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 

My research areas cover the use of technology in sport for performance analysis and the use of technology in higher education.  

M
y research began while working as an analyst for the International Rugby Board (IRB), 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 with 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.  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 progammes and working with fellow lecturing staff in enhancing their teaching and assessment.

 

Publications

Book Chapters

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.

Williams, J., Thomas, C., Brown, R., and Jones, N. (2005b). The effect of the wheeled scrum law in rugby union, in T. Reilly, J. Cabri and D. Araujo (Eds.) Science and Football V. (262 – 267). London: E. & F. N. Spon.


Conference Papers

Williams, J.J. (2009), Interactive Feedback for students, HEA Welsh Assessment and Feedback Practitioners Event, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, 8th July 2009.

Williams, J.J. (2009) An investigation into the use of an on-line interactive feedback system. "e" Teaching and Learning Workshop. HEA Workshop, University of Greenwich, London, 2nd June.

Williams, J.J. (2009), Feedback in Higher Education, HEA Welsh Assessment and Feedback Practitioners Event, UWIC, Cardiff, 5th May 2009.

Williams, J.J. (2009), An investigation into operational definitions used within performance analysis. International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport The 3rd International Workshop, University of Lincoln, 6th - 7th April.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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


Journal Papers

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.

Williams, J.J., Hughes, M., O'Donoghue, P. and Davies, G. (2005), The effect of rule changes on match and ball in play time 2004 2002 in rugby union. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 5, 3, 1-11.

Williams, J. (2004). The effect of the wheeled scrum law in rugby union. Journal of Sports Sciences, 22, 520.

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.​

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 , October

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