Dr Jason Williams

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​Head of Departm​ent

Department: Information Systems
Telephone No: +44(0)29 2020 5640  
Email: jjwilliams@cardiffmet.ac.uk 

I am currently the Head of Department for Computing and Information Systems at Cardiff Metropolitan University.  My research areas cover the use of technology in sport for performance analysis and Internationalisation in higher education.  

My research began while working as an analyst for World Rugby (www.worldrugby.org), which laid the foundations for my PhD which I completed in 2005.  Initially, my research focused on the effect of rule changes in rugby and the development of real-time analysis software to undertake this task.  This research has developed further with focus on the use of mobile and emerging technologies in sports analysis and feedback.  In addition, I have developed a keen interest in exploring the use of feedback within higher education and other uses of technology that may be used to improve the student experience.  Future work will continue to explore the use of mobile technology and its ubiquitous nature within sport and education.

I have a keen interest in the Internationalisation of our programmes and I have developed strong links with a number of European partners, with many of our students involved in exchanges and joint projects, mainly through the Businet organisation (www.businet.org.uk) and the European Association for International Education (www.eaie.org).  I have been involved in gaining funding for a number of these projects and I aim to explore further possible funding opportunities with partners.  Further to my work with European universities I work with International partner colleges in developing their programmes and working with fellow lecturing staff in enhancing their teaching and assessment.

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Research

Contributions to Edited Peer-Reviewed Research Books

1. Hughes, M. D., Hughes, M. T., Murray, S., Williams, J. J. and James, N. (2012). The “hot hand” myth in sport, momentum and perturbations.In Hughes, M.D., Franks, I.M., Dancs, H. and Sporis, G. (eds.). A Handbook of Performance Analysis of Soccer. Zagreb: UEFA. pp. 267 - 287.

2. Williams, J.J. (2007) Rule changes in sport and the role of notation. In: M. Hughes and I. Franks, (Eds), The essentials of Performance Analysis.  London: Routledge.  ISBN: 978-0-415-42379-3.

Refereed Academic Journal Papers

1. Williams, J.J. (2012). Operational definitions in performance Analysis and the need for consensus.  International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 12, 52-63.

2. Williams, J.J. (2012). The Effect of Law Changes on the Lineout in Rugby Union with regards to the Six Nations, Tri Nations, European Cup and Super 12 Competitions from 1999 to 2003.  Theories & Application the International Edition, 1, 2, 44-56.

3. Williams, J.J., James, N., Hughes, M. & O’Donoghue, P. (2011). Cheating and Performance Analysis: A model for discussion.  11, 1, 121-129.

4. Williams, J.J., Hughes, M., O'Donoghue, P. and Davies, G. (2007).  A reliability study of a real-time and lapsed-time application for rugby union.  International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 7, 1, 80-86.

5. Williams, J.J., Hughes, M., O'Donoghue, P. and Davies, G. (2005). The effect of rule changes on match and ball in play time in rugby union.  International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 5, 3, 1-11.

6. O'Donoghue P. and Williams J.J. (2004). An Evaluation of Human and Computer-Based Predictions of the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup.  International Journal of Computer Science in Sport. 3,1, 5-22.

7. Hughes, M., Ponting, R., Murray, S., Williams, J.J. and James, N (2002). Some example of computerised systems for feedback in performance analysis. UKSI Website: www.uksi.com <http://www.uksi.com>, October

8. Hughes, M. and Williams, J.J. (2002). Using analysis to examine rule changes and game structures in team sports. UKSI Website: www.uksi.com <http://www.uksi.com>, May.

 
Refereed Academic Journal Papers: Manuscripts Currently Under Review

1. Hughes, M.T., Hughes, M. D., Williams, J.  J. and James, N. (under review). Performance indicators in rugby union. Submitted to Journal Of Human Sport And Exercise. http://www.jhse.ua.es/jhse/index

2. Williams, J.J., Kleine-Staarman, J. & Williams, G. (under review). An investigation into an on-line interactive feedback system in Higher Education. Submitted to Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education.


Refereed Academic Journal Papers: Manuscripts in Preparation (2012)

The following are full papers in preparation for submission to refereed journals in authorship order. Only studies where data collection is complete are reported within this section. Presented are the author(s), titles for each study, year for submission and targeted publication outlet.

1. Williams, J.J. & Kleine-Staarman, J. (2012). Social media – is it of any use in HigherEducation? Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education.

Refereed Abstracts / Conference Communications

1. Williams, J.J., Moustafa, M.A., Jones, E. & Adlam, R. (2009). Mobile Technologies in Tourism Destination Marketing.  International Business Information Management Conference (11th IBIMA), 4 – 6 January, Cairo, Egypt.

2. Williams, J.J. (2008), Problems with teaching Event Driven Programming.  HEA Workshop, Glasgow, March.

3. Williams, J.J. (2007), Databases in sport: issues and considerations with particular reference to physiotherapy and massage.  Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Computer Science in Sport, Calgary, Canada, June.

4. Williams, J.J. (2007), The use of Technology for analysis in Rugby Union television match coverage.  Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Computer Science in Sport, Calgary, Canada, June.

5. Williams, J.J., Hughes, M., O'Donoghue, P. and Davies, G. (2006), The effect of rule changes on the scrum in rugby union with regards to the Six Nations, Tri Nations, European Cup and Super 12 competitions.  Proceedings of the World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport 7.  Daniel Berzsenyi College, Szombathely, Hungary, August.

6. Williams, J.J. (2004) The development of a real-time data capture application for rugby union.  Proceedings of the World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport 6. St Mary’s University College, Belfast, June. 253-261.

7. Williams, J.J.,  Thomas, C., Bown, R. and Jones, N. (2003),The effect of changing the law at the breakdown in rugby union in 1999. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Salzburg, July

8. Williams, J.J.,  Thomas, C., Bown, R. and Jones, N. (2003),  The effect of the wheeled scrum law in rugby union.  Proceedings of the Fifth World Congress on Science and Football, Lisbon, April

9. Williams, J.J., Thomas, C., Bown, R. and Jones, N. (2003), Patterns of Play in Elite Womens Rugby.  Proceedings of the Fifth World Congress on Science and Football, Lisbon, April

10. Williams, J.J., Thomas, C.,  and Martin, M. (2001) Mapping the World Game.  pass.com, Proceedings of the Third International Symposium of Computer Science in Sport and the 5th World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport, Cardiff, July.

11. Williams, J.J. and Thomas, C. (2000). The shape of the game.  International Rugby Board World Conference.

12. Williams, J.J. and Thomas, C. (1999). The shape of the game.  International Rugby Board World Conference.