Visiting Professor in Sociology at Aston University
Pro to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"Were athletics to lift its ban on doping, its problems would vanish...
Today's sports performers are encouraged by their coaches, managers and, of course, us to win at all costs. Who can blame them for taking supplements when the chances of detection are remote? For all its tough-talking, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) always appears to be -- and often is -- one step behind the cheats...
[W]e've been persuaded that sportsmen and women should be 'clean' -- ignoring perhaps their use of hypnotism, acupuncture, oxygen tents and any number of other performance aids that are not tainted by the label 'drugs...'
Track and field, indeed sport, will never rid itself of doping, no matter how draconian the penalties. The stakes are simply too high."
"Opinion: Why Sport Should Allow Doping," cnn.com, Nov. 12, 2015
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or other relevant advanced degrees, heads of professional sports leagues, and US Congress members with significant involvement in, or related to, performance enhancing drugs and sports. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Visiting Professor in Sociology at Aston University, Jan. 2015-present
Professor of Culture, Media, and Sport, Staffordshire University, Sep. 1993-Dec. 2014
Professor of Sociology, University of Tampa, Sep. 1989-Aug. 1993
Lecturer in sociology, University of Hong Kong, Sep. 1986-July 1989
Research Fellow in sociology, Aston University, Jan. 1980-June 1986
PhD, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1979
BA, Sociology, Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic (now Northumbria University)