"BApplSc(Ex & Sport); BSc(Hons); PhD; Grad Cert ULT; ESSAM, AEP"
|Contact Campus||Newnham Campus|
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Dr Andrew Williams graduated with a BSc Honours degree from Flinders University in 1998 before moving to Melbourne to complete his PhD at Victoria University. He moved to the University of Tasmania in 2003, and has since established himself as an accomplished academic with a strong background in teaching, a productive research focus and as an accomplished clinician.
He is part of a multi-member team teaching Exercise Physiology to undergraduate and professional honours level students. He was responsible for the development and is the course coordinator of the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Prof Hons) course and coordinated, developed and wrote the professional accreditation application for this and the Bachelor of Exercise Science programs. He coordinates the following units within the Bachelor of Exercise Science and Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Prof Hons) courses:
Dr Williams main research focus is in the role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.
Based on his published research, he has been invited to contribute to specialist panels involved in the creation of position statements on:
Dr Williams has supervised 3 PhD, 2 Masters by research and 11 honours students to completion.
Past and present research is funded by the NHMRC, the Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust, the University of Tasmania and other competitive funding bodies.
|2014-||Acting Head Discipline Sports and Exercise Science, School of Health Science|
|2013-||Member, Social Determinants of Health & Health Risk Factors Steering Group, Tasmanian Medicare Local|
|2013-||Member, Strength 2 Strength Working Group, Tasmanian Medicare Local|
|2008-||Chair, ESSA Research Committee (formerly ESSA Position Statement Committee)|
|2011-2012||Australian Lung Foundation Steering Committee overseeing Development of Continuing Education Modules for the Lungs in Action Program Patients|
|2010-2011||Member, Working group for the production of the Australian Pre-Exercise Screening System|
|2007-2014||National Director (Academia & Research) Exercise & Sports Science Australia|
|2006-||Director University of Tasmania Exercise Physiology Clinic|
As director of the UTAS Exercise Physiology Clinic Andy led successful nominations for team awards at University (Vice Chancellors Community Engagement Award 2013) and industry (Tasmanian Allied Health Professionals Advancement Committee Connecting with the Community 2013).
Authorised by the Head of Human Life Sciences
4 February, 2015