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Partners

 

The international project team is composed of experts from all the partner institutions. Click on the institutions' names below to find out more about the team members.

Vassilis Barkoukis

Vassilis is the coordinator of the project in Greece. He will manage and monitor the project activities and report to the coordinating site. In addition, he will be involved in the preparation of the intellectual outputs of the project related to the fitness industry. Finally, Vassilis will participate in the dissemination activities of the project.

Areas of expertise

  • Social cognitive predictors of doping
  • Anti-doping education
  • School physical education
  • Promotion of health enhancing physical activity

Stela Kaffe

Stela will assist in evaluating the effectiveness of online doping e-learning programmes targeted at the fitness industry. Her tasks include carrying out the evaluation of the e-learning programmes (Dopinglinkki and Safe You mobile app) in Greece.  

Areas of expertise

  • Physical education 
  • Doping and sports
  • Coach Made
  • Legit
  • Junior Hop project
  • Motivational Climate
  • Discipline strategies in PE and sports

Charalampos Tsormpatzoudis

Charalampos will evaluate the effectiveness of the online doping prevention programme in Greece. This includes the evaluation of the e-learning programme intended for the personnel of fitness centres and the Safe You mobile App.

Areas of expertise

  • Physical education
  • Doping
  • Special Education
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Fixed matches
  • Whistleblowing 
  • Joni Askola

 

Joni focuses in developing the educational contents for the e-learning programmes and co-ordinates the social media accounts of the project.

Areas of expertise

  • Exercise medicine
  • Sports nutrition
  • Health promotion
  • Anti-doping work
  • Exercise, chronic diseases and disabilities

Hanna-Kaisa Jussila

Hanna-Kaisa is the project’s quality and communication manager. She co-ordinates the project with colleagues at Dopinglinkki to ensure a smooth operation between the partners and quality outputs within the project budget and timescale.

Areas of expertise

  • Communication (web service design, content management)
  • Project management
  • Financial administration and reporting
  • Event Management
  • Social sciences


Jukka Koskelo

Jukka is responsible for the overall management of the project. He has main coordinating and financial responsibility including leading the steering and advisory groups.

Areas of expertise

  • Sports medicine
  • Education
  • Anti-doping work in recreational sports
  • Online health advisory services
  • Medical physics

Ville Leskinen

Ville focuses on pedagogical planning and development of educational contents for the e-learning programmes.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health promotion
  • Health education
  • Education-related issues
  • Anti-doping work
  • Exercise and nutrition

Stefan Westerback

Stefan will implement the Work Package 4 fitness sector implementation in Finland.

Areas of expertise

  • International cooperation in the sport and fitness communities (e.g. FISAF)
  • Teaching future Personal Trainers 

Ruta Banyte

Ruta will lead the project in Lithuania. As a medical doctor Ruta is also the medical expert of the project.

Areas of expertise

  • Orthopaedics
  • Sports medicine
  • Doping testing
  • International and national anti-doping and preventive work

Kristina Jagminiené

Kristina co-leads the project in Lithuania. 

Areas of expertise

  • International and national anti-doping and preventive work
  • National preventive work
  • Collaboration with national sport federations

Amanda Atkinson

Amanda is the lead UK researcher for the ERASMUS project. She had a key role in designing the evaluation methodology and is conducting the UK evaluation of the acceptability of the PIED e-learning modules among health care professionals.

Areas of expertise

  • Young people’s substance use.
  • Gender and substance use.
  • Media representations and influence on substance use, related identity and policy.


Jim McVeigh

Jim was a co-applicant on the ERASMUS project. He is the Co-lead of Work Package 2 in which the e-learning tools and apps are evaluation is conducted. 

Areas of expertise

  • Worked as a practitioner and researcher in the field of anabolic steroids and associated drug use for over 25 years.
  • Published in the area of Human enhancement drugs including anabolic steroids, growth hormone, other peptide hormones and weight loss drugs.
  • Interest in risk behaviours, in particular blood borne virus transmission.
  • Active in the area of drug policy, legislation and service development.


Harry Sumnall

Harry will co-supervise the project research (Work Package 2).

Areas of expertise

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Population health
  • Prevention science
  • Development and implementation of evidence based prevention approaches

Ingrid Bakker

Ingrid will assist in evaluating the e-learning programmes for the health-care sector in the Netherlands. Her responsilibilities will include conducting video interviews with experts, recruiting participants from the target group for the survey and follow-up interview  and conducting the interviews. Ingrid will also conduct a thematic analysis of interview data and translate the main findings together with Tjeerd.

Areas of expertise

  • Medical anthropology
  • Addiction services / psychiatric nursing
  • Drug use/addiction
  • Chemsex/gay scene
  • Harm reduction


Machteld (Mac) Busz

Machteld facilitates the project team at Mainline. Mac's responsibilities include programme management and networking.

Areas of expertise

  • Harm reduction
  • Substance dependency
  • Public Health
  • Psychology/mental health
  • Drug policy
  • International Development


Tjeerd Idger de Zeeuw

Tjeerd will assist in evaluating the e-learning programmes for the health-care sector in the Netherlands. His responsilibilities will include conducting video interviews with experts, recruiting participants from the target group for the survey and follow-up interview  and conducting the interviews. Tjeerd conducts a thematic analysis of interview data and translates the main findings together with Ingrid.

Areas of expertise

  • Health Sciences
  • Health Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Strength sports and bodybuilding

Katinka van de Ven

Katinka is the lead researcher for the DELTS project in Australia. She had a key role in designing the study and is conducting the evaluation of the acceptability of the PIED e-learning modules among health care professionals in Australia. She also co-ordinates the project website.

