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Dr Emily Williams

About Dr Emily Williams

Emily is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology. Her research interests include fatigue, pacing strategies and psychophysiological mechanisms of performance.

After graduating with a 1st Class (Hons) BSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Northumbria, Emily completed a Masters in Sport and Exercise Physiology at the University of Central Lancashire investigating mental and physical fatigue effects upon reaction time performance and decision making. She was then successful in securing a fully-funded Graduate Teaching Assistant studentship to undertake a PhD in Sport Physiology at Edge Hill University.

Over the three year studentship Emily’s PhD investigated the complex mechanisms involved in athlete’s pacing strategies and explored the use of deceptive manipulations to increase the understanding of pacing algorithms and aid performance in cycling time trials.

Whilst undertaking her studentship Emily completed her Postgraduate Certification for Teaching in Higher Education and is currently a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Current Teaching

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • BSc (Hons) Sport, Physical Activity and Health
  • BA (Hons) Physical Education (and Outdoor Education)

Research Interests

Emily is continuing to research the influence of fatigue and the role of deception to successfully improve performance and monitor psychophysiological processes.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (17)

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