Dr Wayne Williams

Head of Policy at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

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Head of Policy, UK Research and Innovation
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Wayne Williams is head of the policy branch at UK Research and Innovation (bringing together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England, from April 2018).

Wayne has previously worked across HMG at the Home Office, FCO and at Cabinet Office. Prior to this, he worked for a technology start-up and in the financial sector. Wayne read Physics and Philosophy at the University of York and holds a PhD in theoretical physics from Imperial College London.