Abby Barras is a PhD student in the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Brighton, with funding from the Brighton Doctoral College.Her PhD focuses on the participatory experiences of trans and/or non-binary people in every day sport in the UK. Abby's research is motivated by a lack of existing qualitative research in this area, which asks trans and/or non-binary people about their participatory experiences. If potential barriers are to be reduced and improved access to sport for all is to achieved, placing trans voices at the centre of this research is crucial. Abby holds a Masters degree in Gender Studies (with distinction) from the University of Sussex, and her other research interests include gender, sport, feminism, health inequalities and the body. She is also sea swimmer.

Aden Hayes is Executive Director of the Foundation for Practical Education, and lives in Madrid.

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

AJ Lee is Marketing Coordinator for Pro Stock Hockey, an online hockey store carrying authentic pro stock hockey equipment. He was born and raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, and has been a huge Blackhawks fan his entire life. AJ picked up his first hockey stick at age 3, and hasn’t put it down yet. 

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.

Amelia Fouques is a Sports Lawyer, President of the Canadian Sport Law Association Former Board Director of the Canadian Football Association, and a Sports Law Professor.

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.

Dr Andrew Garrett's main area of expertise is the markers of fatigue in temperature regulation during exercise and he is an associate member of the Hull York Medical School. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff and the University of Loughborough respectively. His MSc thesis investigated intermittent exercise in hot and cool conditions. His PhD work was funded by the Australian military and based at the University of Otago in New Zealand. He examined the induction and decay of heat acclimation primarily focused on the response of the fluid-regulatory system in hot conditions. Dr Garrett has been a competitive triathlete and competed in the 1990 Commonwealth Games in New Zealand. He is a keen athlete having competed in the London and Edinburgh marathons.

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 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 is a regular contributor on sport and business to World Soccer magazine, the BBC World Service and He has lectured on sport at the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, Southampton Solent University, the University of Winchester and the University of East London. Author of six books on sport, including Outcasts! The Lands That FIFA Forgot (Know The Score 2007, second edition Pitch 2012), GB United? British Olympic football and the end of the amateur dream (Pitch 2010) and A Friendly Business? (CIES 2019). Long-listed for the best column award in the 2015 Sport Media Pearl Awards and shortlisted for the 2008 National Sporting Club football book of the year award. Coordinator of the Erasmus+ programme Combating Match Fixing in Club Football Non-Competitive Matches.

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. 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.

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.

Dr. Angela J. Schneider is a professor in Kinesiology at Western University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Her research interests are philosophy and ethics in sport, Olympic Studies, and women and sport. Dr. Schneider was the first director for the World Anti-Doping Agency for Ethics and Education and is a former Assistant Dean for Ethics and Equity for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University. She is an Olympian and won a silver medal in rowing for the women's Coxed Fours in the 1984 Olympics for Canada.

Ani is a journalist at Armenian Public TV who also writes for the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). She holds a Masters degree in Journalism and Media Management issued by the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs.

Aristea holds a PhD from Warwick Business School and in the past worked at the Universities of Cambridge, Warwick, Manchester Business School and Lancaster. During part of her research, she was visiting fellow at IDHE (École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France) and the Uppsala Forum on Peace, Democracy and Justice (University of Uppsala, Sweden). She is currently research associate at the Centre for Business Research (University of Cambridge), the London Centre for Corporate Governance and Ethics (Birkbeck College) and the New Zealand Work and Labour Market Institute (Auckland Technical University). She is a member (non-practising lawyer) of the Iraklio Bar (Greece), the Transnational Trade Union Rights Experts of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and the executive committee of the Institute of Employment Rights. She serves currently as a member of the ESRC Peer Review Council. Aristea's research focuses on the empirical study of law and on applied legal and policy analysis, with particular reference to labour regulation, corporate governance and EU social policy. Her research has been theoretically driven by an interest in the application of social systems theory and the capability approach to the study of supranational regulation and its relationship with national legal and economic systems. Her work so far has included empirical socio-legal research in employee representation, contractual governance in large construction projects, the impact of the case law by the Court of Justice of the European Union on industrial action, collective agreements and procurement, the effects of the financial crisis on national systems of labour law and social security, the interplay between EU law and precarious work and the business benefits of social dialogue, including for global supply chains. Her research has been funded by a number of organisations, including the Economic and Social Research Council, the European Commission, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, the Leverhulme Trust and the Global Players' Union (FifPro). She has carried out contract work for the European Parliament, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO). She has provided expert evidence on labour law and industrial relations issues to the Social Affairs Committees of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe. Geoff read the LL.B at Lancaster University, graduating in 1995. He then went on to complete a PhD titled 'Legal Responses to Football Crowd Disorder' at the same institution and was awarded his doctorate in 1999. He moved to the University of Liverpool and was Director of Studies of their MBA (Football Industries) until 2015 when he joined the Law School at the University of Manchester as a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law. Geoff is currently the Programme Director for the LLB Law with Criminology Programme at Manchester. He is also co-institutional lead for the N8 Policing Research Partnership and NW DTP lead on Fieldwork. He has published extensively in the areas of football fan behaviour, 'hooliganism' and football crowd policing, police powers and discretion, ethnography, and sports law.

Ashley Munson is a qualified Sports Reporter and Coach with over a decade of experience in both fields; also possesses an advanced and varied set of technical skills and has a strong commercial background, with close links to, a sportswear merchandise company.

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

Ben Nichols is an international anti-doping and sports communications expert. He has worked with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), and many other sporting organisations. He also works with anti-doping testing equipment manufacturer InnoVero.

Beth Clarkson is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Management at the University of Portsmouth. Her interest is in understanding organisational and sociocultural barriers (and supports) for women coaches in male-dominated sports. Alex Culvin is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Professional Women’s Football at Durham University. A former professional footballer, her postdoctoral research is an ARHC project on women sport fans. Keith Parry is the Deputy Head Of Department in Department of Sport & Events Management, Bournemouth University. His research interests are based around the sociology of sport, with a focus on sports fandom and fan engagement. Stacey Pope is an Associate Professor in the Sociology of Sport, Durham University. She is a leading figure in the sociology of sport in the area of female sports fans.

The Executive Director of the World Players Association, Brendan Schwab, brings expertise in organising, labour and human rights law, collective bargaining and dispute resolution, particularly in professional team sports, after 25 years in leading major player associations and representing elite athletes in Australia and around the world. Before assuming his current position in July 2015, Brendan played an instrumental role for FIFPro, the world footballers association, in supporting players throughout the world. He served FIFPro as a board member, Vice President and as Chair of FIFPro Asia/Oceania. He acted as a judge of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber and, as a member of the FIFA Players’ Status Committee, helped drive FIFA’s ban of the third-party ownership of players. Brendan co-founded and led the Australian Athletes’ Alliance, which represents eight player associations and over 3,500 athletes in sports such as Australian rules, basketball, rugby union, rugby league, cricket, netball, horse racing and football. He also co-founded Professional Footballers Australia (PFA), serving as Chief Executive and General Counsel while advancing its profession and the reform of the Australian football industry. This saw the creation of a new professional league, Australia’s engagement with Asia and the creation of programs to support the holistic development of players during and after their athletic careers. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Business Administration.

