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Kate Williams

  • 100
  • Professor of Public Engagement with History
  • Anticoagulant rodenticides, biphasic elimination and the impact on non-target species;
  • integrated (ecologically based) rodent pest management
  • vertebrate pest management
  • anticoagulants and physiological resistance;
  • efficacy of rodenticides;
  • the potential impact of rodent control in the rice crop complex on non-target rodent species in the surrounding habitats;
  • the impact of intensified rice production on avian biodiversity within the Philippines;
  • The role of rodents as carriers of disease in the UK

Member of

Impact, Enterprise and Outreach

  • The Assessment of Rodenticide Efficacy
  • Case Studies: Resistance to the Anticoagulant Rodenticides in rats and mice
  • Molecular Assessment of Anticoagulant Resistance - mutations of the VKORC1 resistance gene
  • Identification of Resistance in rats and mice using the Blood Clotting Response methodology
  • Assessment of rodenticide performance in the field through fully monitored Field Trials

Esteem Factors

  • Member of Editorial Board, Pest Management (Russian journal) ISSN: 0202-3482
  • Associate Editor, Pest Management Science (Journal) ISSN 1096-9063
  • Member - Rodenticide Resistance Action Group (RRAG)
  • Academic Member - Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU)


  • Part 2: Zoology Sussex Field Course
  • Part 3: Conservation Biology
  • MSc: Management of Vertebrates for Conservation

International Collaborators

  • Dr Jochainm Pelz, formerly of Julius Kühn-Institut, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Vertebrate Research, Münster, Germany
  • Dr. Grant Singleton, International Rice research Institute, Philippines (IRRI)
  • Dr Valentin Rylnikov, Istitute of Pest Management, Moscow, Russia.
  • Dr Bobbie Corrigan, National School IPM Working Group, New York, USA.
  • Professor Philippe Berny, University of Lyon, France
  • Dr Jens Jacob and Dr AlexandraEsther , Julius Kühn-Institut, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Vertebrate Research, Münster, Germany
  • Dr Alex Cornish, Syngenta, Basel Switzerland
  • Rodenticide Resistance Action Committee (RRAC) of CropLife International
  • Dr Ivo Rovetto, SAGEA, Italy.
  • Physalys, France.

National Collaborators

  • Dr David G Tosh, Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Dr Ian P.Pepper, Biotactix Consulting Ltd.
  • Professor R. Shore, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • Rentokil Initial
  • Killgerm Chemical Ltd
  • Reading Borough Council
  • West Berkshire Council
  • Dr Nick Sotherton, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
  • Professor C. Feare, WildWings Bird Management
  • Dr. G. Cappel-Williams, PelGar Ltd
  • Mr Adrian Meyer, Acheta, UK