Professor David Cowan

Drug Control Centre, King's College London

Prof. David Cowan Describes the Challenges of Running an Olympic Anti-Doping Laboratory

Prof. David Cowan, Director of the Drug Control Centre at King's College London, describes his work as one of the first anti-doping testing laboratories in the world to be set up outside of an Olympics Games, and the challenges that presents. He explains the process for testing the samples of Olympic athletes and highlights the latest science and technology used for accurate sample screening.

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Professor David Cowan
Anti-doping

Professor David Cowan

Biography

Professor David Cowan has been Director of the Drug Control Centre since 1990. More

Professor David Cowan

Drug Control Centre, King's College London

Professor David Cowan co-founded the Drug Control Centre in 1978, and became its Director in 1990. He has published extensively in the field of pharmaceutical analysis especially as it relates to detecting drug administration in sport and was awarded a personal chair in pharmaceutical toxicology in 1996. He became head of the Department of Forensic Science and Drug Monitoring at King's College London in 2002.