Mike McNameeProf. 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.

Dr Susan BackhouseProf. 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.
Susan was a member of the EU Ad-hoc expert group on doping in sport; the remit of this group was to produce European wide Guidelines on the prevention of doping in recreational sport. Susan and her research team have developed positive partnerships with other researchers in the UK, Europe, Australia and the US – pulling together in the pursuit of research that will help inform practice. Her research expertise is complemented by her applied experience in the field of anti-doping education. She is the Education representative on the UK Athletics Anti-Doping Policy and Support Team Sport and a UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) National Trainer. Susan is also a Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with a particularly interest in the social psychology of sport.

Yves DefoortYves Defoort

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.

Representing the Flemish Community at the anti-doping working groups of the EU and Council of Europe and supporting the Flemish minister of Sport at the meetings of the WADA Foundation Board, he has been involved in the European coordination in the fight against doping in sport in general and the drafting of EU recommendations against doping in recreational sport in particular.

Andy ParkinsonAndy Parkinson

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 SauerMichael Sauer

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 CollinsCliff Collins

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.

Current activities include managing EHFA’s European Affairs Programme, administering the Study on Doping Prevention Research Project and a transnational programme of developing social dialogue for the Active Leisure sector.

Previously he owned three fitness centres and won five national awards for excellence for service delivery and in management. As a UK Government adviser he had a major influence on the development of the technical standards for exercise professionals, and for the quality management of fitness clubs.

He holds a masters degree in architecture, and has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

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