Dr Lynne Williams
Senior Lecturer/Research Fellow
01248 383170
School of Healthcare Sciences, Fron Heulog, Bangor

Current position in University

  • Senior Lecturer/Research Fellow
  • Programme Lead BSc General Practice Nursing (Specialist Practitioner Award)
  • Vice Chair Health and Medical Sciences Ethics Committee
  • Peer mentor and teaching advisor for the PGCertHE (previously tHE)
  • Aber-Bangor CPD Scheme peer mentor and reviewer
  • Welsh medium marker and verifier for academic assessments and Welsh medium supervisor

Previous University Positions

  • Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Current external positions

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Principal Fellow –Recognition reference: PR090100 27/7/15)
  • Member of the core group for the Knowledge to Impact Global Community of Practice (KIP)
  • Member of IPONS (International Philosophy of Nursing Society)
  • Member of RCBC Wales Alumni
  • Panel member of External Reviewers for grant applications for National Institute Health Research (NIHR) and Health and Care Research Wales (HCRW)

Other external positions previously held

  • 2003-2005 Lecturer/Practitioner Community Hospitals & Nursing Homes
  • 1985-2003 Clinical nursing roles (including Community Nursing Team Leader, Community Nurse/Midwife, and General Practice Nurse)

Academic Qualifications

  • 2014 Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing) Bangor University
  • 2008 MSc (Distinction) (Health Science route) Bangor University
  • 2006 Post graduate Certificate Bangor (Teaching in Higher Education)
  • 2001 BSc Specialist Practitioner Award (DN) North East Wales Institute
  • 1999 Diploma in Professional Practice (Welsh National Board)

Professional Registration

  • 2006 Lecturer/Practice Educator (Recordable Qualification, Nursing and Midwifery Council)
  • 2001 Nurse Prescriber (Recordable Qualification, Nursing and Midwifery Council)
  • 1988 Registered Midwife (St David’s School of Midwifery, Bangor) (Nursing & Midwifery Council)
  • 1985 Registered General Nurse (Chester School of Nursing) (Nursing & Midwifery Council)

Brief overview of research interests

My main research interests are in the field of implementation research, focused on learning more about linking and bridging roles to promote best practice in healthcare. I am particularly interested in advancing realist methodology (realist evaluation and realist synthesis). I have experience of research in infection prevention and the quality and safety agenda. My other particular interests include student engagement, practice education, primary care nursing, clinical supervision, development of new learning technologies and learning through social media

Esteem Factors/ Awards

  • Research Capacity Building Collaboration Fellowship Award (RCBC) 2009
  • Principal Fellow, Higher Education Academy 2015


Previous areas of research and key findings

  • 2014 PhD in Nursing (The role of intermediaries to promote best practice in infection prevention -a realist evaluation)
  • 2013-2015 Project Manager for NIHR funded study - Improving skills and care standards in the support workforce for older people: a realist synthesis of workforce development interventions

Current areas of research and potential practical applications/impact

  • Research Fellow NIHR programme grant RP-PG-1212-20011 EMPOWER: Enabling and motivating people with a personality disorder in occupation, wellbeing, education and responsibility 2015-
  • Lead collaborator on evaluation of an infection prevention link staff intervention in Community Hospitals 2016-17
    Co-applicant on NIHR HS & DR Programme 14/194 Measuring nursing input, workload, activity and care (CI: Professor Christopher R. Burton) 2016-17
  • Co-facilitator for SHCS Post Graduate Research PhD Supervisors Group
  • Co-facilitator for Bangor Evidence Synthesis Hub (BESH):
  • Co-facilitator for Implement@Bangor research cluster group:
  • Member of IPONS (International Philosophy of Nursing Society):
  • Member of the BCUHB Research and Development group
  • Member of BIHMR Management Group


Current PhD students

  • Emma Bond
  • Sian Davies
  • Aaron Jolly
  • Nesta Roberts (RCBC Fellowship)
  • Angela Roberts
  • Ben Turton (RCBC Fellowship)

Modules which I teach/supervise or act as verifier:

  • NHS-4233-1 MSc Dissertation 201516
  • Professional Doctorate in Health Services_201112
  • Research Methods NHS- 4250-0
  • Evaluating Practice (BN)
  • Person Centred Adult Nurse (BN)


Implementation: Realist Evaluation: Realist Synthesis: Infection Prevention: Best practice: Healthcare: Nursing


For a list of publications follow this link to PURE.

A full list of my publications can be found here:

Twitter: @lynneolyn