Dr Margaret Williams, BA, MA, PhD

Dr Margaret Williams, BA, MA, PhD Image

University of Gibraltar:

Research Associate
History & Culture

Research Background

Dr Margaret Williams has recently been appointed as a Research Associate at the University of Gibraltar. She has extensive experience working as a practitioner, manager, nurse educationist and teacher. Dr Williams has also been a keen speaker at multiple National and International Conferences on topics including improvement systems in the practice and studies in people with Mental difficulties.

Research Interests

Dr Margaret Williams’ research interests extend from practice to quality standard assessments. Her Research dissertation won an award as it provided a ‘pilot’ study into using the ‘Ward as Learning Environment’ which consisted of three components:

  • Developing a learner nurse questionnaire for the evaluation of training wards.
  • The correlation between sickness/absence rates.
  • The Ward’s environment and the ward sister’s style of management.

The result was the production of a mechanism for the identification and monitoring system for deficiencies in Ward areas.

Dr Williams was the Chairperson of Frenchay District’s Research Interest Group. This delved into many projects such as Back Injury Amongst Nurses in the Health Authority. The research included the evaluation of environmental constraints, the uses/abuses of resources and therefore helped inform and recommend elements to the relevant staff.

Selected Publications

Williams, M. (2018). The History of Nurse Education in Gibraltar 1814-2006.

Williams, M. (2000). Guidelines for the Mental Handicap Branch Programme of Project 2000. English National Board for Nursing and Midwifery.

Williams, M. (1996). Conceptualising the Role of the Nurse Teacher in Practice Settings: An Action Reasearch Approach. Inprint: The Multi-professional Health Journal. 4. 1. 62-66.

Williams, M. (1996) An investigation to identify the role of determinants and characteristics of the ‘link teacher’ in practice settings. Abstracts from an International Conference in Polar Twilight People, Environmental Conditions and Health in the Arctic Region. Lapland College of Health Care Publications, Roaneimi, Finland. 63.

Williams, M. (1996). Conceptualising the Role of the Nurse Teacher in Practice Settings: An Action Research Approach. Hoidon ja hoivan osaajia Lapista: Juhlajulkaisu (The Commemorative Publication of the College of Health Studies and Social Welfare). Rovaneimi, Lapland, Finland. 119-126.

Williams, M. (1995). Student- College Partnership. Nursing Times. 19. Letters Column.

Williams, M. (1995) An investigation to identify the role deteminants and characteristics of the ‘link teacher’ in clinical practice settings. Abstract – Inprint: The Multi-professional Health Journal. 3. 2. 79. Avon and Gloucestershire College of Nursing.

Williams, M. (1989). Unity of Approach to Client Care through Shared Training Activities. Disabled Living Foundation, English National Board of Nursing and Midwifery. United Kingdom Sports Association for People with a Mental Handicap.

Williams, M. (1987). A process approach to ward management: replacing routines with nursing models- a managerial perspective. In Mental Handicap: Facilitating Holistic Care. Edited by Barber P. Hodder and Stoughton.

Williams, M. (1985). Identification of psychiatric nursing skills; their relevance to patient care and nurse education. Unpublished thesis, Bristol Polytechnic / Frenchay Health Authority, Bristol. Cited in Rawlinson JW (1995) Some reflections on the use of repertory grid techniques in studies of nurses and social workers. Journal Of Advanced Nursing 1995, 21 pp334 – 339

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