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  • Vacation research experience scheme


Faculty of Business and Law

School of Law

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Associate Professor James Duffy
Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law
Mr John O'Brien
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law


Technological advancements in the equipment and laboratories used by anti-doping bodies, means that minute levels of prohibited substances can be detected in an athlete's blood or urine. This had led to an increase in athletes testing positive for prohibited substances, where the quantity of that substance in the athlete's sample is very low.

This project will consider whether and how the issue of threshold requirements for prohibited substances should be further regulated.


The purpose of the VRES project is to produce a published journal article in either a domestic or international sports law journal.


For more information on how to apply, visit our Vacation Research Experience Scheme guide.