Professor Bruce Kidd is a renowned scholar, community activist and seasoned and respected academic leader. He brings a lifetime of experience at the University of Toronto and volunteer leadership in Canadian and international sport, community and culture to the University of Toronto Scarborough. Professor Kidd is the former principal of University of Toronto Scarborough, has been Warden of Hart House (since 2011), founding dean of what is now the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (1991-2010) as well as a member of the faculty since 1973, and Director of Canadian Studies at University College (1986-1990). He began teaching political science at U of T in 1970. Professor Kidd has earned degrees from the University of Toronto (B.A., Political Economy), the University of Chicago (A.M., Education), and York University (M.A. and Ph.D., History), and an honorary doctor of laws from Dalhousie University. Teaching and writing extensively, Prof. Kidd has authored or edited ten books and hundreds of articles, reports, plays and scripts. As a volunteer, he chairs the Selection Committee, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, and during his career, has contributed, to many other leading community organizations. He is Past Chair, MLSE Foundation; Past Chair of the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport; and a former member of the Selection Committee, Research Grant Program, Olympic Studies Centre, International Olympic Committee. Involved in the Olympic Movement throughout his life, Professor Kidd has participated in the Games as an athlete (track and field, 1964), journalist (1976), contributor to the arts and culture programs (1976 and 1988) and accredited social scientist (1988 and 2000). He served on the board of Toronto’s 1996 and 2008 Olympic bids. He was founding chair of the Olympic Academy of Canada (1983-1993) and lectures at the International Olympic Academy. He is an honorary member of the Canadian Olympic Committee. In 2004, Prof. Kidd was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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).

Caroline was appointed as Group Managing Director of Versapak’s Doping Control Solutions in September 2019. Caroline is daughter of chairman Ian Denny Anderson and has ‘grown up’ with the company through the many years it has traded. Caroline previously held positions with a number of Investment banks, from her start as a junior IT developer at Nomura, progressing to her last role as the head of Business Change for Mizuho. Caroline has joined the fight for clean sport with huge enthusiasm. Leading the Doping Control team at Versapak to ensure that Versapak stays at the forefront of research and development, providing doping control equipment that athletes can rely on. Caroline’s belief is that the athlete voice must be at the centre of doping control policies and in helping to ensure the best athletes win, not the best cheats. Caroline also sets and manages The Versapak Group’s overall strategy focusing on achieving growth in both domestic and worldwide markets as well as ensuring there is a strong focus on the Versapak values of sustainability, quality and innovation.

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.

Celia practises across all of Chambers’ main areas of work, with particular experience of commercial disputes, sports law, public law and human rights, and employment. She has experience before a range of courts and tribunals, including the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and has also appeared in cases before a number of regulatory bodies, such as The FA Regulatory Commission and Appeal Board. Celia accepts instructions in all areas of sports work and is considered to be an up-and-coming junior in this field. She is both a panelist on the Sports Resolution Pro Bono Legal Advice Panel and co-editor of the Blackstone Chambers' Sports Law Bulletin. Celia has extensive experience in the field of sports law, having advised and represented the Premier League, The FA, the Lawn Tennis Association, and a number of national rugby associations, amongst others. She has been instructed in disputes involving various Premier League and Championship football clubs, and acts for sports governing bodies, clubs and athletes alike.

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 ( and as a research fellow leading a funded Age UK project with Dr Riach (Monash University).

Chris is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology, Sheffield Hallam University. He is an applied physiologist, S&C coach and researcher and teaches exercise physiology and strength & conditioning on both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. His interests are the application of physiological first principles to improving combat sports performance and athlete health across the lifespan, with his main focus being MMA.

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.

Christina is the Director of Postgraduate Courses in the Accounting and Financial Management subject group in the Faculty of Business and Law. She spent eight years working as a forensic accountant for Deloitte in London, including disputes and expert witness work; fraud, insider trading, bribery, and corruption investigations; regulatory and US sanctions compliance work; and AML, compliance, and fraud risk reviews. Christina joined the Accounting and Financial Management subject group at the University of Portsmouth in 2015. Alongside her University teaching and research responsibilities, she has written and co-delivered a football finance course for the Premier League's EAM program, and has given public seminars on corruption in sport and financial crime in fiction. Her current research interests include: Corruption in sport; Financial education of athletes; Corporate and sport governance; Forensic accounting.

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.

Crystal Hampton is a 37-year-old avid writer from South Florida. She loves snuggling with her teacup Yorkie Gator and boyfriend Adam. She works for a digital marketing company that advocates spreading awareness on the disease of addiction. Her passion in life is to help others by sharing her experience, strength, and hope. MS- Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis B.Ed.- Bachelors in Elementary Education

Dan is an exercise physiologist with a passion and interest in the factors which limit human athletic performance. Background: Dan has experience of supporting athletes in a vast array of sports including track and field, cycling, football and rugby. He's represented Great Britain in three sports, is a Paralympian and a World Record holder. Dan has published numerous peer-reviewed research papers.

Daniela Heerdt is a PhD candidate at Tilburg Law School in the Netherlands. Her PhD research deals with the establishment of responsibility and accountability for adverse human rights impacts of mega-sporting events, with a focus on FIFA World Cups and Olympic Games. She has published an article in the International Sports Law Journal that discusses to what extent the revised bidding and hosting regulations by FIFA, the IOC and UEFA strengthen access to remedy for mega-sporting events-related human rights violations.

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 Lavallee is Professor of Duty of Care in Sport at Abertay University. His academic qualifications include a PhD from the University of Western Australia, a Master’s degree in human development and psychology from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Boston College in the United States. His research aims to help protect the positive impact of sport.

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.

Declan Hill is a journalist, academic and consultant. He is one of the world’s foremost experts on match fixing and corruption in international sports. In 2008, Hill, as a Chevening Scholar, obtained his doctorate in Sociology at the University of Oxford. His book ‘The Fix: Organized Crime and Soccer’ has appeared in twenty-one languages. Hill was the first person to show the new danger to international sport posed by the globalisation of the gambling market and match-fixing at the highest levels of professional football (soccer) including the Champions League and FIFA World Cup tournaments.

Doug is Chair of the Board of Directors at the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO). He has enjoyed a broad range of roles with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES). Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2009, he was Director of Ethics and Anti-Doping and was responsible for the implementation of the Canadian Anti-doping Program in compliance with the World Anti- Doping Code. Doug continues to be active in anti-doping both domestically and internationally. Doug originally joined the CCES in 2004 retained to lead the CCES’ work with the True Sport Movement – Canada’s social movement for sport and community. During this time he also served as Executive Director of Canada’s True Sport Foundation. Prior to joining the CCES, he had a lengthy tenure as Director, Health Promotion for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada where oversaw the development of information, programs and services regarding the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease including all standards and training materials for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in Canada. During the late 1990s, as General Manager, Doug oversaw the initial development and implementation of the Foundation’s Health Check program – an innovative on-pack Food Certification program. Earlier in his career, Doug was the Technical Director for Ringette Canada (a National Sport Federation) where he oversaw rules development and led the advancement of the training and development programs and materials for players, coaches, officials and volunteer sport administrators. Doug’s responsibilities also included complete oversight of the annual Canadian championships and the sport’s participation in Canada Games. Although he never pursued a career in the field, Doug was trained as an Athletic Therapist. Doug has a Master of Education degree from the University of Ottawa. He has earned the CAE professional designation from the Canadian Society of Association Executives.

Antoine coordinates the research strand on advancing public interests in international and European law. He has been a Senior Researcher at the Asser Instituut since February 2014 and defended his PhD at the European University Institute in Florence in September 2015. His thesis dealt with the legal interaction between the Lex Sportiva (the private regulations governing international sports) and EU Law. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the ASSER International Sports Law Blog, founder and editor of the Yearbook of International Sports Arbitration, and a member of the editorial board of the International Sports Law Journal and International Sports Law book Series of Asser Press. His research focuses on the role of private actors in transnational law, using the lex sportiva as his main case study.

Dr. Bill Apollo is a cardiologist with UPMC Pinnacle Cardiovascular Institute. He has written a number of articles on how to maintain cardiovascular health, which are available here: Steve Maxwell is a Co-Editor 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 his recent writings can be found here:

Dr. Breen’s current research interests focus upon the confluence of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, with a particular interest in States' legal obligations arising from post-conflict reconstruction. Dr Breen has previously published extensively in the area of children's rights.

