Dr Graham Williamson
Profiles

Dr Graham Williamson

Associate Professor in Adult Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)

Role

Associate Professor, Adult Nursing.

PDT Academic Lead, Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation NHS Trust 

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

Doctor of Philosophy. Developing Lecturer Practitioner roles in Nursing using Action Research University of Plymouth. Awarded Feb 2004.

Post Graduate Diploma in Social Research. University of Plymouth. 1999-2001. P/T

Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Education (Nurse Teacher). University of Plymouth.

1997-1998. P/T

Master’s Degree in Public and Social Administration (MA). Brunel University. London. 1991-1994. P/T

Registered General Nursing (RGN)

St Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing

Paddington, London. 1986-1989

BA (Hons) Social Science Degree. Grade 2/1.

University of Westminster. London. 1982-5

8 GCE ‘O’-levels and 2 GCE ‘A’-levels.

Burnham Grammar School, Bucks. 1980-82

CLINICAL BACKGROUND

Charge Nurse (F Grade), RD&E Hospital NHS Trust. 1993-1995

Staff Nurse (E Grade), Emergency Medical Admissions Unit, RD&E Hospital NHS Trust. 1992-1993.

Staff Nurse (D&E Grade), CCU, RD&E Hospital NHS Trust. 1990-1992

Staff Nurse (D Grade), Joseph Toynbee Ward, St Mary’s Hospital, London. 1989-1990.

Professional membership

Professional Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA, Accredited for Membership June 2001)

Roles on external bodies

EXTERNAL ACADEMIC WORK 

CURRENT 

The Open Nursing Journal. Commenced June 2007. Associate Editor 2013- present

International Scientific Advisory Panel member for the Royal College of Nursing annual international nursing research conference 2007-present.

PREVIOUS

Book Reviews Editor & Editorial Board Member, Journal of Advanced Nursing. 1 Jan 2003- 1 Jan 2008.

External PhD Examiner. Christa Mueller-Froehlich. Manchester University, Faculty: Biology, Medicine and Health. Thesis Title:      Transforming the culture and practices of nurses and physicians through interprofessional education (Supervisor, Dr Geraldine Lyte). 2018.

Teaching interests

CURRENT TEACHING
Evidence Informed Decision Making.

Management and Leadership.
Ethics and Law.

Staff serving as external examiners

External Examiner roles

1. Thames Valley University, Module 4, CFP, Pre-registration diploma in nursing. Sept 2003 to Sept 2007.

2. University of Hertfordshire Pre-registration diploma in nursing. Sept 2001 to Sept 2006.

3. University of Surrey Postgraduate Nursing programmes. Sept 2007-July 2011.

External Examiner. University of Cardiff Overseas Nursing External Examiner.  BSc. Commencing Sept 2011-Sept 2015.

4. Kingston University. BSc Nursing Programme. Commencing Sept 2011-Sept 2015.

5. Bucks New University. PGDIP Nursing programme. Sept 2015-2018

Worcester University School of Nursing Periodic Review panel member Dec 3 2015.

Research interests

Asthma and pregnancy.

Supporting students in clinical practice.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

1). Sherrie Hitchen: Personal Budgets for all? An Action Research Study on Implementing Self Directed Support in Mental Health Services . Successfully completed April 2013. ( With Prof Mary Watkins). 

Grants & contracts

Personal grants

Current projects:

1.         CLIP evaluation. Unfunded. Acute sector implementation, with Adele Kane et al.

2.         Developing community placements. Unfunded. ‘POPP’ study, with Adele Kane, sandy Knowles, Lisa-Marie Rowe, Beth hawks, Fiona cook.

3.       Collaborative Learning in Practice: A systematic review and narrative synthesis of the research evidence in nurse education.
£5000. HEESW. With Adele Kane, Danny Clarke, Hayley Plowright.

4.   COULD STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCES OF CLINICAL PLACEMENTS BE ENHANCED BY IMPLEMENTING A COLLABORATIVE LEARNING IN PRACTICE (CLiP) MODEL?’ (Community cluster). £10,000 HEESW. With Adele Kane, Val health, Jane Bunce. 

