Speakers announced for UKAD’s Clean Sport at the Front Line Forum

There are just under three weeks to go until UK Anti-Doping’s Clean Sport at the Front Line Forum at Loughborough University, and the list of speakers has now been released.

Chairing the event on Tuesday 29 January is Sue Backhouse, Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Nutrition and Head of the Centre for Sports Performance at Leeds Beckett University.

Joining Sue are speakers from the likes of the English Institute of Sport (EIS), the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM), and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).

The theme of this year's event is the protection of vulnerable athletes. So, whether you’re involved in athlete support, sports research, a National Governing Body or a university programme and are committed to clean sport, the event will provide you with excellent insight, ideas and networking opportunities, and if you’re a BASES or Sport and Exercise Nutrition register (SENr) member, it will also count towards your CPD.

Here are five speakers not to be missed at Clean Sport at the Front Line later this month:

Professor Sue Backhouse (Leeds Beckett University)

Sue is a behavioural scientist with a PhD in sport and exercise science. In 2007 she was commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to undertake the first systematic literature review on the social psychology of doping in sport.

Sue is renowned for her research on the social psychology of doping in sport.

Bernice Wilson (UKAD Athlete Commission)

Bernice is a GB sprinter who, since serving bans for two separate Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs), has become an advocate for anti-doping.

During the time of Bernice’s second violation, she was unaware of taking any banned substances and discovered that her then coach Dr Skafidas had been administering the substances without her knowledge.

Dr Ian Boardley (University of Birmingham)

Dr Boardley is currently Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology at the University of Birmingham and is internationally known for his expertise on the psychosocial processes governing moral behaviour in physical activity contexts. Dr Boardley’s research spans several areas relevant to moral issues in sport and exercise psychology, predominantly focusing on the psychosocial processes that underpin the use of image and performance enhancing drugs (IPEDs).

Michael Naylor (EIS)

Michael is the Head of Nutrition at EIS, providing support to 19 of Team GB’s Olympic and Paralympic sports. He was the lead nutritionist for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympics and also worked with England’s footballers at last summer’s World Cup in Russia.

James Hudson (UKAD Athlete Commission)

James is a former professional rugby player who competed in the English premiership before his playing career was ended in 2016 due to a knee injury. James is an SENr registered performance nutritionist in elite sport, currently with Gloucester Rugby Club, and working towards his doctoral thesis at Liverpool John Moore’s University.

You can read more about James’ Clean Sport at the Front Line session here.

There will also be the opportunity to hear more about subjects including the WADA Prohibited List, Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) for asthma, and food versus supplements, via a series of afternoon breakout sessions.

What: Clean Sport at the Front Line

When: Tuesday 29 January 2019

Where: Burleigh Court, Loughborough University (West Park), Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3GR

Book your ticket: http://ukad.coachwisehub.com/store/440285-clean-sport-at-the-front-line-protecting-the-vulnerable

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