Associate Professor Marie Williams
|Position:||Associate Head of School: Academic|
|Division/Portfolio:||Division of Health Sciences|
|School/Unit:||School of Population Health|
|Campus:||City East Campus|
|Telephone:||+61 8 830 21153|
|URL for Business Card:||http://people.unisa.edu.au/Marie.Williams|
Dr Marie Williams is the Research Degrees Co-ordinator for the School of Health Sciences and coordinates the Physiotherapy Honours program within the Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She coordinates and teaches within the undergraduate program predominantly in the area of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy management and research education and training.
- Dr Williams is interested in management of chronic cardiorespiratory illness and has a particular interest in the sensation of breathlessness.
- Dr Williams is actively involved in clinical education, research training / mentoring and post-graduate research education. Additionally, she is involved in teaching the principles of evidence-based practice both in terms of research methodologies and critical evaluation of original research
- Dr Williams has been the recipient of University of South Australia Excellence in Teaching Award 2001 (one of two only university wide);University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Innovation in Teaching Award 2001 (one only university wide); Supported Academic Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching 2000; Excellence in Research Supervision 1999 and has been a supported researcher since 2005.
|REHB 3007||Acute Care|
|REHB 3010||Health Science Honours Preparation|
|REHB 4012||Health Science Honours Thesis|
Dr Williams is an active member of the Nutritional Physiology Research Centre (NPRC) based within the School of Health Sciences. She is a member of Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Australia, the special interst group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Dr Williams is an external reviewer for the Journal of Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, Physiotherapy Research International and Respiratory Care.
Dr Williams is an external grant reviewer for the Physiotherapy Research Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Australia and the NHMRC.
1997 Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide
1991 Graduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Cardiorespiratory), Faculty of Health and Biomedical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide
1985 Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy, Cumberland College of Health Sciences, Sydney
- Chronic respiratory disease and the sensation of breathlessness. Dr Williams is currently undertaking an NHMRC project grant = Williams MT (CIA), Frith P (CIB), Cafarella P (AIA), Petkov J (AIB). Management of breathlessness. Cognitive behavioural therapy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (BREVE RCT). (2011 -2013) Project Grant Application: 1010309
- Processes and practices for improving critical writing skills especially in relation to demonstrating a sound knowledge base and critical understanding of research methodologies
- Evidence based practice with special interest in how best research evidence is identified and conveyed to students
Williams MT. Applicability and generalizability of palliative interventions for dyspnoea: One size fits all, some or none? Current Opinions in Supportive and Palliative Care 2011:5;92-100
Matricciani L, Williams MT, Olds T. A review of evidence for the claim that children are sleeping less than in the past. Sleep Pediatrics 2012;3:548-556.
McEvoy M, Williams MT, Olds T. Evidence based practice profiles: Differences among allied health professions. BMC Medical Education 2010;10:69
McEvoy M, Williams MT, Olds TS. Development and psychometric testing of a trans-professional evidence-based practice profile questionnaire. Medical Teacher 2010:32;e373-e380
Williams MT, Cafarella P, Olds T et al. Affective descriptors of the sensation of breathlessness are more highly associated with severity of impairment than physical descriptors in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chest 2010;138:315-322
Wiles L, Old T, Williams MT. Evidence base, quantitation and collaboration: Three novel indices for bibliometric content analysis. Scientometrics 2010;85:317-328
Hunt T, Williams MT, Schembri P, Frith P. Heliox, dyspnoea and exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review. European Respiratory Review 2010; 19: 30 - 38
Russell M, Williams M, May E, S Stewart. The conundrum of detecting angina pectoris in the elderly in the community setting: A review of the strengths and limitations of current strategies. Nature Reviews Cardiology 2010;7:106-113
Chipchase LS, Williams MT and Robertson V. Generic attributes in physiotherapy education. Focus on Health Professional Education 2010;12:74-85
Williams MT, Garrard A, Cafferela P, Petkov J, Frith P. Quality of recalled dyspnoea is different from exercise-induced dyspnoea: an experimental study. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 2009 55;177-183
Fulton I , McEvoy M, Pieterse J, Williams MT, Thoirs K, Petkov J. Transversus abdominis: changes in thickness during the unsupported upper limb exercise test in older adults. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2009 25:523-532
Chipchase LS, Williams MT and Robertson V. A national study of the availability and use of electrophysical agents in Australian physiotherapy practice. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2009 25:279 — 296.
Quast E, Williams MT. Distress with breathing in people with lung cancer: A systematic review. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2009;7:1-10
McEvoy C, Williams MT. Does the sensation of breathlessness change over time in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? A systematic review. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2009;7;1-11
Wilson D, Williams MT, Butler D. Language and the pain experience. Physiotherapy Research International 2009:14;56-65
She has been invited to examine PhD thesis for University of Sydney, University of Queensland, University of Capetown (South Africa).
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