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Adam Williams

Mr Adam Williams

Research Associate

School of Medicine

Neuadd Meirionnydd, Room Room 507, 5th Floor, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS


  • I am a PhD student situated within the Centre for Trials Research.
  • My PhD aims to understand the potential impact of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP, a medication for preventing HIV) on rates of sexually transmitted infections and antibiotic resistance among men who have sex with men in Wales.
  • This project is funded by KESS2 (European Social Fund) and Public Health Wales who act as my company partner.

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2019 - 2022PhD MedicineCardiff University, Wales, UK
2018 - 2019MSc Health Psychology (with placement)Bath University, England, UK (Bristol University, Engalnd, UK)
2014 - 2017BSc Psychology with CriminologyUniversity of South Wales, Wales, UK 
2019Images of Research (First Prize)Cardiff University, Wales, UK








My background is in psychology and health behaviours. In 2019 I started my PhD in medicine, examinng HIV prevention and behaviour change from a public health perspective. I am particularly interested in working towards bringing an end to the transmission of HIV.

Clinically, I am interested in exploring behaviours related to the spread of infectious diseases and how to combat the spread. My other focus is reducing the impact antimicrobial resistance among sexually transmitted infections.

Methodologically, I am a mixed methods researcher with interest in using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to triangulating results.



Understanding the relationship between HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, sexually transmitted infections and antimicrobial resistance in Wales.


  • Developing learning materials relating to using NVIVO for research purposes for the GW4
  • Intercalated Population Medicine: developing and teaching a module relating to sexual health and research
  • Cardiff Step-Up: developing and teaching a 6-week health and wellbeing course delivered to college students from deprived areas

Public Engagement

  • National Student Pride, Researching the Rainbow (2020 & 2021): an event for LGBTQ+ people to present their research relating to LGBTQ+ people. I have been requested to present my research at this event for 2 consecutive years.
  • Science in Health Live (2020 & 2021): welcoming pupils to Cardiff School of Medicine, the event is aimed at students in Year 12 giving the opportunity to discover more about the latest internationally recognised science discoveries taking place within healthcare
  • Life Sciences Challenge (2019 - 2021): an inter-school competition for year 10 pupils consisting of a quiz designed and delivered by PhD students



Kathy Hughes

Kathy Hughes

Senior Lecturer

David Gillespie

David Gillespie

Director, Infection, Inflammation and Immunity Trials, Principal Research Fellow

Kerenza Hood

Kerenza Hood

Director, Centre for Trials Research