A. S. Tavares, E. Carolino, A. Rosado, L. Calmeiro, and S. Serpa.
First author bio
Ana Sofia Tavares is a Professor at the Department of Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Public Health Sciences and an integrated researcher at H&TRC ‚Äì Health and Technology Research Center of Lisbon School of Health Technology (ESTeSL), Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Portugal. Before this, she was responsible for the EPO implementation and detection at the Doping Analysis Laboratory, of the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth, Portugal (2007-2015). In parallel, in 2010, she started teaching at ESTeSL where she joined as an invited adjunct professor, dedicating herself exclusively to teaching in September 2015 to the present date. She is responsible for the teaching of several curricular units in the degree in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, responsible for the valency of internships, and teaching in the master in Clinical Laboratory Technologies. She is also a supervisor of research work in the scope of the undergraduate and master’s degree and collaborates with the scientific activity in the area of Clinical Analysis and Public Health. She finished her PhD dissertation in 2019, supervised by Professor Sid√≥nio Serpa and Luis Horta, concerning the use of PES in recreational athletes- gym settings and proximal determinants that justify such practices. As main research interests, the areas of Clinical Chemistry, Doping, Behaviors and additions with direct impact in terms of Public Health stand out, highlighting the investigation of attitudes and motivations that lead the individual to consume performance-enhancing substances or doping substances in the practice of physical activity / sport and assessment of the physiological impact of taking these substances in biochemical terms. She integrates several national and international funded projects, and holds several publications as author and co-author, published in indexed journals with an impact factor – national and international, collaborating as a reviewer in several indexed journals of international circulation.Penny is the Prompt Response Network Lead and Emerging Drugs Research Fellow at NCCRED. She has a background in the community health and harm reduction sectors, working and volunteering in needle syringe programs, primary health care facilities and drug checking services in Australia and internationally. She recently completed her PhD with the Burnet Institute, investigating opioid overdose. She is a current board member of Harm Reduction Victoria, Harm Reduction Australia, the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs, the International Drug Policy Consortium‚Äôs Members Advisory Council, and is the co-founder of Students for Sensible Drug Policy Australia