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    Professor Anne Williams
    BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, RN

    Professor of Health Research

    About me

    I am a nurse researcher with nearly 30 years’ experience researching healthcare issues within Western Australia (WA). I am the Professor of Health Research and Nursing Research Lead in the Discipline of Nursing, College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education (SHEE). I am an Adjunct Professor with the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Edith Cowan University and University of Notre Dame, Australia. I maintain links with the acute care hospital setting currently consulting to the Centre for Nursing Research Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospital Group,  and Solaris Cancer Care.

    I have an extensive research portfolio in the area of nursing in the acute care hospital setting. My main interests are patient experience (especially in relation to chronic health conditions), nursing staff wellbeing, psychosocial care, pain management, end-of-life-care, and evidence translation.

    I have led multidisciplinary teams on various health related research projects, at different healthcare sites, from development to publication. These projects have included category one funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) and the Australian Research Council (ARC). Building collaborative research teams is one of my strengths, and this includes the mentoring of junior staff to enable them to become independent researchers.

    Locally, I have been a leader of health in WA for many years and been involved with a number of organisations. Currently I provide leadership through my involvement with the the Raine Clinical Research Fellowship Advisory Panel, and the Solaris Cancer Care Collaborative Research team (Co-Chair).

    Nationally, I also have leadership roles, for example in 2016/7 I was the Nursing Representative for the Australian College of Nursing on the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Hospital Patient Experience Expert Advisory Group. I am currently a member of the Cancer Nurse Society Australia Professorial Advisory Council and the Scientific Chair for the inaugural symposium for the Council of Dean of Nursing and Midwifery (Australia & New Zealand) which is being held on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland in March 2020.

    I developed a substantive theory relating to the experience of hospitalized patients for my PhD in 2003 (for which I received the chancellors’ commendation), and in my post-doctoral work (funded by the National Health & Medical Research Council) I developed a research instrument: “Patient Evaluation of Emotional Care experienced during Hospitalisation” (PEECH). The PEECH is now being used in various studies throughout the world. I have recently developed and tested a new research instrument: “Patient Evaluation of Emotional Comfort Experienced” (PEECE).

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    Teaching area

    My teaching areas are primarily at the postgraduate level, where I supervise nursing and midwifery PhD and Masters by research students.

     

    Research areas

    My key research areas relate to nursing in the acute care hospital setting, specifically:

    • Patient experience (especially in relation to chronic disease)
    • Nursing staff wellbeing
    • Psychosocial healthcare
    • Pain management
    • End-of-life care
    • Evidence translation

    I have skills in both qualitative and quantitative research methods particularly:

    • Grounded Theory
    • Action Research
    • Instrument Development

     

    Current projects

    Measuring levels of empowerment and distress in patients with a diagnosis of cancer. Williams, A.M., Bulsara, C., Bennett, K., Fournier, C., Furzer, B., Gibson, C., Halkett, G., Joske, D., Walker, D., O’Connor, M., Slatyer, S., & Williams, P. Funding: Murdoch University & Solaris Cancer Care.

    Student perception of Virtual Simulation product (vSim Medical Surgical). Harjai, P.,       Andrus, P., Dugmore, H., Buchanana, M., Norton, C., Williams, A.M. Funding: Murdoch University.

    Second year student nurses’ experience of novel clinical practice simulation teaching strategy. Norton, C., Andrus, P., Dugmore, H., Buchanan, M., Harjai, P., Williams, A.M. Funding: Murdoch University.          

    Perspectives of primary school teachers regarding managing children with ADHD. Williams, N.J., Whitely, M., Sanders, J., Gostelow, C., Williams, A.M.. School of Health Professions Small Grant Scheme, Murdoch University ($16,117).

    Implementing and evaluating a wellbeing educational workshop for cancer nurses in Western Australia: A pilot study. Williams, A.M., Allen, E., Williams, N.J. Morrison, P., Stomski, N., Buchanan, G. Slatyer, S., Petterson, A., Monterosso, M. Towell-Barnard, A.,Twigg, D., Cope,  Maben, J. Funding: Cancer Council Western Australia ($23,762.695).

    Awards and grants

    Grants

    2018 Perspectives of primary school teachers regarding managing children with ADHD. Williams, N.J., Whitely, M., Sanders, J., Gostelow, C., Williams, A.M.. School of Health Professions Small Grant Scheme, Murdoch University ($16,117).

