• 77 Citations
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20092019
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Personal profile

Personal profile

Jane has taught within Higher Education across animal, equine and veterinary fields. She is a qualified veterinary nurse and gained her Masters in Equine Science before completing her doctorate exploring the application of surface electromyography (EMG) as a tool to assess muscle adaptation during training in racehorses and sport horses. Her main areas of professional interest include:

 1. Scientific evaluation of equestrian performance and training: horse, rider and horse and rider partnership including epidemiological analysis of injury related risk factors and prediction of performance, Electromyographic analysis of equine muscle activity during training and rehabilitation, role of physiological analysis during training, and evaluation of the demands of competition on horse and rider.

2. Rider impacts on equitation: rider personality, decision-making, kinematic evaluation of the rider and horse-rider dyad, rider and jockey wellbeing, rein tension and EMG during ridden exercise and factors which influence rider reaction times.

3. Reliability assessment: across equestrian science and veterinary physiotherapy; applying statistical techniques to test the reliability and validity of accepted industry practices and proposed standardised tests to promote evidence informed practice e.g. lameness scoring, posture assessment, range of movement post therapeutic interventions.

4. Human-animal interaction: exploration of the impact of animals on human wellbeing and how human interactions influence animal welfare.

Jane is the co-editor and author of Training for Equestrian Performance with Dr David Evans, and The Complete Textbook of Animal Health and Welfare, and is a Trustee and Treasurer for the International Society of Equitation Science. Jane is keen that research should not just be for academics and works regularly with riders and trainers across showjumping, eventing and racing to help them improve their horses’ success.   

Personal profile

Jane has taught within Higher Education across animal, equine and veterinary fields. She is a qualified veterinary nurse and gained her Masters in Equine Science before completing her doctorate exploring the application of surface electromyography (EMG) as a tool to assess muscle adaptation during training in racehorses and sport horses. Her main areas of professional interest include:

 1. Scientific evaluation of equestrian performance and training: horse, rider and horse and rider partnership including epidemiological analysis of injury related risk factors and prediction of performance, Electromyographic analysis of equine muscle activity during training and rehabilitation, role of physiological analysis during training, and evaluation of the demands of competition on horse and rider.

2. Rider impacts on equitation: rider personality, decision-making, kinematic evaluation of the rider and horse-rider dyad, rider and jockey wellbeing, rein tension and EMG during ridden exercise and factors which influence rider reaction times.

3. Reliability assessment: across equestrian science and veterinary physiotherapy; applying statistical techniques to test the reliability and validity of accepted industry practices and proposed standardised tests to promote evidence informed practice e.g. lameness scoring, posture assessment, range of movement post therapeutic interventions.

4. Human-animal interaction: exploration of the impact of animals on human wellbeing and how human interactions influence animal welfare.

Jane is the co-editor and author of Training for Equestrian Performance with Dr David Evans, and The Complete Textbook of Animal Health and Welfare, and is a Trustee and Treasurer for the International Society of Equitation Science. Jane is keen that research should not just be for academics and works regularly with riders and trainers across showjumping, eventing and racing to help them improve their horses’ success.   

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Research Output 2009 2019

15 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Leisure Activities
Horses
Kinematics
Acoustic waves
horses
1 Citation (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Horses
horses
peers
methodology
Research

Equine Posture Analysis: Development of a simple tool to record equine thoracolumbar posture

Tabor, G., Williams, J., Elliott, A. & Mann, N., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 73, p. 81-83 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal Article

posture
Posture
Horses
horses
Spine

Gaining insights into factors associated with rehoming of horses from equine charities

Williams, J., 27 Sep 2019, In : Veterinary Record. p. 370-372 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

In praise of dead pets: an investigation into the content and function of human-style pet eulogies

Rennard, J., Greening, L. & Williams, J., 17 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Anthrozoos.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal Article

Pets
pets
death
euthanasia
death and dying

Activities 2009 2019

  • 17 Oral presentation at Conference
  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Other
  • 1 Conference Keynote speech

Is there an effect of the time elapsed between heart rate measurements on the cardiac recovery index score in endurance competitions?

Mira Monica (Speaker), Jane Williams (Speaker), David Marlin (Speaker)
Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference

Evaluation of whip use in British Showjumping

K. Spencer (Speaker), R. Verwijs (Speaker), Jane Williams (Speaker)
Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference

A preliminary analysis of factors that result in faults in amateur (90-120cm) showjumping

Jane Williams (Speaker), Merlin Perlo (Speaker), David Marlin (Speaker)
Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference

Horse owner understanding of equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS)

David Marlin (Speaker), Jane Williams (Speaker), Kirstie Pickles (Speaker), Ben Sykes (Speaker)
Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference

Understanding whip use in sports horse disciplines

Jane Williams (Speaker), Linda Greening (Speaker), David Marlin (Speaker), H. Randle (Speaker)
Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference

Press / Media

Race falls study identify the risks

Jane Williams, Gillian Tabor & Laura J. Smith

24/3/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Proof that speed 'is an issue' in endurance

Jane Williams

15/2/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Rider strategies affect likelihood of Endurance eliminations, study shows

Jane Williams & David Marlin

2/2/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media