Jonathan Taylor QC and Dr Danielle Moncrieffe head line-up for Annual Clean Sport Forum

There are just under three weeks to go until the Annual Clean Sport Forum at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, and an impressive list of speakers has now been released.

Heading the line-up on Tuesday 6 November is Jonathan Taylor QC, one of the world’s leading sports lawyers. Joining Jonathan are speakers from the likes of the English Institute of Sport (EIS), British Swimming, the Drug Control Centre at King’s College London, and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).

The Annual Clean Sport Forum is the UK’s leading anti-doping conference for those in the British sport family. Senior staff and Anti-Doping Leads from National Governing Bodies (NGBs), university sports, professional teams, and academia are all invited to join us at the event.

Here are five speakers not to be missed at next month’s Clean Sport Forum:

Jonathan Taylor QC 

Jonathan is one of the world's leading sports lawyers, advising nationally and internationally on commercial, regulatory and contentious issues across all major sports as co-head of Bird and Bird’s Sport Group. Jonathan is an experienced advocate, appearing regularly before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, as well as a range of internal sports tribunals. In recognition of his skills as an advocate, he was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2017. In 2016, Jonathan chaired the WADA Independent Observer team that served at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Dr Kitrina Douglas

Before entering academia, Kitrina played elite and professional golf on the European, Asian, LPGA, Australian and Japanese tours. She twice won the European Masters Championships, as well as the English Open Championships and was a member of the first winning European Solheim Cup team. She gained her Ph.D. in 2004, exploring mental wellbeing and motivation among professional athletes and since completing her doctorate, she has carried out research for the Department of Health, UK Sport, and The Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation.

Rachel Burrows

Rachel has been the anti-doping compliance manager with British Swimming for the past seven years. British Swimming oversees seven independent aquatic disciplines (pool swimming, open-water swimming, diving, para-swimming, water polo, high diving and synchronised swimming). Rachel deliveries the British Swimming anti-doping education strategy to athletes, coaches, support staff and parents, with a focus on supporting the elite end of an athlete’s pathway.   

Kevin Currell

Dr Kevin Currell is Director of Science and Technical Development at the English Institute of Sport.  He is part of the Senior Leadership Team, where he has responsibility for the delivery of world class science services to coaches and athletes and the development of science practitioners.  Prior to this role is was a nutritionist, working with British Triathlon, British Canoeing, British Athletics and Short Track Speed Skating as well as heading up the Nutrition service for the EIS.

Dr Danielle Moncrieffe

Danielle has worked in the Drug Control Centre at King's College London for eight years, where she has been involved in both routine and research roles. She has recently completed a PhD under the supervision of Professor David Cowan, receiving several awards for her work. In her routine roles, Danielle has provided support as a WADA expert to the anti-doping testing facilities during the Rio and London Olympic and Paralympic games, and the Glasgow Commonwealth games. She has recently been awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from the Partnership for Clean Competition.