Dr Una May

Director of Participation and Ethics in Sport Ireland

  • Dr Una May has worked with Sport Ireland (previously the Irish Sports Council) since 1998 and has managed the Irish Sports Council Anti-Doping Program since 2001. She is currently the Director of Participation and Ethics in Sport Ireland. She has a PhD in Exercise Physiology (1996) and a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science (1991) from John Moores University, Liverpool. She has represented Ireland in both orienteering and mountain running. Una has been a member of a team of Independent Observers appointed by the World Anti-Doping Agency to monitor the anti-doping programme at the UCI cycling world championships (2001), the Olympic Games in both Athens (2004) and Turin (2006) and also chaired the team of independent observers at the World Athletics Championships in 2005 and the World Games in 2009. She is a member of the Implementation oversight Group of the National Physical Activity Plan and a Lay representative on the Board of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine.  She also represents Sport Ireland on the All-Island Obesity Action Forum and on the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy Oversight Committee.


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