Sports drug testing review

Dr Tom Bassindale spent many years analysing samples from athletes to check for banned substances. He has a detailed understanding of the strict procedures that need to be followed. If you require […]

Dr Tom Bassindale spent many years analysing samples from athletes to check for banned substances. He has a detailed understanding of the strict procedures that need to be followed. If you require an expert to check that your case has been handled to the necessary standards, then please get in contact.

Dr Bassindale spent five years working as a forensic scientist for the Drug Control Centre at King’s College London. This is the UK’s sports drug testing laboratory, accredited with the World Anti Doping Agency, and it has an international reputation for excellence and innovation. Dr Bassindale was involved in the analysis of sports samples, as well as cutting edge research into what happens when certain doping products are taken. He was a scientist during the 2002 Commonwealth Games held in Manchester.

Dr Bassindale has a longstanding interest in detecting substance abuse in sport.  His PhD, entitled Analytical perspectives and endocrine implications of androstenedione administration in young women, was published in several peer reviewed articles. One of the articles was referenced by the Food and Drug Administration White Paper on Health effects of androstenedione, which was passed by the US Congress. His MSc project on the analysis of MDMA in urine samples was awarded ‘best MSc Project’ by the British Academy of Forensic Science in 1999.

About the Author

Dr Tom Bassindale Dr Tom Bassindale is a forensic scientist, and the founder of We Are Forensic. He's managed hundreds of forensic toxicology cases, and is an experienced court witness. He has specialist expertise in forensic toxicology and drug testing in sport. Dr B is currently a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. And yes... he watches CSI.