    2017 Implementing and evaluating a wellbeing educational workshop for cancer nursesin Western Australia: A pilot study. Williams, A.M., Allen, E., Williams, N.J.,Morrison, P., Stomski, N., Buchanan, G. Slatyer, S., Petterson, A., Monterosso, L.,Towell-Barnard, A.,Twigg, D., Cope,  Maben, J. Funding: Cancer Council Western Australia ($23,762.695).

    2016 The application of evidence based practice in an acute care hospital setting in Perth, Western Australia: A grounded theory study of the perspective of nurses. Baker, M., Williams, AM, & Pugh, J. WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust ($9,160).

    2016 Developing a best practice community nursing model of neurological care for metropolitan Perth, Western Australia. Williams, A.M, Bentley, B., & Monterosso, L., Neurological Council of Western Australia ($270,000).

    2015 Evaluating the sustainability of a Pain Resource Nurse program in an Australian public hospital five years post implementation. Williams, AM, Slatyer, S., Goucke, R., Toye, C., Jennings, D., McCullough, K., Clarke, P., Stomski, N., & Allen, E. Murdoch University ($28,667).

    2015 Developing a wellbeing educational program for cancer nurses. Williams, AM, Williams, NJ, Slatyer, S., Monterosso, L., Petterson, A., Morrison, P., Ebert, A.,  Twigg, D., Towell, A. & Whale, K. Murdoch University ($14,883), Princess Margaret Hospital ($5,000).

    2015 Cancer patients’ experience and outcomes related to complementary health choices: a feasibility study-Phase 2. Williams, AM, Bulsara, C., Joske, D., Petterson, A., Stomski, N., Myers, H., Bennett, K., Phillips, M., Furzer, B.,  Musiello, T., & Miller, L., Murdoch University ($67,298.40).

    2013. The impact of fitness levels and leisure-time exercise patterns on the risk of occupational musculoskeletal disorders among new graduate Registered Nurses in Western Australia. Pugh,J, Blazevich, AJ, Williams, AM, Bahn, S, Giles, M, Gelder, L, & Cormack, K. Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust ($9,611).

    2012. The development of safe practice guidelines for the use of Reflexology in an outpatient chemotherapy clinic.  Petterson, AS, Williams, AM, Joske, D, & McCullough, K. Private, Deceased Estate (Dr Jean Murray-Jones) administered by SolarisCare Foundation ($35,498).

    2012. Evaluating the impact of a dedicated patient/family care room on multidisciplinary staff who care for dying patients and their families in an acute care oncology ward. Slatyer, S., Williams, AM, Proctor, K., Hewett, L. & Wilkinson, A. Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit ($19,860).

    2012. Exploring the experiences and knowledge of patients using oral chemotherapy for cancer. Foster, M., Fyfe, K., & Williams, AM. Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit ($19,805).

    2012. Biobanking: Developing the process of consent to donate tissue samples for research purposes. Williams, A.M., Allen, J., Zeps, J. Bulsara, C., Monterosso, L. ECU  Industry Collaboration Grant ($30,000) & St John of God Hospital Subiaco ($19,124).

    2011. The impact of metallic or non-metallic deodorant on skin reaction during breast radiation: a randomised controlled trial. Lewis, L., Athifa, M., Carson, S., Bremner,  A., Williams, AM. Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Research Fund ($18, 637) and Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust ($18,637).

    2011. Exploring experiences of chronic back pain in adults mediated by the Feldenkrais method. Pugh, J &Williams, AM. Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust ($2,484).

    2011. Developing and testing an instrument to measure Emotional Comfort. Williams, AM, Petterson, A., Bulsara, C., Bennett, K., Joske, D., &, Musiello, T., Lester,  L. SolarisCare Foundation ($20,000).

    2011-2014. The impact of adding nursing support workers (Assistants in Nursing) to patient, nurse and system (ward) level outcomes.  Duffield, C., Twigg, D., Williams, A.M., Roche, M., Stoddart, C., Davis, S., Clarke, S. Australian Research Council Linkage Grant ($300, 000) with Department of Health, Western Australia ($121,002), & Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital ($16,500).

    2011. Evaluating the feasibility and impact of implementing ward-based Patient Safety Teams to improve patient outcome. Williams, AM, Davis, S., Twigg, D., Slatyer, S., Smith, G., Miller, S. Centre for Nursing Research, Innovation and Quality Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital ($20,000), Research Advisory Committee, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital ($22,599).

