Jason williams

Deputy Dean of School

Department: F1.03, Cardiff School of Technologies, Llandaff Campus

Office/Location: +44 (0)29 2020 54640



Staff Overview

​Jason is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and has taught in Sport Science and Computing related modules for over 20 years. The focus of his teaching in Sport Science was Performance Analysis and the use of Computing in sport. He has mainly taught modules focused on programming, databases and mobile Computing. He has lead on the development of numerous programmes at both UG and PG and Apprenticeship Degrees. He has supervised completed PhDs within both within Computer and Sport Science. He has a keen interest in Internationalisation, and developed International programmes with partners across Europe.


​His main research interests have been in the Analysis of Performance within sport and the use of computing to enhance performance and coaching. His PhD focused on rule changes within sport, with specific reference to rugby union. He has published numerous papers in journals, books and conferences and is a member of the editorial board on number of journals. He is one of the founding members of the International Society for Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS). He has also published papers on Internationalisation in Higher Education and has a keen interest in embedding on developing curriculum around Internationisation. 


Williams, J.J. and Hietbrink, J. (2017) The Businet International Weeks. In D.K. Deardorff and L.A. Araaratnam-Smith (Eds.) Intercultural Competence in Higher Education: International Approaches, Assessment and Application. Routledge.  ISBN: 1138693855.

Williams, J.J. (2015) Rule changes in sport and the role of notation. 2nd Edition. In: M. Hughes and I. Franks, (Eds), The essentials of Performance Analysis.  London: Routledge.  ISBN: 978-1138022997

Hughes, M.T., Hughes, M.D., Williams, J.J., James, N., Vuckovic, G. & Locke, D. (2012). Performance Indicators in Rugby Union. Journal of Human Sport & Exercise, 7,2, 383-401.

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

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.

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

Williams, J.J. (2009b). 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., 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.

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