Daniel Kelly is a lecturer in Biochemistry at Sheffield Hallam University with research interests in cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and the role of testosterone in these diseases. Following his PhD studying the anti-inflammatory effects of testosterone on atherosclerosis, Daniel undertook a postdoc at the University of Sheffield to work with Professor Hugh Jones to investigate the tissue-specific actions of testosterone related to the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This research continues at Sheffield Hallam University and extends through on-going collaborations with partners at the University of Sheffield, University of Chile, Barnsley NHS foundation trust and Bayer Healthcare where he is currently using cell culture systems, pre-clinical models and medical trials of replacement therapy to uncover the underlying mechanisms of testosterone action. He has published in several high-impact journals in the field of endocrinology and acts as a reviewer for many of these journals more. Daniel has an honorary lectureship position at the University of Sheffield allowing close collaboration across the Sheffield Universities. He is the deputy course leader for the undergraduate Biomedical Science degree at Sheffield Hallam University where he uses his current and prior research to inform his teaching in areas related to metabolism, endocrinology, cell biology, and biological basis of disease.

Dr. McKinnon is a Professor of Philosophy at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. She is also a world champion cyclist, having won the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling Gold Medal in the Women's 35-44 Sprint event in Los Angeles. Her academic expertise covers a wide range of topics spanning philosophy, trans studies, and psychology. Her recent work has focused increasingly on two broad topic areas: trans athlete rights and harassment, and epistemic injustice.

Dr. Sheree Bekker is an applied health scientist, with a primary focus on injury prevention and safeguarding in sport settings. Her research is underpinned by social complexity theory, ​​and informs the theorising, development, implementation, and evaluation of injury prevention and safeguarding interventions, policy, rules, and regulations.

Dr. Gomtsian is a Lecturer in Business Law at the University of Leeds. He holds a PhD in law (2016) and an LLM Research Master in Law (2012, cum laude) from Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Prior to this, he worked in legal practice with focus on corporate law matters and M&A transactions. Dr. Hock is a lecturer in Counter Fraud Studies at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth. He is also a member of the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), an interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence, studying the governance of economic activity. Prior to this, he worked as a researcher at TILEC, where he completed PhD. His PhD provides a new framework for evaluating the effectiveness of international anti-corruption legislation and its extraterritorial enforcement.

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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Raphael Faiss, Jonas Saugy, and Martial Saugy, Research and Expertise in Anti-Doping Sciences, Institute of Sport Sciences, University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Alix Zollinger, Bioinformatics Core Facility, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland; Neil Robinson, Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analyses, University Centre of Legal Medicine, Lausanne and Geneva, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; Frederic Schuetz, Bioinformatics Core Facility, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland, and also of the Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; Pierre-Yves Garnier, Athletics Integrity Unit, Antidoping and Medical Department, Monaco.

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.

Gabriel serves as the Executive Director of the InnoVero global team, bringing more than a decade of international anti-doping operations leadership experience through roles at the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC).

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.

Gregory Ioannidis is a sports lawyer and an anti-doping litigation expert. He has represented over 100 athletes on allegations of anti-doping rule violations. He is also a former The FA registered lawyer and has acted for and represented many players and clubs around Europe, Africa and Asia on matters of football law. He is currently the Course Leader of the Master's Programme LLM International Sports Law in Practice at Sheffield Hallam University and an academic associate at Kings Chambers in Manchester.

Grit Hartmann is a German investigative journalist, who specializes in sports politics and doping and in contemporary German history. In the last 20 years, she has published several books, for instance a ground-breaking work on East German Sport ("Goldkinder", 1997). The last one dealt with the reality and the mistakes of Germany's unification policy "Vorwärts und Vergessen", 2009). Grit works for TV, mostly for "sport inside" - ARD/WDR, and for several German newspapers.

Grit Hartmann is a German freelance journalist. Nick Butler is an investigative journalist at the EyeOpening Media company. They reported on the IWF together with Hajo Seppelt for German broadcaster ARD.

Gwendolyn Berry is a US hammer throw athlete. Her mark of 77.78m on 8 June 2018, ranks her #5 on the all time list. She also holds the world record in the weight throw with a mark of 25.60m set in March 2017. She is a three-time national champion in the weight throw at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships. She was the gold medallist in the hammer at the 2014 Pan American Sports Festival. She is also the 2019 Pan American Games Champion.

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.

Holly Thorpe is a Professor in Te Huataki Waiora School of Health at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. She works primarily in the field of the sociology of sport and physical culture, with her research interests including sport in post-disaster and conflict zones, gender, youth culture, action sports, social theory, and qualitative methods. She is a recipient of both Fulbright and Leverhulme Fellowships, and author of Transnational Mobilities in Action Sport Cultures (2014) and Snowboarding Bodies in Theory and Practice (2011). In 2018 she won the Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for her contributions to the Social Sciences. Jack's main areas of research are on the human rights of transgender people, with particular expertise on transgender health and wellbeing and legal gender recognition, including for refugees and asylum seekers. He joined the Transgender Health Research Lab in September 2017, as one the lead researchers and authors of Counting Ourselves: the Aotearoa New Zealand Trans and Non-binary Health Survey. Jaimie completed her PhD in psychology at Massey University in 2012. She worked for three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, researching the health of Canadian transgender youth, before moving back to Aotearoa New Zealand to a faculty position in psychology at Te Whare Wānanga of Waikato: The University of Waikato. At the University, she is the Director of the Transgender Health Research Lab and she also helped to establish the University of Waikato Rainbow Staff/Student Alliance. Lynda's overall research interests centre on the challenges and spatial complexities of inequality. Specifically, her work draws attention to the exclusionary ways in which various forms of marginalisation and discrimination – such as sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and racism – shape people’s places and spaces. She has a commitment to empirical research that is informed by current theoretical debates about society, space and tourism encounters. She has an international research focus on the embodied geographies of genders and sexualities.

Dr Howard Hurst is a senior sport scientist and registered nutritionist at the University of Central Lancashire. In addition to his academic post, Howard is also the Director of coaching consultancy. His expertise are in cycling/triathlon performance analysis and nutritional support for athletes. Jack is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Winchester, within the Sport and Exercise Research Centre of the Department for Sport and Exercise Science. He is currently undertaking a doctorate investigating concussion in competitive cycling, under the supervision of Professor Eric Anderson, Dr. John Batten and Dr Howard Hurst. Alongside this, he is also actively investigating the the intersection of injury and masculinity in athletes.

Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. We are roughly 450 people of 70-plus nationalities who are country experts, lawyers, journalists, and others who work to protect the most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and civilians in wartime, to refugees and children in need. We direct our advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices. To ensure our independence, we refuse government funding and carefully review all donations to ensure that they are consistent with our policies, mission, and values. We partner with organizations large and small across the globe to protect embattled activists and to help hold abusers to account and bring justice to victims.

Ini-Obong Nkang is a Doctoral Researcher in Sports Law, at Nottingham Trent University. He is currently doing his PhD research on the trafficking of African football minors, and is hoping to use football as a tool for the sustainable long-term community development of various African countries and communities in order to curb the continued occurrence of the football trafficking problem, whilst simultaneously improving the standard and infrastructure of African football.

Isabel Moore is a Lecturer in Sports Medicine and Biomechanics, Cardiff Metropolitan University. She considers how running biomechanics can be altered to reduce injury risk and/or improve performance. She also conducts research into rugby injury prevention. Additionally, she develops techniques to perform running gait retraining (altering biomechanics) based on motor control strategies. She is involved in several collaborations focusing on injury prevention, management and rehabilitation in sport with medical practitioners (e.g. Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin), national governing bodies (e.g. Welsh Rugby Union) and strength and conditioning coaches.

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.

Isobelle Kennedy is currently a PhD student at Northumbria University investigating the conceptualisation and management of mental health and mental illness in elite sport. Isobelle comes predominantly from a psychology background, in which she holds a 1st class BSc in psychology and an MSc in sport and exercise psychology. Her undergraduate research investigated differences in personality traits across non, amateur and elite athletes. Isobelle's MSc research explored perceptions of recovery from mental illness in sports settings. Isobelle's current research for her PhD explores the conceptualisation and management of both mental health and mental illness in high-performance sport. Andrea’s interests are broadly focused on athlete wellbeing and healthcare in sport. She has published qualitative and quantitative work on the organisation and professionalisation of sport and exercise medicine, practitioner boundaries in multidisciplinary medical teams and the contextual factors that both enable and constrain healthcare professionals' management of illness and injury among athletes including Olympians and professional footballers.

