Dr. Anthi Xenofontos obtained with high distinction her BSc, MSc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in the fields of Sport Science, Physical Education and Quality of Life. Concomitantly with her studies, she worked as a Biomechanist at the Center of Rehabilitation for the Disabled (ELEPAP) and as an academic course content developer at AUTh Online Open Courses MOOC at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).
Dr. Xenofontos holds a Medical License as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist by the Supreme Council of Health in Qatar. Prior joining the School of Public Health, she held a position as a Licensed Clinical Exercise Physiologist at the regional reference center of Exercise is Medicine (EIM) clinic at Aspetar - Orthopedic and Sport Medicine Hospital in Qatar. Dr. Xenofontos developed successfully evidence-based rehabilitation programs for athletic and non-athletic populations and delivered lectures on scientific topics related to exercise science and rehabilitation procedures in both academic and health care organizations.
Her research focuses on the fields of Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics and more specifically on the investigation of the neuromuscular system under various conditions, such as fatigue, neuromuscular diseases, chronic diseases, training adaptation and aging. Her research has been recurrently funded by the State Scholarship Foundation of Cyprus (I.K.Y).
Xenofondos, A., Bassa, E., Vrabas, I. S., Kotzamanidis, C., & Patikas, D. A. (2017). Muscle twitch torque during two different in volume isometric exercise protocols: fatigue effects on post-activation potentiation. J Strength Cond Res. doi:10.1519/JSC.0000000000002311
Xenofondos, A., Patikas, D., Koceja, D. M., Behdad, T., Bassa, E., Kellis, E., & Kotzamanidis, C. (2015). Post-activation potentiation: The neural effects of post-activation depression. Muscle Nerve, 52(2), 252-259. doi:10.1002/mus.24533.
Xenofondos, A., Patikas, D., & Kotzamanidis, C. (2014). On the mechanisms of post-activation potentiation: the contribution of neural factors. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 14(2), 134-137.
Xenofondos, A., Laparidis, K., Kyranoudis, A., Galazoulas, C., Bassa, E., & Kotzamanidis, C. (2010). Post-activation potentiation: Factor affecting it and the effect on performance. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 28(3), 32-38.