Sport Resolutions will explore the medical condition of Hyperandrogenism in detail, and will review how athletes with the condition have been treated by their international federations.
The seminar aims to address the following aspects:
- In-depth understanding of the biological background to this medical condition.
- An overview of recent case law, including the significant cases of professional sprinter Dutee Chand and 2016 Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya.
- What the future holds.
Professor Dorian Haskard
Dorian Haskard is the British Heart Foundation Sir John McMichael Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Head of the Vascular Sciences Section within the National Heart and Lung Institute.
He is also the Head of Division of Immunology and Inflammation in the Department of Medicine.
Dorian’s research has been to achieve a greater understanding of the pathophysiology of inflammatory responses affecting the vascular system, with a view eventually to achieving more specific clinical diagnostic tests and therapies.
John MehrzadSeminar Host
John Mehrzad is a Barrister at Littleton Chambers.
Lydia BanerjeeSeminar Host
Lydia was a member of the panel which recommended reform of the PFA on the departure of Gordon Taylor (2019-20). She has also conducted a number of investigations into allegations raised against various winter and summer Olympic disciplines. Concerns covered include governance, safeguarding and allegations of cheating. Lydia is an independent panellist for Sport Resolutions and British Shooting.
Catherine PitreSeminar Host
Catherine joined Sport Resolutions in May 2016, making the move to the UK from Canada, where she worked in a similar position as the sole Case Manager at the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.
Catherine is Head of Secretariat of the National Anti-Doping Panel. Catherine is called to the Bar in Ontario. She holds a Masters in International Sports Law from ISDE (Madrid, Spain) and has substantial case management experience from working at the Federal Court of Canada and from having appeared before the Court of Arbitration for Sport on numerous occasions.
Catherine is fluent in English and French and was a competitive gymnastics coach and judge for several years. She is an elected Board Member of the international association Women in Sports Law.