Jack Anderson joined Melbourne Law School in 2017. Previously he taught at the University of Limerick from where he was appointed a Senior Research Scholar by the Irish Research Council for Humanities & Social Sciences in 2002. In 2003 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Law, Australian National University, Canberra. Promoted to Senior Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast in 2008, Reader in 2011, and Professor of Law in 2012, he taught the law of torts; alternative dispute resolution; and sports law. Jack’s primary research interest is the relationship between sport and the law and he has published widely in the area including The Legality of Boxing (Routledge, London, 2007), Modern Sports Law (Hart, Oxford 2010) and the edited collection Landmark Cases in Sports Law (The Hague, Asser, 2013). Previously Editor-in-Chief of the International Sports Law Journal, he is the author of over 100 peer reviewed articles, international conference papers and other seminars on the topics of sports law and including at the National Sports Law Institute, Marquette University, Milwaukee; the Australian National University, Canberra; the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, Brisbane; University of Cambridge; German Sports University, Cologne; China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing; and also the delivery of papers and workshops relating to sports law for Interpol, FIFA, World Rugby and the International Olympic Committee. Jack contributes regularly to the media in Australia, Britain and Ireland on sports law matters. He is an accredited workplace mediator and a Chartered Arbitrator. Jack is also a member of a number of sports dispute resolution tribunals in the UK and Ireland such as Sport Resolutions UK; Just Sport Ireland; the Football Association of Ireland’s Disciplinary Panel; and the Gaelic Athletic Association’s Disputes Resolution Authority. In 2016, he was appointed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and appeared on the list of arbitrators of the CAS Ad hoc Division for the UEFA EURO 2016 (European football championships).

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.

Jack Robertson was Chief Investigator for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) from 2011 until 2016. From 1991 to 2011, Robertson was an agent with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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.

James is currently a Senior Lecturer in the QUT Law School, where he teaches alternative dispute resolution, criminal law, statutory interpretation and legal analytics. In addition he teaches statistics and data analysis to undergraduate psychology students. His teaching has been recognised numerous times at the national level, and in 2019 James was named the David Gardiner QUT Teacher of the Year. John has worked at QUT since 2008, and before that he was a high school teacher. He currently teaches in first-year law units, and an elective unit in Sports Law. He is undertaking a PhD examining the regulation of school truancy laws. He is on the board of the Australia & New Zealand Education Law Association Ltd, and is Chairperson of the Queensland Chapter.

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.

Jenni Birch is a Swedish journalist and photographer, as well as a human-rights activist who has investigated corruption in football for many years. Presently retired, she occasionally likes to write while enjoying the view from her home on the fjords.

Jens Sejer Andersen is the International Director of Play the Game and the Danish Institute for Sports Studies. As well as being an accomplished and prolific journalist, he is the main organiser behind the Play The Game conference, which every two years aims to raise the ethical standards of sport and promote democracy, transparency and freedom of expression in world sport.

Jens Weinreich is an investigative journalist who has attended over 30 IOC Sessions and 12 Olympic Games. He specialises in investigations, Olympic education, and reporting on crime and corruption in sport.

Jeremy Luedi is the editor of Asia by Africa, a blog which investigates the surprising ways the world’s two largest regions are interacting. His writing on Asia has been featured in The Japan Times, FACTA Magazine, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance, Qrius and Asia Times, among others.

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.

Joanna Harper is a medical physicist at the Providence Portland Medical Center. She also advised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on its Guidelines regarding Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism, published in November 2015.

Joe Harris has been a business and IT consultant for over twenty years, providing strategic services and influential changes to a cross section of Fortune 500 companies. Though his primary career focus is to apply simple, creative solutions to complex business problems, his second life is dedicated to growing the sport of cycling. Since 1992 he has worn almost every hat from operations manager in a national bike store chain (Performance), managed the Indiana University collegiate cycling club (1992-1993) through two of its three consecutive National track cycling championships, soigneur (Saturn Pro Cycling), tour guide in Europe (VeloSport Vacations), journalist and editor (Mountain Biking), and market analyst and team patron (Computer Sciences Corporation). He was a liaison between Team CSC and U.S. clients while with the firm, and served as its cycling market subject matter expert in the Consulting division. He also volunteers his time to organizations that seek to bring bicycles and bicycle manufacturing capabilities into developing nations. Today, he is a strategic IT consultant for Kaiser Permanente based in Portland, Oregon, helping to steer a multi-year roadmap of pharmacy and healthcare technology investments including an innovative drug anti-diversion platform. A listing of his recent writings can be found here:

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.

Exceptionally at less than 15 years’ call, John Mehrzad was appointed Queen’s Counsel. John practises in business protection and sports law, with a specialist background in employment and commercial law. His instructions often involve overlapping areas of law, concurrent jurisdictions and multiple forum both domestic and international. In terms of sports law, John was the sole number 1 ranked junior barrister across all legal directories. Prophetically, he was noted as “a leader in the field of sports law and an obvious future silk” (Legal 500, 2019). A recent appeal decision also describes him as “regarded as a star of the sports law Bar”. His sports law practice focuses, on the one hand, on financial disputes, including claims between associations, clubs, managers, players and intermediaries/agents, and, on the other hand, regulatory issues, including disciplinaries, equalities and discrimination allegations, selection disputes, classification challenges and doping allegations. Joe is a specialist in employment and sports litigation. Having joined Littleton in October 2016, he regularly represents clients in employment tribunals and the County Court. He has also been instructed (as sole or junior counsel) in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the High Court and the Court of Appeal, and in applications to the Supreme Court.

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 [email protected]. Erik Boye is a Professor at the Institute for Molecular Biosciences, University of Oslo. He can be contacted on [email protected]. Bjarne Østerud is a Professor at the Department of Medical Biology at the University of Tromsø. He can be contacted on [email protected]. Tore Skotland is a Senior Scientist at Oslo University hospital. He can be contacted on [email protected].

Jonathan Taylor QC is a partner and head of the International Sports Group at Bird & Bird LLP. Jon acts for many sports governing bodies, drafting and enforcing their rules and defending them from legal challenge, including before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland. With Liz Riley, he drafted the IAAF's new Eligibility Regulations for Female Competition (Athletes with Differences of Sex Development), was one of the participants in the IOC Consensus Meeting on Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism (November 2015), and drafted the IOC's Model Transgender Regulations for International Federations (forthcoming). Jon chaired WADA’s Independent Observer Team at the 2016 Olympic Games, and he currently chairs WADA’s Compliance Review Committee, and is a member of the British Horseracing Authority’s Ethics Committee. Jon is also co-editor, alongside Adam Lewis QC, of Sport: Law & Practice (Bloomsbury 3rd Edn 2014).

Dr. Jonathan Taylor is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise at Teesside University and BASES accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist. Jonathan has published research in various peer reviewed journals (Including Sports Medicine; International Journal of Sport Physiology and Performance; Journal of Sport Sciences; Science and Medicine in football) and presented at national/international conferences (including ECSS, WCSF, BASES and UKSCA conferences), and a variety of regional workshops for large Sports companies (including VALD performance and Statsports). Jonathan also regularly reviews for peer-reviewed journals such as ‘Journal of Sports Sciences’; ‘The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research’. He has also accumulated a substantial amount of practical experience in providing sport science support, and recently returned to the University following a 3-year period working at Middlesbrough football club as ‘Lead Academy Sport Scientist’. Previously, Jonathan managed the sport science service at Teesside University providing physiological and biomechanical support to athletes from a variety of sports (including endurance athletes, combat sports athletes and team sports players - amongst others). In addition to his status as an Accredited BASES member, Jonathan is BASES supervisor/reviewer for the supervised experience pathway to Accreditation. In addition to providing sport science support, Jonathan has competed internationally as a middle-distance runner, and represented Great Britain and NI in the World and European Cross Country championships (2012/2013), and the European Athletics Championships (2016). He had the distinction of captaining the Great Britain and NI cross country team in a match with Europe and USA at the ‘Great Edinburgh Cross Country’ in 2015. Jonathan's research to date has generally focused on enhancing team-sports performance, specifically through the use of high-intensity interval training and performance profiling/testing. Jonathan has an interest in other areas such as 'endurance/running performance' and 'the use of recovery strategies to optimize performance'. Jonathan previously managed the University's Sport Science Service, and during this time worked with external clients from a variety of sports and backgrounds. With the Sport Science Service, Jonathan was able to establish a number of consultancy contracts with local institutions to support student athletes. He continues to provide consultancy to athletes/individuals outside of work.

