Prof Allan Thomas Williams

Prof Allan Thomas Williams BSc, Ph.D, Dip Ed, C. Eng, C. Sci, MIMMM

Senior Research Fellow (part time)

Swansea

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 481000
E-mail: allan.williams@sm.uwtsd.ac.uk

Allan Williams

  • Helping staff
  • Students with research issues
  • Some teaching.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (summary):

Teaching

  • Secondary schools: Adisadel College, Cape Coast, Ghana; Monkton House, Cardiff, UK
  • Professorships held at Universities of Virginia, USA (1974-1975); Saskatchewan, Canada (summer 1984); Glamorgan (1971-1999); Bath Spa, UK (1999-2001); External Professor, Univ. of Glamorgan, 2001- 05; Professor, Swansea Metropolitan University, 2005-2010.
  • 1978, 1980, 1982 (summer); Research Scientist at Univ. of Massachusetts and Maryland, USA.
  • 1985-1999 Head, Coastal Research Unit, University of Glamorgan.
  •  2001- (March-May; Jan-May 2004). Research Scientist, International Hurricane Centre, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA
  • 2004-2007-. Visiting Professor, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, Hants, UK.
  • 2005- July-Oct, Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand,
  • 2008- Autumn, Visiting Professor, Ocean University, Qingdao, China.
  • 2005 - Lecturer, annual ‘Commonwealth Post Graduate coastal training course on: ‘The management of recreational tourism’, Foreign Office & Commonwealth Courses, Univ. of Malta.
  • 2005 - present. ERASMUS MUNDI, M.Sc. lecturer (Plymouth, Faro, Cadiz)

Ancillary

  • 1970-1980. Fellow of the Geological Society of London.
  • 1974 (spring) Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst at the Geologisches Palaeontologich, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany.
  • 1978-1983 Scientific Advisor to Coastal Environment Research Centre, San Benedetto del Trento, Italy.
  •  1980- University external examiner for higher degrees circa 40; University external examiner for undergraduate/post-graduate Geography/Environmental Science degrees, e.g. University of Surrey, University of Wales, University of Ulster; Member of many CNAA and University external assessment panels for undergraduate and post graduate degree courses, including quality assessments.
  • 1979 and 1980- Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Award to lead a team (four people) to study coastal problems in Bulgaria.
  • 1982-84. Member of the British Geomorphological Research Group Committee
  • 1985- Royal Society, London, sponsored lecture tour (6 weeks) of China,
  • 1987 (3 weeks) Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Rome, Italy, to discuss coastal problems with scientists at Roma, Bologna and Camerino.
  • 1985-89 Judge on the Prince of Wales Committee.
  • 1988- Guangzou Council, China; to advise on coastal conservation sites.
  • 1991-1996. Committee member of the UK National Aquatic Litter Group (NALG),
  • 1993- Leverhulme Fellowship, ‘Process form relationships on USA east coast Barrier Islands.’
  • 1994- Royal Society, London sponsored visit (six weeks) to Japan
  • 1995-1999- Co-ordinator of an international research project on dune vulnerability: EC  ‘ELOISE’ – DUNES  (UK, Spain, Portugal, France and Greece).(E800,000).
  • 1998-2000. UK Commissioner for the European Union for Coastal Conservation,
  • 2000- Millennium award by Welsh Assembly Government: ‘Assessment of the state of Wales’ beaches wrt. Litter’, in conjunction with the Welsh Association of Youth Clubs
  • 2000 & 2005- Evaluator for all Portuguese Universities Marine Research Programmes, Fundação para a  Ciênciae a Tecnologia
  • 2001-.E.C. ‘Expert - Evaluator’ panel re marine environmental research projects,
  • 2001- 2004. Joint co-editor for the Journal of Coastal Conservation,
  • 2002- Award given by the Chamber of Civil Engineers, Ankara, Turkey, in recognition of ‘invaluable contributions to coastal engineering’.
  • 2006- European Union for Coastal Conservation; ‘Bathing Area Registration and Evaluation study in the CAP Nador, Morroco, pilot sites and selected areas’
  • 2007- Malta Tourist Agency; ‘Scenic assessment of Gozo coastal sites.’
  • 2007-2009- Priority Action Programme:Regional Activity Centre, Split, Croatia. ‘Field studies re ‘ICM on Croatian beaches.’
  • 2008 spring   Dai Wa scholarship, Japan, 
  • 2010- Advisor to the University of Malta, re setting up a Faculty of Earth Sciences.
  • Assessor of the ‘Clean and Safe sea status of the UK Seas’ report by DEFRA.
  • 2011- Editor, International Journal of Coastal Zone Management, Special Issue on Marine Debris, Volume, 11 (1).
  • 2012- Invited member of the ‘International Scientific committee for beach quality’, Ministry of the Environment, France.
  • 1993- Founder Member of MedCoast (METU, Ankara, Turkey), lecturer on ICZM courses.
  • 1996- Scientific Advisor to the DISEPLA Research Group, Instituto Hidrogafico, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 1992- Chartered Engineer;
  • 1992 Winston Churchill Fellow
  • 1992- Member of the Institution of Materials, Mining & Metallurgy, London, UK. 
  • 2004-  Chartered Scientist
  • 2011 member of the Gruppo Nationale par la Ricerca sull Ambiente Coastiero, Italy.
  • 2011- Elected Trustee and editorial board member, the Coastal Education and Research Foundation(CERF), publishers of the Journal of Coastal Research
  • 2011. Member of the e-GEO Centro de Estudos de Geografia e Planeamento Regional, Departamento deGeografia e Planeamento Regional Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas Universidade Nova  de Lisboa.

Ph. D. Candidates, Completed: N E Caldwell; S P Leatherman; J G Grimes; D G Jones; P Morgan; M C Thomas; S L Simmons; R Morgan; A al Mansur; S K Hazlett; T Dixon; E Edwards; C Nelson; D T Tudor; M R Phillips; C Eales; A Micallef; Zia Ullah, A Quintella; T Thomas; O Al Harbi; I. al Rashid A; P Krelling (23).

M. Phil. Candidates, Completed: N Evans; L F Gulbrandsen; C Hariades; L C Jones; E J Sothern; M C  Thomas; M J Williams; M F Li; R Yeldham; P Steer; M. Markovitch (11). 

Degree lecturing experience (Modules taught):

  • Geomorphology
  • Marine Geology
  • Physical Geography
  • Sedimentology
  • Statistics
  • China
  • Man & his Environment
  • Glacial Geology
  • The Developing World
  • Conservation
  • Coastal Processes
  • Science
  • Society & Technology
  • Physical Transport Systems
  • Coastal Zone & Beach Management

Media: Several TV documentaries on coastal/flood problems, plus radio broadcasts.

Please see Background and Publications

A catholic range of interests-see publications, but in the main all associated with the coast. In essence:

  • Sediment erosion, transport and deposition especially wrt. cliffs. dunes and beaches (pebbles in particular)
  • Coastal scenery-the team developed  a mathematical technique to semi-quantitatively assess scenery.
  • Litter.
  • Management of beaches and the coast
  • Willingness to pay.

Many papers have been published on these fields as well as consultancies – see publications.

Some Consultancies

PROJECT NAME: Coastal Project, Univ.  Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass,

  • FROM: 1978, 1980, 1982 = summer time for all
  • EMPLOYER: USA National Park Service, Boston,
  • POSITION HELD: Senior scientist
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Assessing effects of vehicles on beaches at Fire Island, bluff erosion at Cape Cod

PROJECT NAME: Rockfalls along the South Wales, UK coast

  • FROM:  1980-84
  • EMPLOYER:  Welsh Office, Cardiff, UK
  • POSITION HELD: Head
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Analysis of rockfall mechanisms and failures, wave climatology.

PROJECT NAME: Coastal processes along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. UK

  • FROM: 1980-83
  • EMPLOYER: Countryside Commission
  • POSITION HELD: Head
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Monitoring and modelling coastal processes, developing new instrumentation (e.g. dynamometer to measure pebble forces against a cliff face)

PROJECT NAME: Sediment input into the Severn Estuary

  • FROM: 1980-1990
  • EMPLOYER: Severn Estuary Tidal Power Group.
  • POSITION HELD: Section Head
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Head of one of the teams associated with an analysis of the Severn estuary re a tidal barrage for electricity generation.

PROJECT NAME: Cliff safety along the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park footpath

  • FROM: 1984-98
  • EMPLOYER: Welsh Office, Cardiff, UK
  • POSITION HELD: Head
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Mapping of the coastal footpath (250 miles) with respect to rockfalls and subsequent safety factor analysis.

PROJECT NAME: Assessment of coastal problems in the region

  • FROM: 1985 summer
  • EMPLOYER: Local Council, Gaungzhou County, China
  • POSITION HELD: Advisor
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Giving advice on coastal erosion problems and engineering solutions.

PROJECT NAME: Bathing Water Quality

  • FROM: 1990  summer
  • EMPLOYER: World Health Organization, Rome
  • POSITION HELD: Advisor, to edit a book (above) 
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The brief was insertion of ICZM matters into all book chapters

PROJECT NAME: Beach Litter sourcing

  • FROM: 1992-1996
  • EMPLOYER: UK Environment Agency
  • POSITION HELD: Head
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Investigation of where beach litter originates.

PROJECT NAME: GIS analysis of Turkish beaches

  • FROM: 1993-94
  • EMPLOYER: British Council, Ankara, Turkey
  • POSITION HELD: Co-leader with Prof Erdal Ozhan
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Placing beach factors into a GIS on Olu Deniz beach, Turkey for tourism purposes.

PROJECT NAME: Insertion of coastal structures along the north Wales coastline, UK.    

  • FROM: 1996 winter/spring
  • EMPLOYER: Robert West and partners
  • POSITION HELD: External consultant
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: vetting coastal plans (geological, models and structures) along a very large stretch of coast.

PROJECT NAME: DUNES

  • FROM:1998-2001
  • EMPLOYER: European Commission ELOISE project
  • POSITION HELD: Project Co-ordinator
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: In charge of developing a dune vulnerability assessment project with colleagues from UK, France, Portugal, Spain and Greece, for utilisation in Europe. In charge of all aspects- financial, hiring, project aims and objectives, etc. In charge of geological, biological, social aspects. 

PROJECT NAME: Analysing coastal scenery via fuzzy logic mathematics

  • FROM: 2000-2004
  • EMPLOYER: British Council, Ankara, Turkey
  • POSITION HELD: Co leader with Prof Aysen Ergin
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Developing a new methodology for assessing coastal scenery

PROJECT NAME: Preferences and Priorities of beach users

  • FROM: 2002-2005
  • EMPLOYER: UK Environment Agency
  • POSITION HELD: Head
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: as the project name and relating to Wales and the Severn area.

PROJECT NAME: Tourist assessment via BARE along the Croatian Coast

  • FROM: 2003-2005   autumn
  • EMPLOYER: Priority Action Programmes Regional advisory Centre, Split, Croatia
  • POSITION HELD: Co-leader with Dr Anton Micallef and Ms M. Radic
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  mapping bathing areas along the Croatian coastline and advising re  tourist centres. As added value, all coastal scenery was assessed.

PROJECT NAME: Scarweather offshore wind Farm, Wales, UK

  • FROM:  2005 -  autumn
  • EMPLOYER: Hyder Engineering
  • POSITION HELD: Consultant on the whole offshore wind farm proposal
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Vetting the entire proposal pre presentation (i,e, models structures, wave climatology, biology, social)

PROJECT NAME: South Wales Heritage Park coastal route, UK

  • FROM: 2005 summer
  • EMPLOYER: Wardell-Armstrong and Partners
  • POSITION HELD: Head of team
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: analysing and suggesting the route and advising re coastal processes encountered especially with respect to coastal dunes, engineering aspects.

PROJECT NAME: Coastal assessment of the Nador region, Morocco

  • FROM: 2006 summer
  • EMPLOYER: European Union for Coastal Conservation
  • POSITION HELD: Head of team
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: analysing and suggesting promotion of the region for tourism. It involved analysis of wave climatology, geology, biology and social needs

PROJECT NAME: Analysis of the southern Sicilian coast by the BARE bathing area management system

  • FROM: 2008 spring
  • EMPLOYER: County Council, Sicily
  • POSITION HELD: co leader with Dr. Anton Micallef
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: mapping the coastline for tourism purposes

PROJECT NAME: Environmental Impact Assessment of the Grounded Merchant Vessel River Princess, Goa, India

  • FROM: 2008 summer
  • EMPLOYER: International Coral Reef Organisation
  • POSITION HELD: Head of team
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Assessment of coastal problems associated with Taj hotels group, Goa, India.

PROJECT NAME:     TA 4965-IND.Sustainable coastal protection and management.

  • FROM: 2009 winter
  • EMPLOYER: Asia Development Bank. Philippines
  • POSITION HELD: Head of team
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Assessment of four coastal areas (Colva Coco Ullal and Myra bays), Goa, India

PROJECT NAME: Seawall / beach interactions

  • FROM: June-September, 2009
  • EMPLOYER: Malta Government
  • POSITION: Co leader
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Analysis of Seawall:Beach interactions at Ghadira Bay, with a view to seawall removal  and nourishment of the dune and beach.

PROJECT NAME: Guidelines and priority actions for sustainable beach management in Croatia, Contract No. 18/09 (Project No. 00050301, ‘Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in the Dalmatian Coast through Greening Coastal Development – COAST’). Naručitelj: Program Ujedinjenih naroda za razvoj, Zagreb, Croatia.

  • FROM: 2010, spring
  • EMPLOYER: Priority Action Programme, Regional Activity Centre, Mediterranean Action Plan Split, Croatia
  • POSITION HELD: Joint head of team
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Writing a textbook relating to sustainable beach management in the Mediterranean.

Books

  1. Williams, A.T., and A., Micallef. 2009. Beach Management: Principles and Practices, 445 pp,  Earthscan, London.
  2. Markovicic, M., Micallef, A., Povh, D., and A.T., Williams, 2011, Smjernice I prioritetne Akcije (Guidelines for integrated Coastal Management), 218 pp, PAPRAC, UNDP, Split, Croatia.
  3. Pranzini, E., and A.T., Williams, 2013, (editors), Coastal Erosion and Protection in Europe, Routledge/Earthscan publishers, London, 454 pp.

Chapters in books/special issues –refereed 

  1. Williams, A.T., Ergin, A., Micallef, A., and M.R., Phillips. 2004. Coastal scenery: an innovative evaluation method for South Wales, UK. (In), Developing sustainable coasts: connecting science and policy, (ed.), D R Green, Cambridge Publications, 419-424.
  2. Williams, A.T., Gregory, M., and D.T., Tudor. 2005. Marine debris – onshore, offshore, seafloor. Encyclopaedia of Coastal Processes, (ed.), M. L Schwartz. 623-628, Springer.                                                                          
  3. Williams, A.T., 2011. Definitions and typologies of coastal tourism destinations, (In), Disappearing Destinations: Climate change and future challenges for coastal tourism, (eds.), Andrew Jones and Mike Phillips, 47-66, CABI, UK.
  4. Pranzini, E., and A.T., Williams, (eds.), 2013, Preface, (In,), Coastal Erosion and Protection in Europe, xxiii-xxiv, Routledge/Earthscan publishers, London.
  5. Pranzini, E., and A.T., Williams,2013, Introduction, Chapter 1, (In), Pranzini, E., and A.T., Williams, (eds.), Coastal Erosion and Protection in Europe, 1-8, Routledge/Earthscan publishers, London
  6. Blott, S.I., Duck, R.W., Phillips, M.R., Pontee; N., Pye, K., and A.T., Williams,2013,  Great Britain, Chapter 10 , (In), Pranzini, E., and A.T., Williams, (eds.), Coastal Erosion and Protection in Europe, 173-208, Routledge/Earthscan publishers, London.
  7. Pranzini, E. Wetzel, L., and A.T., Williams, Chapter 22, Conclusion, (In), Pranzini, E., and A.T., Williams, (eds.), Coastal Erosion and Protection in Europe, Routledge/Earthscan publishers, London,427-444.
  8.  Williams, A.T., Pond, K., Ergin, A., and M.J., Cullis, 2013. The hazards of beach litter (in) Coastal Hazards, (ed.), Charles Finkl, 553-580, Springer.
  9. Zia Ullah, David Johnson, Allan. T. Williams, Anthony Gallagher Muhammad Qasim, 2014. Strategic Analysis of Coastal Tourism in Pakistan: A Case Study of Sindh Province, Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences, 4(7S), 107-112.
  10. Botero, C., Williams, A.T., Cabrera, J.A. 2014, Advances in beach management schemes in Latin America: an overview from certification schemes (Chapter 2), (In), C.W. Finkl and C. Makowski (eds.), Environmental Management and Governance: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources, 33-60. Coastal Research Library 8, Springer.
  11. Nelson Guillermo Rangel-Buitrago, Giorgio Anfuso,  Allan Williams, Adriana Gracia C Jarbas Bonetti, and Juan Carlos Ortiz, 2017. Risk Assessment to Extreme Wave Events: Barranquilla - Cienaga Coastal road Study Case. In: Botero, C., Cervantes, O., and Finkl, C (editors), Beach Management Tools: Concepts, Methodologies and Case Studies. Springer International Pub., Amsterdam. (DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-58304-4ISBN: 978-3-319-58303-7).
  12. Rangel-Buitrago, N.G., Bonetti, J., Anfuso, G., Williams, A.T. and A.G.C. Amenaza, Vulnerabilidad y riesgo por eventos extremos de oleaje en zonas litorales. Caso de estudio: Sector Bocas de Ceniza – Río Piedras, departamento del Magdalena Costa Caribe de Colombia. (In),Desastres, Ambiente y Sociedad (Disasters, environment, and society). pub. by the IEMP (Instituto de Estudios del Ministerio, Bogota, Colombia.(in Spanish). (in press).
  13. WiIliams, A.T., Rangel-Buitrango, N., Pranzini, E., and G., Anfuso. Management and Coastal Erosion, Ocean and Coastal Management (SI). (in press)
  14. Rangel-Buitrango, N., WiIliams, A.T., Anfuso, G.  Coastal erosion along the Caribbean coast of Colombia: magnitudes, causes and management, Ocean and Coastal Management (SI). (in press)
  15. Gracia, A.C., Oakley, J.,  Williams, A.T. and  N. Rangel-Buitrago, Ecosystems as a tool for coastal erosion management, Ocean and Coastal Management (SI) (in press).

