Senior Investigator Profile

TitleProfessor
First NameHywel
SurnameWilliams
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostProfessor of Dermato-Epidemiology
DepartmentCentre of Evidence-Based Dermatology
Telephone0115 82 31048
Emailhywel.williams@nottingham.ac.uk
InstitutionUniversity of Nottingham
NHS TrustNottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Region NameEast Midlands
Primary Research FieldDermatology
Secondary Research FieldDermatology
BiographyHywel Williams is Professor of Dermato-Epidemiology and Director of the Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology at the University of Nottingham. The Centre includes the Cochrane Skin Group (identifying research gaps)and the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network (addressing those gaps through randomised controlled trials). He also works as dermatology expert advisor to NHS Evidence, managed by NICE (mobilising new knowledge into the clinical community). He is founder and past director of the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit, and chaired NIHR Research for Patient Benefit programme for East Midlands 2006 to 2009. Since March 2010, Hywel has chaired the NIHR HTA Commissioning Board and has been deputy director of the NIHR HTA Programme. With a particular interest in childhood eczema, Professor Williams works as a clinical dermatologist at Nottingham where he and his team run an award-winning eczema clinic. He has published over 320 peer reviewed papers and raised over £7m in external research funding over the last seven years. As an advocate of evidence-based medicine, he works with healthcare users and within multidisciplinary teams to conduct high quality applied research that informs NHS practice.
 

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