Dr Lynne Williams

Head of School / Reader in Healthcare Sciences, Additional Duties

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With over 30 years’ experience in nursing practice, research and education, my current role is Reader and School Director for Enterprise/Engagement, School of Health Sciences, Bangor University. Key interests are implementation research and realist methodology. My PhD study was in Nursing (The role of Intermediaries to Promote Best Practice in Infection Prevention -a Realist Evaluation). I am a member of RCBC Wales Alumni, IPONS, and was awarded the status of HEA Principal Fellow in 2015.

I am panel member for HCRW PhD Health Studentship Committee, and member of RCN Nurse of the Year alumni.

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    'Function First - Be Active, Stay Independent' - Promoting physical activity and physical function in people with long-term conditions by primary care: A protocol for a realist synthesis with embedded co-production and co-design.

    Law, R-J., Williams, L., Langley, J., Burton, C., Hall, B., Hiscock, J., Morrison, V., Lemmey, A., Partridge, R., Lovell-Smith, C., Gallanders, J. & Williams, N., 9 Feb 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 2, e035686.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    Accessing clinical supervision.

    Williams, L., 14 Feb 2006, In : Nursing Times. 102, 7, p. 64-65

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Published

    An evaluation of an Infection Prevention Link Nurse Programme in Community Hospitals and development of an implementation model

    Williams, L., Cooper, T., Bradford, L., Cooledge, B., Elner, F., Fisher, D., Huws, J. C., Jones, L., Morris, S., Rowe, N., Sengwe, R., Roberts, C., Roberts, K., Wright, J. & Owen Griffiths, H., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Infection Prevention. 20, 1, p. 37-45

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    Arts-based palliative care training, education and staff development: A scoping review

    Turton, B., Williams, S., Burton, C. & Williams, L., 2017, In : Palliative Medicine.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. E-pub ahead of print

    Brief smoking cessation in acute Welsh hospitals: a realist approach

    Davies, S., Burton, C., Williams, L. & Tinkler, A., 15 Mar 2019, In : Health Promotion International. 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    Bringing critical realism to Nursing Practice: Roy Bhaskar's Contribution

    Williams, L., Rycroft-Malone, J. & Burton, C., 6 Jul 2016, In : Nursing Philosophy.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    Collective action for implementation: a realist evaluation of organisational collaboration in healthcare

    Rycroft-Malone, J., Burton, C. R., Wilkinson, J., Harvey, G., McCormack, B., Baker, R., Dopson, S., Graham, I. D., Staniszewska, S., Thompson, C., Ariss, S., Melville-Richards, L. A. & Williams, L., 9 Feb 2016, In : Implementation Science. 11, 17

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    Collective action for knowledge mobilisation: a realist evaluation of the Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care

    Rycroft-Malone, J., Burton, C. R., Wilkinson, J. E., Harvey, G., McCormack, B., Baker, R., Dopson, S., Graham, I., Staniszewska, S., Thompson, C., Ariss, S., Melville-Richards, L. A. & Williams, L., 1 Dec 2015, In : Health Services and Delivery Research. 3, 44

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Published

    Commentary: Is it possible to bring the emancipatory practice development and evidence-based practice agendas together in nursing and midwifery?

    Roberts, D. & Williams, L., 30 May 2017, In : International Practice Development Journal. 7, 1, 13.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published

    Exploring the use of Soft Systems Methodology with realist approaches: A novel way to map programme complexity and develop and refine programme theory

    Dalkin, S., Lhussier, M., Williams, L., Burton, C. & Rycroft-Malone, J., Jan 2018, In : Evaluation. 24, 1, p. 84-97

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Published

    Fundamentals of Care –Behind the Image

    Williams, L., 1 Jan 2014, In : Clinical Times. 2, 2, p. 3

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Published

    How and why does capitation affect General Dental Practitioner behaviour? A Rapid Realist Review

    Lloyd- Godwin, T., Brocklehurst, P., Williams, L. & Hall, H., Oct 2018, In : British Journal of Health Care Management. 24, 10, p. 505-513

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Published

    How can the clinical supervisor role be facilitated in nursing: a phenomenological exploration.