    2010. Evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention for recently bereaved men: The men in the kitchen project.. Petterson, A., McConigley, R., Miller, L., Williams, AM., Joske, D. Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit ($19,849).

    2010. The impact of metallic or non-metallic deodorant on skin reaction during breast radiation: a randomised controlled trial. Lewis, L., Athifa, M., Carson, S., Bremner, A., Williams, AM. Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit ($19, 740).

    2010. Attitudes and opinions of cancer patients to tissues Biobanking. Pienaar, C., Williams, AM, Allen, J., Zeps, N. Bellberry Limited, PhD Scholarship ($5,789.04).

    2009. Pilot project to test the feasibility of measuring quality of life at the end of life of dying patients in the acute care hospital setting. Wilkinson, A., Williams, AM, Bridge, D, & Walker, H. WA Cancer & Palliative Care Network. ($11,736).

    2009. Discharging older adults from an Acute Assessment Unit: Evaluating a discharge planning pathway. Toye, C., Williams, A.M., Williamson, J., Slatyer, S., Whitty, D. Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Research Grant ($60,540).

    2009. Further psychometric testing of an instrument to measure emotional care in  hospital. Williams, A.M, Toye, C., Joske, D., Hyde, S. Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Research Grant ($29,344.35).

    2008-2009. Preparing family caregivers for palliative care support, discharge and care planning options. Hudson P, Trauer T, Lobb E, Williams A.M., Kristjanson LJ, Quinn K, Summers M, Auret K. NHMRC Palliative Care Research Grant ($219,810).

    2008-2009. The contribution of integrative therapies to the comfort of patients with cancer. Williams, AM, Joske, D.,Steed, L., Bulsara, C., Nowak, A., Oliver, D ($10,000, Department of Health WA & SolarisCare Foundation).

    2008-2011. Curtin University of Technology, Strategic Research Grants Scheme. Williams A. Jiwa M, Oldham L, Halkett G, O’Connor M. ($613,000).

    2007-2008. Evaluating the feasibility and effect of using a hospital wide coordinated approach to introduce evidence-based changes for pain management. Williams, A.M., Oldham, L., Toye, C. (Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital & St John of God Hospital, Subiaco) ($59,998).

    2005-2006. Development and testing of an implementation strategy for the Australian Pain Society’s residential aged care pain management guidelines.  Goucke, R., Kristjanson, L.J, Toye, C., Bruce, D., Williams, A.M., Scherer, S., Gibson, S., Abbey, J., Sullivan, K. Australian Government Department of Health & Aging ($113,076).

    2005-2006. Optimising the emotional comfort of hospitalised patients: Exploring the feasibility and effect of a coordinated approach to psychosocial care. Williams, A.M., Kristjanson, L.J, Jessup, J., Ransom, D. & Terry, S. ECU Industry Collaboration Scheme & St. John of God Health Care, Subiaco, ($79, 431).

    2004-2005. Discharge planning for oncology/haematology patients. Oldham, L., Sprague, C., Williams, A., Cooper, E., Tandon, A. ECU Industry Collaboration Scheme & Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, ($25,277).

    2004-2005. Using action research as a model of research utilsation to improve pain assessment and management. Williams, A.M., Griffiths, G., Goucke, R., Oldham,L., & Kristjanson, L. ECU Industry Collaboration Scheme & Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital ($31,758).

    2004-2007. The development and testing of an instrument to measure the personal control and associated emotional comfort needs of hospitalised patients. Williams, A.M. & Kristjanson, L.J. National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Clinical Research Fellowship ($259,000).

    2003. Pain project. Goucke, R., Williams, A.M., Davis, S., Fairclough, D., Griffiths, G., Hellier, L., Keen, N., Kristjanson, L., Oldham, L., Roberts, L., Singh, M., Stiberc, J., Tandon, A. National Institute of Clinical Studies (NICS).

    2003-2004. Exploring the experiences of persons who have donated a kidney. Williams, A.M., O’Driscoll, C., Elmes, R., Luxton, G., Mitchell, A. & Kristjanson, L.J. ECU Industry Collaboration Scheme & Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, ($21,460).

    2003-2004. A pain education program for prostate cancer patients and their family carers: A feasibility study. Oldham, L, Kristjanson, LJ, Williams, A.M., Spry, N. ECU – Early Career Grant Scheme. ($14,127).

