Professor Hywel Williams became Director of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme in 2016.
Hywel chaired the HTA commissioning board from 2010 to 2015. He cares passionately about research that is directly relevant to the NHS and is a champion of public and patient involvement in research. His research interests include randomised clinical trials and systematic reviews of interventions to prevent and treat skin diseases.
Hywel co-directs the Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology at the University of Nottingham and is consultant paediatric dermatologist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Hywel is an NIHR senior investigator and fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.