Dr Kym Williams

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Active Recreation

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education (5.09)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Kym Williams is a senior lecturer in Sport and Active Recreation. He teaches across a range of areas, including exercise prescription, physiological testing, functional anatomy, anthropometry, sports technology, data analytics, and biomechanics. His research interests are directed towards the application of technology in the determination of athleticism or injury susceptibility, with secondary research interests in talent identification practices in sport, enhancing physical function through exergames, and the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on muscule function. Kym has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles in leading sport and exercise science journals, which have translated into both national and international research collaborations, consultancies, and grant acquisitions. He also has over 13 years of experience in the field of sport and exercise science and has spent time in both academia and industry. This includes over ten years as a professional strength and conditioning coach, working with junior athletes all the way up to Olympic level athletes while embedded within the national sporting network.

Qualifications

2017 - Doctor of Philosophy, Exercise Science

2012 - Masters of Exercise Science, Strength and Conditioning

2010 - Bachelor of Applied Science, Human Movement and Sports Science

Honours, awards and grants

2023 - Dean Recognition of Teaching Award (CEPSW; Flinders University)

2020 - College Teaching Award (CEPSW; Flinders University)

2019 - College Teaching Award (CEPSW; Flinders University)

Key responsibilities
  • Bachelor of Sport and Active Recreation Degree Member
  • Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Student Success Lead: Active Communities and Social Impact
  • Digital Innovation Working Group Member
  • Medical Device Insitute Associate Research Member
Teaching interests
  • Strength & Conditioning;
  • Biomechanics;
  • Exercise Physiology;
  • Anthropometry;
  • Physiological Testing;
  • Sports Technology;
  • Data Analytics
Topic coordinator
HLPE2533 Exercise Prescription and Physiology
HLPE2402 Physiological Testing in Sport
HLPE2532 Exercise Physiology for Physical Education (2018)
HLPE3533 Applied Exercise Science (2018)
HLPE1552 Human Function Anatomy in Sport & Exercise
HLPE3531 Skill Acquisition and Biomechanics for Physical Educators (2017-2023)
HLPE2404 Sports Technology and Innovation
HLPE2405 Sports Performance & Data Analytics
HLPE2401 Sports Industry Professional Experience Preparation (2022)
HLPE3550 Industry Field Placement Project (2022)
HLPE8004 Training Design and Periodisation
Topic lecturer
HLPE1552 Human Functional Anatomy Sport and Exercise
HLPE2533 Exercise Prescription and Physiology
HLPE2402 Physiological Testing in Sport
HLPE2405 Performance Analysis and Data Analytics
HLPE2404 Sports Technology & Innovation
HLPE3531 Skill Acquisition and Biomechanics for Physical Educators (2017-2023)
HLPE2401 Sports Industry Professional Experience Preparation (2022)
HLPE8004 Training Design and Periodisation
Supervisory interests
Adolescent health practices
Exercise and sport science
Exercise physiology
Exercise prescription
Physiological testing for human performance
Sport heredity
Sports biomechanics
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Mensural Cycle/Athlete Performance (1), Neuromuscular Performance Asssessments (1)
Associate supervisor: Sports Technology: Exercise Science (1), Biomechanics/Exercise Science (1), Biomedical Engineering (1), Cognitive Function & Athletic Performance (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Sports Technology / Preventative Practices (1)
Associate supervisor: Sports Technology / Preventative Practices (2)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Andrew Vonow

Best Biomedical Engineering HDR Project - NOV 2020

Emilia Corbo

Best Biomedical Engineering HDR Project, Runner-Up - NOV 2018

Expert for media contact
Science
Sport
Adolescent Development Pathways
Data Analytics
Injury Management
Injury Prevention
Physiological Testing
Resistance Training in Adolescence
Talent Identification Practices
Technology in Sport
Training Perioidisation
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0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Science
  • Sport
Interests
  • Adolescent Development Pathways
  • Data Analytics
  • Injury Management
  • Injury Prevention
  • Physiological Testing
  • Resistance Training in Adolescence
  • Talent Identification Practices
  • Technology in Sport
  • Training Perioidisation