criminology. I am fascinated by the sports law industry and the pressing matters it includes, specifically doping and corruption. Sport has always been a big part of my life. I am a qualified tennis coach and play BUCS Netball at Exeter.

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FIFPro is the worldwide representative organization for all professional players; more than 65,000 footballers in total. Founded on December 15, 1965, FIFPro has 58 members, 2 candidate members and 5 observers. The mission ‘FIFPro supports players’ and our mission statement ‘FIFPro is the exclusive collective voice of the world’s professional footballers’ are key principles. These are the two guiding foundations that underpin FIFPro’s activities.

Georg M. Facius is an international expert on doping and gender in sport. He has been an IAAF International Technical Official; an EAA Competition Committee member from 1995-2003; and a member of the EAA Anti-doping Group from 1999 onwards.

George Bovell III is an Olympic bronze medallist and former world record holding swimmer from Trinidad & Tobago who specialises in freestyle and the individual medley. He is the Caribbean region's most successful swimmer and intends to compete in a record fifth Olympiad in Rio 2016.

Giorgi Chaduneli is a Georgian journalist, TV producer with Rustavi2 and a football fan.

Henry Goldschmidt is an associate at Morgan Sports Law - a boutique sports law firm based in London. Henry's practice focus is sports arbitration and litigation, and he has particular interests in concussion, anti-doping and match-fixing. He trained at a leading international law firm in London, qualifying into their dispute resolution team. After four years doing commercial litigation and international arbitration, he joined Morgan Sports Law in September 2016.

Isabelle Westbury is a freelance journalist who writes for the SII. Her focus is on politics and sport, especially cricket. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Mail and The Sun, and broadcasts on cricket for the BBC. She has an undergraduate degree from Oxford University, where she was President of the Oxford Union, as well as a postgraduate degree in law. She is also Middlesex CCC women’s cricket captain.

Isabelle Westbury is a freelance journalist who writes for the SII. Her focus is on politics and sport, especially cricket. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Mail and The Sun, and broadcasts on cricket for the BBC. She has an undergraduate degree from Oxford University, where she was President of the Oxford Union, as well as a postgraduate degree in law. She is also Middlesex CCC women’s cricket captain.

Jack Anderson is a lecturer in sports law at Queen's University, Belfast. He was appointed as an Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) at the end of January 2016.

Jack Kerr is an Australian investigative journalist and documentary maker, who has featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, ABC, Vice and others.

Jaime Schultz is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University who specialises in the history of women's sports.

Jake has been working in anti-corruption for ten years and has been involved in numerous high-profile and sensitive sport integrity investigations. His work has covered the areas of match-fixing, governance, player transfers and ownership, and anti-doping. At the ICSS, he assists sport organisations to develop comprehensive understanding of the impact and risks to the integrity of their sports from global betting, corruption, and criminal activity. He works with stakeholders to implement prevention, detection and investigation capabilities in order to combat corruption and competition based problems such as match fixing. More recently, he has worked on strategic support to stakeholders on sport integrity policy development and implementation.

Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture, and the author of The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer blog, a recently published book with the same title, and also just published Comparative Political Transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, co-authored with Dr. Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario.

Jamil Chade is a well-known Brazilian journalist. He is the author of Politics, Bribes & Football (Política, Propina e Futebol), published by Objetiva, and a contributor to the Global Corruption Report: Sport.

Dr Jason Mazanov is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Business, University of New South Wales (UNSW). He is the founding editor of Performance Enhancement and Health, with Prof Frances Quirk and is a Senior Member of the International Network for Humanistic Doping Research. Dr Mazanov became a member of the Essendon Football Club in 2014 for research purposes. Dr Mazanov takes the view that there must be some form of drug control for sport, and that such drug control needs to evolve from the lessons learned from the failures of the anti-doping policy.

Jess is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Studies and Research Degree Tutor in the School of Sport and Wellbeing, UCLAN. She teaches on the undergradute Sport and Physical Education and Sport Business Management degree programmes and supervises postgraduate research students. Jess was awarded her PhD, entitled 'Women's Football in Scotland: An Interpretive Analysis', from Stirling University in 2004. Since then she has worked as a Research Fellow and Lecturer at UCLAN. Her research focuses primarily on equity and equality in sport, with a particular focus on gender and disability.