5. PREPARATION AND COMMUNICATION FOR CLIP. DESIGN, TRIAL AND EVALUATION OF REUSABLE LEARNING OBJECTS. HEESW £30000. With Adele Kane

6. CLIP PATIENT CARE AND CLINICAL OUTCOMES SERVICE EVALUATION PROJECT PROPOSAL. HEESW £20000. With Adele KAne


In discussion: RCT examining effectiveness of my asthma app for asthma and pregnancy. With Jill Shawe, Chev chamberlain and David Halpin

Previous Personal grants

Developing student nurse retention using action research. 2012-13 Pedagogic Research Institute & Observatory/Plymouth University Teaching Fellowship Scheme. £5,000. With Val Heath & Tracey Proctor-Childs.

Developing student nurse retention using action research. Institute of Health and Community, Plymouth University. Pump priming scheme 2011-2012. £1000. With Val Heath & Tracey Proctor-Childs.

Evaluating Lecturer Practitioner and Clinical Facilitator roles at the University of Plymouth. Research development funding. Devon and Cornwall Workforce Development Consortia. With Professor Christine Webb. 1999-2000. £14,250. Replacement salary costs

Arterial blood gas sampling elearning resource. Fellowship of University of Plymouth Centre of Excellence in Professional Placement Learning Innovations Fund bid. Sept 2006 £5000. With Sarah Dodds and Rob Stillwell.

CEPPL Innovations Fund Bid: Non-invasive ventilation Elearning Resource. With Sarah Dodds, Rob Stillwell, Helen Daggar and Claire Hullett. June 2007. £5000

 

Grants as co-holder

A pilot study investigating the feasibility of a care bundle on women’s experiences of asthma in pregnancy.           With Chervonne Chamberlain and Anita O’Connor. Plymouth University Alumni Grants Scheme. £5000. Oct 2016

A systematic review of the literature on women’s experiences of asthma care in pregnancy. With Kayleigh Elmslie-Jones and Anita O’Connor. Plymouth University School of Nursing and Midwifery Alumni Grants Scheme £5000. March 2016.

Investigating women’s previous experiences of asthma care in pregnancy. With Chamberlian, Williamson, Knight and Daly. £5000 RD&E small grants programme. July 2011.

Stakeholders online for smarter healthcare. April 2011. With Ray Jones et al. UoP CEPPL £30,000.

Short KTP: User-led learning for mental health professionals. Pilot study Jones, Williamson and Emmens. sKTP. £25,000. sKTP 1000313. Jan 2010.

Short KTP: To explore the impact of e-health support for patients at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital: pilot study for an RfPB application. Jones, Williamson, Chauhan, Sheaves. £25,000. March-Sept 2010. SKTP 1000260

NHS Service Delivery and Organisation R&D Programme. Programme of research on e-health. Scoping exercise EH2:

E-health policy context and consultation with stakeholders in the NHS. Reference WS20. With Professor Ray Jones et al. 2003-2004. £80,000

HEFCE CETL. Placement Learning in Health and Social Care.  With Dr Susan Lea et al. 2004 £4.5 million over 5 years. 

Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation NHS Trust Small grants programme: Investigating pregnant women’s experiences of asthma care With Sarah Dodds, Chervonne Chamberlain and Jacqueline Tipper. One year from Sept 2006. £2500.

CEPPL placement learning developmental activity. CEPPL research support: Evaluating the Implementation of Placement Development Teams in the South West Peninsula. With Val Heath and Lynne Callaghan. Programme of evaluation to begin Sep 2007 for 2 years.

CEPPL research support: Improving Student Support in Professional Placement Learning: Lessons from the South West Peninsula Pilot of a New National Placement Evaluation Process. With Heath, V, Ballantyne, E, Callaghan, L, Webster, D, Hunter, C.  June 2007.

CEPPL placement learning developmental activity.  Supported by CEPPL buy-out. Evaluating the impact of placement development teams in induction and introduction to professional placement activity using action learning. July 2008-2009. With Val Heath, Josie White et al.

Impact of e-health support for patients: pilot study.

