Dr Paul Dimeo

Associate Professor

Sport University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Paul Dimeo

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About me

About me

I joined the University of Stirling in 2002, and am now Associate Professor. My other roles include Associate Dean for Internationalisation, and Director of Taught Postgraduate Programmes, for the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport. I have been researching various aspects of sport and policy since my PhD in the late 1990s (University of Strathclyde). Most of my publications and recent work has been on anti-doping history and policy. I have published on this topic in academic journals and books, and led four projects for the World Anti-Doping Agency. I have also written for a range of websites including The Conversation, VeloNews and Sporting Integrity Initiative.

Research (10)

My main area of interest is anti-doping policy. I have published widely on this topic including a recent monograph (The Anti-Doping Crisis in Sport: Causes, Consequences, Solutions, 2018, Routledge). I was a Fulbright Scholar to the University of Texas at Austin where I worked with Dr Thomas Hunt at the H. J. Lutcher Stark Research Center.

I am an Associate Editor of the journal Performance Enhancement and Health, and co-Director of the International Network of Doping Research. My research has been funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency, British Academy and Wellcome Trust. I am currently working on a new book, with April Henning, on the historical development of drug use in sport and anti-doping policy (Reaktion Books).

Projects

Understanding and nurturing the role of young athletes' parents in doping prevention
PI: Dr Paul Dimeo
Funded by: World Anti-Doping Agency

IPEDs and Polydrug Use: Knowledge, Services, and Gaps
PI: Dr April Henning
Funded by: The Wellcome Trust

Social Change and doping decision-making: building a conceptual framework and survey development
PI: Dr April Henning
Funded by: World Anti-Doping Agency

Perceptions of legitimacy, attitudes and buy-in among athlete groups: a cross-national qualitative investigation providing practical solutions
PI: Dr Paul Dimeo
Funded by: World Anti-Doping Agency

Sport, drugs and health: does regulation protect and enhance the health of athletes?
PI: Dr Paul Dimeo
Funded by: The Wellcome Trust

Is doping a problem in Kenyan running? An examination of doping behaviours & anti-doping policies
PI: Dr Paul Dimeo
Funded by: World Anti-Doping Agency

Team Dynamics and doping in sport: a risk or a protective factor
PI: Dr Paul Dimeo
Funded by: World Anti-Doping Agency

The Doping of Elite Athletes in International Sport and Politics of the Cold War 1950-1990
PI: Dr Paul Dimeo
Funded by: The US-UK Fullbright Commission

The Sports Doping Policy in the Former East Germany 1968- 1990
PI: Dr Paul Dimeo
Funded by: The British Academy

Events and sports development legacies
PI: Dr Paul Dimeo
Funded by: The Leverhulme Trust

Outputs (97)

Outputs

Authored Book

Henning A & Dimeo P (2022) Doping: A Sporting History. London: Reaktion Books. http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/display.asp?ISB=9781789145274&nat=false&stem=true&sf1=keyword&st1=april%2Bhenning&m=1&dc=1

Book Chapter

Dimeo P & Henning A (2022) Sport, Drugs, and Doping. In: Oxford University Press.

Newspaper Article

Dimeo P & Henning A (2018) The Outer Line: WADA, and the future of anti-doping. VeloNews. 12.12.2018. https://www.velonews.com/2018/12/commentary/the-outer-line-wada-and-the-future-of-anti-doping_482188

Book Chapter

Dimeo P & Henning A (2018) The Decline of Trust in British Sport Since the London Olympics: Team Sky’s Fall from Grace. In: Fincoeur B, Gleaves J & Ohl F (eds.) Doping in Cycling: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Ethics and Sport. London: Routledge, pp. 177-188. https://www.routledge.com/Doping-in-Cycling-Interdisciplinary-Perspectives-1st-Edition/Fincoeur-Gleaves-Ohl/p/book/9781138477902

Website Content

Dimeo P & Henning A (2018) How to improve anti-doping. The Sports Integrity Initiative [Blog Post] 23.08.2018. http://www.sportsintegrityinitiative.com/how-to-improve-anti-doping/

Authored Book

Dimeo P & Møller V (2018) The Anti-Doping Crisis in Sport: Causes, Consequences, Solutions. London: Taylor & Francis. https://www.routledge.com/The-Anti-Doping-Crisis-in-Sport-Causes-Consequences-Solutions/Dimeo-Moller/p/book/9781138681675

Research Report

Allen J, Dimeo P, Morris R, Dixon S & Robinson L (2013) Precipitating or prohibiting factor? Examining coaches’ perspectives of their role in doping and anti-doping. World Anti-Doping Agency. Social Science Research Scheme. World Anti-Doping Agency Social Science Research Scheme. http://www.wada-ama.org/en/Education-Awareness/Social-Science/Funded-Research-Projects/

