Biosport Project

Publications, Conference Papers & Events


Workshop: Innovative/biological therapies in elite sport injury, 28th March 2017, Event Spaces@Wellcome, London.



Faulker, A., McNamee, M., Coveney, C., Gabe, J. (2017) Where biomedicalisation and magic meet: Therapeutic innovations of elite sport injury in British professional football and cycling. Social Science and Medicine, 178: 136-143. [OPEN ACCESS]


Conference Papers

The ethics of platelet rich plasma use in professional football: between evidence and placebo. Paper presented at the FA Medical Society Meeting, London 13th April 2015.

Tensions in the emergence of bio-therapies and regenerative medicine for musculoskeletal injury in elite football. Paper presented at the 8th world Congress on Science and Football (WCSF2015), held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 20 - 23 May 2015.

Novel Sports medicine treatment and the placebo effect: ethical, epistemological and social issues. Paper presented at the 20th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Malmö, Sweden. 24-27th June 2015.

Biomedicalisation of elite sport: institutional pressures and evidence practices. Paper presented at BSA Medical Sociology Conference, held at the University of York, 9-11th September 2015