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital: funded by RD&E and UoP, via a short KTP. Pilot for an RfPB application. £25,000. With Ray Jones et al.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Marsh P & Williamson GR 2019 'What is the Current Effectiveness of Olaparib for Breast Cancer Patients with a BRCA mutation? A Systematic Review' The Open Nursing Journal 13, PEARL
Williamson GR, O'Connor A, Chamberlain C & Halpin MD 2018 'MHealth resources for asthma and pregnancy care: methodological issues and social media recruitment. A discussion paper' Journal of Advanced Nursing 74, (10) 2442-2449 , DOI PEARL
Clarke D, Williamson GR & Kane A 2018 'Could students’ experiences of clinical placements be enhanced by implementing a Collaborative Learning in Practice (CliP) model?' Nurse Education in Practice 33, A3-A5 , DOI PEARL
Williamson GR & Elliott A 2017 'A systematic Review and Comprehensive Critical Analysis Examining the Use of Prednisolone for the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Croup' The Open Nursing Journal 11, 241-261 , DOI PEARL
Williamson GR, O’Connor A & Kayleigh E-J 2017 'Women’s experiences of personalised support for asthma care during pregnancy: A systematic review of the literature' BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 17, (1) , DOI PEARL
Delikurt T, Williamson GR, Anastasiadou V & Skirton H 2015 'A systematic review of factors that act as barriers to patient referral to genetic services' Eur J Hum Genet 23, (6) 739-745 Author Site , DOI
Hitchen SA & Williamson GR 2015 'A stronger voice' International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance 28, (2) 211-222 , DOI PEARL
Hitchen S, Williamson GR & Watkins M 2015 'Personal budgets for all? Implementing self-directed support in mental health services' Action Research 13, (4) 372-391 , DOI PEARL
Chamberlain C, Williamson GR, Knight B, Daly M & Halpin DMG 2014 'Investigating Women's Experiences of Asthma Care in Pregnancy: A Qualitative Study' Open Nurs J 8, 56-63 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Croucher S & Williamson GR 2013 'Risk assessment in mental health: introducing a traffic light system in a community mental health team' Open Nurs J 7, 82-88 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Williamson GR, Health V & Proctor-Childs T 2013 'Vocation, friendship and resilience: a study exploring nursing student and staff views on retention and attrition' Open Nurs J 7, 149-156 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Ashurst EJ, Jones RB, Williamson GR, Emmens T & Perry J 2012 'Collaborative learning about e-health for mental health professionals and service users in a structured anonymous online short course: pilot study' BMC Med Educ 12, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Williamson GR 2012 'Response to Henderson (2011) Commentary on Williamson GR, Callaghan L, Whittlesea E & Heath V (2011) Improving student support using placement development teams: staff and student perceptions. Journal of Clinical Nursing20, 1502-1503' Journal of Clinical Nursing 21, (1-2) 295-296 , DOI
Williamson GR, Callaghan L, Whittlesea E, Mutton L & Heath V 2011 'Placement Development Teams and interprofessional education with healthcare students' J Clin Nurs 20, (15-16) 2305-2314 Author Site , DOI
Sheaves B, Jones RB, Williamson GR & Chauhan R 2011 'Phase 1 pilot study of e-mail support for people with long term conditions using the Internet' BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 11, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Hitchen S, Watkins M, Williamson GR, Ambury S, Bemrose G, Cook D & Taylor M 2011 'Lone voices have an emotional content: focussing on mental health service user and carer involvement' International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance 24, (2) 164-177 , DOI
Williamson GR, Callaghan L, Whittlesea E, Mutton L & Heath V 2011 'Longitudinal evaluation of the impact of placement development teams on student support in clinical practice' Open Nurs J 5, 14-23 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Heath VA, Williamson GR, Callaghan L, Whittlesea E & Mutton L 2011 'Longitudinal Evaluation of the Impact of Placement Development Teams on Student Support in Clinical Practice' The Open Nursing Journal 14-23
