Staff Profile of Anthony Blanchfield

Name
Anthony Blanchfield
Position
Lecturer, Physiology
Email
a.w.blanchfield@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
(01248) 382343
Location
George Building, Normal Site

Member of Research Group/Institute

Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance
Health Exercise Rehabilitation Group

Background

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.

Qualifications

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

Barbero-Alvarez, J. C., López, M. C., Castagna, C., Barbero-Alvarez, V., Romero, D. V., Blanchfield, A. W., & Nakamura, F. Y. (2015). Game demands of 7-a-side soccer in young players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001143

Blanchfield, A. W., Hardy, J., de Morree, H., Staiano, W., & Marcora, S. M. (2014). Talking yourself out of exhaustion: the effects of self-talk on endurance performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 46(5):998-1007. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000184.

Blanchfield, A. W., Hardy, J., & Marcora, S. M. (2014). Non-conscious subliminal cues alter RPE and the limits to physical endurance performance. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Dec 11;8:967. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00967

Hardy, J., Begley, K., & Blanchfield, A. W. (2014). It’s good but it’s not right: Instructional self-talk and skilled performance. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. Published online: 12 Dec 2014. Doi 10.1080/10413200.2014.959624

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.