John Dickinson is Head of the Respiratory Clinic and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent. John was awarded a 1st class BSc in Sports Science from the University of Wales, Bangor in 2002. In January 2003 he began working as a research assistant at the Olympic Medical Institute, Northwick Park Hospital, where he started his PhD research into the prevalence, diagnosis and treatment of exercise induced asthma in elite athletes. In May 2004 John was appointed as a Research Physiologist for the English Institute of Sport, where he continued to investigate respiratory problems in elite athletes. During this time John was the first researcher to screen the entire Team GB squad for exercise induced asthma prior to the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games, 2006 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games and the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. John was awarded his PhD from Brunel University in March 2006. He has been a BASES accredited Sport and Exercise Physiologist since 2006.

John William Devine is Lecturer in Sports Ethics and Integrity at Swansea University. He completed a DPhil in Political Theory at the University of Oxford (New College), an MPhil in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge (King's College), and a BA in Philosophy and Politics at University College Dublin. John William is also a barrister. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales by Middle Temple. He is writing a book on the ethics of performance enhancement in sport, provisionally titled "Ethics, Excellence, and Enhancement in Sport", which is due for publication with Routledge in late 2018.

Jon Nissen-Meyer is a scientist at the Department of Biosciences at the University of Oslo. He can be contacted on jon.nissen-meyer@ibv.uio.no. Erik Boye is a Professor at the Institute for Molecular Biosciences, University of Oslo. He can be contacted on eboye@rr-research.no. Bjarne Østerud is a Professor at the Department of Medical Biology at the University of Tromsø. He can be contacted on bjarne.osterud@uit.no. Tore Skotland is a Senior Scientist at Oslo University hospital. He can be contacted on Tore.Skotland@rr-research.no.

Keir Radnedge is the author of 33 sports books, encyclopaedias, biographies, statistics, quizzes etc.; Film/video/dvd scripts from the World Cup to Maradona to other main issues. He is also a broadcaster, carrying out analysis on TV (BBC, CNN, Sky, Al-Jazeera etc.). He has appeared worldwide on the radio, sports websites, magazines and in national/daily newspapers. He is also a conference moderator, operates a sponsor consultancy, publication aggregation and more… He is also Chairman of the Football Commission of AIPS, the international sports journalists' association.

Dr. Kelsey Erickson is a Research Fellow in the Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure (ISPAL) at Leeds Beckett University, UK. Her expertise is in the psychology of drugs in sport and she is particularly interested in developing an understanding of the psychosocial factors that influence performance and image enhancing drug use. Susan Backhouse is Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Nutrition and Head of the Centre for Sports Performance in the Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure. Susan is renowned for her research on the social psychology of doping in sport.

Kyle J.D. Mulroney is a PhD Fellow, Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology, University of Kent. His research is devoted to the sociological study of punishment and penal control. In particular, his Ph.D. dissertation explores the evolution of criminal justice policy in Canada with specific attention to the ways in which distinct and culturally embedded characteristics of individual nations are decisive in the shape and impact of penal policies. Following this line he has also taken an interest in the doping phenomenon, examining the consumption and regulation of human enhancement drugs, and in particular the trend towards zero-tolerance. Katinka van de Ven is a Research Fellow, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW. She holds a M.Sc. in Psychology and a M.A. in Criminology from the Utrecht University. She works as a Research Fellow at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales. Her Ph.D. focused on the production, distribution and use of anabolic-androgenic steroids and other image enhancing drugs in Belgium and the Netherlands. For this research, she received the Research Prize Award from the University of Kent in 2016. In addition, she in collaboration with her colleague Kyle Mulrooney created the Human Enhancement Drug Network (www.humanenhancementdrugs.com). The goal of the network and website is to provide evidence-based information, to share knowledge and experience, to provide harm reduction and human enhancement drug (HED) education, and to collaborate in this growing field of HEDs. Her research interests are in the field of HEDs, drug use and supply, harm reduction, drug policy, anti-doping, health, nutrition and sports.

Laura Hale writes for and manages ParaSport News, and has covered the London and Sochi Paralympic Games. Behind the scenes, she has served as a Wikipedian in Residence for two National Paralympic Committees, and was the first Wikipedian in Residence for a sport organisation. Outside of sports journalism, she is a PhD student specialising in social media metrics and how this data can assist sporting organisations.

I am a freelance journalist with a passion for extreme sports of all kinds.