    2003-2004. An exploration into the impact of patient characteristics and aspects of the hospital environment on the feelings of personal control experienced by hospitalised patients. Williams, A.M. & Kristjanson, L.J. ECU Faculty Small Grant, ($4,743).

    1998-2000. The contribution of therapeutic interpersonal interactions to the comfort of hospitalised patients. A grounded theory study of the patient’s perspective. Williams, A.M. Australian Postgraduate Award with Stipend (APAWS), ($31,776). Administered by Curtin University of Technology, WA.

    1997. The contribution of therapeutic interpersonal interactions to the comfort of hospitalised patients. A grounded theory study of the patient’s perspective. The Olive Anstey Nursing Fund Incorporated, ($4,000). Williams, A.M.

    Awards

    2015 Carson, S., Lewis, L., Bydder, S., Athifa, M., Williams, A.M., Bremner, A. “Evaluating the effect of aluminum containing and non-aluminum containing deodorants on axillary skin toxicity during radiotherapy for breast cancer: a three-armed randomized controlled trial.” Best Clinical Research Paper Award, Cancer Nursing Society Australia, Winter Congress, Perth.

    2008. New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support Award. Department of Health, Western Australia, Williams, A.M. ($10,000).

    2006. National Institute of Clinical Studies, Evidence into Action Prize awarded for paper, “Using Action Research as a Model of Research Utilisation to Improve Pain  Assessment and Management” presented by Anne Williams and Sue Slatyer at the  Royal College of Nursing Annual Conference, July, 2006.

    2006. Finalist for Nurse/Midwife Researcher of the Year. Nurses’ Board of Western Australia.

    2004. Award for Excellence for Outstanding Research Supervision. Postgraduate and Honours Student Association, Edith  Cowan University.

    2003. Chancellor Commendation for PhD thesis, “The contribution of therapeutic interpersonal interactions to the comfort of hospitalised patients. A grounded theory study of the patient’s perspective”.

    Events and speaking engagements

    Invited speaker presentations (selected presentations past 5 years only)

    Williams, A.M. (November 2018). Stress, resilience, and wellbeing. The Tea Room or the Cornoner’s Court Study Day, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA.

    Williams, A.M. (October 2018). “Is Laughter Yoga good for staff wellbeing? Come and give it a try!” Research Week, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA.

     

    Williams, A.M. (August 2018). Advanced roles in cancer care panel. Advanced Cancer Study Day, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA.

    Williams, A.M. (August 2018). Stress, resilience and wellbeing in health professionals. WA Childhood Cancer Conference, Kids Cancer Support Group, Cottesloe, WA.

    Williams, A.M. (August 2018). Insights from a feasibility study into cancer patients’ choice and use of complementary therapies. Complementary Medicine and Therapies, Their Roles (Fact vs Fiction). Palliative & Supportive Care & WACOG, Cancer Council Symposium, University of Western Australia. Oral and poster presentation. 

    Williams, A.M. (April, 2018). Developing a wellbeing research and education program for cancer nurses using small grants. School of Health Professions, Murdoch University.

     

    Williams, A.M. (January 2018). Stress, resilience, and wellbeing. The Tea Room or the Cornoner’s Court Study Day, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA

    Williams, A.M. (October, 2017). Stress, resilience, and wellbeing. The Tea Room or the Cornoner’s Court Study Day, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA

    Williams, A.M & Wei, R. Qualitative and quantitative research (November 2017). WA Palliative Care Research Collaborative Meeting, Cancer Council, Shenton Park.

    Williams, A.M. (October, 2017). Stress, burnout and resilience. The Tea Room or the Cornoner’s Court Study Day, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA

    Williams, A.M. (Aug, 2017). Partnership research project with the Neurological Council WA. Murdoch University Mandurah Awards Ceremony.

    Williams, A.M. (July 2017). Laughter Therapy. NUR239 Students: Murdoch University Perth campus.

    Williams, A.M. (July 2017). Laughter Therapy. NUR239 Students: Murdoch University Mandurah campus.

    Williams, A.M. & Allen, E. (July, 2017). Early insights from a feasibility study into patients’ choices and experience of using complementary therapies. Integrative Oncology Symposium: Pathways to Wellness and Survivorship. Western Australian Clinical Oncology Group, University of Western Australia.

