Dr Ben Koh has clinical and educational training in surgery, sports medicine, emergency medicine and critical care. He was previously an elite swimmer and completed his PhD at the faculty of business, University of Technology Sydney. His research draws on the interdisciplinary fields of medicine, consumer healthcare behaviour, statistical modelling, insurance, law and legislation to focus on the risk stratification of conventional, complementary and alternative medicine use by athletes as it relates to the strict liability legal paradigm of the WADA Code. He has postgraduate Masters degree in psychology, Masters degree in Sports Medicine, and is currently completing a degree in Law. In his spare time, he volunteers as a lifesaver at the Bondi surf club in Sydney.
Registered medical practitioner in Australia, UK and Singapore. Expert consultant in areas of doping in sports relating to alternative and conventional medicine use, anti-doping prohibited lists, sports medicine and law.
Sports medicine, doping in sports, anti-doping laws. Health care behaviours. Athlete motivation. Elite swimming.
Co-supervision of doctoral thesis in areas of medicine, sports, doping.
Koh, B 2015, 'Drug use in swimming' in Moller, V, Waddington, I & Hoberman, JM (eds), Routledge Handbook of Drugs and Sport, Routledge, USA, pp. 128-144.
Sport in Society 13(2): 221–33. Pappa, Evdokia, and Eileen Kennedy. 2013. "It
was my thought . . . he made it a reality": Normalization and responsibility in
athletes' accounts of performance-enhancing drug use. International Review for
Freeman, LM, Koh, B, Edwards, J & Zaslawski, CJ 2012, 'Defining Alternative Medicine in the Context of Athletic Performance and the Spirit of Sports: D(etermination), O(bservance), P(ermissibility) or E(ducation', Proceedings International Conference on Sports and Society, 3rd International Conference on Sports and Society, Common Ground, Cambridge, UK.