Last updated on: 2/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Anna Salleh, PhD Biography

Title:
Science journalist for ABC Science Online
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Human growth hormone is a substance that occurs naturally in the body, secreted by the pituitary gland. It is essential for normal growth and development and deficiency or excess of the hormone can lead to abnormalities…

But as a performance-enhancing drug, injecting hGH allows athletes to develop power and strength and to recover from muscle damage caused by harder training.

That would not only benefit strength and power sports like weight lifting…but also other sports like distance running and rowing.”

“Doping Tests May Fail in Court,” ABC Science Online, July 29, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Science journalist, ABC Science Online
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney
  • Former policy officer and journalist, Australian Consumers’ Association
Education:
  • PhD, Science and Technology Studies, University of Wollongong (Australia), 2004
  • MA, Journalism, University of Technology Sydney
  • BSc, Sydney University
Other:
  • None Found
Quoted in:
  1. What Are Some Examples of Legal Performance Enhancing Substances that Athletes Are Allowed to Use?