Refereed Journal papers 

  1. Micallef, A., and A. T., Williams. 2004. A novel beach registration/rating scheme: a case study of the Maltese Islands, Ocean and Shoreline Management, 47 (5-6), 225-242.
  2. Balas, C.E., Ergin, A., Williams, A.T., and L., Koc. 2004. Marine litter prediction by artificial intelligence. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 48 (5-6), 449-457.
  3.  Ergin, A., Karaesmen, E., Micallef, A., and A.T., Williams. 2004. A new methodology for evaluating coastal scenery: Fuzzy logic systems. Area, 36(4), 367-386
  4. Tudor, D.T., and A.T. Williams. 2004. Development of a ‘matrix scoring technique’ to determine litter sources at a Bristol Channel beach. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 10(1/2), 119-127.  
  5. Micallef, A., Williams, A.T., Radic, M., and A., Ergin. 2004. Application of a novel bathing area evaluation technique - a case study of Croatian island beaches.  Journal of World Leisure, 46 (4), 4-21.
  6. Balas, C.E., Balas, L., and A.T., Williams. 2004. Risk assessment of revetments by Monte Carlo simulation.  Institution of Civil Engineering, London-Maritime Engineering, Issue MA2, 61-70
  7. Williams, A.T., Ergin, A., Micallef, A., and M.R., Phillips. 2005. The perception of coastal structures: groyned beaches. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, 141, 111-122.
  8. Tudor, D.T., and A. T., Williams. 2006. A rationale for beach selection by the public on the coast of Wales, UK.  Area, 38(2), 153-164.
  9. Ergin, A., Williams, A.T., and A., Micallef, 2006. Coastal Scenery: Appreciation and Evaluation. Journal of Coastal Research. 22(2), 958-964.
  10. Williams, A.T., and D.T. Tudor. 2006. The question of dogs on beaches, Shore and Beach, 74 (4), 1-5.
  11. Phillips, M.R., and A.T., Williams. 2007. Depth of closure and shoreline indicators: empirical formulae for beach management, Journal of Coastal Research, 23(2), 487-500.
  12. Tudor, D.T., and A. T., Williams, 2008. Important aspects of beach pollution to managers: South Wales and the Bristol Channel, UK. Journal of Coastal Research, 24 (3), 735-745.
  13. Blakemore, F. B., and A. T., Williams. 2008. British tourists’ valuation of Turkish beaches using Contingent Valuation and Travel Cost Methods. Journal of Coastal Research, 24(6), 1469-1480.
  14. Williams, A.T., and D.T., Tudor, 2009. Preferences and priorities of beach users on the south shore of the Bristol Channel, UK. Shore and Beach, 77 (1), 1-6.
  15. Thomas, T., Phillips, M.R., and A.T., Williams, 2010. Mesoscale evolution of a Headland Bay beach: beach rotation processes. Geomorphology, 123, 129-141.
  16. Ullah, Zia., Johnson, D.J., Micallef, A., and A., T. Williams, 2010. Coastal Scenic Assessment: unlocking the potential for coastal tourism in rural Pakistan via Mediterranean developed techniques, Journal of Coastal Conservation and Management. 14(4), 285-293.
  17. Phillips, M R., Edwards, A., and A. T., Williams, 2010.  An incremental scenic assessment of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, UK. Geographical Journal, 176 (4), 291-303.
  18. McKenna, J., Williams, A.T., and J.A.G., Cooper. 2011. Blue Flag: Red Herring: Do beach awards encourage the public to visit beaches? Journal of Tourism Management, 32(3), 576-588.
  19. Zacarias, D., Williams, A.T., and A., Newton, 2011. Recreation carrying capacity estimations to support beach management: a preliminary survey at Praia de Faro, Algarve, Portugal, Journal of Applied Geography, 31 (3), 1075-1081.
  20. Thomas, T., Phillips, M.R., Williams, A.T., and R.E., Jenkins. 2011. A multi-Century record of linked nearshore and coastal change, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 36, 995–1006.
  21. Thomas, T., Phillips, M.R., Williams, A.T., and R.E., Jenkins, 2011 Short term beach rotation, wave climate and the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO): a case study. Progress in Physical Geography. 35, 3, 333-352.
  22. Thomas, T., Phillips, M.R., Williams, A.T., and R.E., Jenkins, 2011. Medium timescale beach rotation; gale climate and offshore island influences, Geomorphology, 135, 97-107,
  23. Thomas, T., Phillips, M.R., Williams, A.T., and R.E., Jenkins,2012.Medium time-scale behaviour of adjacent embayed beaches: influence of low energy external forcing, Journal of Applied Geography, 32, 2, 265-280. 
  24. Alharbi, O.A., Phillips, M.R., Williams, A.T., Gheith, A.M., Bantan, R.A., and N. M. Rasul, 2012. Desalination impacts on the coastal environment: Ash Shuqayq, Saudi Arabia, Science and the Total Environment, 421-422, 163-172.
  25. Quintela, A., Silva, C.P., Calado, H., and A.T., Williams, 2012. The relation of litter with bathing area typologies, number of users and scenic value. The case study of Sao Miguel (Azores). Journal of Coastal Conservation and Management, 16, 4, 575-584.
  26. Williams, A.T., Micallef, A., Anfuso, G. A., and J. B., Gallego-Fernandez. 2012. Andalucia, Spain: an assessment of coastal scenery, Journal of Landscape Research, 37(3), 327-350.
  27. Rangel-Buitrago, N., Anfuso, G., Ergin, A., and A. T, Williams, 2012. Evaluación de paisaje escénico costero mediante el uso de la lógica matemática: aplicación en la zona costera de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta – Caribe Colombiano. Costas 1(1), 181-195.
  28. Thomas, T., Phillips, M.R., Williams, A.T., and R.E., Jenkins. 2012. Rotation on two open coast macro-tidal beaches, Journal of Applied Geography, 35, 363-376.
  29. Rangel-Buitrago, N., Correa, I., Anfuso, G., Ergin, A., and A.T. Williams, 2013. Assessing and managing scenery in the Caribbean coast of Columbia, Tourism Management, 35, 41-58.
  30. Ferreira, M.A., Pereira da Silva, C., and A T Williams. 2013. Shoreline spatial plans in mainland Portugal: integrating lessons from the past into 2nd generation plans. Coastal Management, 41 (1), 1-18.