Lisa is a legal correspondent who writes for the Sports Integrity Initiative. Lisa read law at Queen Mary, University of London, and holds a Masters degree in International Commercial Law. Lisa is particularly interested in the legal aspects of the key issues in sports integrity.

Andy has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years. Prior to working on the Sports Integrity Initiative, he was the editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has written for numerous trade magazines. He has also created, chaired and spoken at numerous conferences on the business of sport, and produced the Sports Law Show for iSportConnect TV.

Louise Mansfield is a Senior Lecturer in Sport, Health and Social Sciences at Brunel University London. Belinda Wheaton is an Associate Professor in Sport and Leisure Studies at the University of Waikato. Jayne Caudwell is an Associate Professor of Leisure Cultures at Bournemouth University. Rebecca Watson is a Reader in Sport and Leisure Studies at Leeds Beckett University.

Luca Smacchia is an trainee lawyer with Studio legale Grassani Urbinati e Associati in Bologna. He has written for a number of legal publications, including World Sports Law Report and LawinSport.com.

Magdalena Ietswaart is a Cognitive Neuroscientist and Associate Professor, at the University of Stirling. She can be contacted on magdalena.ietswaart@stir.ac.uk Angus Hunter is a Reader in Exercise Physiology, University of Stirling. Thomas Di Virgilio is a PhD student in Psychology, Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of Stirling.

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Dr. Michael Ashenden is a renowned Australian blood doping expert. He was the driving force behind the development of the athlete biological passport (ABP) for the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and was a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Passport Committee that devised targeting strategies for international federations such as the IAAF to adopt.

Michael has been a Lecturer in the Economics Department at the University of Western Australia since July 2015. After finishing his studies in Memphis (USA) in 2011, Michael has worked in Colombia at a private university for 4 years.

Mike Morgan founded Morgan Sports Law LLP after spending over eight years working within the Sports Law Group of a leading international law firm. He advises on regulatory and disciplinary issues and has particular experience advising on doping, corruption and selection disputes.

I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Sheffield Hallam University in the field of sport and exercise science. Since graduating I have worked with the English Institute of Sport in Manchester before moving north of the border to take up a position with Heart of Midlothian FC. Since then I have held the position of Senior Sport Scientist with Heriot-Watt University and more recently been appointed to Director of Sport, Performance and Health with Oriam: Scotland's sports performance centre. I am an accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach with the United Strength and Conditioning Association and a High Performance Accredited Physiologist and Laboratory Director with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists. My current research focuses on the quantification of training load and its relationship to various physiological measures of performance and training design in association football. I am also interested in the physiological effects of bilateral and unilateral strength training in athletic populations.

Nick de Marco is a Barrister with Blackstone Chambers and is rated as the leading junior at the Bar in the field of sports law. He has advised and acted for a number of sporting organisations in commercial claims, disciplinary and doping hearings, claims concerning the interpretation of footballers’ and agents’ contracts and transfer fees, sports’ sponsorship cases, and employment related claims. He regularly advises on the interpretation of and possible challenges to sports bodies’ rules. As well as appearing in UK Courts and Tribunals he has represented international tennis stars in doping hearings before the International Tennis Federation, and football players before the FA, Premier League and Football League disciplinary and appeals bodies. He has been involved in various cases before the FIFA dispute resolution panel and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). He has acted regularly for the British Board of Boxing Control, the Rugby Football Union, the English Cricket Board and the Lawn Tennis Association, and acted against the British Horseracing Association, in various sporting disputes.

Nick Harris is the Editor of Sporting Intelligence. He studied African development with a view to saving the world, but ended up a sports writer, currently with the Mail on Sunday. He has worked in France, Japan, Kenya and Scotland, and has written for The Independent, The Sunday Times and others...

