Chair in Science Communication & Future Media at University of Salford, Manchester.

Professor Andy Miah is Chair in Science Communication & Future Media, at the University of Salford, Manchester. He has been researching the biomedical, cultural, political and media structures of the Olympic Movement since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Recently, he has given social media training for IAAF athletes and led the Sports Media module for the IOC Athletes Learning Gateway. He was also the social media mentor for the IOC Young Reporters Programme in 2014 and has contributed to the IOC Athletes Commission Forum. His most recent book is titled ‘Sport 2.0’ and covers all aspects of digital sport, particularly esport and is also translated into Japanese. Among his other books are ‘The Olympic Games and Social Media’ (2014, Russian International Olympic University), The Olympics: The Basics (2012, Routledge), and Genetically Modified Athletes (2004, Routledge). He has contributed to inquiries into doping technology by WADA, the British Government, and is frequently sought for views on emerging technologies. Professor Miah is also Academic Adviser to the International Esport Federation.