Julian Savulescu holds the Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. He is Director of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and a Principal Investigator at the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and the Humanites is Oxford. He is a Visiting Professor at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and Distinguished Visiting Professor in Law at the University of Melbourne. He is engaged in research, education and stimulating open discussion around the ethical issues arising in everyday life.

Justin Hilbert is a professional copywriter and avid FPS gamer. He is a self-proclaimed camper (not sorry). When he isn't playing guitar, he is playing with your emotions ... pitching a tent somewhere on the map one-shotting players.

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.

Kevin Carpenter, Special Counsel, Sports Integrity, is an internationally recognised sports lawyer with a wealth of experience in regulatory and governance issues across a diverse range of sports. Kevin has advised and worked closely with prominent international, continental and national organisations on sports integrity including FIFA, INTERPOL, the IOC, the Council of Europe and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. He was recently appointed as the first Chair of the Esports Integrity Coaliyion (ESIC) and as a member of the Badminton World Federation’s External Judicial Experts Group.

Kirsten Sparre has worked for The Danish Institute for Sports Studies and Play the Game since November 2019. Prior to that she was employed as News Coordinator with Play the Game from 2005-2007 and a frequent contributor to the website from 2007-2014 in a freelance capacity. She holds a degree in journalism from the Danish School of Journalism (1990) as well as an MA (1991) and a Ph.D in Peace Studies (1998) from Bradford University, UK. She has extensive journalistic as well as academic experience and held a position as assistant professor from 2014-2019 with the Danish School of Media and Journalism & Aarhus University, DK.

Designer | Author and Survivor - Human Centred Design. Kristen is a former elite Waterskier and Cyclist. She was the first athlete to be 'gender tested' under the IOC's 2003 Stockholm Consensus. In 2016, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal recognised by requiring her to reduce her testosterone levels to compete in female sport, IOC policies had infringed her human rights, making her ill. She is now involved in actively ensuring that sport doesn't require other athletes to undergo the same experience.

Kupakwashe founded Dominion Sport, a sport development and sport business training organisation that trains, mentors and coaches sport business leaders in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia. Kupakwashe serves as an Advisory Board Member of the UNICEF, United Kingdom Initiative on Safeguarding Children in Sport. In 2011, Kupakwashe was received five awards of academic excellence from the Centre for Biokinetics, Sport Science, Recreation and Leisure at the University of Venda South Africa. Before taking up his present role a Director of Dominion Sport, Kupakwashe worked as a Sport Development Officer with Sport and Recreation South Africa, where he managed the 2010 World Cup Legacy Program in Limpopo Province. Kupakwashe has sat in various local organising committees of regional, continental and international events such the 2010 FIFA World Cup, World Rugby Under 20 Cup, ICC World Cup Qualifier, Sunshine Tour and African Union Sports Council Region 5 Games. Kupakwashe is Sport Management Management Module Writer and Lecturer for the Zimbabwe Institute of, Executive Diploma in Sport Management program. Kupakwashe also Lectures Sports Marketing and Sport Management Courses for the Gateway College, Sport Coaching and Management Diploma. Kupakwashe holds a Master of Commerce in Sport Management from University of Johannesburg, Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Venda and a Diploma in Sport Management from the Institute of Commercial Management, United Kingdom.

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 ( 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.

Lars Jørgensen was born in 1961. He graduated from the Danish School of Journalism in 1987. Since then, he has worked for B.T., Greenland’s Radio, Denmark’s Radio (DR), Ekstra Bladet, the journal ‘Journalisten’, and Politiken. His main focus is the Olympic Games and the IOC. He has covered the sport of sailing since 1999 from i.e. the Olympics in Sydney and America’s Cup in Auckland and Valencia. Author of the books: “Sømænd af verden – danske drømme om America’s Cup” from 2007 ”Frederik og Flammen – Prinsen der ville lege med den Olympiske ild” from 2009 Nominated for the prestigious Danish Journalism Award ”Cavlingprisen” in 1999 and 2000

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.

Dr. Laura Misener is an Associate Professor and Director of the School of Kinesiology at Western University (London, Ontario, Canada). Her research focuses on how sport and events can be use as instruments of social change, with an emphasis how sport for persons with a disability can positively impact community accessibility and social inclusion. Her research program is interdisciplinary in nature and pushes the traditional boundaries of her field to emphasise the importance of critical scholarship for innovation. Erin Pearson is a PhD Student in the School of Kinesiology at Western University, Canada. Her research interests include sport events and their impacts, leveraging of events, and media representation of athletes. Erin is a recipient of the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and Sport Participation Initiative Award.

Laura Robinson is an award-winning filmmaker, author and journalist. She was the first Canadian to write about sexual abuse in sport in the 1992 Toronto Star feature, 'Sexual Abuse: Sport's Dirty Little Secret'. Her documentary on the same subject with CBC TV's The Fifth Estate won the 1993 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Award. In 1998 her book on the rape culture of hockey, Crossing the Line: Violence and Sexual Assault in Canada's National Sport questioned the country's blind faith in the game, and in 2002 she won Denmark's international Play the Game Award for her contribution to ethics in sports. That same year her book, Black Tights: Women, Sport and Sexuality was published and won the Human Kinetics Award from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. Robinson wrote the play Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners which tackled abuse in Canada's 'Indian Residential Schools'. She wrote the adapted script for the film of the same name, which is used by the National Film Board to catalyse discussions on reconciliation. In 2012, York University conferred her a Honorary Doctorate of Laws for her longtime commitment to the rights of women, children, and Indigenous peoples in sport and physical activity. She is a former member of Canada's cycling team, a former Canadian rowing champion, and still likes to compete in cross-country skiing.

Leandro is an expert on tournament format solutions. He has developed dozens of innovative base competitions formats, registered under Leandro Shara System ©, and has 20+ years of experience working for global companies such as PwC and GlaxoSmithKline in management positions in different continents.

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

Liam Grace is a freelance sub-editor at Sky Sports and ESPN, and is in his final year at Bournemouth University studying multimedia journalism.

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

Magdalena Ietswaart is a Cognitive Neuroscientist and Associate Professor, at the University of Stirling. She can be contacted on [email protected] 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.

Dr Marlon Moncrieffe is leader in the field on research into the history of minority-ethnic group participation in competitive cycling in Britain. His groundbreaking race education work entitled 'Made in Britain: Uncovering the life-histories of Black-British Champions in Cycling' has won wide acclaim for illuminating issues of racial inequality, mono-ethnic representation and the need for anti-racism discourses to support broader inclusion and diversity. His research work has been exhibited in various famous venues across the UK. It has also featured on BBC Television and Radio. His continuing research on curriculum development advances Initial Teacher Training and Primary School education through the use of narrative inquiry as a method for teaching and learning on Race Equality. He focuses particularly on the application of 20th century Black-British history and its cross-cultural interaction with White-Britain for helping to advance education, teaching and learning about fundamental British Values (civic national values) and for 'Decolonising the Curriculum'. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to research through education, history, sociology, arts and humanities.

Matt Slater is the Chief Sports Reporter at The Press Association.

