Associate Professor David GerrardAssociate Professor David Gerrard

CNZM, OBE
Sports Physician, Department of Medicine
University of Otago

Talk Title: Bioethics in sports medicine: pushing drugs and modifying genes

David Gerrard, academic, Olympian and Commonwealth swimming gold medallist, is an Associate Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Otago and Director of Development and Alumni Relations in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor.

David is Chair Emeritus of Drug Free Sport New Zealand, the New Zealand Drowning Prevention Council, and an immediate past Member of the Medical Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) where he chaired the WADA Expert Group on Therapeutic Use Exemption.

His publications and medical research include paediatric sports medicine, injury prevention in sport, bioethics and anti-doping strategies.

 He was an Olympic Team Physician in 1984 and 1988, Chef de Mission of the New Zealand Olympic Team to Atlanta (1996) and Medical Commissioner in Barcelona (1992) Sydney (2000), Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008).

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