  31. Birdir,S.,Özlem Ü, Kemal Birdir and Allan T. Williams. 2013. Willingness to Pay as an Economic Instrument for Coastal Tourism Management: Cases from Mersin, Turkey, Tourism Management, 35, 41-58.
  32. Thomas, T., Phillips, M.R., Williams, A.T and R.E. Jenkins, 2013. Links between wave forcing and a macro tidal headland bay beach. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 39. 143-155.
  33. Anfuso, G., Williams, A.T., Hernández, J.A.C  and E., Pranzini, 2014. Coastal scenic assessment and tourism management in western Cuba, Tourism Management, 42, 307-320.
  34. Williams, A.T., Layton Brown, M., Morgan, R., and M., Connelly, 2014. A very unusual ‘groin’, the MV River Princess, Goa, India and its impacts upon tourism, Journal of Coastal Conservation and Management, 18, 3, 221-226.
  35. Williams, A.T., Abdellatif Khattabi, and.Kemavo Anoumou, 2014. Coastal dune vulnerability of the Nador lagoon and Moulouya river outlet, Morocco. Shore and Beach.82 (2), 9-16.
  36. Williams, A.T., Randerson, R., and O, Alharbi, 2014. Beach litter time phase changes, Wales, UK, 2000-2012. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 84, 17-26.
  37. Rangel-Buitrago, N., Anfuso, G., and A. Williams.2015.Coastal erosion along the Caribbean coast of Colombia: magnitudes, causes and management. Ocean and Coastal Management, 114, 129-144.
  38. Enzo Pranzini, L. Wetzel and Allan Williams.2015,Aspects of coastal erosion and protection in Europe. Journal Coastal Conservation.19, 4, 445-459.
  39. Williams, A.T., and A. Khattabi. Beach Scenery, Nador, Morocco, 2015. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 19, 5, 743-755.
  40. Thomas, T., Williams, A.T., Rangel-Buitrago, N., Phillips, M. R., and Anfuso. G., 2015.Mesoscale morphological change, beach rotation and storm climate influences along a macrotidal embayed beach, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 3, 1006-1026.
  41. Oakley, J.A., Thomas, T., Jenkins, R.E., Williams, A.T., and M. R. Phillips. 2015. Assessing harbour porpoise populations in south-west Wales, data issues and implications for conservation and management. Ocean and Coastal Management, 119, 45-57.
  42. House, C., Samways, J., and A.T., Williams, 2015. Accessibility and Coastal management with respect to learning disability personnel: a preliminary study from South Wales, UK. Coastal Management, 43, 1-20.
  43. Allan T. Williams, Nelson Gullermo Rangel-Buitrago; Giorgio Anfuso, Omar Cervantes, Camilo M Botero, 2016. Litter impacts on scenery and tourism on the Colombian north Caribbean coast, Journal of Tourism Management, 53, 209-234.
  44.  Manno, G., Anfuso, G., Messina, E., Williams, A.T., Suffo, M., Luguori, V. 2016. Decadal evolution of coastline armouring along the Mediterranean Andalusia littoral (South of Spain). Ocean and Coastal Management, 124. 84-90.
  45. Samanta C. Cristiano, Gabriela C. Rockett, Luana C. Portz, Giorgio Anfuso, Nelson L. S. Gruberand Allan T. Williams, 2016.Evaluation of Coastal Scenery in Urban Beach: Torres, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management. 16.1, 71-78.
  46. Williams, A.T., Giardino, A., and Pranzini, E. 2016. Canons of coastal engineering in the United Kingdom: Seawalls/groynes, a century of change, Journal of Coastal Research, 32, 5, 1196-1211. 
  47. Allan Thomas Williams, Peter Randerson, Carlo Di Giacomo, Giorgio Anfuso, José Antonio Perales, Ana Macias, 2016.  Distribution of beach litter along the coastline of Cádiz, Spain, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 107 (1), 77-87.
  48. Giorgio Anfuso, Camilo-Mateo Botero, Alfredo Cabrera, Yanet Apin Campos, Grace Casas Martinez, Enzo Pranzini, Allan T. Williams, 2016. Beach colour at Cuba and management issues, Ocean and Coastal Zone Management, 126, 51-60.
  49. Nelson Guillermo Rangel, Tony Thomas, Michael R Phillips, Giorgio Anfuso, Allan T Williams, 2016. Wave climate, storms and atmospheric pressure gradient influences: the outer Bristol channel, South Wales, UK. Journal of Coastal Research, 32, 6, 1262-1276
  50. Thomas, T., Williams, A.T., Rangel-Buitrago, N., Phillips, M., and G. Anfuso, 2016. Assessing Embayed Equilibrium State, Beach Rotation and Environmental Forcing Influences;Tenby, Southwest Wales, UK, Journal ofMarine Science and Engineering, 4, 30, doi:10.3390/jmse4020030.
  51. Nelson Rangel-Buitrago., Adriana Gracia C.,Giorgio Anfuso.,Aysen Ergin and Allan Williams, 2016. Evaluación de las características paisajísticas mediante la lógica matemática en la zona central de la costa Caribe Colombiana, Études caribéennes, Revista Etudes Caribéenne, 33,181-195. (in Spanish).
  52. Stancheva, M., Stanchev, H., Peev, P., Anfuso, G., and A.T. Williams, 2016. Coastal protected areas and historical sites in North Bulgaria – challenges, mis-management and future perspectives. Ocean and Coastal Management, 130, 340-354. 
  53. Omar A Alharbi, Allan T Williams, Tony Thomas, Michael R Phillips, 2016.Sediment origin and composition: Southern Red Sea coast, Saudi Arabia. Arabian Jn. of Science. 9:735 DOI 10.1007/s12517-016-2741-y.
  54. Vaz, B., Williams, A.T., Pereira da Silva, C., and A., Ergin, 2016. A New Typology for Portuguese beaches: an exploratory study. Journal of Coastal Conservation and Management DOI 10.1007/s11852-016-0474-4
  55. Tatiana Crystina Rocha de Oliveira, Marinez Eymael Garcia Ssherer, Giorgio Anfuso, Fabricio Basílio de Almeida, Sereno DuPrey Diederichen, Allan Williams, 2016.  Classificação dos cenários costeiros de praias da Ilha de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis – Brasil (Classification of Coastal Beach Scenarios in Santa Catarina Island, Florianópolis – Brazil). (in Portuguese), Desenvolimento e meio Ambiente, 39, 217-229

Referred Conference papers

  1. Botero, C., Pereira, C. Anfuso, Cervantes,O., Williams, A.T., Pranzini, E., and C.P.Silva, 2014. Recreational parameters as an assessment tool for beach quality, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 70, 556-562
  2. Davies, P., Sunamura, T., Takeda, I., Tsujimoto, H. and A. T., Williams. 2004. Controls of shore platform width: the role of rock resistance factors at selected sites in Japan and Wales, UK. Journal of Coastal Research, SI39, (ICS 2004), 160-164.
  3. Ergin, A., Karakaya, T., Micallef, A., Radic, M., and A.T., Williams. 2004. Coastal scenic evaluation: a study of some Dalmatian (Croatia) areas. Journal of Coastal Research, SI39 (ICS 2004), 898-903.
  4. Balas, C. E., Williams, A.T., Ergin, A., and L., Koc.  2004. Marine litter evaluation in Wales (UK) by fuzzy logic systems, Journal of Coastal Research. SI39, (ICS 2004), 1515-1519.
  5. Chiotoroiu, B., Stoica, E., and A.T., Williams.  2006. Beach Systems and Management. (In), Proc. of the 2006. Int. Conf. on Commerce, (eds.), Constantin. B., Plesea, D., Visean, M., and G., Tigu, Faculty of Commerce, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania 400-406.
  6. Williams, A. T., Sellars, V., and M.R., Phillips. 2007. An assessment of UK Heritage Coasts in South Wales: J, A. Steers revisited, Journal of Coastal Research, SI50, 453-458, 2007.
  7. Phillips, M.R., Abraham, E.J., Williams, A.T., and C. H., House. 2007. Sustainability and Function Analysis as a management tool: the South Wales (UK) coastline, Journal of Coastal Conservation and Management, 11, 159-170.
  8. Williams, A.T., Phillips, M. R., and K., Banfield. 2008. Coastal erosion management, Swansea Bay, Wales, UK, (In), Integrated Coastal Zone Management: the Global Challenge, (eds.), Krishnamurthy, R. R., Glavovic, B. C., Kanne, A., Green, D. R., Ramanathan, A. L., Han, Z., Tinti, S., and T., Agardy,  305-325, Research Publishing Services, Singapore.
  9. Duck, R.W., Phillips, M.R., Williams, A.T., and T., Wadham. 2009. Is beach quality a function of habitat diversity?  Journal Coastal Research, SI56, 415-418.
  10. Micallef, A., and A.T., Williams. 2009. Shore platform denudation measurements along the Maltese coastline. Journal Coastal Research, SI56, 737-741.
  11. Vaz, B., Williams, A.T., Pereira da Silva, C. P, and M.R., Phillips. 2009. The importance of beach user’s perception for beach management Journal of Coastal Research, SI56, 1164-1168.
  12. Khattabi, A., Williams, A.T., and A., Ergin, 2011 Assessment of quality and attraction of the sandy beaches of Nador province – Morocco, (In), Bayed A. (Ed.) Sandy beaches and coastal zone management – Proc. the Fifth International Symposium on Sandy Beaches, Rabat, Morocco. Travaux de l'Institut Scientifique, Rabat, Série générale, 6, 59-64.
  13. Williams, A.T., Anfuso, G., Micallef, A., and J.B. Gallego-Fernández, 2011.Características paisajísticas del litoral Andaluz, Avances Geomorfología litoral. (eds.), Montes, J.M., Santalla, J.R., and M.J.S., Garcia, 6, 143-146.
  14. Williams. A.T., Layton-Brown, M., Morgan, R., and M., Connelly, 2011.The effect on coastal business due to grounding of the MV River Princess, at Goa, India,(In): Micallef, A. (ed.), MCRR3-2010, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 61, 56-60. Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy,
  15. Duck, R.W., Philips, M.R., Williams, A.T., and T., Wadham, 2011. Is beach scenic quality function of habitat diversity? Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 415-418.
  16. Thomas, T., Phillips, M.R., Williams, A.T., 2011. Sheltering effects of an offshore Island: short-term morphological response of a macro-tidal beach, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 1204-1208.
  17. Williams, A.T., Duck, R.W., and M.R., Phillips, 2011.Dune vulnerability among selected Scottish systems, Journal of Coastal Research. SI 64, 1263-1267.
  18. Semeoshenkova, V., and A.T., Williams, A.T., 2011. Beach quality assessment and management in the Sotavento (Eastern) Algarve, Portugal, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 1282-1286.
  19. Seven, S., Williams, A.T., Johnson, D., and O., Unal, 2011. Sustainable tourism: turtles, tourists or both? Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 1866-1810.
  20. Micallef, A., Williams, A.T., and J.B., Gallego-Fernandez, 2011. Bathing area quality and landscape evaluation on the Mediterranean coast of Andalucia, Spain. (In): Micallef, A. (ed.), MCRR3-2010 Conference Proceeding, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 61, 80-88. Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy.
