Richard Williams OBE, Emeritus Professor

Richard WilliamsRichard Williams directs the Psychosocial & Mental Health Project for the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He was a child and adolescent psychiatrist for 38 years prior retiring from the NHS. Richard's interest is psychosocial resilience. He led a multi-national team of editors to publishing the book Social Scaffolding in July 2019. His current research concerns better care staff of healthcare services. He is a member of the team researching the long-term impacts of the Manchester bombing in 2017. He advises governments and professional organisations on managing the psychosocial aspects of emergencies, disasters and major incidents and teaches postgraduate students.