Professor Graham Williams receives OBE for services to endocrinology 

Professor Graham Williams has been awarded an OBE in the King’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of his contribution to advances in endocrinology.  

Prof Williams is Head of the Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory in Imperial’s Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction at the Hammersmith Campus. His research has furthered understanding of the genetic origins of bone and cartilage disease, as well as the role of thyroid hormone on bone health. 

Prof Williams is current President of the European Thyroid Association (ETA) and served as the President of the Society for Endocrinology (2016-2019) and the British Thyroid Association (2011-2014). He was also the recipient of the 2004 BTF Research Award for a study looking at how thyroid hormone affects bone turnover and supervised a study funded by the 1999 BTF Research Award investigating how thyroid hormones act in individual tissues. 

Julia Priestley, CEO Development, BTF commented: We would like to congratulate Professor Williams on his recent OBE. His deep and longstanding commitment to investigating the role of thyroid hormone in bone health has led to significant improvements in the management and care of patients which, in turn, has made a profound difference to their health and wellbeing. 

Prof Williams said: It has always been a great pleasure to be part of the thyroid and endocrine community and to work with so many wonderful colleagues and friends. Over the years it has been especially rewarding to work with the BTA and BTF and it is humbling to have been able to make some contribution in support of our thyroid patients, as well as to be able to stand alongside all the volunteers at the BTF and BTA who work so hard. 

Read about Prof William’s 2004 BTF Research Award funded study 

Read about the 1999 BTF Research Award funded study supervised by Prof Williams