Nikki Dryden

Global Scholar Award, Sport Resolutions UK - Human Rights

Nikki Dryden is a retired Olympic swimmer, Commonwealth & Pan Am medalist and Olympic journalist. Today she is a human-rights lawyer, is on the Editorial Board of LawInSport and is also an athlete activist on campaigns for Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. Nikki a PhD student at UNSW in Sydney who regularly writes, speaks and advises on the legal issues at the nexus of sport and human rights, including athlete rights, gender discrimination, sex abuse and corruption in sporting organizations. She has a BA in International Relations from Brown University, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and a Professional Certificate in Arbitration from Adelaide Law School. She is being hosted for her Fulbright Global Research Scholarship at Sport Resolutions UK and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. Nikki will use her Fulbright to analyze how these two institutions are protecting athletes’ right in the sport dispute system.