Senior Specialist Academic Adviser
Dr Williams completed both his undergraduate degree (Experimental Psychology) and Doctorate from the University of Bristol. He acquired his masters degree in Public Health from the University of Manchester to further his understanding of, and resolutions to address health needs. His educational and research interests are broad, with specific interests in the field of mental and physical health promotion. He is an experienced researcher in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research methodologies, and adopts a pragmatic approach to real-world research questions; using methods that best answer the question. He is an advocate of participatory research.
His many roles include: Public Health lead and Programme Director for the masters in Global Health Implementation (School of Medicine, University of St Andrews); Advisory Board Member for the Centre for Minorities Research (University of St Andrews); Member of the European Network for Training, Education, and Research (ENTER) in Mental Health Academy; International Advisor on the masters degree in Global Health (University of Ghent); and previously Co-Director of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for International Child and Adolescent Health Policy.