    Williams, L. & Irvine, F., 1 May 2009, In : Journal of Nursing Management. 17, 4, p. 474-483

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Published

    Implementation and trial evidence: A plea for fore-thought

    Brocklehurst, P., Williams, L., Burton, C., Goodwin, T. & Rycroft-Malone, J., 10 Mar 2017, In : British Dental Journal. 222, p. 331-335

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Published

    Implementing best practice in infection prevention and control: A realist evaluation of the role of intermediaries

    Williams, L., Rycroft-Malone, J. & Burton, C., Aug 2016, In : International Journal of Nursing Studies. 60, p. 156-167

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Published

    Improving Skills and Care Standards in the Support Workforce for Older People: A Realist Synthesis of Workforce Development Interventions

    Williams, L., Rycroft-Malone, J., Burton, C., Edwards, S., Fisher, D., Hall, H., McCormack, B., Nutley, S., Seddon, D. & Williams, R., 30 Apr 2016, In : Health Services and Delivery Research. 4.12

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Published

    Improving skills and care standards in the support workforce for older people: a realist review

    Rycroft-Malone, J., Burton, C. R., Hall, B., McCormack, B., Nutley, S., Seddon, D. & Williams, L., 30 May 2014, In : BMJ Open. 2014, 4, p. e005356

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Published

    Improving skills and care standards in the support workforce for older people: a realist synthesis of workforce development interventions

    Williams, L., Rycroft-Malone, J., Burton, C. R., Edwards, S., Fisher, D., Hall, B., McCormack, B., Nutley, S. M., Seddon, D. & Williams, R., 31 Jul 2016, In : BMJ Open. 6, 8

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Published

    Making jobshares work for everyone.

    Williams, L., 22 Nov 2005, In : Nursing Times. 101, 47, p. 72-73

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Published

    Managers' use of nursing workforce planning and deployment technologies: protocol for a realist synthesis of implementation and impact.

    Burton, C., Rycroft-Malone, J., Williams, L., Davies, S., Hall, H., McBride, A., Rowlands, A-M. & Jones, A., 26 Aug 2016, In : BMJ Open. 6, 8, 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Published

    NHS managers' use of nursing workforce planning and deployment technologies: a realist synthesis

    Burton, C., Rycroft-Malone, J., Williams, L., Davies, S., McBride, A., Hall, B., Rowlands, A-M., Jones, A., Fisher, D., Jones, M. & Caulfield, M., 15 Nov 2018, In : Health Services and Delivery Research. 6, 36

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Published

    Strategies to prevent oral disease in dependent older people

    Brocklehurst, P., Williams, L., Hoare, Z., Goodwin, T., McKenna, G., Tsakos, G., Chestnutt, I., Pretty, I., Wassell, R., Jerkovic-Cosic, K., Hayes, M., Watt, R. & Burton, C., 26 Oct 2016, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016, 10, CD012402.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Published

    Ten ways to study success.

    Williams, L., 12 Sep 2006, In : Nursing Times. 102, 37, p. 24-25

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Published

    The development and theoretical application of an implementation framework for dialectical behaviour therapy: a critical literature review

    Toms, G., Williams, L., Rycroft-Malone, J., Swales, M. & Feigenbaum, J., 12 Feb 2019, In : Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation. 6, 2, 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Understanding how and why de-implementation works in health and care: research protocol for a realist synthesis of evidence

    Burton, C., Williams, L., Bucknall, T., Edwards, S., Fisher, D., Hall, B., Harris, G., Jones, P., Makin, M., McBride, A., Meacock, R., Parkinson, J., Rycroft-Malone, J. & Waring, J., 5 Aug 2019, In : Systematic Reviews. 8, 1, 194.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Published

    Using the critical incident technique to explore student nurses' perceptions of language awareness.

