Scotland

Paul Dimeo:

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Paul Dimeo is Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport, University of Stirling. His first interest in doping and anti-doping was from a historical perspective. He edited the collection ‘Drugs, Alcohol and Sport’ (Routledge, 2006), and wrote the prize-winning book ‘A History of Drug Use in Sport, 1876-1976: Beyond Good and Evil’ (Routledge, 2007). He subsequently focused upon the policies within the IOC, and a collaboration with Dr. Thomas Hunt led to a Fulbright Scholarship to visit the University of Texas, Austin (2012). This led to articles on the East German doping programme and how it compared with the situation in Western countries at the same time. Most recently, his work has investigated cycling cases in the USA with Dr. April Henning. He has led three WADA funded projects and been co-Investigator on a fourth. He is currently working on a book that critically explores the nature and practice of anti-doping policy. You can find more information about Paul and his work at: http://rms.stir.ac.uk/converis-stirling/person/11222. Email Paul: paul.dimeo@stir.ac.uk.

You can also follow him on Twitter: @pauldimeo2.

Tony Knox

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Tony Knox has a first-class honours degree in sociology, an MSc in the history of medicine and a postgraduate certificate in research methods. Since 2008 he has worked in academic research specialising in projects investigating addiction. He has worked on several high-profile studies including the Glasgow Recovery Project, The Scottish Prison Study on Blood Borne Viruses and until recently he managed the day-to-day running of the Needle Exchange Surveillance Initiative at the University of the West of Scotland. Tony has co-authored several articles on recovery from addiction and harm associated with injecting drugs. His main research interests are motivations for performance and image enhancing drugs (PIED) use, vocabularies of motive regarding PIED use, and harm associated with the use of enhancement drugs. He is due to begin PhD study at the University of Birmingham in October 2017. The focus of his PhD will be harm associated with PIED use. Email Tony: tonyknox@ntlworld.com.

You can also follow him or his work via his blog, or on Facebook and Twitter.

Marie Overbye:

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Marie Overbye, Ph.D., is a lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling. In 2013 she completed her Ph.D. at the University of Copenhagen. Subsequently she worked as a postdoc at University of Southern Denmark. She has, among other things, researched which factors may have an impact on elite athletes’ decision to use doping or not, as well as grey zones, potential dilemmas and risk and protective factors among elite athletes. Moreover, how key elements of current anti-doping policy (e.g., the whereabouts-reporting system, the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) system, the prohibited list of substances, doping controls and sanctions) have an impact on elite athletes’ everyday lives, as well as how athletes perceive key policy elements and their implementation. The Danish Council for Strategic Research financed her Ph.D. project. In addition, she has carried out the work on a WADA funded project. Email Marie: marie.overbye@stir.ac.uk.

You can also follow her work on Researchgate.

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