Ann-Sofie Bakshi, Ph.D. is a researcher at STAD (Stockholm prevents alcohol and drug problems), Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm County Council, Sweden. Ann-Sofie is a communication researcher with a focus on implementation research. In recent years, she has mainly evaluated interventions and method implementations in the alcohol- and drug field, such as the functionality of innovative treatments for alcohol addiction in clinical settings. Currently, she is involved in the evaluation of 100 % Pure Hard Training, a community-based programme for doping prevention used by Swedish gyms since 2008.
Yasmina Molero, Ph.D, is currently a researcher at STAD (Stockholm prevents alcohol and drug problems) at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet. Yasmina’s research focus is on the use of anabolic androgenic steroids, nutritional supplements, and illicit drugs among gym-goers in Sweden. She is also involved in the evaluation of the effectiveness and implementation of a community-based prevention programme targeting anabolic androgenic steroid use in gyms; the 100% Pure Hard Training programme.
Renzo Ferrante, Lieutenant / Inspector at Carabinieri NAS in Florence, a special branch of Italian Carabinieri civil and military police specialized in public health protection, with a 22 years long experience in fighting illegal activities in sports at all levels (doping affairs, cases of misconduct by sport bodies, economic corruption finalized to outcome the competitions). Since 2011, he has been cooperating with WADA to manage and strengthen synergy to enhance the cooperation between Anti-Doping Organizations and Law Enforcement. He also managed several international criminal cases in cooperation with Law Enforcement Agencies from several countries and attended investigative working groups about doping related crime at Interpol and Europol.
Olivier de Hon has been working in the field of anti-doping since 1998 as a scientific researcher. His research included the topics of psychological determinants of doping, the effects of asthma medications, gene doping, the prevalence of doping use, and the issue of nutritional supplements and doping. This research culminated in 2016 in a PhD-thesis called “Striking the Right Balance – Effectiveness of Anti-Doping Policies”.
Hans Wassink was editor/senior editor for several Dutch and international bodybuilding- and fitnessmagazines, such as Sport & Fitness, Hercules, Natural Body, Ironman Europe and Muscle & Fitness, and was editor in chief of Hardcore Bodybuilding (Dutch). Currently (2006 - ) he is educator sports for all (Anti-Doping Authority Netherlands) and co-author of ‘Op Eigen Kracht’ (True Strength) and ‘Doping: de nuchtere feiten’ (Doping: the sober facts) and webmaster of www.eigenkracht.nl.
Caroline Kistorp, Associate Professer with primary research interest in cardiovascular endocrinology. My research focus being the underlying mechanisms between insulin resistance and adipcyte dysfunction and the increased risk of heart failure among patients with type 2 diabetes and abusers of anabolic steroids. I have inititated previous and ongoing studies on the side effects of doping among both former and current abusers of steroids, investigating the impact on testicular function and in collaboration with basic scientists on adipocyte and myocyte function. I have co-initiated and participated in the steering committee in several RCTs in metabolism and cardiovascular disease.
Jukka Koskelo has worked in Dopinglinkki since 2010 and has been in charge of creating the existing stakeholder network. He has a background in sports physiology and medical physics. He has worked as a researcher more than ten years and given presentations in several international conferences annually. His expertise includes anti-doping education and prevention in recreational sports, and scientific research.
Francesco Capuani, a former student of the College of Europe (International Relations and Diplomatic Studies). The department focused on the political, legal and economic aspects of the EU’s external relations. Currently works as EU Project Officer at EuropeActive, the leading non-for-profit organisation supporting active and healthy lifestyle in Europe.The office focuses primarily on EU funded project management (writing application, financial and technical monitoring, final and interim report for the European commission), mainly Erasmus+ and Horizon2020 projects.The EU Affairs team also organizes and attend events and conferences related to physical activities, supports the writing of policy documents/ position papers and pursues lobbying activities on behalf of EuropeActive members at meetings with the EU institutions (DG EAC, DG SANTE, DG EMPL, DG GROWTH, EACEA) and external stakeholders.
Clement De Maillard, officer in the French Gendarmerie. He has been working 09 years for the French Gendarmerie, in different areas. He was especially appointed as head of tactical surveillance unit specialized in organized crimes & terrorism, for the South-East area of France. Since 2014, Clément de Maillard is seconded by the French Gendarmerie to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat Lyon as Project Manager (Anti-Corruption unit). Clément is dealing with anti-doping and performance-enhancing drugs trafficking in the framework of the co-operation agreement signed between INTERPOL and WADA. Currently, Clément is also PhD candidate in criminology for the School of Criminal Justice in Lausanne (Switzerland). He is specialized in police, criminal intelligence, and intelligence-led policing. He has written and published several contributions on this matters.
Dominic Sagoe is an associate professor at the Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Norway. He obtained a PhD in psychology from same institution in 2015. His specialization is in psychosocial and epidemiological aspects of performance and image-enhancing drug (PIED) use, particularly illicit anabolic steroid use. Dominic has published several peer reviewed and popular articles on various aspects of the PIED and anabolic steroid use field. He has collaborated with Anti-Doping Norway and many other academics and researchers, health professionals, and policymakers around the world.
Dr. Harrison G. Pope, Jr. is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and Chief of the Biological Psychiatry Laboratory at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, USA. Dr. Pope has authored more than 320 peer-reviewed papers on a wide range of topics in psychiatry, including work on psychotic disorders, major mood disorders, eating disorders, and substance abuse. In 2003, Dr. Pope was named by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the world’s most widely cited psychiatrists/psychologists and separately as one of the most world’s most widely cited neuroscientists.
Anders Schmidt Vinther is currently employed at Department of Health and Culture, Aalborg Municipality, Denmark. He is the project leader of Aalborg Antidoping, a local community-based project that seeks to prevent the use of doping substances, especially steroids and image-enhancing drugs, among young men and women in the municipality. He holds a MS in Sports Science from Section for Sports Science, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University. With many years of engagement with and experience from strength training environments, especially bodybuilding and powerlifting, he has an academic as well as a personal interest in the topic of human enhancement
Malene Radmer Johannisson is senior consultant in Anti Doping Denmark, where she has been working since 2008 with prevention of doping outside sport through i.e. campaigns, education, networks and public affairs. Malene has a master’s degree in communication.
Ask Vest Christiansen, PhD, is an associate professor of sport science in the Department of Public Health at Aarhus University (AU) in Denmark. He is head of Section for Sport Sciences at AU and the co-director of the International Network of Doping Research (INDR).Dr Christiansen’s research has followed two main branches: Doping in elite sport and recreational athletes’ use of drugs in fitness and strength training environments. He has often addressed the athletes’ perspective in order to understand the motives and moral values that lie behind their decisions to use drugs or not to use drugs. He is the author of numerous books, journal articles and book chapters and he often contributes to discussions on sport, body and performance enhancement in the media as well as in the many public lectures he gives.