A qualified lawyer but functioning, mostly, as a journalist, broadcaster and blogger for nearly 25 years, he is currently the Associate Editor of the London-based monthly magazine NewAfrican, the continent’s oldest English-language general interest magazine www.africasia.com. Osasu is also a consulting football producer/programme maker for SuperSport, the pan-African television sports channel, as well as being an adjunct journalism fellow at Pan-African University in Lagos, Nigeria. Before that, he had an 11-year working career, in England, with BBC's World Service Radio, BBC TV Sport and BBC Sport’s Internet division, travelling throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. He has, to mention just a few, also reported for Reuters, The Guardian and Observer newspapers of London, Die Welt in Germany, Weekly Soccer Magazine in Japan, The Voice of America Radio network, Switzerland’s Facts magazine, Egypt’s Al Ahram newspaper and South Africa’s Sowetan Soccer magazine, as well as worked on an IMG/ TWl team (The makers of the television programme, FIFA Futbol Mundial) that covered the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship. Covering several World Cups, Africa Cup of Nations and most of FIFA’s competitions, as well as watching league football from America’s MLS to the Chinese Super Division – and a lot of what is in between, like the French, German, Belgian and Spanish championships, Osasu has also dabbled into football administration, as a FIFA Media Officer during the 2009 U-17 World Cup in Nigeria.

Dr Paul Dimeo is a Senior Lecturer in Sport at the University of Stirling. Dr Dimeo's research interest and expertise relate to drug use in sport and anti-doping policy. Dr Dimeo was a visiting Fulbright Commission Scholar at the University of Texas, Austin from September to December 2012, working on a project entitled: ‘The Doping of Elite Athletes in International Sport and the Politics of the Cold War, 1950-1990'.

Philip J. Atherton is a Professor of Clinical, Metabolic & Molecular Physiology, University of Nottingham. His past work has focused on the identification of central mechanisms regulating metabolism in human musculoskeletal tissues, and where appropriate, using more tractable in vitro cell or where appropriate, in vivo animal models. Combining molecular biology, stable isotope methodologies and detailed in vivo human physiology, he has been a key part of a team that has discovered a number of fundamental parameters that govern alterations in protein metabolism with age and disease. Daniel J. Wilkinson is an Assistant Professor in Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Nottingham.

Longtime horse racing journalist Ray Paulick is publisher of the PaulickReport.com, an independent news, information and analysis website launched in 2008 covering the sport and business of international Thoroughbred racing and breeding. For 15 years, Paulick was editorial director of Blood-Horse Publications and editor-in-chief of its flagship weekly magazine. He is based in Lexington, Ky.

Richard Lewis is a British veteran e-Sports journalist, tournament host and analyst, who is currently employed by Turner, hosting the E-League franchise. He is perhaps best known for breaking the North American match fixing scandal and publishing a piece that resulted in the CEO of Ninjas in Pyjamas resigning after his failure to pay NiP players' tournament winnings - as well as drawing the ire of Riot Games and the League of Legends community. In Counter-Strike: Source, Richard also exposed the infamous vent.exe cheat - a nearly undetectable cheating tool that could be used on LAN matches. He formerly collaborated with Thorin on the CS:GO edition of By the Numbers. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rick Sterling is a retired aerospace engineer who now writes about international issues. He can be reached at rsterling1@gmail.com. Andy Brown has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years. Prior to working on the Sports Integrity Initiative, he was the editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has written for numerous trade magazines. He has also created, chaired and spoken at numerous conferences on the business of sport, and produced the Sports Law Show for iSportConnect TV.

Roger Pielke Jr is a professor at the University of Colorado and head of the Center for Sports Governance. He is the author of 'The Edge: The War Against Cheat and Corruption in the Cutthroat World of Elite Sports'.

Ross manages The Science of Sport blog. He is also Head Scientist for World Rugby, where his role is to support all strategic decisions that involve player welfare (so injury, concussion, player health), High Performance (performance analysis, performance audits) and Law (law change and monitoring). He is also an ambassador and scientific advisor to Virgin Active and Adidas, where his job is to help them apply science in the education of their staff (and members, in the case of Virgin Active), and to provide coaching and training support for Adidas in their events. In the past, Ross has consulted with a number of teams in high performance sport, including SA Sevens (including the 2009/2010 World Series winning team), SA Kayaking, SA Triathlon, USA triathlon and the UK Olympic Committee. Ross holds a PhD in Exercise Physiology studying fatigue, the brain and the limits to performance, including a lot of pacing strategy work in hot environments and altitude. His current research interests include the physiology of East African runners, high performance culture, talent identification and management, the limits of human performance, and performance and wellness in companies.

Sergey Yurlov is a Russian lawyer writing on sports law issues including swimming legal regulation, sports dispute resolution and rights of athletes. He is a Master of Sports, sport judge, and member of the International Association of Sports Law (IASL). Yurlov is an author of more than 60 publications, including three books (monographs) relating to the legal framework of the sport of swimming and sports disputes resolution issues. Yurlov’s papers are written in Russian, English and Greek.

