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Professor Craig Williams

Professor Craig Williams

Professor Craig Williams is Professor of Paediatric Physiology and Health at the University of Exeter. He is also the Director of the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHERC) and the Director of Research in Sport and Health Sciences. He lectures on the physiological aspects of several UG and PGT degree programmes.

He is internationally recognized for research in paediatric exercise physiology. He specialises in investigating the physiological responses to exercise and fatigue in children and adolescents (6-18 years).  This work is translated into clinical settings e.g., children with cystic fibrosis which has been on-going for the last 10 years.

Work within CHERC seeks to initiate research in paediatric exercise science and enhance our understanding of exercise, physical activity and sport that determines health and well-being. We are interested in optimising exercise, physical activity and sport across a range of different paediatric groups, including children with chronic diseases.

In particular, our work has focused on developing innovative research programmes that are child-centred: all equipment and methodologies have been designed with children for the study of children.  The techniques pioneered have been widely adopted internationally and are providing new insights into the study of the exercising child. Data have challenged conventional understanding of young people's exercise responses and demonstrated that the exercising child responds very differently to the exercising adult.

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