Professor Huw Williams
Associate Professor


Huw Williams is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology and Co-Director of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CCNR) at Exeter University.

He gained his PhD and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wales, Bangor. He was on the founding staff team of the Oliver Zangwill Centre (OZC) for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Ely and Visiting Scientist at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge. In 2006 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Rehabilitation Studies Unit, University of Sydney, Australia. He has honorary positions with the OZC and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital’s Emergency Department. He has published papers and books and held grants in a range of areas of Clinical Neuropsychology – particularly on neuro-rehabilitation.

Current projects include, in Emergency Dept: tracking effects of Mild TBI and Acute Stress Disorder on Post-Concussion Syndrome, Computerised Neurocognitive testing of MTBI patients to predict outcomes, epidemiology of MTBI and areas for reducing injury, modelling of TBI in fatal accidents to improve road safety; in sports: video-analysis and bio-engineering models of concussion in rugby; DTI/VBM neuroimaging of elite concussed rugby players; neurocognitive testing of University rugby players. In crime current projects include affect processing in young offenders; audit of Linkworker services for TBI in young offenders; improving access to psychological therapies in adult offenders. In March 2015 he is guest editor of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation on Brain injury and Crime in young and youth offenders. He is the past Chair of the Division of Neuropsychology of the British Psychological Society, and is currently vice Chair of the DON Policy Group and Chair of the BPS working group on Neurodisability and Offending Behaviour. He established, with Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) and Lord Ramsbotham, the Criminal Justice and Acquired Brain Injury Group (CJAABIG). He has had advisory roles with various organisations, including England RFU (2014).


BA PhD D Clin Psych (Wales)

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