Director: Dr Susan White AM

 Dr Susan White is a Specialist Sport and Exercise Physician with more than 30 years’ experience in elite sport and private practice sports medicine. She has been to multiple Paralympic, Olympic, Youth Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Championships in roles ranging from Team Physician to Medical Director. She has been a member of  the Australian Olympic and Paralympic Medical Commissions. She was the Chief Medical Officer for Netball Australia for more than 10 years as well as having similar roles with Swimming Australia and Victorian Rowing.

Susan was an inaugural member of the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee (ASDMAC) in 1999 and continues to serve on this Committee, being appointed Chair in 2013. She has been a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Therapeutic Use Expert Advisory Group since 2010 becoming Chair in 2021. She has held previous roles with FINA’s (International Swimming) Doping Control Review Board and the International Paralympic Committee. Susan is on the Selection Advisory Committee for the National Sports Tribunal and has participated in many tribunal hearings to consider Anti-Doping rule violations, including AFL and Cricket Australia’s Anti-Doping Tribunals.

Susan serves on the Editorial Board of the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine and has previously been an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine and Surgery at Monash University. She was a longstanding member of Sports Medicine Australia’s Women in Sport Committee, developing the first guidelines for participation in contact sport during pregnancy. In 2002, she was awarded a Fellowship of Sports Medicine Australia (FASMF) for her impactful work with female athletes. Subsequently, in 2016 Sue was awarded a Fellowship of Monash University, and in 2019, was made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of her contributions to sports medicine and anti-doping.

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