Research Report

Dimeo P, Allen J, Taylor J, Dixon S & Robinson L (2013) Team dynamics and doping in sport: A risk or a protective factor?. World Anti-Doping Agency. Target Research Scheme. University of Stirling School of Sport. http://www.wada-ama.org/Documents/Education_Awareness/SocialScienceResearch/Funded_Research_Projects/Dimeo_Team_Dynamics_2011_Report_EN.pdf

Book Chapter

Hunt TM & Dimeo P (2012) History of Anti-Doping at the Olympics. In: Lo V (ed.) Perfect Bodies: Sports, Medicine and Immortality. British Museum Research Publication, 188. London: British Museum Publications. http://www.britishmuseumshoponline.org/research+scholarly/rp-188-perfect-bodies/invt/cmc0861591886/

Article

Dimeo P, Hunt TM & Bowers M (2011) Saint or Sinner?: A Reconsideration of the Career of Prince Alexandre de Merode, Chair of the International Olympic Committee’s Medical Commission, 1967-2002. International Journal of the History of Sport, 28 (6), pp. 925-940. https://doi.org/10.1080/09523367.2011.557912

Research Report

Coalter F, Dimeo P, Morrow S & Taylor J (2010) The Benefits of Mountaineering and Mountaineering Related Activities: A Review of Literature: A Report to the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. Mountaineering Council of Scotland; British Mountaineering Council. Department of Sports Studies, University of Stirling. www.thebmc.co.uk/Download.aspx?id=850.

Edited Book

Moller V, McNamee M & Dimeo P (eds.) (2009) Elite Sport, Doping and Public Health, First ed. Odense, Denmark: University Press of Southern Denmark. http://www.isbs.com/partnumber.asp?cid=&pnid=306271

Edited Book

Dimeo P (ed.) (2009) Drugs, alcohol and sport, First ed. Sport in the Global Society. London, UK: Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415568487/

Book Chapter

Dimeo P (2009) The Origins of Anti-Doping Policy in Sports: From Public Health to Fair Play. In: Moller V, McNammee M & Dimeo P P (eds.) Elite sport, doping and public health. First ed. Odense, Denmark: University Press of Southern Denmark, pp. 29-40. http://www.isbs.com/partnumber.asp?cid=&pnid=306271

Book Review

Dimeo P (2009) Review Essay: Understanding Olympic Tourism. Review of: Understanding Olympic tourism, M. Weed, Oxford, Butterworth Heinemann (2007). 265 pp. ISBN: 0750681616. Tourism Management, 30 (5), pp. 778-781. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02615177; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2009.03.004

Book Review

Dimeo P (2009) Understanding Olympic tourism. Review of: A Wider Social Role for Sport: Who's keeping the score?, F.Coalter, London: Routledge, 2007, 206 pp. ISBN 9780415363501. Tourism Management, 30 (5), pp. 778-781. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2009.03.004

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Dimeo P (2009) Fictional literature and the sports historian. Australian Society for Sports History Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 31.07.2009-03.08.2009.

Book Review

Dimeo P (2008) Sports tourism: Participants, policy and providers. Review of: Sports Tourism: Participants, Policy and Providers, Weed, M, Bull, C, Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004, 351 pages, ISBN: 9780750683753. Tourism Management, 29 (3), pp. 603-603. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2007.05.018

Book Review

Dimeo P (2008) Sports tourism: Participants, policy and providers. Review of: Sports Tourism: Participants, Policy and Providers. Weed, M., Bull, C., Oxford, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004, 320 pp. ISBN: 0750652764. Tourism Management, 29 (3), pp. 603-603. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2007.05.018

Lecture

Dimeo P (2007) Leadership in the IOC's Medical Commission on the issue of Anti-Doping (Presentation) Centre for Olympic Studies & Research Seminar Series 2007, Loughborough, UK, 30.11.2007-30.11.2007. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/microsites/ssehs/olympic-studies/documents/PaulDimeo-MedicalCommissionPPT_000.pdf

Lecture

Dimeo P (2007) The Public Health Origins of Anti-Doping (Presentation) International Network of Humanistic Doping Research, (INHDR), Second International Conference, "Doping and Public Health", Aarhus, Denmark, 15.08.2007-16.08.2007.

Book Review

Dimeo P (2007) A social history of Indian football: Striving to score. Review of:
Boria Majumdar and Kausik Bandyopadhyay, New York, Routledge, 2006, 216pp. ISBN 978-0-415-34835-5. American Historical Review, 112 (3), pp. 834-834. https://doi.org/10.1086/ahr.112.3.834

Book Chapter

Dimeo P (2006) Good Versus Evil? Drugs, Sport and the Cold War. In: Wagg S & Andrews D (eds.) East Plays West: Sport and the Cold War. First ed. London, UK: Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415359276/

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Dimeo P (2006) The History of Drugs, Sport and Science, 1920-1960. History of Science Society 2006 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, 02.11.2006-05.11.2006.

