Professor Anderson will deliver an address which distils the key integrity threats to world sport, and dissects recent major scandals. He will assess how sports bodies are responding to these threats, and unearth what challenges lie ahead.
Having previously been Professor of Law at Queen’s University, Belfast, Professor Anderson is currently the Director of Sports Law at the University of Melbourne. He is a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and is on a number of sports dispute resolution tribunals in the UK and Ireland.
Professor Anderson's primary research interest is the relationship between sport and the law, and his work has been published widely. He is currently writing a book to be published by Bloomsbury Publishers on the corruption of sport, which focuses on the links between match fixing and money laundering. He has previously been Editor-in-Chief of the International Sports Law Journal (2013 to 2016) and delivered papers and workshops relating to match-fixing for Interpol, UNODC, FIFA, World Rugby and the International Olympic Committee.
Having been raised near a racetrack in Tipperary in Ireland, Professor Anderson has had a lifelong interest in both horse racing and greyhound racing. He will combine that racing interest with his expertise in sports law and sports integrity to deliver a keynote address at this year’s ARC.