ANDREW MARK WILLIAMS portrait
  • Chair, Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation
  • Professor, Kinesiology
  • Adjunct Professor, Psychology Department

Education

  • Ph.D. Movement Science/Experimental Psychology, Department of Movement Science, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Liverpool
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Sports Science, Department of Exercise and Sports Science, Crewe & Alsager Faculty, Manchester Metropolitan University

Biography

A. Mark Williams is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Utah. His research interests focus on the neural and psychological mechanisms underpinning the acquisition and development of expertise. Professor Williams has published almost 220 articles in peer-reviewed outlets in numerous fields including exercise and sports science (e.g., Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sports Medicine), experimental psychology (e.g., Acta Psychologica, British Journal of Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Visual Cognition, Journal of Experimental Psychology), neuroscience (Neuroscience Letters, Human Brain Mapping, Neuroimaging, Neuropsychologica) and medicine (The Lancet, British Medical Journal, Medical Education). He has written 16 books, almost 80 book chapters, 60 professional articles, 100 journal abstracts, and he has delivered almost 200 keynote and invited lectures in over 30 countries. His H index on Google Scholar is 85, with an i10 of 245, and over 30,000 citations.

He is Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Sports Sciences, the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and the journal Human Movement Science. He sits on the editorial boards of the Scandinavian Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Frontiers of Cognition, and Frontiers in Psychology: Performance Science and has acted as a Guest Editor for several special issues of Journal of Sport Sciences, Journal of Motor Behavior, Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.

He has mentored 10 Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and supervised over 50 doctoral students. He has acted as a reviewer for more than 50 journals in the exercise and sports sciences, experimental psychology, education and cognitive/behavioral neurosciences and 15 funding agencies in North America, Europe, and Asia.

He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK), British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), and the European College of Sports Sciences (ECSS). He is a Chartered Psychologist and Scientist and Accredited by BASES to work with high-performance athletes. He has been a Visiting Professor at several prestigious institutions including Florida State University, Loughborough University, University of Florida, University of Calgary, University of British Columbia, University of the Mediterranean, University of Salzburg, and KU Leuven.

He has received more than $6 million in external funding from research councils in Australia (Australian Research Council - ARC) and the UK (Economic and Social Research Council; Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council - BBSRC; British Academy, Royal Society), industry partners, such as Nike and Umbro, and the US Military, as well as governing bodies of sport (The FA, FIFA, UEFA, UK Sport, USOC) and professional sports teams (Liverpool, Everton, West Ham).