Dr Frances Williams – reader and honorary consultant rheumatologist


Consultant profiles

Frances Williams, reader and honorary consultant rheumatologist


Tel: 020 7188 5875
Email: frances.williams@kcl.ac.uk

Area of expertise: rheumatology

  • Biography

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

  • Education and training

    • Fellow Royal College Physicians of Edinburgh, 2007
    • PhD, University of London, 2002
    • Member Royal College of Physicians, 1995
    • MBBS Imperial College (distinction in clinical pharmacology), 1992
    • BSc clinical sciences (first), 1991.
  • Specialist interests

    • intervertebral disc degeneration and low back pain
    • osteoporosis and vertebral fracture
    • chronic pain syndromes.
  • Awards

    • International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine prizewinner for clinical studies, 2015.

  • Research interests

    Frances uses genetic genetic and epidemiological studies in TwinsUK volunteers as well as patients to understand better the basis for common conditions such as back pain, age-related hearing impairment and fibromyalgia.