Professor Toni Williams
Professor Toni Williams PhD is Head of the Law School, University of Kent.
She joined Kent Law School in June 2007 from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto.
She has held visiting positions at the University of Wisconsin Law School, the University of Toronto Law School, City University of Hong Kong and the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.
Her work draws on diverse analytical frameworks and she publishes in the fields of consumer finance regulation, social and financial inclusion, economic development and gambling regulation.
The unifying theme of her work is its deployment of contextualized methods to conduct systematic critical analysis of law’s relationships with social justice.
Professor Williams says that her work as head of a large law school is largely about supporting people and trying to foster an atmosphere in which staff and students feel able to thrive.
She finds it infinitely varied and interesting, but her leadership role means that there is not much time for her work as teacher and researcher, which is her vocation.