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CarnegieXchange - Doping Prevention and Sport Integrity Research Showcase

Dr Laurie Patterson, Dr Kelsey Erickson and Dr Nick Stanger discuss the study and established research theme of doping prevention and sporting integrity within the Carnegie School of Sport/Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure.

The study of doping prevention and sporting integrity is an established research theme within the Carnegie School of Sport/Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure. This theme was initiated with the first systematic review of the social science of doping literature, funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency in 2007. Since that time, the group has grown significantly in terms of its membership, breadth of research interests, and international reputation. Chaired by the head of the research group, Professor Susan Backhouse, this session will showcase some of the diverse and exciting work being undertaken by the group.

Dr Laurie Patterson

Coaches are influential actors in doping behaviours and this is reflected in anti-doping policy, where the World Anti-Doping Code (WADA, 2015) sets out specific responsibilities for Athlete Support Personnel (ASP). Despite this, very little is known about if and how policy directives are being operationalised in coaching practice. To address this lack of insight, a series of studies have been undertaken with UK-based coaches working across contexts and sports. A synthesis of findings from several studies will be presented.

Dr Kelsey Erickson

Blowing the whistle on doping has garnered increased interest across the global sporting landscape. Yet, the complexity of the issue has been largely overlooked. In this presentation, Kelsey will draw upon interviews conducted with international athletes in order to shed light on the difficulty posed by the expectation to report doping.

Dr Nick Stanger

In the first of its kind in the field of anti-doping, this project utilises an experimental design to investigate the influence of moral disengagement and moral identity on athletes’ likelihood to dope. Moreover, this project aims to investigate the impact that these factors have on athletes’ emotions (e.g., guilt) and moral judgments that usually help refrain us from engaging in morally questionable acts, such as doping.

Event Details

7 March 2018 -
7 March 2018
Leeds Beckett University, G09 Priestly Hall, Headingley Campus
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