Andrew James Williams is an epidemiologist and statistician, who joined the University of Exeter as a Lecturer in Public Health in 2016. As part of the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, Andrew is a research lead on the Smartline, Inclusivity and ‘Is 20 plenty for health?’ projects, among other projects. He leads the Ecological Public Health and Global Public Health & Environmental Change modules as part of the Universities MSc in Environment and Human Health. Andrew’s research interests lie in the social and cultural determinants of health (the fifth wave of public health), especially among children and young people, and the use of administrative and secondary data.
He is interested in the applications of theories such as complexity theory and salutogenesis to bring about improvements in the health of the public. His research is often collaborative and transdiciplinary, including engaged research (such as his work with the TR14ers). Previously Andrew was the Research Fellow in natural experimental approaches for the Farr Institute @ Scotland within the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy, University of Edinburgh. As an epidemiologist and statistician, Andrew has a strong foundation in public health and is keen to support public understanding, use and involvement in research.