About Bioscientifica

Vicky Williams

Vicky Williams is Chief Executive Officer of Emerald Publishing, a global scholarly publisher committed to commissioning, curating and showcasing research in the social sciences that can make a real difference. Vicky has worked in publishing for over 20 years across editorial, product development, marketing and business development roles, and has overseen significant digital transformation programmes and company acquisitions in this time. Immediately prior to taking over as CEO of Emerald Publishing, she was CEO of Research Media, Emerald’s creative agency business, and also the Group’s People Director.

Vicky holds a Masters in International Business and is an International Advisory Board member for the University of Bradford, a member of Bradford’s Economic Recovery Board and an Advisory Board member for the University of Lincoln’s Impact Literacy Institute. She also founded Emerald’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme in 2016, and speaks widely on this topic at global forums and events. She took over as CEO of Emerald Publishing at the start of 2018, as we entered a unique era in scholarly publishing – one which is full of challenges and opportunities for the sector, and one which requires publishers to listen, learn and connect closely with their markets.