Brian Williams

Brian Williams

Dr Brian Williams

Professor

Biography

I have over approximately 30 years of experience in education, research and senior management across 7 UK HEIs. I have been heavily involved in medical education for several years, leading substantive themes within the medical curriculum at Dundee and responsible for several modules on a Master In Public Health. This has been followed by involvement in the strategic planning for new programmes in OT, Physiotherapy and Social Work, and project management of reaccreditation for undergraduate nursing.

More recently I have been specialising in methods to enhance and integrate both teaching and research to develop a rich academic culture with an impact focus.

In addition, I have 12 years’ experience of leading two different joint university multidisciplinary research units: 5 years as Associate Director and 7 as Director. This includes Directorship of the Chief Scientist Office NMAHP Research Unit, where I oversaw a significant expansion. Although I maintain an international profile for my personal research in behavioural science and research methods my key focus and national & international reputation is on development of research expertise at the individual, group and organizational level – especially in the area of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (see below). This includes levering and facilitating national policy, and working across HEIs; both Units I have directed have been joint enterprises between two universities.

2000-2010 Senior Lecturer/Reader in Public Health & Behavioural Science. University of Dundee Medical School - Community Health Sciences. I was responsible for the public health, health promotion and behavioural Science in the medical curriculum. I also taught several modules on the Master in Public Health.

2005-2010 Associate Director and then Director of the Social Dimensions of Health Institute (Universities of Dundee & St Andrews) expanded from 2 FTE academic staff to a total of 25 researchers including two professors, a reader and a number of research fellows and research assistants.

2011-2016 Director of the Chief Scientist Office, Midwifery & Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHP RU –Universities of Stirling & Glasgow Caledonian) - this more than doubled in size to over 60 people over a four year period, and an 8-10 fold increase in funding across our two sites (current annual spend £2.75m per annum), and with grant success rates of approximately 50%. The Unit also tripled its staff contribution to REF from 2008 to 2015.

2014-2016 Dean of Research Enhancement University of Stirling. This was a university wide role with a remit to develop the research income of the university and develop capacity and capability across all Schools in the University.

2016- date Head of Health & Social Care Sciences, & Head of University Research Structures. This has involved leading on a variety of initiatives including reviewing work load planning to facilitate both teaching and research, support for the development of several new professional Masters programmes, reaccreditation of the Nursing BN programmes, and leading the setting of new Research Centres and Institutes across the University.

Esteem

Grant Funding Panel Member

  • Chair of SPHERE Review - Health Research Board for Ireland
  • Health Research Board for Ireland- young investigator fellowship panel
  • Health Research Board for Ireland - Chair of national funding review group for national PhD programme
  • Health Research Board for Ireland - SPHERE National PhD programme Review Panel Member
  • Norwegian Research Council- HSR panel
  • Chief Scientist Office HSR Fellowship Panel
  • Chief Scientist Office HSR Fundng Panel

 

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ICD-11 Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) in parents with perinatal bereavement: Implications for treatment and care

Journal Article
Hollins Martin, C. J., Patterson, J., Paterson, C., Welsh, N., Dougall, N., Karatzias, T., & Williams, B. (2021)
ICD-11 Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) in parents with perinatal bereavement: Implications for treatment and care. Midwifery, 96, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2021.102947
The 11th revision of the WHO International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) has identified Complex PTSD (CPTSD) as a new condition. Aim: To explore whether the new diagnos...

The development and psychometric testing of three instruments that measure person‐centred caring as three concepts – Personalization, participation and responsiveness

Journal Article
Strachan, H., Williamson, L., Elders, A., Sutherland, B., Hibberd, C., & Williams, B. (2020)
The development and psychometric testing of three instruments that measure person‐centred caring as three concepts – Personalization, participation and responsiveness. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 76(11), 3190-3203. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14484
Aim To develop and test the psychometric properties of three instruments that measure Person‐centred Caring: as Personalization, Participation and Responsiveness. Design A th...

The role of images on illness behaviour: Interdisciplinary theory, evidence, and ideas

Journal Article
Williams, B., & Murray, J. (in press)
The role of images on illness behaviour: Interdisciplinary theory, evidence, and ideas. Psychological Reports, https://doi.org/10.1177/0033294120945602
If illness behaviour is to be fully understood, the social and behavioural sciences must work together to understand the wider forms in which illness is experienced and commun...

Role expansion for nurses in the cardiac catheter laboratory: findings from a systematic scoping review

Journal Article
Gillingham, I., Neubeck, L., Williams, B., & Dawkes, S. (2020)
Role expansion for nurses in the cardiac catheter laboratory: findings from a systematic scoping review. British journal of cardiac nursing, 15(4), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2019.0128
Background/aims The cardiac catheter laboratory offers services to patients with a variety of conditions. These may include coronary heart disease, structural heart disorders ...

Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study

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Dougall, N., Savinc, J., Maxwell, M., Karatzias, T., O'Connor, R. C., Williams, B., …Nolan, L. (2020)
Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study. International Journal of Population Data Science, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v5i1.1338
Introduction Suicide is a tragic outcome with devastating consequences. In 2018, Scotland experienced a 15% increase in suicide from 680 to 784 deaths. This was marked among y...

Evaluation of the impact of an augmented model of The Productive Ward: Releasing Time to Care on staff and patient outcomes: a naturalistic stepped-wedge trial

Journal Article
Williams, B., Hibberd, C., Baldie, D., Duncan, E. A. S., Elders, A., Maxwell, M., …Jones, M. C. (in press)
Evaluation of the impact of an augmented model of The Productive Ward: Releasing Time to Care on staff and patient outcomes: a naturalistic stepped-wedge trial. BMJ Quality & Safety, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2019-009821
Background: Improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare is an international priority. A range of complex ward based quality initiatives have been developed over recent ...

Reducing delay in patients with acute coronary syndrome and other time-critical conditions: a systematic review to identify the behaviour change techniques associated with effective interventions

Journal Article
Farquharson, B., Abhyankar, P., Smith, K., Dombrowski, S. U., Treweek, S., Dougall, N., …Johnston, M. (2019)
Reducing delay in patients with acute coronary syndrome and other time-critical conditions: a systematic review to identify the behaviour change techniques associated with effective interventions. Open Heart, 6(1), https://doi.org/10.1136/openhrt-2018-000975
Background: Time to treatment in many conditions, particularly acute coronary syndrome, is critical to reducing mortality. Delay between onset of symptoms and treatment remain...

Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing on adult behaviour change in health and social care settings: A systematic review of reviews

Journal Article
Frost, H., Campbell, P., Maxwell, M., O’Carroll, R. E., Dombrowski, S. U., Williams, B., …Pollock, A. (2018)
Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing on adult behaviour change in health and social care settings: A systematic review of reviews. PLOS ONE, 13(10), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204890
Background The challenge of addressing unhealthy lifestyle choice is of global concern. Motivational Interviewing has been widely implemented to help people change their behav...

Physical fitness interventions for nonambulatory stroke survivors: A mixed-methods systematic review and meta-analysis

Journal Article
Lloyd, M., Skelton, D. A., Mead, G. E., Williams, B., & van Wijck, F. (2018)
Physical fitness interventions for nonambulatory stroke survivors: A mixed-methods systematic review and meta-analysis. Brain and Behavior, 8(7), https://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.1000
Introduction Physical fitness training after stroke is recommended in guidelines across the world, but evidence pertains mainly to ambulatory stroke survivors. Non-ambulatory ...

Texting to Reduce Alcohol Misuse (TRAM): main findings from a randomized controlled trial of a text message intervention to reduce binge drinking among disadvantaged men.

Journal Article
Crombie, I. K., Irvine, L., Williams, B., Sniehotta, F. F., Petrie, D., Jones, C., …Achison, M. (2018)
Texting to Reduce Alcohol Misuse (TRAM): main findings from a randomized controlled trial of a text message intervention to reduce binge drinking among disadvantaged men. Addiction, https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14229
Aims To test the effectiveness of a theoretically-based text message intervention to reduce binge drinking among socially disadvantaged men. Design A multi-centre parallel gro...

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