Dr Richard Williams FRSA CEng FBCS

Senior Lecturer

Research Overview

Dr Williams is a member of the Department of Management Science and actively involved in two of its research groups: Health Systems Research Group, and the Simulation and Stochastic Modelling Research Group. In addition, he is a member of: the multidisciplinary Data Science Institute (DSI); the Centre for Technological Futures (CTF); and the Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre (LIRA). Dr Williams' research revolves around the broad theme of Complex Systems Science. At present, he has particular interests in two main areas around: Modelling and Simulation of Complex Organisational Systems, and Project Management as a Complex System.

EPSRC (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Blackpool and the Fylde College (External organisation)
Membership of committee

2023 Simulation Workshop (Event)
Membership of committee

17th IEEE International Systems Conference (Event)
Membership of committee

Cogent Engineering (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Olayemi Oluwaleye
Hosting a student (Other)

Rachael Dibble
Hosting a student (Other)

IEEE International Conference on Recent Advances in Systems Science and Engineering (Event)
Membership of committee

IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Good (Event)
Membership of committee

Informing and Influencing Curriculum and Practice: Foundation Doctors' Medical Ethics and Legal Training Needs
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

14th IEEE International Systems Conference (Event)
Membership of committee

IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Winter Simulation Conference 2019 (Event)
Membership of committee

The ‘Vulnerable’ Practitioner: Exploring the Ethical and Legal Training Needs of UK Foundation Doctors
Invited talk

60th Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Exploring the Ethical and Legal Training Needs of Foundation Doctors
Oral presentation

Exploring the Ethical and Legal Training Needs of Foundation Doctors
Oral presentation

Royal Society for Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (External organisation)
Membership of network

Journal of Simulation (Journal)
Publication peer-review

MSMEs Adoption of Online Commerce: A Complex System
Invited talk

Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Blackpool & The Fylde College (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Careers Service, Lancaster University
Business Engagement

IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering (Journal)
Publication peer-review

BMC Systems Biology (Journal)
Publication peer-review

IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2017: Special Session on Artificial Immune Systems
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

6th Chartered Association of Business Schools Conference on Learning, Teaching and Student Experience
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Applied Mathematics, Modeling and Statistics Applications Conference (Event)
Membership of committee

BSA Deconstructing Donation Study Group Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

BSA Deconstructing Donation Study Group Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Takuya Matsushige
Hosting an academic visitor

Cambridge University Press (Publisher)
Publication peer-review

ICIS 2016 (Event)
Membership of committee

5th Chartered Association of Business Schools Conference on Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

BBSRC (External organisation)
Membership of committee

24th European Conference on Information Systems (Event)
Membership of committee

Project Management Institute (External organisation)
Member of Advisory Panel

The Royal Society
Business Engagement

Journal of Biomedical Informatics (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine (Journal)
Publication peer-review

ESRC Peer College Review (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Computation (Journal)
Editorial activity

European Conference on Artificial Life
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

8th Workshop on Complex Systems Modelling and Simulation
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

27th European Conference on Operational Research
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

The British Computer Society
Business Engagement

Kent Business School Networking and Graduate Careers Event
Invited talk

Science Signaling (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Synergy 2014
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Global Life Sciences and Bionetworking -- Cell therapy production, provision and policies
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Where will our IT Project Managers come from?
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

PLoS ONE (Journal)
Publication peer-review

7th Simulation Workshop (SW14)
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Natural Computing (Journal)
Publication peer-review

RCUK
School Engagement

11th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Systems Immunology Symposium
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

10th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

STEMNET (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network)
School Engagement

Full Member of Sigma Xi
Election to learned society

Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
Election to learned society

Chartered Biologist (CBiol)
Other distinction

Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
Other distinction

Project Management Professional (PMP)
Other distinction

Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MIEEE)
Election to learned society

Elevation to Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE)
Election to learned society

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Election to learned society

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Election to learned society

Management and Business Development Fellowship
Fellowship awarded competitively

Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS)
Election to learned society

Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Other distinction

Certificate of Recognition by the British Citizen Award
Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Full Paper Award at the British Academy of Management (BAM) conference, in the 'Organisational Transformation, Change and Development’ Track
National/international honour

  • Centre for Health Futures
  • Centre for Technological Futures
  • DSI - Health
  • Health Systems
  • Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre
  • LIRA - Society and Human Behaviour
  • Simulation and Stochastic Modelling
  • STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training
  • Technology, Systems and Organisation