Prof A M Williams B.Sc.,Ph.D.,C.Psychol., C.Sci., AFBPsS
Mark Williams is Professor and Subject Leader (Sports Sciences) at Brunel University London.
Prior to his work at Brunel Prof. Williams was responsible for Exercise and Sport Science (Faculty of Heath Sciences) at the Sydney University.
Prior to his Sydney University he was Professor of Motor Behavior at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University.
His research interests focus on expertise domains, with a particular focus on expertise and the role of practice and instruction in facilitation skill acquisition across domains.
Mark has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles in highly-rated sports science and experimental psychology journals:
- Journal of Motor Behavior
- Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise
- Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Sports Medicine
- Journal of Experimental Psychology
- Experimental Psychology
- Neuroscience Letters
- The Lancet
- Applied Cognitive Psychology
- Visual Cognition
He has written 11 books, over 50 book chapters, over 60 professional articles, 70 journal abstracts, and has delivered over 100 conference presentations and keynote lectures in 25 countries and four continents.
He sits on the Editorial Boards of:
- The International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
- The Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
- The Journal of Sport Sciences
- The Scandinavian Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
- The European Journal of Sport Sciences
He has also acted as a Guest Editor for special issues of the journals Human Movement Science, the Journal of Motor Behavior, the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.
Mark is also a member of the Scientific Committee for the European College of Sports Science and the Secretary-General of the World Commission of Science and Sport.
He has been the recipient of prestigious Distinguished Scholar Awards from some of the foremost institutions in the field such as the International Society of Sport Psychology in 2002 and the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity in 2003.
He has also been a Visiting Professor at Florida State University, the University of Florida, the University of Calgary, Queensland University of Technology and the University of the Mediterranean, Marseilles.
Over the last 10 years, he has received external contracts and grants from Federal agencies such as:
- The Economic and Social Research Council
- British Academy and Office of Naval Research
- The FA
- UK Sport