Fiona L R WilliamsPhD
During her career Dr Williams has focussed on two major research themes: environmental epidemiology and developmental epidemiology. From 1983-1999 environmental epidemiology was the major research focus, and the overall theme was monitoring the environment and evaluating the impact on health of residential exposure to point sources of airborne pollution. During this period Dr Williams was involved in several environmental epidemiology studies within Scotland, which contributed new methodologies for assessing the impact of the environment on health. During this period Dr Williams became a member (by election) of The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland, MREHIS, and an honorary Member of the Faculty of Public Health, HonMFPH. From 1997 she has focussed on the influences of specific conditions which impact on human postnatal brain development. Currently Dr Williams’ work is examining the impact of iodine deficiency and iodine toxicity on human brain development.