Professor Michael Williams is Interim Co-Dean at Swansea University Management School. He also serves as School Co-Director of Research, and as the Director of the Innovation Lab (i-Lab) Research Centre. He previously served as Head of the Department of Business, Director of the Centre for Digital & Social Media Research, as Director of the School Doctoral Programme, as University Associate Dean Responsible for Research Degree Candidates, and as Chair of the University Research Degree Progression Boards.
Prior to entering academia, he worked in both public and private sectors in domains including finance, telecommunications, manufacturing, and government with firms including British Telecom and Canon.
His work has been published in numerous leading academic journals including the Journal of Business Research, the Journal of Information Technology, the Journal of the Operational Research Society, and the Journal of Advanced Nursing, among others.
He has been awarded funding from bodies including the European Union, the UK NHS, the Nuffield Foundation, and the Welsh Government, acts as reviewer for funding applications for research councils and international bodies, and participates in promotion/tenure committees both in the UK and abroad.
He holds editorial board membership of a number of journals, has chaired tracks and mini tracks at leading international events, and was the inaugural chair of the established iSHIMR conference on health informatics.
He has acted as regional government advisor in the UK and the European Union, and as external examiner for numerous PhD theses, both in the UK and overseas. He has an extensive record of successful PhD supervision, and would be happy to consider applications from potential doctoral candidates seeking supervision.