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Michele Verroken

Senior Lecturer, Law School, De Montfort University

Michele has worked at all levels of sport and now combines academic work with managing Sporting Integrity Ltd, an international sports consultancy established in 2004, specialising in promoting best practice integrity and governance in sport. Clients include professional sports such as Golf and Esports, as well as international federations (MMA, Teqball), amateur sports bodies, athletes and support personnel. Michele is a Director of the Esports Integrity Commission, Visiting Fellow in Sports Integrity and Law at De Montfort University and a Visiting Lecturer on sports medicine, anti-doping and ethics for several MSc courses.

Since 2000, Michele has led the Medical and Anti-Doping Commission of the Commonwealth Games Federation, ensuring effective planning and delivery of medical and anti-doping services at Games in Manchester, Melbourne, Delhi, Glasgow and the Gold Coast, in addition to Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, Samoa, the Bahamas and the Isle of Man.

During her twenty years at UK Sport as Director of Ethics and Anti-Doping, Michele established the first ISO certified Anti-Doping system (the foundation for the World Anti-Doping Code standards) and launched the first online Drug Information Database and whistleblowing line. Her expertise in anti-doping policy development has been sought by a number of countries, including South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Ireland and Malta.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Module Leader, LLM Sports Law, De Montfort University School of Business and Law
  • 2015–present
    Director, Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC)
  • 2004–present
    Director, Sporting Integrity
  • 2000–2021
    Member & Secretary, Commonwealth Games Federation
  • 1986–2004
    Director, Ethics & Anti-Doping, UK Sport

Education

  • 2018 
    University of Greenwich , Hon DEd
  • 2016 
    Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA), Advanced Certificate in Sport Governance & Administration
  • 2011 
    De Montfort University, Leicester, LLM Sports Law
  • 2001 
    King's College, London, Post Graduate Certificate, Sports Law
  • 1985 
    University of London, Institute of Education, Master of Arts in the Faculty of Education
  • 1977 
    University of London, Institute of Education, Bachelor of Education, Movement Studies
  • 1977 
    University of London, Dartford College of Education, Certificate in Education, Art & Science of Movement

Publications

  • 1996
    Drugs in Sport , Chapters

Professional Memberships

  • Women in Sports Law
  • British Association for Sport and Law

Honours

Hon DEd University of Greenwich