Last updated on: 7/21/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

James Skinner, MBA, PhD Biography

Title:
Director of the Institute for Sport Business and Associate Dean for Enterprise at Loughborough University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Although the use of banned drugs in sport is not a new phenomenon, little is known about the experiences and perceptions of athletes who have committed anti-doping rule violations… When explaining their decision to dope, athletes engaged in processes or moral disengagement (including advantageous comparison, minimizing consequences and diffusion of responsibility). Ironically, moral arguments were perceived as the most effective deterrents to doping.”

Cowritten with Stephen Moston and Terry Engelberg, “The Final Frontier of Anti-Doping: A Study of Athletes Who Have Committed Doping Violations,” Sport Management Review, Aug. 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Institute for Sport Business, Loughborough University (London), July 2014-present
  • Associate Dean, Enterprise, Loughborough University (London), July 2014-present
  • Visiting Professor, Beijing Sport University
  • Visiting Professor, Russian Olympic University
  • Department Head, Tourism, Leisure, Hotel and Sport Management, Griffith Business School, Griffith University (Australia), June 2003-June 2014
  • Professor, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, June 2003-June 2014
  • Lecturer in Sport Management, Southern Cross University, June 1999–June 2003
Education:
  • PhD, Organisational Leadership, Culture and Strategic Change, Victoria University, 2001
  • MBA, Bond University, 1993
  • BA, Physical Education, Queensland University of Technology, 1991
Other:
  • Has worked as a consultant on drugs in sports for professional sporting organizations; international, national, and state governing bodies; the Australian Sports Commission; and more
Quoted in:
  1. Is There Widespread Systemic Use of Banned Performance-Enhancing Drugs by Olympic Athletes?