I joined the University of Stirling in 2018 as a Lecturer in Sport Studies. I have a PhD in Sociology and completed pre- and post-doctoral fellowships supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in the United States. My main research area is substance use in sport and fitness contexts, including sports doping, fitness doping and image and performance enhancing drug (IPED) use, harm reduction, and anti-doping policy.
I am the co-Director of the S3RG Research Group within the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport and a member of the Faculty Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. I have active roles within my research sub-field. I am co-Director of the International Network of Doping Researchers (INDR) and a board member of the Human Enhancement Drugs Network (HEDN). I am also an Associate Editor at the journal Performance Enhancement & Health and an Editorial Board member of the Sport & Society research network.
I coordinate and deliver the module Doping in Sports: Scandals and Policy Response (SPSU9DS) and Sport Studies - Issues and Concepts (SPSUS13; Singapore). I also teach on various undergraduate and post-graduate modules and supervise undergraduate and post-graduate dissertations.