Dr Damien Williams

Dr Damien Williams
Lecturer in Public Health Sciences and Programme Director, MSc in Global Health Implementation



Through my varied experiences and enthusiasm my aim is
to develop the future generation of critical thinkers and radical practitioners

I received a BSc (Hons, 1st Class) and PhD from the University of Bristol, and a MPH (Distinction) from the University of Manchester. My broad academic interests are in violence and non-violence promotion, health promotion and health equity, and community development (i.e. assets-based approaches).

I am a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. In addition, I am a co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Child and Adolescent Health Policy (2014-), a member of the steering committee for the European Network in Training, Education and Research (ENTER) in Mental Health (2017-), and a member of the steering group convened by the Scottish Public Health Network to develop Scotland’s first national violence prevention strategy (2017-). I have worked in industry, undertaken consultancy work, and held a number of teaching and research posts prior to taking up a Lectureship in Public Health Sciences at the University of St Andrews.

My roles and duties at the University of St Andrews include:

Teaching

MSc in Global health Implementation (http://medicine.st-andrews.ac.uk/postgraduate/mscglobal/)

  • Project supervisor and assessor (MD5299)
  • Teaching (seminars, and tutorials; MD5201-MD5204 and MD5206)
  • Assessor (Written and oral; MD5201-MD5206)

MSc in Health Psychology

  • Teaching (Lectures MD5001-MD5003)
  • Dissertation supervisor and assessor (MD5099)
  • Assessor (MD5003)

MRes Medicine

  • Project supervisor and assessor (MD5199)

BSc Medicine

  • Teaching (Lectures, tutorials, workshops; MD2001-MD4002)
  • Assessor (MD2001-MD4001)
  • Communication skills tutor and assessor

International Foundations of Medicine programme

  • Teaching (Lectures)

Service

  • Public health lead/co-ordinator, School of Medicine
  • Programme Director, MSc in Global Health Implementation
  • Module Controller, MSc in Global Health Implementation (MD5201, MD5206, MD5299)
  • Assessment officer, MSc in Global Health Implementation
  • Admissions officer, MSc in Global Health Implementation
  • Personal tutor, BSc Medicine
  • Member of the postgraduate teaching committee
  • Member of the postgraduate staff-student consultative committee
  • Member of the MD3001 assessment committee
  • Member of the University Wellbeing and engagement group
  • CAPOD trainer and assessor

Research

  • Principal investigator/researcher
  • PhD and MD supervisor
data source: symbiosis

Research Overview from research@st-andrews

Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Williams, DJ & Williams, C 2016, Prevention of youth gang-related violence: A narrative review. in M Taylor, U Khan & JA Pooley (eds), Crime and violence prevention: Moving beyond hot-stove policing and perpetrator rehabilitation. Nova Science Publishers, New York, NY.
Goodall, C, Neville, FG, Williams, DJ, Donnelly, PD & McCluskey, K 2015, 'Preliminary research informing policy perspectives on alcohol monitoring in criminal justice in Scotland' American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, United Kingdom, 31/10/15 - 4/11/15, .
Williams, DJ & Groen, M 2015, User-centred design as a risk management tool. in J-M Mercantini & C Faucher (eds), Risk and Cognition. Intelligent Systems Reference Library, vol. 80, Springer-Verlag, pp. 107-127. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-45704-7_5
Williams, DJ & Carnochan, J 2015, Interpersonal violence in Scotland:: An agenda for prevention. in H Croall, G Mooney & M Munro (eds), Crime, justice and society in Scotland. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 82-98.
Neville, FG, Goodall, C, Williams, DJ & Donnelly, PD 2014, 'Sexual assault on campus: Prevalence, perceived vulnerability and alcohol' American Public Health Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, United States, 15/11/14 - 19/11/14, .
Neville, FG, Goodall, C, Williams, DJ & Donnelly, PD 2014, 'Brief interventions for reducing violence: a rapid review of evaluations and recommendations' Faculty of Public Health Annual Conference in Scotland, Aviemore, United Kingdom, 6/11/14 - 7/11/14, .
Gavine, AJ, Williams, DJ, Neville, FG & Goodall, C 2014, 'Violence prevention in Scottish primary schools: The development of the brave, Confident, Strong, Individuals programme' Paper presented at Faculty of Public Health Annual Conference in Scotland, Aviemore, United Kingdom, 6/11/14 - 7/11/14, .
Williams, DJ, Gavine, AJ, Ward, CL & Donnelly, PD 2014, What is evidence in violence prevention? in P Donnelly & C Ward (eds), Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention: Epidemiology, Evidence and Policy. Oxford textbooks in public health, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 125-131.