Williamson GR, Callaghan L, Whittlesea E & Heath V 2010 'Improving student support using Placement Development Teams: staff and student perceptions' J Clin Nurs 20, (5-6) 828-836 Author Site , DOI
Murray SC & Williamson GR 2009 'Managing capacity issues in clinical placements for pre-registration nurses' JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING 18, (22) 3146-3154 Author Site , DOI
Sloman M & Williamson GR 2009 'Thrombolysis administration by nurses: An evolving UK evidence base?' International Emergency Nursing 17, (4) 193-202 , DOI
Williamson GR, Maramba I, Jones RB & Morris J 2009 'Undergraduate Nurses’ and Midwives’ Participation and Satisfaction with Live Interactive Webcasts' The Open Nursing Journal 3, 1-9 Author Site PEARL
Williamson G, Maramba I, Jones R & Morris JM 2009 'Undergraduate nurses’ and midwives’ participation and satisfaction with live interactive webcasts' The Open Nursing Journal 3, 1-9 PEARL
Williamson GR, Heath V, Ballantyne L, Callaghan L, Webster D & Hunter C 2008 'Improving student support in professional placement learning: findings from the South west peninsula pilot of a new english national placement quality assurance and enhancement process' Open Nurs J 2, 21-27 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Dodds S & Williamson G 2007 'Nurse-led arterial blood gas sampling for patients' Nurs Times 103, (8) 44-45 Author Site
Williamson GR 2007 '100 years old: 24 Australian centenarians tell their stories' Journal of Advanced Nursing 57, (5) 561-561
Williamson GR 2007 'Making sense of research. An introduction for health and social care practitioners, 3rd edition' Journal of Advanced Nursing 59, (3) 317-317
Dodds S & Williamson G 2007 'Nurse-Led Arterial blood gas sampling for patients requiring Long Term Oxygen Therapy' Nursing Times Respiratory Supplement 103, (44)
Collinson S, Withers N & Williamson G 2007 'Patient Satisfaction Audit of a Nurse-Led Lung Cancer Follow-Up Clinic' Cancer Nursing Practice 6, (8) 31-35
Williamson GR 2006 'A view from the head end. Medical cartoons to ease the pain' Journal of Advanced Nursing 54, (6) 763-763
Williamson GR, Webb C, belson-Mitchell N & Cooper S 2006 'Change on the horizon: issues and concerns of neophyte advanced healthcare practitioners' Journal of Clinical Nursing 15, (9) 1091-1098
Williamson GR 2006 'Doing action research in your own organization, 2nd editon' Journal of Advanced Nursing 54, (2) 253-253
Dodds S, Chamberlain C & Williamson G 2006 'Modernising Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease admissions to improve patient care: local outcomes from implementing the Ideal Design of Emergency Access project' Accident and Emergency Nursing 14, 141-147
Jones R, Rogers R, Roberts J, Callaghan L, Lindsey L, Campbell J, Thorogood M, Wright G, Gaunt N 2005 'What is eHealth (5): a research agenda for eHealth through stakeholder consultation and policy context review' J Med Internet Res 7, (5) Author Site , DOI
Williamson GR 2005 'What makes a good book review?' Journal of Advanced Nursing 50, (2) 119-119 , DOI
Williamson GR 2005 'Illustrating triangulation in mixed-methods nursing research' Nurse Res 12, (4) 7-18 Author Site
Williamson G 2005 'Illustrating triangulation in nursing research' Nurse Researcher 12, (4) 7-18
Hutchings A, Williamson GR & Humphreys A 2005 'Supporting learners in clinical practice: capacity issues' Journal of Clinical Nursing 14, (8) 945-955
Jones R, Rogers R, Roberts J, Callaghan L, Lindsey L, Campbell J, Thorogood M, Wright G, Gaunt N 2005 'What is eHealth (5): A research agenda for eHealth through stakeholder consultation and policy context review' JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH 7, (5) 7-16 Author Site , DOI
Jones R, Rogers R, Roberts J, Callaghan L, Lindsey L, Campbell J, Thorogood M, Wright G, Gaunt N, et. al 2005 'What is eHealth (5): A research agenda for eHealth through stakeholder consultation and policy context review' Journal of Medical Internet Research 7, (5) 7-16
Watson R 2004 'JAN FORUM Your responses and letters' Journal of Advanced Nursing 46, (2) 220-221 , DOI
Williamson GR, Webb C & Abelson-Mitchell N 2004 'Developing Lecturer Practitioner roles using action research' Journal of Advanced Nursing 47, (2) 153-164
