Ms Rachel Williams

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Rachel Williams joined the Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation, in May 2017, as a Qualitative Research Fellow. She will be providing support on various projects within the Unit, including the process evaluation of The PATCH Study – a feasibility trial to investigate the clinical and cost effectiveness of the Skilful Care Training Package when delivered in a care home setting, compared to Usual Care in that setting.

For the last three years, Rachel has worked at the University of Lincoln as a Doctoral Researcher and as the Administrative Officer for the Health Advancement Research Team (HART). She has recently submitted her PhD thesis and will complete her Viva in July. Research activity conducted within the Health Advancement Research Team includes: i) Health Trainers: A qualitative study of an emergent occupational group; ii) The lived experience of Asthma in sportspeople and serious exercisers; and iii) Implications for self-care and health care practice and embodiment, fatherhood and aquatic physical activity

Grants awarded:

£500 -College of Social Science, University of Lincoln to organise and host the 2017 BSA Sport Study Group PG Forum

Fully funded PhD studentship - University of Lincoln 2014-2018

Annual £2000 research budget -University of Lincoln 2014-2017 

£500 - Foundation Scotland's Fran Trust to present MSc findings at the 2014 international academic conference in Utrecht

Recent Publications:

Williams R K, Middleton G, Allen-Collinson J, Kane R, Coussens A. The occupational role of the lay health trainer in England: A review of practice. Universal Journal of Public Health 2016;4(4):218-224.

Evans A B, Allen-Collinson J, Williams R K. Risky bodies, risky spaces, maternal ‘instincts’: swimming and motherhood. International Review for the Sociology of Sport 2016; Online early. http://irs.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/03/01/1012690216633444.abstract.

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