Last updated on: 9/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

David Cowan, PhD Biography

Title:
Director of the Drug Control Centre at King's College London
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“We are building an increasingly sophisticated, intelligence-based testing programme and we are one of the pioneers of what is to become the global approach to no advance notice, out of competition testing. Put simply, any cheating athlete who thinks they can compete or train in the UK without getting caught should think again.”

“All 1,500 British Athletes to Be Drug Tested Before Leaving for Beijing,” Guardian, July 11, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Drug Control Centre, King’s College London, 1990-present
  • Head, Department of Forensic Science and Drug Monitoring, King’s College London, 2002-present
  • Member, Crippen Club for Distinguished Toxicologists
  • Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (FRPharmS)
  • Member, IOC Medical Commission, Turin Winter Olympic Games, 2006
  • President, World Association of Anti-Doping Scientists, 2001-2004
  • Visiting Laboratory Director, Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games, 2002
  • Member, IOC (International Olympic Committee) Medical Commission, Sydney Olympic Games, 2000
  • Co-founder, Drug Control Centre, 1978
Education:
  • PhD, school unknown
  • BPharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy), school unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are the Laboratories Used to Test Athletes for Performance Enhancing Drugs Credible and Reliable?