Professor Clyde Williams is emeritus professor of sports science at Loughborough University and Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at Victoria University, Melbourne and visiting professor at the newly  established University of Suffolk.  

During his 30 year-long career at Loughborough University he has had several senior roles including head of the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Pro-Vice Chancellor (research).  

He was the founding chairman of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and more recently the founding chair of the Board for registration for professionals in sport and exercise nutrition (SENr).

The professionalisation of sport and exercise nutrition is one of his on-going commitments. He served as a non-executive director of BASES and chaired their conference programme committee for the last three years.

Professor Williams is chairman of the scientific advisory board of the newly established Manchester Institute of Health and Performance. Professor Williams has had a career-long interest in the relationship between nutrition and performance with, his Scandinavian colleagues, contributed to the early literature showing links between glycogen metabolism and fatigue. 

He continues to be engaged in the translation of research into practice, particularly in the preparation for, the participation in and the recovery from training and competition.

He was appointed OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2009, awarded an honorary fellowship of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK) for his contributions to the development of sports medicine education (2011).

Professor Williams was also awarded a DSc (Hon) by Loughborough University in 2014 and an honorary doctorate by Victoria University in 2016.