Jean Williams

Project and Programme Management Experience:

Professor of Sport, The Institute of Sport, University of Wolverhampton

Non Executive Director Silverstone Heritage Trust, Silverstone Circuit, Northants

Principal Investigator (Academic Grants and Awards):

£10,000 (2015/6) DMU Investment Fund Grant for A Cultural Festival of the Football Euros 2016, with invited speakers David Baddiel; BBC commentator John Murray, and son of World Cup Willie designer, Professor Leo Hoye 2-6 March 2016.

£29,965 (2013/4) DMU HEIF5 collaboratory grant for The Road to Rio: a Cultural History of the World Cup with the National Football Museum, Manchester, The British Library and the Brazilian Centre for Sports History and Memory, Sao Paolo.

£9,600 (2012/13) Women and the Football Codes in Europe 1912-2012. Network and research funded by the De Montfort University Higher Education Investment Fund.

£2,500 (2012) John H. Daniels Visiting Fellowship, The National Sporting Library, Middleburg Virginia to study women equestrian writers.

£6,000 (2011-12) The Natural Body: Movement, Dress and Physical Culture 1890-1945. Network and research funded by the De Montfort University Research Investment Fund.

20,000 Euros (2010-11) Women’s Football, Europe and Professionalization 1971-2011. One year research project funded by UEFA, the European football confederation.

£5,000 (2005) The Reflective Practictioner in Undergraduate Project Placement Modules. ESCalate, The Education Studies subject centre, funded a project to embed and evaluate reflective practice in undergraduate employability modules.

£24,000 (2003-5) International Developments in Women's Football. Two year research project funded by FIFA, the football world governing body.

Media, Consultancy and Exhibition Interpretation:

Sky Arts in consultation with the British Library Treasures of the British Library Series, filmed with Benjamin Zephaniah, first broadcast 15 November 2016.

BBC Radio 4 Late Night Women’s Hour with Lauren Laverne on The History of Women’s Sport broadcast 26 August 2016. Round table guest with England Rugby International Maggie Alphonsi MBE; boxer Charelle Brown and journalist Anna Kessell.

Silverstone Heritage Trust Non Executive Director £20 million Silverstone Heritage Trust Heritage Lottery application submitted 4 August 2016.

Academic consultant to The National Football Museum/ The Football Association/ Sporting Memories consortium, awarded £302,000 Heritage Lottery Fund bid in 2016 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of England winning the World Cup in 1966 through tandem exhibitions in Manchester and at Wembley stadium.

£12,000 Exhibition David Goldblatt and Jean Williams A History of the World Cup in 24 Objects International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University and the National Football Museum. July-December 2014.

Academic consultant for BBCs The One Show on women’s rowing April 2015.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entries on Olympians Jennie Fletcher; Hilda Light; Lily Parr; Edith Thompson and motor racing drivers Violet Cordery; Elsie ‘Bill’ Wisdom and Gwenda Hawkes/ Stewart/ Janson/ Glubb May 2013. Entry on Lady Arran, powerboat specialist, published 30 September 2016.

£20,000 Sport and Law Exhibition 25 July 2012 The Supreme Court, London and Easy Tiger Productions. One of a five-person core team for this project including Andy Gray of The British Association for Sport and the Law (BASL) and the Supreme Court Chief Executive Jenny Rowe, and Communications Director Ben Wilson.

BBC Radio 4 Sport and the British broadcast May-June 2012. Member of five person core academic team, contributing to 30 episodes of the flagship series Sport and the British broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012, hosted by Clare Balding.

Consultant to FIFA in 1999 & 2003 in Los Angeles. On a panel with Marie George Buffet, French Minister for Sport; Zhang Jilong, Head of the Chinese Football Association and Anita De Frantz, a member of the International Olympic Committee Executive. At the launch of the FIFA Los Angeles Declaration on Women’s Football in 1999.