Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales

Professor Julie Williams CBE

Professor Julie Williams CBE

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Biography

Professor Julie Williams became Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales in September 2013.

Professor Williams is a leading researcher into Alzheimer’s disease. She is head of the Neurodegeneration section of the Medical Research Council Centre on Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics; and a former Chief Scientific Adviser to the Alzheimer’s Research Trust.

She was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours list 2012 for her contribution to Alzheimer’s disease research.

Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales

The Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales is responsible for:

  • promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects
  • leading the scientific effort within the Welsh government
  • reviewing scientific advice provided to the Welsh government
  • engaging with the wider scientific community
  • bringing together businesses, the Welsh government and universities for their mutual benefit and to expand our economy
  • working with the Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) and departmental Chief Scientific Advisers in the UK government
  • acting as Head of Profession for science and technology staff in Wales and particularly in the Welsh government