Frances Williams

Professor of genomic epidemiology and honorary consultant rheumatologist


Frances Williams is a professor at King's College London and an honorary consultant in rheumatology at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Education and training

  • Fellow of the Royal College Physicians of Edinburgh, 2007
  • PhD, University of London, 2002
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians, 1995
  • Distinction in clinical pharmacology, medicine and surgery (MBBS), Imperial College London, 1992
  • BSc clinical sciences (first), 1991

Research interests

Frances performs genetic and epidemiological studies with participants from TwinsUK and UK Biobank to understand how genetics can affect common conditions, such as:

  • back pain
  • age-related hearing loss
  • fibromyalgia


  • Prizewinner for clinical studies, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, 2015 and 2019

Last updated: September 2022

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