    Williams, A.M. (July, 2017). Stress, burnout and resilience. The Tea Room or the Cornoner’s Court Study Day, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA

    Williams, A.M. (April, 2017). Stress, burnout and resilience. Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

    Williams, A.M. (Feb, 2017). Stress, burnout and resilience. The Tea Room or the Cornoner’s Court Study Day, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA

    Williams, A.M. (Oct, 2016). Stress and burnout in nursing: Understanding, preventing and managing. Time to Lead Day 1, Nursing Study Day, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA.

    Williams, A.M. (Aug, 2016). Stress and burnout in nursing: Understanding, preventing and managing. Time to Lead Day 1, Nursing Study Day, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA.

    Williams, A.M. (May, 2016). Stress and burnout in nursing: Understanding, preventing and managing. Time to Lead Day 1, Nursing Study Day, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA.

    Williams, A.M. Measuring patient experience panel. Patient Experience Week Event,  organized by Health Consumers’ Council (WA), Floreat, WA.

    Williams, A.M. (April 2016). How to partner with consumers workshop. Patient Experience Week Event,  organized by Health Consumers’ Council (WA), Floreat, WA.

    Williams, A.M. (March, 2016). Stress and burnout in second year anatomy: Understanding, preventing and managing. School of Health Professions, Murdoch University.

    Williams, A.M. (December, 2015). The patient will see you now – Thinking beyond accreditation to focus on patient experience. Clinical Senate of Western Australia: Expert Witness. University of Western Australia.

    Williams, A.M. (November, 2015). Improving pain management at Charlies using research. Intensive Care Nurses Study Day, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA.

    Thompson, P., Cooper, I.  & Williams, A.M (October, 2015). Are Department of Health funds better spent on research or education? Charlies Foundation for Research Research Week Debate, Harry Perkins Institute for Research, Nedlands, WA.

    Williams, A.M. (September, 2015). Stress and burnout in nursing: Understanding, preventing and managing. Time to Lead Day 1, Nursing Study Day, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA.

    Williams, A.M. (August, 2015). Presenting your results. Engaging Nurses in Research Program, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA.

    Williams, A.M. (July 2015). Stress and burnout in nursing: Understanding, preventing and managing. Time to Lead Day 1, Nursing Study Day, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA.

    Williams, A.M. (September 2014). Evaluating the health and well-being of patients with cancer attending SolarisCare Centres. WACOG Psycho-Oncology Research Symposium, Wollaston Centre, Mt Clarmont, WA.

    Williams, A.M. (June 2014). Presenting your results. Engaging Nurses in Research Program, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA.

    Williams, A.M. & Williams N.J. (June 2014). Stress, burnout and peak performance. Senior Registered Nurse Leadership Development Program, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA .

    Williams, A.M. (May, 2014). Honours Society for Nurses WA – life long learning opportunities. Graduate Study Day, Swan Kalumunda Health Service, Midland, WA.

     

    Professional and community service

    National Grant Reviewer

    • Australian Research Council 2011-2013
    • National Health and Medical Research Council 2011-2013

     Referred Journal Reviewer (Past 5 years)

    • Applied Nursing Research
    • Journal of Palliative Medicine
    • International Journal of Nursing Studies
    • PLOS ONE
    • PAIN
    • Journal of Clinical Nursing
    • Collegian

    Editorial Board and Consultant

    • Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
    • Healthcare

    Interview Panel Chair (Murdoch University)

    • School of Veterinary & Life Science (2014-2015)
    • School of Psychology & Exercise Science (2015)

     

    Doctoral and masters supervisions

    Current Higher Degree by Research Students

    1. Principle supervisor for Chelsey Phillips, Masters of Philosophy, Murdoch University, “Assessing levels of healthy ageing and quality of life in a spinal cord injury population” (2018-current)
    2. Principle supervisor for Amanda Newell, Masters of Philosophy, Murdoch University, “Hear my voice-the impact a patient passport app has on the delivery of person centred care and communication” (2018-current)
    3. Principle supervisor for Anne Matthews, Research Masters with Training, Murdoch University, “Health Literacy” (2018-current).
    4. Principle supervisor for Lili Gao, Research Masters with Training, Murdoch University, “Palliative Care” (2018-current).
    5. Associate Supervisor for Jacqueline Hills, Research Masters with Training, Murdoch University, “Patient safety and organisational culture” (2016-current)
    6. Associate Supervisor for Caroline Browne, PhD, Murdoch University, Understanding successful international clinical placements – A case study of short term international placements for Australian nursing students in Asia.” (2016-current).
    7. Principle Supervisor for Barrett Losco, PhD, Murdoch University, “The development of a Chiropractor-led  intervention to facilitate patient activation for improved chronic spinal pain self-management” (2015-current).
    8. Principle Supervisor for Kathy McCoy, PhD, Murdoch University, “The neurological client carer experience of a generic community neurological nurse model in a regional area of Western Australia”. (2015-current)
    9. Principle Supervisor for Melanie Baker PhD, ECU & Murdoch University, “The application of evidence based practice in the acute care hospital setting:  A Grounded Theory study of the perspective of nurses in Western Australia” (2011-current).

