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Jacqueline Williams

Associate Professor, Victoria University

Associate Professor Jacqueline Williams works in the College of Sport and Exercise Science and Institute for Sport and Health at Victoria University.

Jacqueline is passionate about improving the lives of individuals diagnosed with developmental coordination disorder (DCD). Her research focuses on understanding some of the causes of the disorder, alongside measuring the impact the disorder on individuals and families and understanding how this burden can be reduced. She works closely with Developmental Coordination Disorder Australia Inc., to provide support for families affected by DCD and coordinates the Australian DCD research register.

Jacqueline is also interested in other motor skill disorders, like cerebral palsy, and understanding how movements are represented in the human brain. Her research utilises transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine motor imagery, motor planning and movement control.


  • 2014–present
    Senior lecturer, Victoria University
  • 2012–2014
    Lecturer, Victoria University
  • 2009–2012
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Victoria University
  • 2006–2009
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • 2007–2009
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Melbourne


  • 2007 
    RMIT University, PhD
  • 2002 
    ACU, BHlthSci (Human Movement)(Hons)