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Michael Andrew is the Vice-Captain and Co-Owner of New York Breakers, which will compete in the Intentional Swimming League (ISL), a team-based swimming league competition. Andrew won Gold in the 100m Individual Medley at the 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships; at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, he won Gold in the 50m Freestyle.

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.

Michael Pearlmutter was named Executive Director for the Partnership for Clean Competition Research Collaborative in January 2014​​​. In this role, Pearlmutter is responsible for developing, directing and driving organizational strategy and overseeing daily operations, including managing the organization’s $3M budget, fundraising, business development, grant administration, scientific outreach, and communication with the PCC Board of Governors and Scientific Advisory Board. Prior to joining the PCC, Pearlmutter served as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership (IOPL), a multi-partisan non-profit educational organization committed to good governance through the strategic advancement of ethical, informed, and effective leaders and citizenry. During this time, IOPL launched the Chamber of Commerce Candidate Academy, created the first ever Collegiate Political Leadership Program, a service learning program focused on introducing undergraduate college students to public service as a career option, and merged with the North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service. In addition to other functions, Pearlmutter also managed the alumni network of over 1,500 including 120 elected officials, developed new training and partnerships, and managed the board and staff. Pearlmutter has been published in peer-reviewed journals and featured in media outlets for his entrepreneurial work, including his work for Los Alamos National Laboratory and Babson College where he earned his Masters of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors. He also has a BS degree in Quantitative Economics from United States Naval Academy. In the North Carolina and Massachusetts entrepreneurial communities, he has served as a business plan evaluator, guest lecturer, and mentor to high school, college, and graduate students. He served in the US Navy as a submarine officer before attending business school and has since been involved in startups, non-profits, and political organizations.

Dr. Michelle O’Shea is a Senior Lecturer at Western Sydney University. Her research interests are in the areas of sport, culture and society. Dr. Daryl Adair is Associate Professor of Sport Management. Daryl is on the editorial board of the academic journals Sporting Traditions, Sport in Society, Performance Enhancement and Health, the Journal of Sport History, and the Journal of Sport for Development. Hazel Maxwell has a BA (Hons) in Physical Education from the University of Warwick, England & a MA in Sports Studies and a PhD in Sport Management from the University of Technology Sydney. Dr. Megan Stronach is a Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney. Megan has published widely in areas of sport management, cultural and women’s issues in sport, and has a keen interest in sport history.

Mike Cook represents a State agency in administrative hearings in Oregon in the USA and has a JD from Northwestern School of Law. Mike is a member of the International Panel of Arbitrators with Sport Resolutions. Mike was a former collegiate gymnast at the University of California, Berkeley and is a current international level judge with the International Gymnastics Federation, the FIG. Mike competes in CrossFit, and placed 12th in his age group at the 2021 CrossFit Games. Mike is passionate about anti-doping, safeguarding, and sports governance, and volunteers with the International Functional Fitness Federation and the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation.

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.

Naz is the Course Leader for the MSc in Sports Management at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London. She is a graduate in Sociology from Middlesex University; and holds a PhD in Tourism Studies from the University of Bedfordshire. Naz has published in areas of identity, migration, qualitative research and researcher reflexivity. Her areas of research are related to the experience economy sectors of events, sport and tourism.

Neil is Principal Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at Coventry University and course director for MSc. Sports and Exercise Nutrition. He is also an accredited BASES Sport and Exercise Scientist and hold Chartered Scientist status with the Science Council and has over 15 years’ experience working with elite and recreational athletes, as well as commercial companies. He teaches across a range of courses which include BSc. Sport and Exercise Science, BSc. Sports Therapy, MSc. Sports and Exercise Nutrition, MSc. Strength and Conditioning, MSc. Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences and MSc. Science of Youth Coaching and Development. His areas of expertise and research focus include the effect of nutrition and physiological responses to intermittent activity, with a focus on football and has several research outputs.

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 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.

I graduated from Queen's University Belfast (N. Ireland) where I gained my BA (First Class Hons), MA (Distinction), and PhD. I teach Introduction to Rhetoric, Introduction to Linguistics, Research in Context, Stylistics, and Forensic Linguistics Courses previously taught both in NL and the Belfast, include 'Early Modern Literature and Culture' (BA and MA level), 'Language and the Law' (MA level), 'Language and Power', 'Forensic Linguistics', 'Langauge and Narrative Style', 'Creative Writing', and 'Sounds of the City' (Literature). I advocate for impact outside academia and have developed projects using literature and shared reading in prisons, forensic mental health hospitals, schools, universities, ex-prisoner community groups, and cancer hospitals. I am currently developing a research project: 'No Ordinary Crowd': The linguistics of blame in the evidence-gathering processes following the Hillsborough Football Stadium Disaster I am writing two books: From Literature to Life: Reading in Prison (Palgrave) and Discourse Analysis (with Brian Walker) (Routledge).

Dr. Campbell joined the School of Media, Communication and Sociology at the University of Leicester as a Lecturer in Sociology in January 2019. Prior to this, he was a Senior Lecture and Course Director of Sociology at Coventry University and a Senior Lecture in Education, Special Needs and Inclusion Studies and Education Studies. Prior to working in academia, Dr. Campbell was a secondary school teacher. Dr. Campbell's PhD was on the sociology and history of race, ethnicity and local football in Leicester. It was jointly supervised at De Montfort University and the University of Leicester and funded by the East Midland’s Association. Dr. Campbell is a member of the British Sociological Association and the British Society for Sports History.

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'.

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. April Henning is a Lecturer in Sport at the University of Stirling, and conducts research on doping and health. Dimeo and Henning have published a number of articles in respected academic journals such as the International Journal of Drug Policy; Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy; Performance Enhancement and Health.

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'. Verner Møller is a Professor of Sports Science at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. His doping research mainly focuses on the phenomenon within elite sports. He is interested in the connection between doping and the nature of elite sport. He is currently dealing with the background and rational for anti-doping, the cultural construction of the problem as well as the problem of providing a convincing definition of the doping concept. He approaches the topic on the basis of history of ideas and cultural analysis.

Professor Fowler received his BSc Hons and PhD in Zoology at the University of Aberdeen. He later moved to Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Aberdeen, to work on ovarian hormones and antiprogesterones. In 2000 he moved to the Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen as a Professor of Translational Medical Sciences and is currently the Director of the Institute of Medical Sciences in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition at Aberdeen.. Professor Fowler has spent much of his career working on elucidating mechanisms in the regulation of reproduction and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and editorials. At each stage he has made contributions in the use of technologies to answer reproductive questions, including: remote telemetry of body-testis temperature differentials, MRI analysis of body composition and mammary gland, phage library and protein purification techniques to investigate reproductive proteins and proteomic and microarray techniques to study fetal development and endometriosis. Since the turn of the century, his research has focused on the effects of environmental exposures and endocrine disruption on fetal development and subsequent health in both human and animal models. His group is one of the few to work on the normal first and second trimester human fetus and uses maternal smoking as a model to understand how adverse in-utero environment disturbs fetal development in our own species.

Professor Simon Chadwick is a researcher, writer, consultant, speaker and academic with almost twenty-five years experience working across international and global sport. He has particular expertise in marketing, commercial strategy, geopolitics and elite professional sport. Simon is currently Global Director of Eurasian Sport and Professor of the Eurasian Sport Industry at Emlyon Business School. He is also Founding Co-Director of the China Soccer Observatory (part of the Asia Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham, UK). Paul Widdop's research focuses on the consumption and production of sport. Underlying these academic fields, his substantive research area is in the importance of place and networks. For the former he is interested in the contexts and mechanisms that make place a key driver in the formation and maintenance of sporting lifestyles and consumption behaviours. For networks, his approach is to understand consumption from a analytical sociology position, using predominantly a social network analysis methodology to explore relational and interactional dynamics. Place and networks are fundamental to understanding how consumption and production operates in modern societies, between the macro and micro aspects of society. Furthermore, he has a specific research interest in the production elements of the football industry or football worlds (adapted from Howard Becker Artworlds concept). In particular, his research explores the collective activity in this world, focusing on conventions, networks and resources.