     PhD Completions

    1. Associate Supervisor for Ahmad Mousa, PhD, School of Nursing & Midwifery, ECU, “The impact of nurse staffing on the prevention of patient falls and medication errors in Western Australian Hospitals” (2011-2017).
    2. Associate Supervisor for Doreen Molloy, PhD, School of Nursing & Midwifery, ECU, “Saying ‘No’: A biographical analysis of the experiences of women with a genetic predisposition to developing breast/ovarian cancer who reject risk reducing surgery” (2012-2015).
    3. Associate Supervisor for Peter Wilkinson, PhD School of Nursing & Midwifery, ECU, “DE CONCENTV AMISSO QVAERENDO: An investigation into the relative benefits of three different types of ambient music on the observed agitated behaviour and quality of life of dementia sufferers in residential aged care facilities” (2010-2014).
    4. Co-Supervisor for Susan Slatyer, PhD (Nursing), Curtin University, “The role of empowerment in the care of patients who experience severe pain: The nurse’s perspective” (2006-2012).
    5. Associate Supervisor for Susan Lee, PhD (Nursing), ECU. “Controlling involvement to promote confidence in palliative care decisions: A grounded theory from the patient’s perspective” (2003-2006).

    Masters by Research Completions

    1. Co-Supervisor for Violet Platt, Masters by Research, School of Nursing & Midwifery, ECU, “The experiences of cancer survivors as they transition from chemotherapy treatment to life after cancer (2010-2012).
    2. Co-Supervisor for Joanne Siffleet, Masters (Nursing), Curtin University “Maintaining emotional wellbeing in the Intensive Care Unit: A Grounded Theory study from the perspective of the experienced nurse” (2006-2011).
    3. Associate Supervisor for Jannie Piercy, Masters (Nursing), Deakin University, “Information and educational needs of the family carers of elder patients who have delirium in a hospital setting” (2006-2007).

    Honours Completions

    1. Principal Supervisor for David Jennings, Honours (Nursing), School of Nursing & Midwifery, ECU “A hospital wide coordinated approach to pain management revisited five years after implementation”. (2013-2015).
    2. Co-Supervisor for Kylie McCullough, Honours (Nursing), School of Nursing, Midwifery and Post Graduate Medicine, ECU, “Violence towards remote area nurses: A Delphi study to develop a risk management approach.” (2010-2011).
    3. Principle Supervisor for Susan Slatyer, Honours (Nursing), ECU. “Nurses’ perceptions of the pharmacological management of acute pain experienced by patients hospitalised in the general ward setting” (2004-2005).

     

