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- Diabetes and long-term conditions Research Group
Bsc (hons) PhD
My research focuses on the experiences of people living with a long-term condition (with a particular interest in chronic respiratory disease) and how we can support their self-management by further developing existing interventions.
I am also interested in how people aging with a chronic condition experience health and illness; health care services and care of older people. My research predominately involves qualitative research methods, but I also have expertise in working on qualitative studies embedded within clinical trials.
I currently work with Professor Andrew Farmer on a COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and tele-health trial 'COPD EDGE: sElf- management anD support proGrammE for COPD', where I am exploring patients' views on self-management and their experience of using a mobile health application.
I teach on the HERG qualitative research methods courses and the Msc EBHC and have experience of supervising and examining research students at postgraduate level.
I am an executive member and past treasurer of the British Society of Gerontology and I am a member of the British Sociological Association 'Ageing, Body and Society' Study Group.
Exploring patients' perspectives of an mHealth application: a qualitative study as part of EDGE COPD
Williams V. et al, (2013), International Journal of Integrated Care, 13
The effect of pulmonary rehabilitation on perceptions of breathlessness and activity in COPD patients: a qualitative study.
Williams V. et al, (2010), Prim Care Respir J, 19, 45 - 51
The importance of movement for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Williams V. et al, (2011), Qual Health Res, 21, 1239 - 1248
Patients' experience of identifying and managing exacerbations in COPD: a qualitative study.
Williams V. et al, (2014), Npj Prim Care Respir Med, 24
It is always on your mind: experiences and perceptions of falling of older people and their carers and the potential of a mobile falls detection device.
Williams V. et al, (2013), Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res, 2013
Using a mobile health application to support self-management in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A six-month cohort study eHealth/ telehealth/ mobile health systems, 'AC-63541e8b0e2a0d7170bcd513bb89d0cf
Hardinge M. et al, (2015), Bmc Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 15
Using a mobile health application to support self-management in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a six-month cohort study.
Hardinge M. et al, (2015), Bmc Med Inform Decis Mak, 15
The meaning of dignified care: An exploration of health and social care professionals' perspectives working with older people
Kinnear D. et al, (2014), Bmc Research Notes, 1 - 9
Using a mobile health application to support self-management in COPD: a qualitative study.
Williams V. et al, (2014), Br J Gen Pract, 64, e392 - e400
Self-management support using an Internet-linked tablet computer (the EDGE platform)-based intervention in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: protocol for the EDGE-COPD randomised controlled trial.
Farmer A. et al, (2014), Bmj Open, 4