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.

Philippe is a correspondent for France Football; has worked for EuroSport; and Radio France Internationale, amongst others. He can be heard regularly on Talksport radio in England, Newstalk radio in Ireland, the BBC World Service, BBC Five Live, BBC London, BBC Scotland and Football Weekly, a podcast hosted by The Guardian newspaper.

Professor Thomas Kruessmann is a key expert in the EU Technical Assistant Project 'Strengthening Teaching and Research Capacity at ADA University' in Baku (Azerbaijan). He is also the co-ordinator of the Jean-Monnet Network 'Developing European Studies in the Caucasus' with Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu (Estonia).

Raian is an Associate Professor in Computing in the Department of Computing and Informatics, Faculty of Science & Technology, Bournemouth University, UK. Raian has a keen interest in studying Digital Addiction which he defines as a problematic relationship with digital media characterized by properties such as being excessive, obsessive, compulsive, impulsive and hasty. He focuses on the principles, methods and tools needed to engineer addiction-aware technology able help people to predict, realize and combat addictive usage styles. Emily Arden-Close is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Bournemouth University. Emily's research focuses on assessing and improving health and quality of life in chronic illness, including developing digital interventions to improve health. She is a co-applicant on the EROGamb project, funded by GambleAware and Bournemouth University. This aims to use intelligent and real-time behavioural awareness techniques to prevent and combat problem gambling, which has been classified a public health issue. John is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Stirling, his MSc at the University of Strathclyde and then his PhD at the University of West of Scotland in 2007. His PhD was on the topic of social psychology and substance use, looking particularly at misperceptions of peer norms. Following this, he worked on an AERC funded post-doc position at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine before moving onto a lecturing post at the University of Bradford in 2008. He joined the Department of Psychology at Bournemouth University in 2014. Keith Phalp is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Bournemouth University, and Professor of Software Engineering. Previous leadership roles have included Head of Software Systems and Psychology, Head of Computing and Informatics, and Deputy Dean for Education and Professional Practice. His research foci cover software engineering, particularly the early phases of software projects and the relationship between business and software models, model driven development, applications of AI, and, in recent years, social computing, which encompasses digital addiction and on-line gambling. He has extensive project leadership expertise, having led major successful EC funded projects, as well as Knowledge Transfer Projects, and his research has brought tangible and financial benefits to the organisations involved.

Longtime horse racing journalist Ray Paulick is publisher of the, 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.

Rebecca works as the Latin America correspondent for VeloNews. She is a cycling & football journalist/PR specialist.

Rhys is currently conducting research and writing contributions under Dr. Antoine Duval at the T.M.C. Asser Institute with a focus on Transnational Sports Law. Additionally, Rhys is the ‘Head of Advisory’ of Athlon CIF, a global fund and capital advisory firm specialising in the investment in global sports organisations and sports assets. Rhys has a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Bachelor of Philosophy (B.Phil.) from the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Australia. Rhys is an LL.M candidate at the University of Zurich, in International Sports Law. Following a career as a professional rugby player, Rhys has spent much of his professional life as an international sports agent, predominantly operating in football. Rhys is also the host of the podcast 'Sportonomic'.

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 is now an independent journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He writes about international issues. He can be reached at [email protected].

Rick Sterling is a retired aerospace engineer who now writes about international issues. He can be reached at [email protected]. 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.

Robert Johnson is the co-founder of A former 2:23 marathoner, he also served as the men's distance coach at Cornell University for ten years. He resides in Baltimore with his wife and son.

Robert Simmons is Professor of Economics at Lancaster University. He areas of expertise in sport include earnings of sports stars; pay and performance of players and teams in US and European sports; spatial and match-by-match models of attendance demand in sports; economics of sports broadcasting;models of outcome uncertainty and competitive balance in sports leagues; betting markets in sports.

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.

Seema is a senior lecturer in law. She leads, lectures and tutors on a number of law modules. Her area of expertise is Sports Law in which she module leads an optional final-year undergraduate module. Seema also contributes to modules on the LLM Sports Law. She is the author of Inclusion and Exclusion in Competitive Sport: Socio-Legal and Regulatory Perspectives. Ian teaches Exercise Physiology on undergraduate, (Sport and Exercise Science, Coaching and Sport Science, Exercise Nutrition and Health, Sport Science and Management) and postgraduate courses (MRes Exercise Physiology). This involves being Module Leader on Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology and contributing to Introduction to Research, Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology and Exercise Testing, Aetiology and Management of Disease and Prescriptions for Health modules.

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.

I was awarded my PhD from Lausanne University, Switzerland, in 2010. I then completed all my post-doctoral training in Australia and I am currently a Senior Lecturer within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. I am a molecular biologist by training, and my main research focus is the regulation of skeletal muscle mass with health and disease. I have a particular interest in the role played by non-coding RNAs in the regulation of these processes. I have recently developed a new research program focusing on female muscle physiology, and how the female muscle adapts to exercise and disease conditions at the epigenetic, molecular, cellular and functional level.

Shannon Scovel is a Fulbright Postgraduate at the University of Stirling studying women in sports media. She earned her bachelors degree in journalism from American University in Washington, D.C., where she also captained and competed on the varsity swim team. Shannon has written extensively about women in sport, and her work has also appeared in Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, ESPNW, USAToday and AOL Sports.

Simon Chadwick is Global Director of Eurasian Sport and Professor of the Eurasian Sport Industry at Emlyon Business School. He is also Founding Co-Director of the China Soccer Observatory (part of the Asia Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham, UK). He was previously a Founding Co-Director of the University of London's Birkbeck Sports Business Centre, a role he similarly fulfilled with Coventry University's CIBS - Centre for the International Business of Sport. In addition, he has worked at several of the world's most prestigious business schools, including IESE in Spain, Otto Beisheim in Germany, Tsinghua in China and COPPEAD in Brazil. Simon has written countless articles, books and research reports for the likes of Sloan Management Review, the Wall Street Journal, UEFA, Mastercard and Financial Times Prentice Hall. In addition, Simon has worked with some of the biggest names in sport, such as FC Barcelona, Adidas, the Association of Tennis Professionals, Nielsen, the European Clubs Association and Ping. He is currently engaged in work examining the links between sports sponsorship and soft power; the industrial development of sports in the Gulf region; China's quest to become a leading football nation; the phenomenon of transnational sports fandom; the role social media plays in sport; and the way equity in sports brands is built through experiential marketing.

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.

Slobodan is a Post-Doctoral CAROLINE Marie-Sklodowska Curie Fellow in the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin (UCD). His academic background is in political science and his academic interests are in the fields of public policy & administration, regulation, and integrity policies. His research is concerned with the behaviour of integrity regulators. Those are the institutions that control the work of public authorities, for instance anti-corruption agencies/ethics commissions, audit offices, information & data commissioners, and many others. His research seeks to analyse why they behave the way they do, and how they interact with public authorities, particularly during confrontational times. He am interested in how organisational, situational and leadership factors shape the conduct of those integrity regulators. Rebecca is an Assistant Professor in law at Dublin City University. Prior, she obtained a Ph.D. from the European University Institute (Florence) and an LLM in International and Legal Studies from New York University. In her work, she examines a key feature of globalisation, the rise of regulation beyond the State. She focuses on the emergence of transnational regulatory cooperation between public and private actors, and in particular the interplay between expertise-driven private regulation and more traditional political authority in multi-level transnational regulatory networks. In her recent publications, she particularly focuses on technical standard setting and the sports sector.

Sofia Balzaretti is a Graduate research assistant and a PhD candidate at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) where she is writing a thesis on the Protection against Gender Stereotypes in International Law. In addition to research in human rights and feminist legal theory, she has also carried out research into legal philosophy and on the relationship between gender and the law.

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.

Stanis Elsborg (b. 1984) has worked for Play the Game since August 2019 as an analyst and head of the Play the Game conference 2021. He holds a Master of Science in Humanities and Social Sport Sciences from the University of Copenhagen specialising in the field of sport, politics and national identity. He is a guest Lecturer at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen and the owner of - a Danish page with articles and podcasts about sport.

