Staff Profile of Anthony Blanchfield

Anthony Blanchfield
Lecturer, Physiology
(01248) 382343
Padarn Building, Normal Site

Member of Research Group/Institute

Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance
Health Exercise Rehabilitation Group


Anthony completed his undergraduate degree in Sports Science at Liverpool John Moores in 2005 and then went on to complete an MSc in Sport and Exercise Physiology in 2007 at Bangor University. In 2014 Anthony also obtained his PhD at Bangor University specializing in psychophysiological strategies for performance enhancement in endurance athletes. Between his MSc study and his PhD Anthony worked in applied sport as a first team physiologist at West Bromwich Albion FC. Recently Anthony completed a one year Bangor University post-doctoral project working with elite coaches at UK Sport, and he was appointed as a Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at Bangor University in August 2015.


PhD: Bangor University, 2014
MSc with distinction: Bangor University, 2007
BSc (1st class): Liverpool John Moores University, 2005

PGCert HE Stage 1 and Stage 2: Bangor University

Teaching Modules

JXH1018: Issues in Sport
JXH3037: Applied Sport Science of Elite Performance
JXH4007: Performance Physiology

Research Interests

The implementation of novel post-exercise recovery strategies
The targeting of various aspects of perception to enhance performance
Mindfulness, sport, and health
Implicit influences on sport, health, and behavior
Hormones, emotion, and performance

Selected publications

Please visit the publications page of Dr Anthony Blanchfield to view recent publications.

Invited Reviewer

Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology; Journal of Applied Sport Psychology; The Sport Psychologist; Psychology of Sport and Exercise; Journal of Sport Sciences

Membership of Professional Organisations

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)

Hobbies and Interests

In my spare time I generally limp around triathlon courses, dawdle up (and down) the hills of Snowdonia on my road bike, and blame poor 10k / half marathon performances on dodgy IT bands. I also enjoy cooking relatively tasteless food, and watching Star Wars at least 100 times per year.