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Dr. Mark Williams

Chair and Professor Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation
College of Health, University of Utah

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 and teaching interests focus on the psychology of expertise and the development of skill. He has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed outlets in numerous fields including exercise and sports science, experimental psychology, neuroscience and medicine. He has written 16 books, 80 book chapters, 60 professional articles, almost 100 journal abstracts, and he has delivered almost 200 keynote and invited lectures in over 30 countries.

He is a Fellow of several prestigious societies including the British Psychological Society (BPS), the National Academy of Kinesiology, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), and the European College of Sports Sciences. He is a Chartered Psychologist with the BPS and is accredited by BASES to work as a skill acquisition specialist in high-performance sport.

Professor Williams has worked extensively in in high-performance sport as an applied sports scientist and as a coach educator. He has delivered courses for numerous Football Associations across the globe, including the Swedish, Irish, English, US and Welsh associations, and he has worked for several  Olympic and professional sports in the UK and the US, including UEFA, FIFA, several English Premiers League clubs as well as clubs in the NBA, NFL, and MLB.