    Publications

    Journals

    • McCullough, K., Whitehead, L., Bayes, S., Williams, A., Cope, V., (2019), The delivery of Primary Health care in remote communities: A Grounded Theory study of the perspectives of nurses, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 102, 103474, .
    • Pugh, J., Williams, A., Bentley, B., McCoy, K., Monterosso, L., (2019), Neurological patients' and caregivers' post-discharge challenges explored in a World Caf, Collegian, 26, 5, pages 528 - 533.
    • Wang, C., Tan, J., Williams, A., (2019), Safety and side effects of acupuncture therapy in Australia: A systematic review, European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 27, April 2019, pages 81 - 89.
    • Gluyas, H., Stomski, N., Andrus, P., Walters, J., Morrison, P., Williams, A., Hopkins, M., Sandy, M., (2019), Performance based situational awareness observations in a simulated clinical scenario pre and post an educational intervention, Nurse Education in Practice, 36, , pages 20 - 27.
    • Pugh, J., Cormack, K., Gelder, L., Williams, A., Twigg, D., Blazevich, A., (2019), Exercise, fitness and musculoskeletal health of undergraduate nursing students: A cross-sectional study., Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75, 10, pages 2110 - 2121.
    • Gluyas, H., Stomski, N., Andrus, P., Walters, J., Morrison, P., Williams, A., Hopkins, M., Sandy, M., (2019), Development and validation of the performance-based situation awareness observation schedule (PBSAOS): The process and lessons learned, Journal of Nursing Education, 58, 8, pages 468 - 468.
    • Nour, V., Williams, A., (2019), Theory becoming alive: The learning transition process of newly graduated nurses in Canada, The Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 51, 1, pages 6 - 13.
    • Gluyas, H., Stomski, N., Andrus, P., Walters, J., Morrison, P., Williams, A., Hopkins, M., Sandy, M., (2019), Development and validation of the performance based situation awareness observation schedule (PBSAOS): The process and lessons learned., Journal of Nursing Education, 58, 8, pages 468 - 473.
    • Allen, E., Williams, A., Jennings, D., Stomski, N., Goucke, R., Toye, C., Slatyer, S., Clarke, P., McCullough, K., (2018), Revisiting the Pain Resource Nurse Role in Sustaining Evidence Based Practice Changes for Pain Assessment and Management, Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, WVN 2018, 15, pages 368 - 376.
    • Stomski, N., Petterson, A., Kristjanson, L., Lobb, E., Phillips, M., Williams, A., Morrison, P., Joske, D., (2018), The effect of self-selected complementary therapies on cancer patients quality of life and symptom distress: A prospective cohort study in an integrative oncology setting, Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 37, , pages 1 - 5.
    • Pugh, J., McCoy, K., Williams, A., Bentley, B., Monterosso, L., (2018), Rapid evidence assessment of approaches to community neurological nursing care for people with neurological conditions post-discharge from acute care hospital., Health and Social Care in the Community (Online edition), , , pages 1 - 12.
    • Stomski, N., Gluyas, H., Andrus, P., Williams, A., Hopkins, M., Walters, J., Sandy, M., Morrison, P., (2018), The influence of situation awareness training on nurses' confidence about patient safety skills: A prospective cohort study, Nurse Education Today, 63, , pages 24 - 28.
    • Gluyas, H., Stomski, N., Andrus, P., Williams, A., Hopkins, M., Walters, J., Sandy, M., Morrison, P., (2018), Performance based situation awareness observations in a simulated clinical scenario pre and post an educational intervention, Nurse Education in Practice, 36, March 2019, pages 20 - 27.
    • Duffield, C., Roche, M., Twigg, D., Williams, A., Rowbotham, S., Clarke, S., (2018), Adding unregulated nursing support workers to ward staffing: exploration of a natural experiment, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 19-20, pages 3768 - 3779.
    • Williams, A., Lester, L., Bulsara, C., Petterson, A., Bennett, K., Allen, E., Joske, D., (2017), Patient Evaluation of Emotional Comfort Experienced (PEECE): Developing and Testing a Measurement Instrument, BMJ Open, 7, 1, pages -.
    • Duffield, C., Roche, M., Twigg, D., Williams, A., Clarke, S., (2016), A protocol to assess the impact of adding nursing support workers to ward staffing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72, 9, pages 2218 - 2225.
    • Williams, A., Allen, J., Zeps, n., Pienaar, C., Bulsara, C., Monterosso, L., (2016), Consent to Donate Surgical Biospecimens for Research Perceptions of People With Colorectal Cancer, Cancer Nursing: an international journal for cancer care, 39, 3, pages 221 - 227.
    • Pugh, J., Gelder, L., Williams, A., Twigg, D., Wilkinson, A., Blazevich, A., (2015), Validity and reliability of an online extended version of the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ-E2) to measure nurses' fitness, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24, 23-24, pages 3550 - 3563.
    • Slatyer, S., Pienaar, C., Williams, A., Proctor, K., Hewitt, L., (2015), Finding privacy from a public death: a qualitative exploration of how a dedicated space for end-of-life care in an acute hospital impacts on dying patients and their families, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24, 15-16, pages 2164 - 2174.
    • Siffleet, J., Williams, A., Rapley, P., Slatyer, S., (2015), Delivering best care and maintaining emotional wellbeing in the Intensive Care Unit: the perspective of experienced nurses, Applied Nursing Research, 28, 4, pages 305 - 310.
    • Slatyer, S., Williams, A., Michael, R., (2014), Seeking empowerment to comfort patients in severe pain: A grounded theory study of the nurse's perspective, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52, 1, pages 229 - 239.