Serhat Yilmaz (@serhat_yilmaz) is a lecturer in sports law in Loughborough University. His research focuses on the regulatory framework applicable to intermediaries. Antoine Duval (@Ant1Duval) is the head of the Asser International Sports Law Centre.

Dr. Simon Cotton has written seven books on molecular chemistry, three as sole author. He has also published extensively in the chemistry of the d- and f-block metals. He taught for some 30 years in state and independent secondary schools and has been closely involved in promoting chemistry, whether visiting feeder schools with activities such as Magic Shows, or with extension by lectures and writing.

Sonia Nsir is an intern at Morgan Sports Law LLP. Andy has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years. Prior to working on the Sports Integrity Initiative, he was the editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has written for numerous trade magazines. He has also created, chaired and spoken at numerous conferences on the business of sport, and produced the Sports Law Show for iSportConnect TV.

Steve Maxwell and Joe Harris are Co-Editors of The Outer Line: The External Perspective on Pro Cycling - a website focused on the governance, structural, ethical and economic issues involved in pro cycling. A listing of their recent writings can be found here: http://www.theouterline.com/category/outer-line/

Steven V. Selthoffer is the CEO of Athletes V Alliance, an organisation designed to champion the cause of athletes worldwide. He is also a regular contributor to Swimming World magazine. A communications executive living in Germany, Selthoffer swam for U.S. Olympic coach Dr. James E. Counsilman, Indiana University. He has worked for Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile on a number of large projects. Selthoffer also has a background in relief aid, security and international relations. He has testified before the OSCE, a joint session of the U.S. House and Senate of Congress on international relations and security. He has also worked in cooperation with the U.S. State Department and other agencies on relief aid and various issues.

Suze Clemitson is the author of 'A History of Cycling in 100 Objects' and 'P is for Peloton' (illustrated by Marl Fairhurst). She is also the contributing editor of 'Ride the Revolution, the Inside Stories of Women in Cycling.' Suze writes for Conquista and Casquette magazines and is a regular contributor to the Guardian Sports Network.

Tenille Clarke is Managing Director of Chambers Media Solutions, based in Trinidad. She can be contacted at @tenilleclarke1. Andy has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years. Prior to working on the Sports Integrity Initiative, he was the editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has written for numerous trade magazines. He has also created, chaired and spoken at numerous conferences on the business of sport, and produced the Sports Law Show for iSportConnect TV.

Tomáš Grell comes from Slovakia and is currently an LL.M. student in Public International Law at Leiden University. He contributes also to the work of the ASSER International Sports Law Centre as a part-time intern.

Tony Dobbins is Professor of Employment Studies at Bangor University. Before arriving at Bangor Business School, Tony was employed in various positions in both academia and the private and public sectors. He was formerly an Irish Research Council (IRC) funded Research Fellow at the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, National University of Ireland Galway. Tony also spent a number of years as a journalist in Dublin with the weekly independent publication, Industrial Relations News (IRN), during which time he acquired extensive practical experience of reporting on a wide range of employment relations issues. He has significant wider external engagement research experience, with involvement in a number of employment relations/HRM projects with various organisations in Europe, Ireland, and UK, including the European Commission, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Ireland’s National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO), Everton Football Club. Tony’s academic research has been funded by several bodies (European Commission, Irish Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, British Academy, Leverhulme Trust). His research has been published in world leading journals likeBritish Journal of Industrial Relations, British Journal of Management, Human Relations, Human Resource Management Journal, Work Employment & Society. His research has also appeared in books from leading publishers, including Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Edward Elgar. Tony is on the Editorial Board of Work, Employment & Society (4 star ABS journal), and a visiting professor at Sheffield Business School. He has significant media/external impact, with his research/analysis being publicized by BBC Radio 4, The Conversation, The Guardian, Canada Globe and Mail.

Vadim Furmanov is an undergraduate student at the University of Chicago. who writes about football and history. He is a supporter of Dynamo Kyiv and the Chicago Fire. Follow him @vfurmanov

Yama joined Morgan Sports Law LLP in January 2015 after spending three years at a boutique media litigation and reputation management firm, where she qualified as a solicitor. Prior to that, Yama read Law at the University of East Anglia before completing her Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School, London.

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