Liver Disease is the one chronic disorder that's increasing in frequency with a steady rise in deaths each year.

Professor Roger Williams CBE

The Foundation for Liver Research

Founded in 1973, the Foundation for Liver Research (formerly called the Liver Research Trust) has supported research programmes into liver disease for more than fifty years including much of the early pioneering work at King’s College Hospital into liver transplantation and acute liver failure. Professor Roger Williams, CBE, was the Director of Research from 1973 until his death in 2020.

Between 1997 and 2010 the Institute was based at University College London, in a purpose-designed three storey building of just under 7000 square feet. Since 2010 the Foundation has directly managed the Institute as an independent research facility.

In June 2016 the Institute relocated to a new facility on the Denmark Hill campus of King’s College Hospital as part of an agreement with Kings College London and King’s College Hospital to maximise the opportunities on campus for clinical translational research into liver disease.

The Foundation for Liver Research is committed to being a fair employer; we want the Roger Williams Institute of Hepatology to be a workplace where everybody has equality of opportunity. We are committed to working towards an environment that is respectful to all, fosters diversity and inclusivity, and supports the mental health and wellbeing of all staff and students.

The Foundation is a member of Advance HE and the Roger Williams Institute of Hepatology has been awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award.

The Institute has also been awarded a Silver LEAF Award (Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework)

For practical advice and support on living with Liver Disease please visit our partners at the British Liver Trust.

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