Williamson GR 2004 'Lecturer practitioners in UK nursing and midwifery: what is the evidence? A systematic review of the research literature' Journal of Clinical Nursing 13, (7) 787-795
Williamson GR 2004 ''Misrepresenting random sampling? A systematic review of research papers' by G.R. Williamson (2003) Journal of Advanced Nursing 44, 278-288 - A reply to Watson's and Cowman and Conroy's critiques' Journal of Advanced Nursing 46, (2) 222-223
Swain J, Pufahl E & Williamson GR 2003 'Do they practise what we teach? A survey of manual handling practice amongst student nurses' Journal of Clinical Nursing 12, (2) 297-306
Williamson GR & Prosser S 2003 'Illustrating the ethical dimensions of action research' Nurse Researcher 10, (2) 38-49 , DOI
Williamson GR 2003 'Misrepresenting random sampling? A systematic review of research papers in the Journal of Advanced Nursing' Journal of Advanced Nursing 44, (3) 278-288
Williamson GR 2002 'A handbook for action research in health and social care' Journal of Clinical Nursing 11, (6) 848-848
Williamson GR & Prosser S 2002 'Action research: politics, ethics and participation' Journal of Advanced Nursing 40, (5) 587-593
Prosser S & Williamson G 2002 'Illustrating the ethical dimensions of action research' Nurse Researcher 10, (2) 38-49
Williamson G 2001 'Does nursing need an ethical code for research?' NT Research 6, (4) 785-789
Williamson GR & Webb C 2001 'Supporting students in practice' Journal of Clinical Nursing 10, (2) 284-292
Williamson GR 1999 'Multiple attempts to stop smoking, even with relapses, reduced loss of pulmonary function' Evidence-Based Nursing 2, (3) 90-90 , DOI
Williamson GR & Dodds S 1999 'The effectiveness of a group approach to clinical supervision in reducing stress: a review of the literature' J Clin Nurs 8, (4) 338-344 Author Site
Williamson GR 1999 'Teaching sociology to nurses: exploring the debate' J Clin Nurs 8, (3) 269-274 Author Site
Eick SA, Williamson GR & Heath V 0 'A systematic review of placement-related attrition in nurse education' International Journal of Nursing Studies 49, (10) 1299-1309 , DOI
Books
Williamson GR & Whittaker A 2017 Succeeding in Literature Reviews and Research Project Plans for Nursing Students. Learning Matters Limited
Williamson GR & Whittaker A 2014 Succeeding in Literature Reviews and Research Project Plans for Nursing Students. Learning Matters
Williamson G, Bellman L & Webster J 2011 Action Research in Nursing and Healthcare. Sage Publications Limited
Williamson GR & Whittaker A 2011 Succeeding in Research Project Plans and Literature Reviews for Nursing Students. Learning Matters
Williamson G, Jenkinson T & Proctor-childs T 2010 Contexts of Contemporary Nursing. Learning Matters
Williamson G, Jenkinson T & Proctor-Childs T 2008 Nursing in Contemporary Healthcare Practice.
Chapters
Williamson G 0 'Stroke Resources for Professionals, Patients and Carers' Acute Stroke Nursing Wiley-Blackwell 331-341 , DOI
Conference Papers
Chamberlain C, Williamson GR, Knight B, Daley M & Halpin DM 2013 'P76 Investigating women's experiences of asthma care in pregnacy: a qualitative study' BMJ A109.3-A110 , DOI
Callaghan LE, Whittlesea E & Williamson GR 2009 'Student support on placement: The student experience and staff perceptions of the implementation of Placement Development Teams' Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff, Wales 24/03/2009 27/03/2009
Callaghan LE 2008 'Nurse Education Tomorrow: Education in Healthcare' Whittlesea E; Williamson GR Education in Health Care International Conference Churchill College, Cambridge 01/09/2008 04/09/2008
Other Publications
Williamson GR 0 CLEI-19 Excel data file FINAL. 0 0 PEARL
Williamson GR 0 CLIP SR SPSS data file and output k alpha. 0 0 PEARL

Other academic activities

Placement Development team Academic Lead. RD&E Foundation NHS Trust


Chair, University of Plymouth Faculty of Health and Human Sciences student research ethics committee. Until Dec 2016

University Senate member. 2016-2017

Nursing Times National Awards 2006 Finalist as part of RD&E Respiratory Development Forum clinical team in the category Cancer Services, for nurse led clinics in cancer care

Links

ARTERIAL BLOOD GAS SAMPLING and  NON INVASIVE VENTILATION E-LEARNING RESOURCES

http://www.rdehospital.nhs.uk/patients/services/e-learning/e-learning.html