Professor Brian Williams, SISCC Lead for Behavioural Determinants and Change Strategies
Professor Brian Williams is a Professor of behavioural and health services research at Napier University.
He graduated from the University of Surrey having studied Economics and Sociology, before spending the next 10 years funded by or working within the NHS in North Wales and then Tayside, Scotland. This included a significant role for research capacity and capability building across both regions and research interests around illness behaviour and experience of care. More recently he was reader in behavioural science at the University of Dundee and responsible for behavioural science and health promotion within the medical curriculum. He was founding associate director, and subsequently director, of the Social Dimensions of Health Institute (a joint venture between the University of Dundee and St Andrews University). Brian took up the role as director of the NMAHP Research Unit in December 2010. He specialises in research capacity and capability building – among both individuals and research groups – and has been responsible for the development of a number of successful and novel local and national schemes and approaches. He is a mixed methods researcher with a particular interest in the development and evaluation of complex interventions, the use of visual interventions in healthcare, and the link between experience of illness/care and clinical outcomes.