Prof. Mike McNamee
Mike McNamee is Professor of Applied Ethics in the College of Engineering at Swansea University, having previously held that position in the College of Human and Health Sciences. Over nearly three decades he has pioneered the global development of the subject of Sports Ethics. He has authored/edited 15 books including Houlihan, B.M. J. and McNamee, M. J. (Eds) (2012) Anti doping: governance, research, policy (Routledge), McNamee, M. J., Møller, V. (Eds) (2011) Doping and anti doping policy: legal, ethical and policy perspectives (Routledge), and Møller, V., McNamee, M. J. and Dimeo, P., (eds) (2009) Elite Sports, Doping and Public Health, University of Southern Denmark Press.
His latest book “Sport, medicine, ethics” will soon be published by Routledge. He is founding Editor of the international journal “Sport, Ethics and Philosophy” and has lectured widely on doping related issue. In addition to the work on Study on Doping Prevention Michael is also currently working on an ESRC funded project (2013-6) on ethical and governance issues concerning new biomedical technologies in elite cycling and football.
Prof. Susan Backhouse
Susan Backhouse is a Professor in the Institute of Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Internationally recognised for her doping research, Susan leads a team of researchers committed to the development of effective anti-doping policy and practice. She is the lead author on two World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) reports on the social science of doping, and prevention of doping through education.
Yves Defoort holds a Master in European Law and as currently works as legal adviser of NADO Flanders.
In that function he has been shaping the Flemish Anti-Doping legislation and following up the European and international fight against doping in sport since 2008.
Andy Parkinson is the Chief Executive of UK Anti-Doping. Prior to this role he worked at UK Sport as Director of Drug-Free Sport, where he managed the UK’s national anti-doping programme and oversaw the transition of anti-doping responsibilities to UK Anti-Doping.
Andy has worked in sport for more than 15 years, starting his career as Manager of Sport Services for Paralympics New Zealand. In 2003, he became Medical and Scientific Director at the International Paralympic Committee, before joining UK Sport as Head of Operations in 2006. In May 2012, Andy was elected as Chair of the Ad hoc European Committee for the World Anti-Doping Agency (CAHAMA), effective from November 2012.
Michael Sauer is a founding member and scientific associate of the Manfred Donike Institut für Dopinganalytik e.V. (MDI) which is associated with the German Sport University Cologne (DSHS). Within the MDI he is primarily responsible for contents and concepts focusing on the prevention of drug abuse. Its tasks include providing training courses (for top-level athletes, doctors, support staff, anti-doping officers, federations, schools, youth centers, etc.), preparation of materials for doping prevention (educational film "What happens during the doping control procedure?", teaching materials for city councils and local governments, etc.) and for more than 10 years lecturing activities on doping prevention for various institutions (NADA, DSJ, HSB, etc.). He is a member of the working group “Prevention” of the National Anti-Doping Agency of Germany and was a member of the Ad Hoc Group of Experts in Recreational Sports of the EU. His main area of expertise lies in doping and drug prevention. In this field Michael Sauer closely cooperates with addiction counselling centres, drug counselling services, and organizes cross-border activities and programmes dealing with the responsibility towards the use of substances to enhance performance and to optimize each individual’s body image.
At the German Sport University Cologne he teaches the subjects “Doping prevention in school(-sports)” and “Introduction to scientific work”.
Next to his life as sports scientist and teacher he is the Head of the IT-Department of the Institute of Biochemistry with primary focus in data security and integrity. His private interests lie above all in nature, dogs, motorcycling and outdoor activities of all kind.
Cliff Collins is currently the Programmes Director for the European Health and Fitness Association. In the past few years he has been a member/observer at a number of EU Commission Expert Groups including in anti-doping, education and training, promoting health-enhancing physical activity and the European referencing of occupations. He has worked with EHFA for more than 6 years during which he managed two major EU-funded projects, helped to develop the sector qualification framework for fitness, and oversees the operations of the pan-European scheme for recognising the competencies of exercise professionals called EREPS.
Additional High Level Review Expert Group Members
- Prof Christophe Brissonneau
- Jim McVeigh
- Prof Ask vest Christensen
- Dr Simon Perikles
- Prof Denis Hauw
- Prof Luis Horta
- Dr Mike Petrou
- Nenad Dikic