Dr. Stefan Szymanski came to the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology as the Stephen J. Galetti Professor of Sport Management in 2011. Before that he had appointments at London Business School, Imperial College Business School, and Cass Business School, all in London. Dr. Szymanski completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford, and received his PhD in Economics at Birkbeck College, University of London. As a leading expert in the economics of sports in general and soccer in particular, he is widely quoted in the media and has written op-eds for the New York Times, Washington Post, and Financial Times. You can follow him on Twitter (@sszy) and on his blog ( Dr. Szymanski has authored more than one hundred academic papers published in reviewed journals, mostly on the economics and history of sport. He is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Soccernomics (with Simon Kuper), the fourth edition of which appeared in 2018. The book has been translated into fifteen languages. A history of sports in Detroit (co-authored with Silke Weineck) will be published in 2020. Dr. Szymanski has appeared as an expert witness on the economics of sport in numerous court cases on issues such as the collective sale of broadcast rights, the valuation of soccer clubs, and recently for the US Department of Justice on the economics of corruption in relation to the trial of former FIFA executives. He is currently leading the development of a series of MOOCs (massive open online courses) on programming sports analytics in Python in collaboration with the U-M School of Information.

Steve Cornelius is a professor in and Head of the Department of Private Law and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Law. He holds the degrees BIuris LLB (Unisa) LLD (Pret). The title of his LLD thesis is 'The Interpretation of Contracts In South African Law'. He is admitted as Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. Cornelius is: an Independent director Cricket South Africa; a Former Member of the IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal; a Member of the SAIDS Independent Doping Hearing Panel; a Member of the South African Academy for Science and Art; a Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators of Southern Africa; Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Private Law; a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Sports Law Journal; National rapporteur for the International Sports Law Review Pandektis.

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:

Regular contributor on sport and business to World Soccer magazine, the BBC World Service and Lectured on sport at the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, Southampton Solent University, the University of Winchester and the University of East London. Author of six books on sport, including Outcasts! The Lands That FIFA Forgot (Know The Score 2007, second edition Pitch 2012), GB United? British Olympic football and the end of the amateur dream (Pitch 2010) and A Friendly Business? (CIES 2019). Long-listed for the best column award in the 2015 Sport Media Pearl Awards and shortlisted for the 2008 National Sporting Club football book of the year award. Coordinator of the Erasmus+ programme Combating Match Fixing in Club Football Non-Competitive Matches.

Steven V. Selthoffer, is the CEO of the Athletes Channel. He worked on ICARUS with Bryan Fogel and fought for over 20 years to help get a global anti-doping organization started, known as WADA.

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.

Taylor McKee is an Assistant Professor at Brock University and an Adjunct Professor at Western University, researching the interplay between violence, masculinity, media, and Canadian sport. Taylor is also the co-founding editor of the Journal of Emerging Sport Studies. Janice Forsyth researches and write about Indigenous sport development in Canada. Exploring all angles. Leaving no stone unturned.

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.

Terry Hearn is a researcher and copywriter. His professional work covers topics from consumer tech to business security, and he sidelines in covering the latest sporting news, including disability sports and women's football.

Thomas Terraz is pursuing the International and European Law programme at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Currently in his third year, he is completing a specialization in European Law and intends to follow a master’s degree in the same field. Additionally, he is a native English speaker, fluent in French and has a good understanding of Dutch. In his free time, he loves travelling, cycling, listening to music, and enjoys reading an exciting fantasy novel. At the Asser Institute, he is assisting Dr. Antoine Duval in the field of International Sports Law. His main interests in this field concern issues around the autonomy of sports federations and the extent of application of EU Law to sports.

Dr. Tim Walters, who previously wrote a 10-point plan to revolutionise FIFA, works as a College Professor at Okanagan College in British Columbia, Canada. He writes about Slavoj Žižek, football, radical politics, and late-capitalism from a Marxist perspective. He is the author of a book-length study of the ideological function and revolutionary potential of the commanding heights of modern football — the Premier League, UEFA Champion’s League, and FIFA World Cup — from a Žižekian perspective. For his sins, he supports Middlesbrough FC.

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.

Dr. Udo Merkel is is a Senior Lecturer in Events Management at the University of Brighton. He holds various degrees from British and German universities in the Social Sciences and Sport Sciences. Over the last twenty years, he has worked at a number of universities in mainland Europe, Latin America and South-East Asia. At the School of Sport and Service Management he is part of the Events Management team teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students (in the UK and abroad). He also supervises PhD students. His lectures and seminars usually focus on the critical, social-scientific analysis of the events industry. He is particularly interested in the sociology, politics and economics of hosting and participating in mega events, in particular sports events, and has published widely in this area. Over the last few years, after visiting North Korea twice, he has produced a large number of papers on the political significance of festivals and spectacles in this secretive country paying particular attention to the role of events as a foreign policy/diplomatic tool. Furthermore, he has recently edited two cutting edge books: Power, Politics and International Events (2014, Routledge) and Identity Discourses and Communities in International Events, Festivals and Spectacles (2015, Palgrave Macmillan). He also has a keen interest in comparative European studies and football fan cultures.

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

Dr Di Pietro is a Molecular Neuroscientist with a MSc in Molecular Biology, a PhD in Clinical Biochemistry and a further degree in Medical Genetics. With almost 20 years of research experience with particular interest in the molecular mechanisms of TBI, she is an expert of in vitro and in vivo animal models of TBI. She currently leads the research efforts on microRNA signatures in biofluids to diagnose mild and severe TBI in patients. As the recipient of the prestigious BRIDGE Fellowship in Brain Trauma, she is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing of the University of Birmingham (UK), collaborating with the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA) on TBI neuroimaging research.

Valerii Ozarenko is a former Ukrainian table tennis player with a deep understanding of the issues affecting sports organizations and athletes. For the last seven years, Ozarenko has been working in the field of organising sports tournaments, attracting sponsors and producing/selling content. During that time Mr. Ozarenko held over 100,000 matches involving table tennis, beach volleyball, basketball, and futsal. The main focus of Valerii Ozarenko is developing the management of locations, transforming amateur leagues into semi-professional ones and promoting them on the market.

Dr. Vassil Girginov is Reader in Sport Management/Development. Previously he has worked as advisor to the Chairman of the Bulgarian Sports Union, on the Sofia bids for the Winter Olympic Games and in higher education institutions in Bulgaria and Canada. He has been researching the sports development legacy of the 2012 London Olympic Games and the relationship between the culture of national sports governing bodies and participation in sport. Vassil is the Editor of the two volume collection on the London 2012 Games published by Routledge, and is also an Executive Editor of the 2012 Routledge Special Olympic Journals Issue that involves some 40 journals from a range of academic disciplines. Vassil’s current research projects include: ‘Creation and transfer of knowledge within the Sochi Organizing Committee of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games’ (supported by the Russian International Olympic University), and ‘UK National Governing Bodies of sport leveraging of the London Olympics for capacity building’. His research interests, publications and industry experience are in the field of Olympic movement, sport development, comparative management and policy analysis. His most recent books include Sport Management Cultures (Routledge, 2011), The Olympics: A Critical Reader (Routledge, 2010), Management of Sports Development, (Elsevier, 2008), The Olympic Games Explained (Routledge, 2005, the book has been translated in 5 languages) and Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games (Vol. 1 & 2 - 2012-3). Dr. Girginov is Visiting Professor at the Russian International Olympic University and at the University of Johannesburg. Dr. Girginov is the President of the European Association for Sport Management.

Xiao Wang, Ph.D., is an associate professor of public relations at Rochester Institute of Technology, United States. He conducts research on public attitudes/opinions, human morality, health and environmental communication.

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.

ZHAO Kuo is the Founder and Executive Director of JHYlaw Venture Consulting. He qualified as a Lawyer through the State Bar of Texas.

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