My research interests focus on the development of high quality physical education (PE), physical literacy and young people's engagement in sport and physical activity. These interests include, developing young people on their physical literacy journey and creating an empowering PE environment. I am also particularly interested in teaching and learning in higher education.
Edwards, L. C., Bryant, A. S., Keegan, R. J., Morgan, K., Cooper, S., & Jones, A. M. (2018). Measuring' Physical Literacy and Related Constructs: A Systematic Review of Empirical Findings, Sports Medicine doi: 10.1007/s40279-017-0817-9
Edwards, L.C., Bryant, A.S., Keegan, R., Morgan, K. & Jones, A.M. (2017) Definitions, Foundations and Associations of Physical Literacy: A Systematic Review,
Sport Medicine, 47, 1, p. DOI 10.1007/s40279-016-0560-7.
Bryant, A., Bolton, N., Fleming, S. (2015), Extracurricular sport and physical activity in Welsh secondary schools: Leisure lifestyles and young people, Journal of Physical Education and Sports Management,
Edwards, L., Bryant, A. & Jones, A. (2015). 'Canfyddiadau Athrawon Addysg Gorfforol ar Addysg Gorfforol Ansawdd Uchel yn Ysgolion Cyfrwng Cymraeg', ' Physical education teachers' percpetions of high quality physical educatuon in Welsh language schools'
Bryant, A., Bolton, N., Fleming, S. (2015),
This is awesome Miss. It is safe. We don't do this with any other teacher.' Classroom activities to listen to pupils' voices,
Morgan, K., Bryant, A. & Diffey, F. (2013). The Effects of a Collaborative Mastery Intervention Programme on Physical Literacy in Primary PE.
ICSSPE Bulletin - Journal of Sport Science and Physical Education,
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Hodgkin, K., Fleming, S., Beauchamp, G. & Bryant, A. (2013) Perception to reality: Pupils' expectations and experiences of the primary-secondary school transition,
Educationalfutures, 6(1), 28-40.
Leyshon, A., Bolton, N., Fleming, S. (2012) The '5x60'Initiative: Illustrative Case studies 2007-2009
Thomas, N.E., Leyshon, A., Hughes, M.G., Jasper, M.A., Davies, B., Graham, M.R., Bulloch, J.M. & Baker, J.S. (2010). Concentrations of salivary testosterone, cortisol, and immunoglobin A after supra-maximal exercise in female adolescents.
Journal of Sports Sciences. 28, 12, 1361-1368.
Thomas NE., Leyshon A., Hughes MG., Davies B., Graham M. & Baker J.S. (2009) The effect of anaerobic exercise on salivary cortisol, testosterone and immunoglobulin (A) in boys aged 15- 16 years.
European Journal of Applied Physiology, 107(4), 455-461
McInch, A., Fleming, S., and Leyshon, A.S. (2012). 'Whatever happened to everyone training hard, playing hard and whoever was the best won fair and square?- Sociological Voices on banned substances'. In F. Grace and J. Baker (Eds.),Perspectives on Anabolic Androgenic Steroids and Doping in Sport and Health. New York: Nova Science Publications
Aldous, D., Brown, D., & Bryant A. Expediting research relations across Welsh sport, education and employment cultures, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Research and Enterprise, Get Started Fund, £1,000.
Aldous, D., Brown, D., Miles, A., & Bryant, A. (2015) Adapting to the impact of policy-dynamics on the identities, knowledge, pedagogies and practices within Physical Education, Sport, Health and Exercise (PESHE) communities: A Cardiff Metropolitan University Research-Network Event, Submission to Cardiff Metropolitan University Accelerator Fund, £4433, 88.
Diffey, F., Morgan, K. & Bryant, A. (2012): Project title: Physical Literacy Primary School Research Project. Awarded a £3,000 research project funded by the Cardiff School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University
I have been awarded a £3,000 research project funded by the Cardiff School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University: Project team: Fiona Diffey, Dr Kevin Morgan and Dr Anna Bryant. Project title: Physical Literacy Primary School Research Project, Summer 2012. I am a member of the ‘Physical Education Welsh and Bilingual Resources Panel’, Department of Education and Skills.