Susan Backhouse

Professor Susan Backhouse

Institute of Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure at Leeds Beckett University, UK



Susan is a Registered Sport Psychologist with a particularly interest in the social psychology of sport. Susan leads a research team committed to developing our understanding of the social science of doping in sport in a bid to inform anti-doping education programmes. This research interest stemmed from commissioned reviews of literature undertaken on behalf of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Susan is a UK Anti-Doping National Trainer and an invited member of the European Council ad-hoc Group of Experts on "Doping in Recreational Sport". As such, Susan's research is informed by her practitioner perspective.