Ian Boardley’s research investigates personal and social factors influencing moral behaviour in sport and exercise. His work investigates antecedents of on-field behaviours such as helping (i.e., prosocial) and injuring (i.e., antisocial) other players, as well as off-field behaviours, with a particular focus on the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport (i.e., doping) and exercise (i.e., anabolic steroid use). His work in the field of doping has been supported by funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), International Olympic Committee (IOC), European Union (EU), and Economic and Social Research Council (ESCRC). His research interests also include examining factors influencing coaching efficacy and social identity and their influences on athlete behaviour and motivation.
Dr Boardley currently supervises eight doctoral researchers and welcomes applications from potential students in his areas of research interest.