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Dr Emily Williams


Dr Emily Williams
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Dr Emily Williams

Senior Lecturer

Carnegie School Of Sport

0113 81 21894 Emily.Williams@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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 (13)

  • Shannon O; Barlow M; Duckworth L; Williams E; Wort G; Woods D; Siervo M; O'Hara JP (2017), Dietary nitrate supplementation enhances short but not longer duration running time-trial performance. European Journal of Applied Physiology
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-017-3580-6
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  • Whitehead AE; Jones HJ; Williams EL; Dowling C; Morley D; Taylor JA; Polman RC (2017), Changes in Cognition over a 16.1 km Cycling Time Trial using Think Aloud Protocol: Preliminary Evidence. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
    https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2017.1292302
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  • Sparks AS; Williams EL; Jones HJ; Bridge CA; Marchant D; McNaughton L (2016), Test-retest reliability of a 16.1 km time trial in trained cyclists using the CompuTrainer ergometer. Journal of Science and Cycling, vol. 5 (3), p. 35-41.
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  • Sparks A; Williams EL; Robinson A; Miller P; Bentley D; Bridge C; McNaughton L (2016), Sodium bicarbonate ingestion and individual variability in time to peak pH. Research in Sports Medicine
    https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2016.1258645
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  • Mosher SL; Andy Sparks S; Williams EL; Bentley DJ; Naughton LRM (2016), Ingestion of a nitric oxide enhancing supplement improves resistance exercise performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, vol. 30 (12), p. 3520-3524.
    https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000001437
  • Williams EL; Jones HS; Sparks SA; Marchant DC; Midgley AW; Bridge CA; McNaughton LR (2016), Deceptive Manipulation of Competitive Starting Strategies Influences Subsequent Pacing, Physiological Status, and Perceptual Responses during Cycling Time Trials. Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 7:536
    https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2016.00536
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  • Jones HS; Williams EL; Marchant D; Sparks A; Bridge CA; Midgley AW; McNaughton LR (2016), Improvements in Cycling Time Trial Performance Are Not Sustained Following the Acute Provision of Challenging and Deceptive Feedback. Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 7:399
    https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2016.00399
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  • Jones HS; Williams EL; Marchant DC; Sparks SA; Bridge CA; Midgley AW; Mc Naughton LR (2015), Deception has no acute or residual effect on cycling time trial performance but negatively effects perceptual responses. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 19 (9), p. 771-776.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2015.12.006
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  • Williams EL; Jones H; Sparks A; Midgley A; Marchant D; Bridge C; McNaughton L (2015), Altered Psychological Responses to Different Magnitudes of Deception during Cycling. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 47 (11), p. 2423-2430.
    https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000694
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  • Williams EL; Jones HS; Sparks A; Marchant D; Midgley A; McNaughton L (2015), Competitor presence reduces internal attentional focus and improves16.1 km cycling time trial performance. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 18 (4), p. 486-491.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2014.07.003
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  • Jones H; Williams EL; Marchant D; Sparks A; Midgley A; Bridge C; McNaughton L (2014), Distance-dependent Association of Affect with Pacing Strategy in Cycling Time Trials. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 47 (4), p. 825-825.
    https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000475
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  • Williams EL; Jones HS; Sparks A; Marchant D; Micklewright D; McNaughton L (2014), Deception Studies Manipulating Centrally Acting Performance Modifiers: A Review. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 46 (7), p. 1441-1451.
    https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000235
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  • Jones H; Williams EL; Bridge CA; Marchant D; Midgley A; Micklewright D; McNaughton L (2013), Physiological and Psychological Effects of Deception on Pacing Strategy and Performance: A Review. Sports Medicine, vol. 43 (12), p. 1243-1257.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-013-0094-1
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