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23 Jan 2014

Pioneering professor named in science top 100 list

Clyde Williams Professor Clyde Williams

Emeritus Professor Clyde Williams (SSEHS) has been named in the Science Council’s list of the UK’s 100 leading practising scientists.

Professor Williams was named within the Council’s developer/translational scientist category and was recognised for developing sport science in higher education.

He has been at the forefront of the development of sports science at Loughborough since joining in 1978. He established the University’s Sports Science Research Group and in 1986 he became the UK’s first ever Chair in Sports Science.

Professor Williams was the founding chairman of the British Association of Sports Sciences (now British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences - BASES) and is an Honorary Fellow of BASES and a Founding Fellow of the European College of Sports Science.

The Science Council list celebrates the many different types of scientist and hopes to change the perceptions of government, media and public to science and scientists. The list is split into 10 different ‘types’ of scientist roles and gives a broad picture of the many different ways people work with science.

View the top 100 list here