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Sasha Sutherland

Lecturer in Sport and Event Management, The University of the West Indies, Barbados

Sasha is a part-time lecturer with the Sport Science, and Tourism graduate programmes and is committed to increasing the awareness of sport, race and gender nuances internationally. Her research interests are centred on women, sport, leadership and anti-doping in the Anglophone Caribbean, and the intersections of sport, culture and ideology in the organisation and development of Caribbean sport and society, particularly among girls and women. Her PhD research examined perceived normal, natural and proper behaviours in women’s football in the Anglophone Caribbean.

She is a passionate advocate for equity in sports and in life, demonstrated in her parallel role as Executive Director of the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO). In her role she manages teams in the 18 Caribbean RADO member countries by ensuring that the rules, regulations, education and testing are maintained at international standards.

Sasha is an athlete at heart, a former triple-sport athlete of tennis, football and field hockey, and former national team manager for football in Barbados. She brings her knowledge of being athlete, administrator and academic together to inform the world in a way that few people can.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Education, The University of the West Indies, Barbados