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Prof Bryan Williams
Institute of Cardiovascular Science
170 Tottenham Court Road
Tel: 020 7679 9429
  • Chair of Medicine
  • Institute of Cardiovascular Science
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Bryan Williams is Chair of Medicine at University College London and Director of the University College London Hospitals National Institutes for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre. He is also the Director of Research for UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is a Consultant Physician at UCL Hospitals and a NIHR Senior Investigator and a member of the NIHR Strategy Board. He is National Co-Chairman of the Cardiovascular Specialty Group for the NIHR Comprehensive Research Network. He was previously Professor of Medicine (1996-2012) and Chairman of the Division of Medicine at the University of Leicester School of Medicine, UK.  He graduated from the University of London in 1983 and completed his clinical and research training in London, Leicester, and at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Professor Williams research and clinical practice is in the field of hypertension in which he is recognised as one of the world's leading authorities. His research in the sphere of human experimental medicine focusses on developing clinically applicable models for the human non-invasive assessment of aortic pressure and haemodynamics., in which he published the most cited and influential paper in the field - credited with driving an exponential rise in clinical device and technology development.  He has received numerous national and international awards and was the recent recipient of the Times Higher Education University award, for “Outstanding Innovation and Technology” 2011, for his work on methods for the non-invasive measurement of aortic pressure and the Sleight Award (2014) by the European Society of Hypertension for his "outstanding contribution to research, education and clinical practice in the field of hypertension".
Professor Williams is the Past President of the British Hypertension Society (2001–2003) and is Chairman of the NICE Hypertension Guidelines Development Group (published in 2011), Chairman of the NICE Hypertension National Quality Standards development group (April 2013) and Chairman of the NICE Evidence Update for Hypertension report (March 2013).  He was previously Chairman of the Clinician Scientist Research Grant Awards panels for the Medical Research Council and the Department of Health and a member of the NIHR EME  board. He is a member of national and international hypertension societies and a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the European Society of Cardiology and the Royal College of Physicians, London.
Research Summary
Research in the field of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases with expertise in early and later phase clinical trials and experimental medicine. His current research interest is in cardiovascular physiology and haemodynamics. He holds grant awards from the NIHR, MRC and the BHF as well as collaborative grants with industry.
01-APR-2014 Director of Research Research and Development University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
01-JUL-2013 Director NIHR/Wellcome Clinical Research Facility (CRF) UCL/University College London Hospitals, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2012 Director NIHR UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre UCL and UCLH, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2012 – 31-MAR-2013 Director Cardiometabolic Programme NIHR UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre, United Kingdom
01-JUN-2012 Consultant Physician Medicine University College Hospitals, United Kingdom
01-JUN-2012 Chair of Medicine Institute of Cardiovascular Science UCL, United Kingdom
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