Book Review

Dimeo P (2006) Sport tourism development. Review of: Sport Tourism Development, T.Hinch and J.Higham, Clevedon: Channel View, 2004, 254pp., ISBN 9781873150627. Tourism Management, 27 (5), pp. 1064-1065. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2005.07.001

Book Review

Dimeo P (2006) Testosterone dreams: Rejuvenation, aphrodisia, doping. Review of: Testosterone Dreams: Rejuvenation, Aphrodisia, Doping, John Hoberman, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005, Pp. 381. ISBN 9780520221512. Social History of Medicine, 19 (2), pp. 351-352. https://doi.org/10.1093/shm/hkl018

Article

Dimeo P (2005) Introduction. Sport in History, 25 (3), pp. 351-353. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rsih20/25/3; https://doi.org/10.1080/17460260500395840

Book Chapter

Dimeo P (2005) The Social History of the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, 1829-2003. In: Mills J (ed.) Subaltern Sports: Politics and Sport in South Asia. First ed. Anthem South Asian Studies. London, UK: Anthem Press, pp. 123-138. http://www.anthempress.com/subaltern-sports-pb

Book Chapter

Dimeo P (2005) Cricket and the misrepresentation of Indian sports history. In: Garnham N & Jeffery K (eds.) Culture, place and identity: Historical Studies XXIV. Historical Studies, 24. Dublin: University College Dublin Press, pp. 98-111. http://www.ucdpress.ie/display.asp?K=9781904558347&sf1=kword_index&st1=9781904558347&x=2&y=7&m=1&dc=1

Book Review

Dimeo P (2005) Sport and adventure tourism. Review of: Sport and adventure tourism: Simon Hudson (Ed.); Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghampton, 2003, 324pp. ISBN 0-7890-1276-6. Tourism Management, 26 (1), pp. 113-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2003.09.019

Book Chapter

Dimeo P (2004) Sport and the 'civilizing mission' in India. In: Fischer-Tine H & Mann M (eds.) Colonialism as Civilizing Mission: Cultural Ideology in British India. First ed. Anthem South Asian Studies. London, UK: Anthem Press, pp. 165-178. http://www.anthempress.com/colonialism-as-civilizing-mission-pb

Book Chapter

Dimeo P (2003) 'A Parcel of Dummies?' Sport and the body in Indian history. In: Mills J & Sen S (eds.) Confronting the Body: The Politics of Physicality in Colonial and Post-Colonial India. First ed. Anthem South Asian Studies. London, UK: Anthem Press. http://www.anthempress.com/confronting-the-body-pb

Edited Book

Dimeo P & Mills J (eds.) (2001) Soccer in South Asia: Empire, Nation, Diaspora, First ed. Sport in the Global Society, 29. London, UK: Frank Cass Publishers. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780714681702/

Book Chapter

Dimeo P (2001) 'Team loyalty splits the city into two': football, ethnicity and rivalry in Calcutta. In: Armstrong G & Giulianotti R (eds.) Fear and loathing in world football. First ed. Global Sport Cultures. Oxford, UK: Berg Publishers, pp. 105-118. http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/fear-and-loathing-in-world-football-9781859734636/

Book Chapter

Dimeo P & Finn GPT (2001) Racism, National Identity and Scottish Football. In: Carrington B & McDonald I (eds.) 'Race', sport and British society. First ed. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 29-48. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415246309/

Book Chapter

Dimeo P (2001) Racism and Violence in British Football. In: Ruskin H & Lammer M (eds.) Fair Play: Violence in Sport and Society. First ed. Jerusalem, Israel: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, pp. 43-46. http://aphrohead.com/Product/Detail/15098504

Article

Dimeo P (2001) Contemporary developments in Indian football. Contemporary South Asia, 10 (2), pp. 251-264. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?partnerID=yv4JPVwI&eid=2-s2.0-0034766947&md5=07e4371401cadcca4f8e27cbf86718bd; https://doi.org/10.1080/09584930120083846

Book Chapter

Dimeo P & Finn GPT (1999) Scottish Football: No Grounds for Racism?. In: Proceedings of the Annual Social Psychology Conference of the British Psychology Society, Volume 7. London: British Psychological Society.

Book Chapter

Dimeo P & Finn GPT (1998) Scottish Racism, Scottish Identities: the case of Partick Thistle. In: Brown A (ed.) Fanatics! Power, Identity and Fandom in Football. First ed. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 124-138. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415181044/

Book Chapter

Dimeo P (1998) Race, colonialism and the emergence of football in India. In: Allison M, Horne J & Jackson L (eds.) Sport, Leisure and Society. First ed. Scottish Centre Research Papers in Sport, Leisure and Society, Vol. 3 - 1998/1999. Edinburgh, UK: University of Edinburgh, pp. 15-30.

Teaching

Teaching

I teach on the BA (Hons) Sports Studies degree.

I contribute towards:

SPSU911 Introduction to Sports Studies 1; SPSU9RM Research Methods; SPSU914 Historical Development of Sport; SPSU9RP Major Project in Sport

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