Dr. Christine Williams


Pro-Vice Chancellor (Enterprise) at the University of Reading.


Professor Christine Williams is Pro-Vice Chancellor (Enterprise) at the University of Reading. Christine Williams was appointed the first Hugh Sinclair Professor of Nutrition at the university in 1995. She was awarded her PhD from Guy’s Hospital Medical School in 1979 and held a Readership in Human Nutrition at the University of Surrey before taking up her chair at Reading in 1995. Her research is primarily concerned with understanding the impact of dietary fats on human health, particularly in relation to cardiovascular disease and insulin resistance. She is frequently involved in providing advice to government and industry on matters relating to dietary policy and actively engages in dissemination of nutritional science to the public. In 1999 she was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine Gold Medal in Nutrition for her contribution to scholarship and education in nutrition. Between 1998-2001 she was the President of the UK Nutrition Society, she chaired the BBSRC Agri-Food Committee, 2003-2006 and is a Governor and Vice President of Council of the British Nutrition Foundation. In 2013 she was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Honours list for her services to higher education and nutrition sciences.