Effective 5 August 2019, Amanda Hudson joined WADA as Director, Education.
Before joining WADA, Amanda was Head of Education at UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), where she led their education strategy, making clean athletes her top priority and supporting UKAD’s aim to protect clean sport. She also represented the United Kingdom (UK) on the Advisory Group on Education that supports the Council of Europe’s Monitoring Group of the Anti-Doping Convention, and was until recently a member of the WADA Education Committee.
Involved in sport and education for over 30 years, Amanda’s focus has always been to harness the power of education. She delivers strategies which impact culture and change behavior by unifying stakeholders in a common direction. Throughout her career, Amanda has led many UK ‘firsts’ including: publishing a Clean Sport curriculum; establishing the Clean Games Policy mandating education for those attending a Major Games; launching a Clean Sport Accreditation Program for universities; creating a UK-wide Education Delivery Network that services UKAD’s 100% me program, implementing values-based schools programs dedicated to developing good sporting ethics; and, founded the annual UK Clean Sport Forum.
After studying Sports Science and Physiology at the undergraduate level, Amanda completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education with the University of Huddersfield, England, qualifying as a teacher in the post-compulsory education sector.