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Martin Chandler

Martin Chandler (BSc, MSc, PGCE) is currently completing a PhD at the University of Birmingham, exploring the use of Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPEDs) in athletes, having previously worked there as a Research Fellow in Performance Enhancing Drugs.

Prior to joining the University of Birmingham, Martin was a Research Fellow in Human Enhancement Drugs, based at Liverpool John Moores University and has been studying the use of IPEDs since 2006, as well as providing consultation around injecting drug use. He was also Co-Chair of the National Needle Exchange Forum (NNEF) from 2009-2012 and Chair from 2012-2013.

He has presented at both national and international conferences on a range of issues around IPED use and contributed to local and national government guidance on the provision of services for IPED clients. He provides training around anabolic steroid use to healthcare and other professionals, with a focus on service provision for this client group. He has also provided expert witness testimony in a number of high profile cases involving anabolic steroids.