Dr. Declan Hill- Investigative Journalist and Documentary Maker
Dr. Hill is an investigative journalist, documentary maker and academic. He specializes in the study of organized crime and international issues. His two books, ‘The Fix: Soccer & Organized Crime’ and ‘The Insider’s Guide to Match-Fixing in Football’, were the first exposes of the corruption at the heart of international football and have become best-sellers in twenty-one languages. The Fix has been optioned in Hollywood for adaptation into a TV series.
Hill has also made documentaries for the BBC and CBC on subjects like the killing of the head of the Canadian mafia, blood feuds in Kosovo and ethnic cleansing in Iraq. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Guardian, Sunday Telegraph, der Spiegel and over five-hundred international media outlets. He has testified on organized crime’s reach into sport before the International Olympic Committee, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and a number of other international sports associations and political bodies. Dr. Hill was a Chevening Scholar at Green College, University of Oxford where he obtained his Doctorate on the study of match-fixing in professional football. He also trained as an amateur boxer in Havana, Cuba.