Areas of expertise

  • Performance and image enhancing drugs (use and supply)
  • Harm reduction
  • Substance dependency
  • Public Health
  • Drug policy


Vassilis Barkoukis

Vassilis is the coordinator of the project in Greece. He will manage and monitor the project activities and report to the coordinating site. In addition, he will be involved in the preparation of the intellectual outputs of the project related to the fitness industry. Finally, Vassilis will participate in the dissemination activities of the project.

Areas of expertise

  • Social cognitive predictors of doping
  • Anti-doping education
  • School physical education
  • Promotion of health enhancing physical activity

Stela Kaffe

Stela will assist in evaluating the effectiveness of online doping e-learning programmes targeted at the fitness industry. Her tasks include carrying out the evaluation of the e-learning programmes (Dopinglinkki and Safe You mobile app) in Greece.  

Areas of expertise

  • Physical education 
  • Doping and sports
  • Coach Made
  • Legit
  • Junior Hop project
  • Motivational Climate
  • Discipline strategies in PE and sports

Charalampos Tsormpatzoudis

Charalampos will evaluate the effectiveness of the online doping prevention programme in Greece. This includes the evaluation of the e-learning programme intended for the personnel of fitness centres and the Safe You mobile App.

Areas of expertise

  • Physical education
  • Doping
  • Special Education
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Fixed matches
  • Whistleblowing 
  • Joni Askola

 

Joni focuses in developing the educational contents for the e-learning programmes and co-ordinates the social media accounts of the project.

Areas of expertise

  • Exercise medicine
  • Sports nutrition
  • Health promotion
  • Anti-doping work
  • Exercise, chronic diseases and disabilities

Hanna-Kaisa Jussila

Hanna-Kaisa is the project’s quality and communication manager. She co-ordinates the project with colleagues at Dopinglinkki to ensure a smooth operation between the partners and quality outputs within the project budget and timescale.

Areas of expertise

  • Communication (web service design, content management)
  • Project management
  • Financial administration and reporting
  • Event Management
  • Social sciences


Jukka Koskelo

Jukka is responsible for the overall management of the project. He has main coordinating and financial responsibility including leading the steering and advisory groups.

Areas of expertise

  • Sports medicine
  • Education
  • Anti-doping work in recreational sports
  • Online health advisory services
  • Medical physics

Ville Leskinen

Ville focuses on pedagogical planning and development of educational contents for the e-learning programmes.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health promotion
  • Health education
  • Education-related issues
  • Anti-doping work
  • Exercise and nutrition

Stefan Westerback

Stefan will implement the Work Package 4 fitness sector implementation in Finland.

Areas of expertise

  • International cooperation in the sport and fitness communities (e.g. FISAF)
  • Teaching future Personal Trainers 

Ruta Banyte

Ruta will lead the project in Lithuania. As a medical doctor Ruta is also the medical expert of the project.

Areas of expertise

  • Orthopaedics
  • Sports medicine
  • Doping testing
  • International and national anti-doping and preventive work

Kristina Jagminiené

Kristina co-leads the project in Lithuania. 

Areas of expertise

  • International and national anti-doping and preventive work
  • National preventive work
  • Collaboration with national sport federations

Amanda Atkinson

Amanda is the lead UK researcher for the ERASMUS project. She had a key role in designing the evaluation methodology and is conducting the UK evaluation of the acceptability of the PIED e-learning modules among health care professionals.

Areas of expertise

  • Young people’s substance use.
  • Gender and substance use.
  • Media representations and influence on substance use, related identity and policy.


Jim McVeigh

Jim was a co-applicant on the ERASMUS project. He is the Co-lead of Work Package 2 in which the e-learning tools and apps are evaluation is conducted. 

Areas of expertise

  • Worked as a practitioner and researcher in the field of anabolic steroids and associated drug use for over 25 years.
  • Published in the area of Human enhancement drugs including anabolic steroids, growth hormone, other peptide hormones and weight loss drugs.
  • Interest in risk behaviours, in particular blood borne virus transmission.
  • Active in the area of drug policy, legislation and service development.


Harry Sumnall

Harry will co-supervise the project research (Work Package 2).

Areas of expertise

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Population health
  • Prevention science
  • Development and implementation of evidence based prevention approaches

Ingrid Bakker

Ingrid will assist in evaluating the e-learning programmes for the health-care sector in the Netherlands. Her responsilibilities will include conducting video interviews with experts, recruiting participants from the target group for the survey and follow-up interview  and conducting the interviews. Ingrid will also conduct a thematic analysis of interview data and translate the main findings together with Tjeerd.

Areas of expertise

  • Medical anthropology
  • Addiction services / psychiatric nursing
  • Drug use/addiction
  • Chemsex/gay scene
  • Harm reduction


Machteld (Mac) Busz

Machteld facilitates the project team at Mainline. Mac's responsibilities include programme management and networking.

Areas of expertise

  • Harm reduction
  • Substance dependency
  • Public Health
  • Psychology/mental health
  • Drug policy
  • International Development


Tjeerd Idger de Zeeuw

Tjeerd will assist in evaluating the e-learning programmes for the health-care sector in the Netherlands. His responsilibilities will include conducting video interviews with experts, recruiting participants from the target group for the survey and follow-up interview  and conducting the interviews. Tjeerd conducts a thematic analysis of interview data and translates the main findings together with Ingrid.

Areas of expertise

  • Health Sciences
  • Health Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Strength sports and bodybuilding

Katinka van de Ven

Katinka is the lead researcher for the DELTS project in Australia. She had a key role in designing the study and is conducting the evaluation of the acceptability of the PIED e-learning modules among health care professionals in Australia. She also co-ordinates the project website.

Areas of expertise

  • Performance and image enhancing drugs (use and supply)
  • Harm reduction
  • Substance dependency
  • Public Health
  • Drug policy