    Irvine, F., Roberts, G., Tranter, S., Williams, L. & Jones, P., 1 Jan 2008, In : Nurse Education Today. 28, 1, p. 39-47

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. Published

    What works: a realist evaluation case study of intermediaries in infection control practice

    Williams, L., Burton, C. R. & Rycroft-Malone, J., 5 Jul 2012, In : Journal of Advanced Nursing. 69, 4, p. 915-926

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. Paper › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  31. Published

    A Realistic Evaluation of Intermediaries in Infection Control Practice: Investigating and Understanding Context

    Williams, L., Rycroft-Malone, J. & Burton, C. R., 10 Jun 2010.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  32. Published

    A realist evaluation of intermediaries' role in implementing best practice in infection and control

    Williams, L., Burton, C. R. & Rycroft-Malone, J., 9 Sep 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  33. Published

    Facilitating evidence-based practice in ear irrigation for district nurses.

    Williams, L., 1 Jan 2004.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  34. Published

    From here to Realism: Choosing realist methodology for your PhD study

    Jones, P., Williams, L., Burton, C. R. & Rycroft-Malone, J., 27 Oct 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  35. Published

    From rhetoric to reality: stakeholders’ involvement in realist synthesis

    Burton, C. R., Rycroft-Malone, J., Hall, H. E., McCormack, B., Nutley, S., Seddon, D. & Williams, L., 27 Oct 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  36. Published

    Improving skills and care standards for the support workforce in health and social care services for older people: a realist synthesis of evidence

    Rycroft-Malone, J., Burton, C. R., McCormack, B., Nutley, S., Seddon, D. & Williams, L., 30 Mar 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  37. Published

    Improving skills and care standards in the support workforce: a realist synthesis of workforce development interventions

    Seddon, D., Rycroft-Malone, J., Burton, C. R., Williams, L., Edwards, S., Fisher, D., Hall, H. E., McCormack, B., Nutley, S. & Seddon, D. W., 9 Sep 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  38. Published

    Language Awareness in Healthcare: Perceptions of Student Nurses.

    Irvine, F., Roberts, G., Jones, P., Tranter, S. & Williams, L., 1 Jan 2005.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  39. Published

    Language awareness in healthcare: a comparison of the perceptions of student nurses and older people

    Roberts, G., Irvine, F., Jones, P., Tranter, S. & Williams, L., 1 Jan 2006.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  40. Published

    Language awareness in healthcare: perceptions of student nurses.

    Irvine, F., Roberts, G., Jones, P., Tranter, S. & Williams, L., 1 Jan 2006.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  41. Published

    Surveillance and the looking glass: a Foucaldian perspective on changing behaviours to promote best practice in nursing

    Williams, L., Rycroft-Malone, J. & Burton, C. R., 8 Sep 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  42. Published

    The Future for Nursing Leadership: rethinking what works at the core of primary and community nursing

    Williams, L., Burton, C. R. & Rycroft-Malone, J., 5 Nov 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  43. Published

    Using Realist Synthesis to Review the Literature in Infection Control: A Welcome Approach for the Real World of Nursing?

    Williams, L., Rycroft-Malone, J. & Burton, C. R., 11 May 2010.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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    Using realist synthesis to review the literature in infection control: A welcome approach for the real world of nursing?

    Williams, L., Burton, C. & Rycroft-Malone, J., 12 May 2010.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  45. Published

    Watching me, watching you: interpreting findings from a realist evaluation study

    Williams, L., Rycroft-Malone, J. & Burton, C. R., 27 Oct 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  46. Published

    What Worked? A Realist Evaluation of Intermediaries in Infection Prevention and Control

    Williams, L., Rycroft-Malone, J. & Burton, C. R., 20 Apr 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  47. Published

    Working together; an educational initiative for social care staff.

    Williams, L., 1 Jan 2005.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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    “Going Fishing! Uncovering Mechanisms in a Realistic Evaluation Study”

    Williams, L., Rycroft-Malone, J. & Burton, C. R., 14 Jun 2011.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  49. Paper › Research › Peer-reviewed
  50. Published

    How to design implementation into your trial from the outset

    Brocklehurst, P., Rycroft-Malone, J., Burton, C., Bower, P., Treweek, S. & Williams, L., 10 May 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  51. Poster › Research › Not peer-reviewed
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  53. Article › Research
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    New Welsh link nurse programme on infection prevention

    Williams, L., 16 Jan 2017, Nursing Times.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle