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

Research Keywords

  • Talent Identification
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sport Performance
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Perceptual-Cognitive Expertise
  • Motor Learning
  • Motor Control
  • Motion Capture
  • Human Performance
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Cognitive Science
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Biomechanics
  • Attention and Decision Making
  • Anticipation

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Publications

  • Williams, A.M. and Fawver, B. (2018). Key recent developments and potential future directions for research in motor behavior. Kinesiology Review. Accepted, 04/2018.
  • Alder, D., Ford, P.R., Causer, J., and Williams, A.M. (2018). Training with anxiety; the effects on gaze behaviour and anticipatory performance of elite athletes. Human Movement Science. Accepted, 03/2018.
  • Hendry, D.T., Williams, A.M., Crocker, R.E., and Hodges, N.J. (2018). The dynamic nature of self-determined motivation among elite youth soccer players: Comparisons across age and skill in a combined prospective and cross-sectional design. Journal of Sports Sciences. Accepted, 03/2018.
  • Broadbent, D.P., Gredin, N.V., Rye, J., Williams, A.M., and Bishop, D.T. (2018). The impact of contextual priors and anxiety on performance effectiveness and efficiency in anticipation. Cognition and Emotion. Accepted, 03/2018.
  • Ellmers, T.J., Paraskevopoulos, I.T., Williams, A.M., and Young, W.R. (2018). Recalibrating disparities in perceived and actual balance abilities in older adults: A mixed- methods evaluation of a novel exergaming intervention. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. Vol. 15, 1, 26. Published, 03/2018.
  • Murphy, C., Jackson, R.C., and Williams, A.M. (2018). The role of contextual information during skilled anticipation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Published, 01/2018.
  • Runswick, O., Roca, A., McRobert, A., Williams, A.M., and North, J. (2018). The impact of contextual information and a secondary task on anticipation performance: An interpretation using cognitive load theory. Applied Cognitive Psychology. Vol. 32, 2,141-149. Published, 01/2018.
  • Williams, A.M. and Ward, P. (2017). Searching for the Holy Grail: Can there ever be such a thing as a ‘Grand Unified Theory’ of sports performance. Human Movement Science. Vol. 56, 181-183. Published, 12/2017.
  • Spitz, J., Put, K., Wagemans, J., Williams, A.M., and Helsen, W.F. (2017). The role of domain-generic and domain-specific perceptual-cognitive skills in expert decision making. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Vol. 34, 45-56. Published, 09/2017.
  • D’Innocenzo, G., Gonzalez, C.G., Nowicky, A.V., Williams, A.M., and Bishop, D.T. (2017). Motor resonance during action observation is gaze-contingent: A TMS study. Neuropsychologica. Vol. 103, 77-86. Published, 08/2017.
  • Roca, A. and Williams, A.M. (2017). Does decision making transfer across similar and dissimilar sports?. Psychology of Sport & Exercise. Vol. 31, 40-43. Published, 07/2017.
  • Burnett, A., Bishop, D., Ashford, K., Williams, A.M., and Kinrade, N. (2017). Decision- making of English Netball Superleague Umpires: Contextual and Dispositional Influences. Psychology of Sport & Exercise. Vol. 31, 52-60. Published, 07/2017.
  • North, J.S., Hope, E., and Williams, A.M. (2017). The role of verbal instruction and visual guidance in training pattern recognition. Frontiers in Psychology: Performance Science. Vol. 8, 1473. Published, 07/2017.
  • Williams, A.M., Fawver. B., and Hodges., N.J. (2017). Applying the expert performance approach to the study of expert learning. Frontline Learning Research. Vol. 5, 3, 139-154. Published, 07/2017.
  • Spitz, J., Put, K., Wagemans, J., Williams, A.M., and Helsen, W.F. (2017). Does slow motion impact on the perception of foul play in football? . European Journal of Sport Science. Vol. 17, 6, 748-756. Published, 07/2017.
  • North, J.S., Hope, E., and Williams, A.M. (2017). Identifying the micro-relations underpinning familiarity detection in dynamic displays containing multiple objects. Frontiers in Psychology. Vol. 8, 963. Published, 06/2017.
  • Gonzalez, C., Causer, J., Miall, R.C., Grey, M.J., Humphreys, G., and Williams, A.M. ( (2017). Exploring the quiet eye in archery using field- and laboratory-based tasks. Experimental Brain Research. Vol. 235, 2843-2855. Published, 06/2017.
  • Broadbent, D.A., Causer, J., Williams, A. M., and Ford, P.R. (2017). The role of error processing in the contextual interference effect during the training of perceptual-cognitive skills. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. Vol. 43, 7, 1329-1342. Published, 03/2017.
  • Broadbent, D.P., Ford., P.R., O’Hara, D.A., Williams, A.M., and Causer, J. (2017). The effect of a sequential structure of practice for the training of perceptual-cognitive skills in tennis. PloS One. Vol. 12, 3, e0174311. Published, 03/2017.
  • Hodges, N.J., Ford, P.R., Hendry, D., and Williams, A.M. (2017). Getting gritty about practice and success: Motivational characteristics of great performers. Progress in Brain Research,. Vol. 232, 167-173. Published, 03/2017.
  • O’Connor, D., Larkin, P., and Williams, A.M. (2017). What learning environments help to improve decision-making? . Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. Vol. 22, 647-660. Published, 03/2017.
  • Williams, A.M. (2017). Journal of Sport Sciences: The past, present and future. Journal of Sports Sciences. Vol. 35, 13, 1229. Published, 03/2017.
  • Runswick, O., Roca, A., Bezodis, N.E., Williams, A.M., and North, J.S. (2017). The effects of anxiety and situation-specific context on perceptual-motor skill: A multi-level investigation. Psychological Research. 1-12. Published, 03/2017.
  • Causer, J., Smeeton, N.J, and Williams, A.M. (2017). Using the 'Expert Performance Approach' as a Framework for Examining and Enhancing Skill Learning: Improving Understanding of How Experts Learn. PloS One. Vol. 12, 2, e0171330. Published, 02/2017.
  • O’Connor, D., Larking, P., and Williams, A.M. (2017). Observations of youth football training: how do coaches structure training sessions for player development? . Journal of Sports Sciences. Vol. 36, 1, 39-47. Published, 01/2017.
  • McRobert, A., Mercer, S.J., Raw, D., Goulding, J., and Williams, A.M. (2017). The effect of expertise on diagnosis accuracy, non-technical skills and thought processes during simulated high-fidelity anaesthetist scenarios. British Medical Journal: Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning. Vol. 3, 43-47. Published, 01/2017.
  • Murphy, C., Jackson, R.C., Cooke, K., Roca, A., Benguigui, N., and Williams, A.M. (2016). Contextual information and perceptual-cognitive expertise in a dynamic, temporally-constrained task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. Vol. 22, 4, 455. Accepted, 12/2016.
  • Ellmers, T.J., Cocks, A.J., Doumas, M., Williams, A.M., and Young, W.R. (2016). Gazing into thin air: The dual-task costs of movement planning and execution during adaptive gait. PloS One. Vol. 11, 11, e0166063. Published, 11/2016.
  • Spitz., J, Put., K., Wagemans., J., Williams, A.M., and Helsen, W.F. (2016). Visual search behaviours of association football referees during assessment of foul play situations. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications. Vol. 1, 1, 12. Published, 10/2016.
  • Denis, D., Rowe, R., Williams, A. M., and Milne, E. (2016). The role of cortical sensorimotor oscillations in action anticipation. NeuroImage. Vol. 146, 1102-1114. Published, 10/2016.
  • Williams, A.M. (2016). Quiet eye vs. noisy brain: The eye like the brain is always active – comment on Vickers. Current Issues in Sports Science. Vol. 1:116, 111-113. Published, 10/2016.
  • Ellmers, T. J., Machado, G., Wong, T. W. L., Zhu, F., Williams, A. M., and Young, W. R. (2016). A validation of neural co-activation as a measure of attentional focus in a postural task. Gait and Posture. Vol. 50, 229-231. Published, 09/2016.
  • Vater, C., Jackson, R.C., Roca, A., and Williams, A.M. (2016). The effects of anxiety on anticipation and visual search in dynamic, time-constrained situations. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. Vol. 5, 3, 179-192. Published, 08/2016.
  • Cocks, A.J., Jackson, R.C., Bishop, D.T., and Williams, A.M. (2016). Anxiety, anticipation, and contextual information: A test of Attentional Control Theory. Cognition and Emotion. Vol. 30, 6, 1037-1048. Published, 08/2016.
