University of Wolverhampton/JJHeritage Consultancy
Jean Williams is the leading global scholar of women’s football. She is Professor of Sport and Athena Swan Academic Lead at the University of Wolverhampton and consults with museums, arts and heritage organizations, including Silverstone motor racing circuit and Notts County Football Club Football in the Community. Jean is the author of a wide range of articles on sport and society, as well as four books: A Game For Rough Girls (2003), A Beautiful Game: International Perspectives on Women’s Football (2008), Globalising Women’s Football: Europe, Migration and Professionalization (2013), and most recently, A Contemporary History of Women’s Sport, Part One: Sporting Women, 1850-1960 (2014). Jean is presently academic lead for the National Football Museum project to develop the hidden history of women’s football.