Dr Richard Williams

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer In Medical Biotechnology

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Medicine

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manchester, 2009
Master of Science, University of Birmingham, 2005
Bachelor of Science, University of Reading, 2001

Contact

Biography

Dr Williams, after stints at the Medical Research Council and the Forensic Science service, completed a PhD in Materials Science at the University of Manchester. He then took up a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Biomaterials Theme of CSIRO Molecular and Health Technologies  in Melbourne Australia. Following that, he was awarded a prestigious Alfred Deakin Research Fellowship (2012-2014).

He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Medical Biotechnology in the School of Medicine.

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Research interests

Self Assembled Materials for regenerative medicine

Media appearances

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/seaweed-may-help-heal-injured-brain-tissue-australian-research-finds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2C4d34JXZ8

Publications

No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Generating multi-component scaffolding to influence the differentiation of embryonic stem cells

Dr David Nesbit, Dr Clare Parish, Dr Richard Williams

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2014: $40,000
  • 2013: $40,000

Biomaterials for the direct reprograming of reactive astrocytes into functional neurons

Dr David Nisbet, Dr Clare Parish, Dr Richard Williams, Prof Alan Harvey, Dr Vincent Daria

NHMRC Project Grant

  • 2020: $30,000
  • 2019: $44,386

Using Stem Cells and Oxygen Vectors to Enhance Graft Integration in Parkinson's Disease

Prof Colin Jackson, Dr Richard Williams

NHMRC - Ideas Grant

  • 2021: $5,000
  • 2020: $20,000

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2021

Lara Voglsanger

Thesis entitled: The relaxin-3 system in the mouse brain and gut

Master of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine

Naznin Akhtar

Thesis entitled: Theranostic Applications of Zinc Ferrite Nanoparticles for Colorectal Cancer

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine