Prof Steve Williams
Professor Steve Williams is the founder and Head of Department of Neuroimaging at the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, based at the IoPPN and Maudsley Hospital, King’s College London. Steve has co-authored over 700 papers and chapters in leading neuroscience journals and has already achieved an h-index of >120 and more than 60,000 citations for his work.
He graduated from Loughborough University in 1985 and spent a formative year working for Beecham Pharmaceuticals in Harlow before seeking the first ever PhD in Magnetic Resonance Imaging from the University of Cambridge. He went on to set up a University of London Intercollegiate Imaging facility which focused on the development and application of magnetic resonance techniques in a wide range of pre-clinical models of disease. In the mid ’90s he then moved to the Institute of Psychiatry to champion the application of neuroimaging in a broad range of neurological and psychiatric disorders and, in 2014 he was elected a Fellow to the Academy of Medical Sciences in recognition of his scientific achievements.
For the past decade Steve has aimed to make brain imaging an essential clinical tool in neuropsychiatry and continues to develop innovative imaging methods to measure structure, function, physiology and metabolism. He is extremely grateful for the wide range of funding which supports him and his department. These include the Wellcome Trust, NIHR, Medical Research Council, EPSRC and European Union as well as numerous industrial partners including GSK, GE Healthcare, Pfizer, Lilly, Roche, Eisai, Takeda and Janssen.