  21. Zacarias, D.A., Williams, A.T., and A. Newton, 2011.  Avaliação da Capacidade de Carga Turística e Gestão de Praias em Moçambique: Estudo de Caso da Praia do Tofo. Conferência de Geografia em Moçambique, Maputo, Universidade Pedagógica de Moçambique 1-12.
  22. Rangel-Buitrago, N., Anfuso, G., Correa, I., Ergin and A. T, Williams, 2012, Evaluación de las características paisajísticas mediante el uso de lógica matemática: primeras aplicaciones en zonas costeras de Latino-América, Congreso Iberoamericano de Gestión Integrada de Áreas Litorales,  951-955.
  23. Thomas, T., Phillips, M.R., and A.T., Williams, 2013. A historical record of beach rotation, Journal of Coastal Research.SI65, 595-599.
  24. Botero, C., Anfuso, G., Zielinski, S., Silva, C, Cervantes, O., Silva, L., Cabrera, A., and A. T., Williams, 2013. Reasons for beach choice: European and Caribbean perspectives. Journal of Coastal Research, SI65, 850-885.
  25. Botero, C., Anfuso, G., Duarte, D., Palacios, A, and A. T., Williams, 2013. Perception of coastal scenery along the Caribbean littoral of Colombia. Journal of Coastal Research, SI65, 1733-1738.
  26. Williams A.T., and K. Stepanova, 2013. Pebble origin and beach zone differentiation, Proc. 3rd Int. Geog. Conf, GEOMED, 2013, (eds.), R., Efe, I., Atalay and I. Curebal, 255-264.
  27. Thomas, S.K. Lynch, S.K., M. R. Phillips, MR., A.T. Williams, A.T., and  R.W. Duck , 2014. Relationships between sand spit evolution, environmental forcing and inland inundation. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 70, 72-79
  28. Williams, A. T., and A. Barugh, 2014.  Beach user perceptions at the eastern Yucatan peninsula, Mexico, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 70, 426-430
  29. Botero, C., Pereira, C. Anfuso, Cervantes,O., Williams, A.T., Pranzini, E., and C.P.Silva, 2014Recreational parameters as an assessment tool for beach quality, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 70, 556-562
  30. Zia, Ullah, David Johnson, Allan. T. Williams, Anthony Gallagher, Muhammad Qasim. 2014. Strategic Analysis of Coastal Tourism in Pakistan (A Case Study of Sindh Province), Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences, 107-112
  31. Thomas, S.K. Lynch, S.K., M. R. Phillips, MR., A.T. Williams, A.T., and R.W. Duck , 2014. Relationships between sand spit evolution, environmental forcing and inland inundation. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 70, 2-79.
  32. Williams, A. T., and A. Barugh, 2014. Beach user perceptions at the eastern Yucatan peninsula, Mexico, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 70, 426-430
  33. Tatiana Crystina Rocha de Oliviera, Marinez Eymael Garcia Scherer, Giorgio Anfuso, Fabricio Basílio de Almeida, Sereno DuPrey Diederichsen, Allan Williams, 2016. Classification of Coastal Beach Scenarios in Santa Catarina Island, Florianópolis – Brazil, Desonvolvomento e meo Ambiente, 39, 217-229.Rangel-Buitrago,
  34. N., Williams, A,T.,Anfuso, G., Arias, M., and A.C. Gracia, 2017. Magnitudes, sources, and management of beach litter along the Atlántico department coastline, Caribbean coast of Colombia, Ocean and Coastal Management, 138,142-157
  35. Oakley, J., Williams, A.T. and T. Thomas, 2017. Reactions of Harbour Porpoise, Phocoena phocoena to Vessel Traffic in the Coastal Waters of South West Wales, UK. Ocean and Coastal Management, 138, 158-168.
  36. Anfuso, G., Williams, A.T., Pranzini. E., Botero C. 2017. Evaluation of the scenic value of 100 beaches in Cuba: implications for coastal tourism management. Ocean and Coastal Management, 12, 173-185.
  37. Krelling, A.P., Souza, de Machado, M.,Turra, A., and A.T. Williams. Transboundary movement of marine litter in an estuarine gradient: evaluating sources and sinks using hydrodynamic modelling and ground-truth estimates, Marine Pollution Bulletin (in press
  38. Williams, A.T., Randerson, P.R., Smith, C., and JAG. Cooper. Beach litter sourcing: a trawl along the Northern Ireland coastline, Marine Pollution Bulletin (in press).
  39. Botero, C.M., Anfuso, G, Milanes, C., Cabrera, A., Casas, G., Pranzini, E., and  A.T. Williams, Litter assessment on 99 Cuban beaches: a baseline to identify sources of pollution and impacts for tourism and recreation, Marine Pollution Bulletin. (in press).
  40. Williams, A.T. and Micallef, A. Strategic Beach Management. 3rd Int. Sand Beach Symposium, Sao Paulo, Brazil – keynote paper, Journal of Oceanography, Brazil (in press).
  • Many of these facts have been given earlier -  see under ‘Background.’
  • Grant funding brought in is > Sterling £2 million.

Conference keynote speaker:

  • 2005. ‘Marine Debris’, Plastic Debris, Rivers to Sea Conference, Redondo Beach, California, USA, Sept.
  • ‘Riverine debris’ Prestigious Science Lecture Series, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, Sept.
  • 2009. ‘Marine litter: the current situation;’ in, ’Marine Litter Summit: Reaching a National Solution’, Weymouth, Dorset Forum, April .
  • 2009. Medcoast, ’The art of beach management’, Sochi, Russia, Nov.
  • 2010. ‘Beach registration’ (In), Strategie per la protezione della costa. Gruppo Nationale par la Ricerca sull Ambiente Coastiero, Italy, Castelsardo Castello dei Doria, 27-28-29, Maggio, 2010
  • Sardinia, Italy. ‘Coastal Engineering structures and perception’, 20 University of Massa, Italy. Gruppo Nationale par la Ricerca sull Ambiente Coastiero, 24 May 2010, Massa, Italy.
  • 2011.Types, quantities and damage caused by Marine Litter’. ‘Ocean: Innovation & Opportunity’, EXPO 2012 Yeosu Korea International​ Symposium, Korean Maritime Institute, Incheon, Korea, Sept.
  • 2013. ‘Beach Management and ICM’. Global Change:Blue Economy, Qingdao, China, Oct.
  • 2014. ‘GB Government response to coastal erosion/flooding 2013/2014’. ‘Int. Coast to Coast’ conf, Mandurah, Australia, Oct.
  • 2014, a) Climate Change & Integrated Coastal Management’ | b) ‘Climate Change, concepts and adaptations: ’In, ‘ Interdisciplinary to face climate change,’ Santa Martha, Columbia, Nov, 18-21
  • 2015 Strategic Beach Management. Linking science and decision making for beach sustainability, VII International Sandy Beach Symposium, Ilhabela (Sao Paulo), Brazil, July.

Conferences organised

  1. On the organising committee for all Medcoast conferences (bi-  annual since 1993).
  2. All ICOD Malta conferences.
  3. Many coastal workshops whilst at the University of Glamorgan.
  4. Co-ordinator: interdisciplinary to face climate change, Santa Martha, Columbia, Nov 2014. 

Referee for journals, such as, Geomorphology, Marine Geology, Sedimentology, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Coastal Conservation and Management etc.

Incidentals

a) Poetry

  1. A T Williams. My Hero’, (in) All in Time, (ed.) Sarah Marshall, New Fiction, Remus House, Coltsfoot Drive, Woodston, 2004, 41-44, ISBN 1 85929 089 2.
  2. A T Williams. Wales. British Isles Poets,  (ed.), H Killingray,  348,  Anchor Books, 2006, ISBN 1 84418 423 4.
  3. A.T., Williams, The Glamorgan Coast, (In), Wales poets, (ed.), Lynsey Hawkins, p82, Forward press, Peterborough, UK, 2006.

b) Children’s books

  1. A T Williams and I Ozman. A day at the beach with Jack, Jill, Sammy and friends. The Council of Europe, EUR-OPA Major Hazards agreement (children’s book) ISBN-13: 978-92-95056-00-8, 2006 (English, French, Maltese, Turkish, German, Arabic and Spanish)
  2. A T Williams and I Ozman,, A day at the beach with Jack, Jill, Peter and their friends, Council of Europe, EUR-OPA Major Hazards agreement (children’s book) 2007, (translated into 7 languages)