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Professor Mark Williams moved to Brunel University London in September 2012 from Liverpool John Moores University, where he was Professor of Motor Behaviour. He has a PhD in Movement Science/Experimental Psychology from the University of Liverpool. Professor Williams has published extensively in the areas of motor control and nerving, behavioural, neuroscience, perceptual – cognitive expertise and expert performance. He has previously worked at the University of Liverpool, Florida State University and the University of Sydney, where he was Head of Discipline Exercise and Sports Science and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation. His research and teaching interests focus on the psychology of expertise and its acquisition. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles in highly-rated journals in exercise and sports science (e.g., Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sports Medicine) and experimental psychology (e.g., British Journal of Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Neuroscience Letters, The Lancet, Acta Psychologica, Visual Cognition, Human Brain Mapping, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Memory, Consciousness and Cognition and Applied Cognitive Psychology). He has written 13 books, more than 80 book chapters, 60 professional articles and over 100 abstracts in journals. He has delivered more than 200 keynote and invited lectures in upwards of 30 countries, across four continents. His research work is currently being funded by the Australian Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Lawn Tennis Association, the Premier League, the Royal Society and the English Institute of Sport. Previously he has been funded by the Economic and Social Sciences Research Council, the British Academy, FIFA, UEFA, The Football Association, Nike, Umbro and several professional sports clubs and governing bodies. He has supervised more that 40 Ph.D. students across seven different countries.