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 sport doping, fitness doping and image and performance enhancing drug (IPED) use, and anti-doping policies.
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 teach on modules including Readings in Sport Studies (SPSU9R7) and Business of Sport Management (SPSU9SB). I also supervise undergraduate and post-graduate dissertations.
My research considers the intersection of sport, substance use (e.g. doping, IPED use), and anti-doping policy. I have particular interests in fitness doping and harm reduction. I have recently completed projects funded by the Wellcome Trust, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
Hong HJ, Henning A & Dimeo P (2020) Life after doping - A cross-country analysis of organisational support for sanctioned athletes. Performance Enhancement and Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2020.100161
Krieger J & Henning A (2020) Who Governs a Movement? The IAAF and Road Running - Historical and Contemporary Considerations. Journal of Sport History, 47 (1), pp. 59-75. https://doi.org/10.1353/sph.2020.0003
Henning A & Andreasson J (2019) "Yay, Another Lady Starting a Log!": Women's Fitness Doping and the Gendered Space of an Online Doping Forum. Communication and Sport. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167479519896326
Andreasson J & Henning A (2019) Glocal fitness doping: Policy, practice and prevention in the United States and Sweden. Performance Enhancement and Health, 6 (3-4), pp. 103-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2018.11.001
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
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
Henning A (2018) Substance Use, Anti-Doping, and Health in Amateur Cycling. In: Fincoeur B, Gleaves J & Ohl F (eds.) Doping in Cycling: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Ethics and Sport. London: Routledge, pp. 45-54. https://www.routledge.com/Doping-in-Cycling-Interdisciplinary-Perspectives-1st-Edition/Fincoeur-Gleaves-Ohl/p/book/9781138477902
Henning A & Dimeo P (2018) Perceptions of legitimacy, attitudes and buy-in among athlete groups: a cross-national qualitative investigation providing practical solutions. World Anti-Doping Agency. Montreal: University of Stirling. https://www.wada-ama.org/sites/default/files/resources/files/ssr_dimeo-henning.pdf
Henning A & van de Ven K (2017) 'Counting your steps': The use of wearable technology to promote employees’ health and wellbeing. Performance Enhancement & Health, 5 (4), pp. 123-124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2017.11.002
Henning A (2017) Challenges to promoting health for amateur athletes through anti-doping policy. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 24 (3), pp. 306-313. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2016.1208732
Henning AD & Dimeo P (2015) Questions of fairness and anti-doping in US cycling: The contrasting experiences of professionals and amateurs. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 22 (5), pp. 400-409. https://doi.org/10.3109/09687637.2015.1029872
Henning A & Dimeo P (2015) Forget Lance Armstrong, the next big cycling doper could be your dad. [The Conversation] 27.01.2015. https://theconversation.com/forget-lance-armstrong-the-next-big-cycling-doper-could-be-your-dad-36734
Henning AD (2014) (Self-)Surveillance, Anti-Doping, and Health in Non-Elite Road Running. Surveillance & Society, 11 (4), pp. 494-507. https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/article/view/doping/runners
Henning AD & Dimeo P (2014) The complexities of anti-doping violations: A case study of sanctioned cases in all performance levels of USA cycling. Performance Enhancement and Health, 3 (3-4), pp. 159-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2015.08.001