Dr Anni Vanhatalo
Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology

External responsibilities

Awards/Honorary fellowships

Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Early Career Researcher Award 2010, for “excellence in research in individuals within five years of completing their PhD”.

Editorial responsibilities

Associate Editor:

  • European Journal of Applied Physiology (2014-present)
  • European Journal of Sport Science (2012-present)
  • Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (2016-present)
  • Physiological Reports (2018-present)

Editorial Board:

  • International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (2012-16)
  • Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (2012-present)

Referee: American Journal of Physiology; European Journal of Applied Physiology; Experimental Physiology; International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism; Journal of Applied Physiology; Journal of Physiology; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport; Journal of Sports Sciences; PLOS One; Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology.

Invited lectures

'Nitrate: A tool for all? Training aid or competition specific?' GSSI Pre-Conference Session, ECSS Annual Congress, Metropolis Ruhr, Germany. July 2017.

'Dietary nitrate as an ergogenic aid'. Invited symposium at the ECSS Annual Congress, Metropolis Ruhr, Germany. July 2017.

'Optimizing Performance during Long Endurance Events'. Chair and convenor of invited symposium. ACSM Annual Meeting, Denver, USA. June 2017.

'Hypoxia and Intracellular Metabolites'. Invited symposium “Basic Mechanisms Underlying Critical Power”. ACSM 2015 World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise Fatigue, San Diego, USA. May 2015.

'Threshold Plasticity: Training and Ergogenic Aids'. Invited symposium “Threshold Concepts in Athletic Performance”. ACSM Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA. May 2015.

'Human evolution of exercise tolerance and its mechanistic link'. International Symposium on Human Adaptation to Environment and Whole-body Coordination. Kobe, Japan. March 2015.

'Effect of dietary nitrate on skeletal muscle energetics and exercise performance'. BÉNÉFIQ2014 The 2nd International Rendezvous on Health Ingredients. Quebec, Canada. Sep 2014.

‘Muscle metabolic determinants of critical power’. Invited symposium, European College of Sports Science Annual Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. July 2014.

‘Muscle metabolic responses to dietary nitrate supplementation in normoxia and hypoxia’. Invited symposium, International Sports Science & Sports Medicine Conference 2013, Newcastle, UK. Aug 2013.

‘Critical power: muscle metabolic determinants and implications for pulmonary O2 uptake’. Invited Symposium, ACSM Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, USA. May 2013.

‘Dietary nitrate and skeletal muscle energetics’. The Rank Prize Funds Symposium on Sports Nutrition. Grasmere, UK. Nov 2012.

‘Effects of dietary nitrate on muscle energetics in normoxia and hypoxia’. Invited lecture, The 7th International Conference on the Biology, Chemistry and Therapeutic Applications of Nitric Oxide, Edinburgh, UK. July 2012.

‘Effects of nitrate supplementation on muscle energetics in normoxia and hypoxia’. Featured Science Session, ACSM Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA. May 2012.

‘The critical power concept: physiological bases and practical application’. BASES Early Career Researcher Award Lecture. BASES Conference, Glasgow, UK. Sep 2010.

‘Mechanistic bases of the critical power concept’. Invited Symposium, ACSM Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA. May 2009.

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