23 December 2007
5,4 million for research in Doping
Professor Gertrud Pfister from the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen, has received DK kr. 5.411.634 for research in Doping in Sport from the Programme Commission on Food and Health under the Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation.
It will explore different aspects of doping in sports from a sociological perspective. The crucial point will be the gender aspect, which, in the existing research, has not been investigated in-depth. The project comprises a number of sub-projects, such as 1) doping and elite athletes, 2) doping and sport for all and 3) anti-doping efforts, politics, and media.
The project will be initiated early in 2008 and continue for 3½ years.
The project supports three PhD positions of which one is already existing at the department, as well as a post.doc position for one and a half year starting late in 2009 and an academic position for one year with specific attention to quantitative research. The project will include an international symposium which will be conducted by mid-2009.
For further information, please contact Gertrud Pfister