Huw Williams

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UK

 

Biography

Prof Huw Williams is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology and Co-Director of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CCNR) at Exeter University. He was on the founding staff team of the Oliver Zangwill Centre (OZC). 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 relevant to children, young adults and adults. Including guest editor of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation on Brain injury and Crime in young and youth offenders and special issues of the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation on Neuropsychiatric consequences of brain injury. He is the past Chair of the Division of Neuropsychology (DON) of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and is currently Vice Chair of the DON Policy Group, Chair of the BPS working group on Neurodisability and Offending Behaviour, and Vice Chair of the Criminal Justice and Acquired Brain Injury Group (CJAABIG) ( established with Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) and General Lord Ramsbotham). Current projects include (a) tracking effects of Acquired Brain Injury on psychosocial functioning through integrating neuroimaging and and cognitive testing (b) developing Linkworker services in prisons. He has provided evidence/advice – on how to address brain trauma in people in the justice system – to a range of agencies e.g. NICE, Scottish Parliament Justice Committee; Ministry of Justice; Justice Committee of UK Parliament, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disability.

 

Conference Presentations

Neurodisability & Social Exclusion: A Need, and a Way, to Reduce Risk of Detention and Displacement of Young People with Brain Disorders

Crime and Traumatic Brain Injury: Causal Links and Interventions

 

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