  • North, J.S., Hope, E., and Williams, A.M. (2016). Pattern recognition versus postural cues as determinants of successful anticipation. Human Movement Science. Vol. 49, 170-177. Published, 07/2016.
  • Put, K., Wagemans, J., Pizzera, A., Savelsbergh, G.J.P., Williams, A.M., and Helsen, W. (2016). Faster slower or real time? Perceptual-cognitive skills training with variable video speeds. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. Vol. 25, 27-35. Published, 07/2016.
  • Larkin, P., O’Connor, D., and Williams, A.M. (2016). Perfectionism and sport specific engagement in elite youth soccer players. Journal of Sport Sciences. Vol. 34, 14,1305-1310. Published, 07/2016.
  • D’Innocenzo, G., Bishop, D.T., Gonzalez, G.C., and Williams, A.M. (2016). Looking to learn: the effects of visual guidance on observational learning of the golf swing. Plos One. Vol. 11, 5, e0155442. Published, 05/2016.
  • Roca, A. and Williams, A.M. (2016). Expertise and the interaction between different perceptual-cognitive skills: Implications for testing and training. Frontiers in Psychology. Vol. 7, 792. Published, 05/2016.
  • Larkin, P., O’Connor, D., and Williams, A.M. (2016). Establishing the validity and reliability of a movement awareness and technical skill (MATS) analysis instrument in soccer. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport. Vol. 16, 1, 191-202. Published, 04/2016.
  • Alder, D., Ford, P.R., Causer, J., and Williams, A.M. (2016). The Effects of High- and Low-Anxiety Training on the Anticipation Judgments of Elite Performers. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Vol. 38, 1, 93-104. Published, 02/2016.
  • Alder, D., Ford, P.R., Causer, J., and Williams, A.M. (2016). The effects of anxiety on gaze behaviour and anticipatory performance of expert performers. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Vol. 38, 93-104. Published, 02/2016.
  • Young, W.R., Oloniula, M., Masters, R.S.W., Dimitradis, S., and Williams, A.M. (2016). Examining links between anxiety, reinvestment and walking when talking by older adults during adaptive gait. Experimental Brain Research, 234, 1, 161-172. Published, 01/2016.
  • Young, W. and Williams, A.M. (2015). The multifaceted nature of fear of falling in older adults. Journal of Physiology. 1-3. Published, 12/2015.
  • Low, J., Ford, P.R., and Williams, A.M. (2015). The effects of birth date and place on the development of expertise in professional cricket batters. International Journal of Sport Psychology. Vol. 47, 1, 676-688. Published, 11/2015.
  • Larkin, P., O’Connor, D. and Williams, A.M. (2015). Does grit influence sport specific engagement and perceptual-cognitive expertise in elite youth soccer? . Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. Vol. 28, 2, 129-138. Published, 11/2015.
  • Gonzalez, C. Causer, J., Miall, R.C., M.J. Grey, Humphreys, G., and Williams, A.M. (2015). Identifying the causal mechanisms of the quiet eye. European Journal of Sport Sciences. Published, 09/2015.
  • Viktor, G. and Williams, A.M. (2015). The relative effectiveness of various instruction approaches in youth soccer skill acquisition. Journal of Motor Behavior. Vol. 48, 1, 86-97. Published, 07/2015.
  • Broadbent, D.P., Causer, J., Ford, P.R., and Williams, A.M. (2015). The contextual interference effect in perceptual-cognitive skills training. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. Vol. 47, 6, 1243-1250. Published, 06/2015.
  • Put, K.A., Wagemans, J.B., Spitz, J.A., Williams, A.M., and Helsen, W.F. (2015). Using web-based training to enhance perceptual-cognitive skills in complex dynamic offside events. Journal of Sports Sciences. Vol. 34, 2, 181-189. Published, 05/2015.
  • Causer, J. and Williams, A.M. (2015). The use of patterns to disguise environmental cues during an anticipatory judgment task. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Vol. 37, 1, 74-82. Published, 02/2015.
  • Young, W. and Williams, A.M. (2015) How fear of falling can increase fall-risk in older adults: Applying psychological theory to practical observation. Gait and Posture. 41, 1, 71-2. Published, 01/2015.