Martin Williams is Director of the National Office of the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) and Chair of the RDS Strategy Group. In these roles, he provides strategic direction and oversight to the RDS nationally and is responsible for developing and strengthening relationships between the Research Design Service and other key groups and individuals.
Martin has over 20 years’ experience of leading research support and delivery organisations and is currently Director of Research Design Service in the East Midlands. The Research Design Service is a national network that supports researchers to develop and design high quality research proposals for submission to NIHR funding programmes and other open, national, peer reviewed funding competitions for health or social care research. The RDS represents a key contribution to the NIHR’s commitment to delivery of high quality health and social care research.