John Dickinson

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.

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Features 03/05/2016

Terbutaline: the drug at the heart of British Cycling’s week from hell

It was a week British Cycling would rather forget. Accusations of discrimination forced the resignation of technical director Shane Sutton and then, it was reported that one of its brightest young stars had submitted a positive drug test. Just 100 days before the Olympic Games kick off in Brazil, it is a gruelling...

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