Dr Heather Williams


Dr Heather Williams is a senior medical physicist for Nuclear Medicine at Central Manchester University Hospitals and honorary Lecturer at the University of Manchester, and has a particular interest in positron emission tomography (PET) and remains active in imaging research. Heather is also a Director of ScienceGrrl, STEMNET ambassador, chair of the Women in Physics Group at the Institute of Physics and secretary to the UK PET Physics Group. Heather also likes standing up and talking about science, and encouraging others (particularly women) to do so. When she's not busy with all that, Heather enjoys running, hiking and introducing her sons to the wonders of the universe, often at the same time.

Heather is working with the Trust as a consultant on the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP). CUWiP UK is aimed at helping undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to participate in a conference focused on their development as scientists and showcasing options for their educational and professional futures.