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Research interests

Dr. Ford specialises in expert performance and its related-areas of skill acquisition, motor behaviour, coaching, perceptual-cognitive skill, talent identification and development, and football science. He joined University of Brighton in 2016. He has published relatively widely and continues to supervise PGR students, publish peer-review journal articles, and work on externally funded research projects.

Scholarly biography

He holds a National Teaching Fellowship from Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and High Performance Sport Accreditation (HPSA) from British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). He leads the external Expertise and Skill Acquisition Network (ESAN). Prior to joining University of Brighton, he worked at Liverpool John Moores University in The School of Sport and Exercise Science (2006-2016). He previously worked as a coach in a Premier League Youth Academy (2000-2009) and has since provided support to various elite sports organisations.


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Research Output 2005 2019

Color perception and attentional load in dynamic, time-constrained environments

Hüttermann, S., Smeeton, N. J., Ford, P. R. & Mark Williams, A., 8 Jan 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, 2614.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Color Perception
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Creative decision making and visual search behavior in skilled soccer players

Roca, A., Ford, P. R. & Memmert, D., 1 Jul 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 7, e0199381.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
decision making
Decision Making
Decision making

The effect of anxiety on anticipation, allocation of attentional resources, and visual search behaviours

Alder, D. B., Ford, P. R., Causer, J. & Williams, A. M., 20 Jul 2018, In : Human movement science. 61, p. 81-89 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Resource Allocation
Task Performance and Analysis
Racquet Sports

The effect of a sequential structure of practice for the training of perceptual-cognitive skills in tennis

Broadbent, D. P., Ford, P., O'Hara, D. A., Williams, A. M. & Causer, J., 29 Mar 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Biomechanical Phenomena

The effect of deprivation on the developmental activities of adolescent rugby union players in Wales

Winn, C. O. N., Ford, P. R., McNarry, M. A., Lewis, J. & Stratton, G., 26 Dec 2017, In : Journal of Sports Sciences. 35, 24, p. 2390-2396 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review