Dr John Williams

Dr John Williams

Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Biomedical Sciences


  • BSc
  • MSc
  • PhD


Dr John Williams is an established academic with a background in analytical chemistry.

After his PhD studies, he became a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Leeds. Since leaving there, he has had 17 years experience of teaching at universities in the UK and overseas.

He was a Lecturer and then Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Sultan Qaboos University in the Sultanate of Oman.

Upon his return to the UK, Dr Williams became a Teaching Fellow then a Lecturer of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Hull.

He has 31 publications and his research interests include separation science, environmental analytical chemistry, and chemical education.

He is Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Committee for Student Recruitment.


Module leader:

Module 400047 Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

Module 400060 Introduction to DNA and Chromatography

Module 500058 Chemistry of the World and Scientific Skills

Module 500061 Computational Chemistry with Professional Skills

Module 500062 Forensic Science and Scientific Skills

Module 500063 Biochemistry and Professional Skills 2

Module 500064 Biochemistry and Professional Skills 1

Module 500069 Forensic Science in Practice

Lecture courses:

Module 400047 - The ‘Introduction to Spectroscopy' and 'Introduction to Chromatography' sections

Module 400060 - The 'Introduction to Chromatography' section

Module 500058 - The 'Biomass Valorisation' section

Module 600053 - The 'Separation Science' section

Module 700038 - The 'Advanced Separation Science' section


Modules 400047 - The 'Introduction to Spectroscopy' and 'Introduction to Chromatography' sections

Module 400049 - The 'Analytical Approach' section

Module 400057 - The 'Written Communication' section

Modules 500058/62/64 - The 'Oral Communication Skills' section

Modules 500058/61/62/63/64 - The 'Employability Skills' section

Modules 500062/69 - The 'Forensic Case Studies' section

Laboratory classes:

Module 400047 Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

Module 400049 Organic Chemistry and the Analytical Approach

Awards and prizes

Innovative Teaching Award


Hull University Union Student-Led Teaching Awards

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy