I am a postdoc at Leiden Observatory, Leiden University in the Netherlands. Previously, I was a postdoc at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. I did my PhD in Radio Astronomy at Leiden Observatory and my undergraduate and Masters at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. For more details see my CV below.

I study the evolution of radio loud Active Galactic Nuceli (AGN) mostly using low frequency radio continuum surveys. I am a member of the LOFAR Surveys Key Science Project. Links to my publications can be found below.

Curriculum Vitae

Current position

Postdoc at Leiden Observatory

Oct 2018 - present

Previous Positions

PDRA at the University of Hertfordshire

Oct 2015 - Sept 2018

PhD in Astronomy

Leiden Observatory

Jan 2011 - Dec 2015
Title: "Facets of radio-loud AGN evolution: a LOFAR surveys perspective"

Thesis available here


University of Cape Town

MSc in Astronomy
BSc Hons in Astrophysics and Space Science
BSc in Physics and Astrophysics


Work address

Leiden Observatory
Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA Leiden
The Netherlands


wwilliams [AT] strw [DOT] leidenuniv [DOT] nl


+31 (0)71 527 5916