Prof. Martin Williams

Professor Martin Williams has established a Science Policy Unit at the Environmental Research Group at King's College. He was previously Head of the Air and Environmental Quality Division of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). He graduated in Chemistry from the University of Wales, Cardiff, and took a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Bristol. After postdoctoral research at UBC in Vancouver, he joined the air pollution division of the Government's Warren Spring Laboratory, becoming its Head in 1982. After a period as technical assistant to the Chief Scientist of the Department of Trade and Industry, he joined the then Department of the Environment to head the Science Unit on Air Quality, becoming Head of the Division in 2002, where he has responsibility for policy on air quality and industrial air pollution control. He is currently chairman of the Executive Body of the UNECE Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution.

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