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Lorraine Williams

RN RM BA(Hons) PGCE MSc Public Health

Research Fellow

Room
Room 118

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44(0)20 7927 2671

Fax.
+44(0)20 7436 5389

I have a background in clinical healthcare, health policy, education and workforce development.  I am currently working as a researcher within the School's Policy Innovation Research Unit where I have been able to employ my experience in qualitative methods within a number of mixed methods evaluative projects.

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Teaching

Alongside my role as tutor and project supervisor to students undertaking the MSc Public Health Course, I have also co-organised and led seminars for the Principles of Social Research Module. I am tutor group representative for the course and advisor for the MSc Public Health half time students. 

Research

My research in the School has largely involved investigating the implementation of health and social care policies in practice, largely relating to choice, both from the perspecitive of the user to those working in the health and social care system.

I am currently involved in a large mixed method national study to evaluate the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act in England, leading on a case study to investigate the implementation of the act within healthcare trusts using normalisation process theory. I am also contributing to a mixed method study looking at food provision in early years settings in England, where my focus has been parental understanding and experience.  

Prior to this I led the qualitative arm of a national evaluation of heatwave planning in England

Recent work involved investigating how personalisation, choice and control are conceptualised and enacted within the care home system; the implementation of policy pilots in local authorities; competition and co-operation in commisisoning healthcare; and the public's voice in commissioning healthcare decisions.

Research Area
Ageing
Health care policy
Health policy
Health promotion
Health services research
Health systems
Maternal health
Primary care
Public health
Quality improvement
Evaluation
Health services
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Policy analysis
Sociology
Social Sciences
Social Policy
Country
United Kingdom

Selected Publications

Facilitators of, and barriers to, personalisation in care homes in England: evidence from Care Quality Commission inspection reports
Damant J; Ettelt S; Perkins M; Williams L; Wittenberg R; Mays N
2022
International Journal of Care and Caring
How involved are parents in their child's early years setting's food decisions and practices?
Williams L; Warren E; Knai C
2022
SSM - Qualitative Research in Health
Public attitudes to, and behaviours taken during, hot weather by vulnerable groups: results from a national survey in England.
Erens B; Williams L; Exley J; Ettelt S; Manacorda T; Hajat S; Mays N
2021
BMC public health
Experience of Choice and Control for Service Users and Families of Direct
Payments in Residential Care Trailblazers
Damant J; Williams L; Wittenberg R; Ettelt S; Perkins M; Lombard D; Mays N
2020
Journal of Long-Term Care
What kind of home is your care home? A typology of personalised care provided in residential and nursing homes
Ettelt S; Williams L; Damant J; Perkins M; Wittenberg R
2020
Ageing and Society
Commissioning of healthcare through competitive and cooperative mechanisms under the HSCA 2012
Osipovic D; Allen P; Shepherd E; Petsoulas C; Coleman A; Perkins N; Williams L; Sanderson M
2020
Commissioning Healthcare in England
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