Dr. Thomas Christie Williams

Wellcome Trust ECAT Clinical Lecturer


Prior to joining the MRC Human Genetics Unit at the IGMM, I was a Paediatric Registrar in Edinburgh, working mainly in Neonatal Intensive Care. My previous work includes research in neonatology, international child health and human evolution.

I hold a BA (1st class) in Archaeology and Anthropology from St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, and a medical degree (MB BChir, with Distinction) from Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge.

Research summary

I am a Wellcome Trust funded ECAT Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, and joined the group in August 2016. My work focuses on the functional and mutagenic implications of ribonucleotides (RNA) incorporated into DNA, and is split between the Taylor and Jackson groups at the IGMM.

In the press

I am a contributor to the LSE Review of Books (http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/category/book-reviewers/thomas-christie-williams/)  and the Dublin Review of Books (http://www.drb.ie/contributors-articles/-in-tags/tags/Thomas-Christie-Williams), writing on a variety of topics related to the intersection between science and society.