Reader/ Principal Research Fellow
Wylie, G., Menz, H. B., McFarlane, S., Ogston, S., Sullivan, F., Williams, B., …Morris, J. (2017). Podiatry intervention versus usual care to prevent falls in care homes: pilot randomised controlled trial (the PIRFECT study). BMC Geriatrics, 17(1), doi:10.1186/s12877-017-0541-1
Common foot problems are independent risk factors for falls in older people. There is evidence that podiatry can prevent falls in community-dwelling populations. Th...
Hubbard, G., Taylor, C., Beeken, B., Campbell, A., Gracey, J., Grimmett, C., …Gorely, T. (2017). Research priorities about stoma- related quality of life from the perspective of people with a stoma: a pilot survey. Health expectations, 20(6), (1421-1427). doi:10.1111/hex.12585. ISSN 1369-6513
Background:There is a recognized need to include patients in setting research priorities. Research priorities identified by people with a stoma are rarely elicited.
Pegington, M., Adams, J. E., Bundred, N. J., Campbell, A., Howell, A., Howell, S. J., …Harvey, M. (2017). Recruitment to the “breast - activity and healthy eating after diagnosis” (B-AHEAD) randomized controlled trial. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 1-7doi:10.1177/1534735416687850. ISSN 1534-7354
Excess weight at breast cancer diagnosis and weight gain during treatment are linked to increased breast cancer specific and all-cause mortality. The Breast—Activity and Healt...
Chief Scientists Office
We have developed an intervention that aims to help pregnant women to stop smoking by sending text messages with embedded behaviour change techniques (BCTs), as part of an engaging story with pictures...
Hubbard, G., O’Carroll, R., Munro, J., Mutrie, N., Haw, S., Mason, H., & Treweek, S. (2016). The feasibility and acceptability of trial procedures for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of a structured physical activity intervention for people diagnosed with colorectal cancer: findings from a pilot trial of cardiac rehabilitation versus usual care (no rehabilitation) with an embedded qualitative study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 2(1), doi:10.1186/s40814-016-0090-y. ISSN 2055-5784
Background: Pilot and feasibility work is conducted to evaluate the operational feasibility and acceptability of the intervention itself and the feasibility and acceptability ...
Lang, H., France, E., Williams, B., Humphris, G., & Wells, M. (2013). The psychological experience of living with head and neck cancer: A systematic review and meta-synthesis. Psycho-Oncology, 22(12), (2648-2663). doi:10.1002/pon.3343. ISSN 1057-9249
Objective: To summarise patients' experiences of head and neck cancer (HNC) by examining the findings of existing qualitative studies
Methods: We undertook a systematic review...
Williams, B., Anderson, A., Barton, K., & McGhee, J. (2012). Can theory be embedded in visual interventions to promote self-management? A proposed model and worked example. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49, (1598-1609). ISSN 0020-7489
Nurses are increasingly involved in a range of strategies to encourage patient behaviours that improve self-management. If nurses are to be involved in, or indeed lead, the de...
Rushmer, R., Themessel-Huber, M., Coyle, J., Humphris, G., Dowell, J., & Williams, B. (2011). Is the routine recording of primary care consultations possible ... and desirable? Lessons for researchers from a consultation with multiple stakeholders. Patient Education and Counseling, 82(2), (247-253). doi:10.1016/j.pec.2010.04.020. ISSN 0738-3991
To explore stakeholders' attitudes towards routine, longitudinal recording of primary care consultations for research purposes, and to identify legal, ethical, and ...
Williams, B., & Cameron, L. (2009). Images in health care: Potential and problems. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 14(4), (251-254). doi:10.1258/jhsrp.2009.008168. ISSN 1355-8196
Although communication issues within health care have received greater research and policy attention in recent years, one growing aspect of such communication has been largely...
Morris, J., & Williams, B. (2009). Optimising long-term participation in physical activities after stroke: exploring new ways of working for physiotherapists. Physiotherapy, 95(3), (228-234). doi:10.1016/j.physio.2008.11.006. ISSN 0031-9406
There is now good empirical evidence of physical and functional benefits for individuals with stroke from long-term engagement in a range of physical activities. However, long...
McDonagh, E., Barbour, R. S., & Williams, B. (2008). Reflections on applying for ethical approvaland governance in a climate of rapid change: prioritisng processes over principles. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 12(3), (227-241). doi:10.1080/13645570701606127. ISSN 1364-5579
Ethical review and governance of health services research in the UK have undergone significant changes in recent years. Tracing this incremental development helps to understan...
Themessl-Huber, M., Humphris, G., Dowell, J., Macgillivray, S., Rushmer, R., & Williams, B. (2008). Audio-visual recording of patient-GP consultations for research purposes: A literature review on recruiting rates and strategies. Patient Education and Counseling, 71(2), (157-168). doi:10.1016/j.pec.2008.01.015. ISSN 0738-3991
To identify ethical processes and recruitment strategies, participation rates of studies using audio or video recording of primary health care consultations for rese...
Williams, B., Entwistle, V., Haddow, G., & Wells, M. (2008). Promoting research participation: Why not advertise altruism?. Social Science and Medicine, 66(7), (1451-1456). doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2007.12.013. ISSN 0277-9536
Participation rates have a major impact on the quality, cost and timeliness of health research. There is growing evidence that participation rates may be falling and that new ...
Williams, B., Coyle, J., Dowell, J., & Mukhopadhyay, S. (2007). Living with cystic fibrosis: an exploration of the impact of beliefs on emotional coping and mtivation to adhere to treatment regimes among parents of children with cystic fibrosis. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 6(1), ISSN 1034-912X
Objective: To explore the impact of beliefs on emotional coping and motivation to implement treatment regimes among parents of children with cystic fibrosis in Scotland, with ...
Cruickshank, G., MacGillivray, S., Bruce, D., Mather, A., Matthews, K., & Williams, B. (2007). Cross-sectional survey of patients in receipt of long-term repeat prescriptions for antidepressant drugs in primary care. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 5(2), (105-109). ISSN 1756-834X
This cross-sectional survey describes the clinical characteristics of 92 patients from across 12 general medical practices, in receipt of a long-term repeat prescription of an...
Williams, B., Mukhopadhyay, S., Dowell, J., & Coyle, J. (2006). Problems and solutions: Accounts by parents and children of adhering to chest physiotherapy for cystic fibrosis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 29(14), (1097-1105). ISSN 0963-8288
Although chest physiotherapy is central to the management of cystic fibrosis (CF), adherence among children is problematic. This study explores accounts by parents and childre...