Portrait of  Julie Williams Julie Williams

j.williams2@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473466



I qualified as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in 1988 having completed my training at Wakefield and Pontefract School of Nursing. After qualifying I gained a post as a Staff Nurse on the Intensive Care Unit/ Neurosurgical Ward at Pinderfields Hospital.  By 1993, I was working as a Sister on the ICU/Neurosurgical Ward after completing the ENB 148 Neurosurgical and Neuromedical Nursing Course and the ENB 100 Intensive Care Course. I continued until 2001 when I was seconded to the role of Clinical Educator – Critical Care for the Mid Yorkshire Trust whilst working 1 day a week in ICU. When the secondment ended in February 2004 I took up a half time post as a Practice Development Sister for Critical Care on the regional Burns Unit at Pinderfields and the other half of my role was as a Lecturer Practitioner at the University of Huddersfield. This became a fulltime post as a Senior Lecturer in Adult and Child Nursing in May 2005.

Teaching & Academic Responsibilities

Teach across pre registration (both Degree and Diploma) and post registration nursing programmes, with particular relation to nursing skills (simulation), and acute care. 

Module Leader

  • Nursing Practice (Adult) 3
  • Care of the acutely ill adult
  • Nursing practice simulation

Contributions to

  • Nursing Theory and Skills
  • Post Registration Courses – Tissue Viability and Wound Management , Leg Ulcer Management

Other responsibilities

  • Link Tutor to various wards at Pinderfields General Hospital
  • Admissions Tutor for Dip HE Adult Nursing
  • ALERT faculty member
  • Clinical Skills Network

Research and Scholarship

Completed a Literature review of the factors influencing outcomes in nurses CPE for an MSc in Health Professional Education (2006).Member of a team within the School promoting the use of simulation as a teaching and learning strategy.  Involved in a number of research and evaluation studies related to this.

Project work on Giving Students ‘Choice’ of Assessment from the Higher Education Academy.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Garside, J., Nhemachena, J., Williams, J. and Topping, A. (2009) ‘Repositioning assessment: Giving students the ‘choice’ of assessment methodsNurse Education in Practice , 9 (2), pp. 141-148. ISSN 1471-5953


Bland, A., Hope, A., Prescott, S., Sutton, A. and Williams, J. (2008) ‘Real simulation’. In: HPSN 08 Conference, 19-20 February 2008, Florida, USA


Cook, L., Ho, L., Wang, L., Terrenoire, E., Brayne, C., Evans, J., Xuereb, J., Cairns, N., Turic, D., Hollingworth, P., Moore, P., Jehu, L., Archer, N., Walter, S., Foy, C., Edmondson, A., Powell, J., Lovestone, S., Williams, J. and Rubinsztein, D. (2005) ‘Candidate gene association studies of genes involved in neuronal cholinergic transmission in Alzheimer's disease suggests choline acetyltransferase as a candidate deserving further study.American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics , 132B (1), pp. 5-8. ISSN 1552-4841


Turic, D., Jehu, L., Dunstan, M., Lloyd, B., Peirce, T., Jones, S., Hollingworth, P., Moore, P., Hamilton, G., Busby, L., Walter, S., Archer, N., Foy, C., Edmondson, A., Poppe, M., Powell, J., Jones, L., O'Donovan, M., Lovestone, S., Owen, M. and Williams, J. (2004) ‘P4-090 Evidence of association with late onset Alzheimer's disease on chromosome 10QNeurobiology of Aging , 25, p. S500. ISSN 0197-4580

Hollingworth, P., Hamshere, M., Hill, G., Moore, P., Ludford, R., Foy, C., Archer, N., Edmondson, A., Proitsi, P., Lynch, A., Evans, I., Hamilton, B., Lovestone, S., Powell, J., Brayne, C., Rubinsztein, D., Lawlor, B., Gill, M., Owen, M. and Williams, J. (2004) ‘P1-014 Principal components analysis of the neuropsychiatric inventory in Alzheimer's diseaseNeurobiology of Aging , 25 (2), p. S97. ISSN 0197-4580


Harold, D., Peirce, T., Moskvina, V., Myers, A., Jones, S., Hollingworth, P., Moore, P., Lovestone, S., Powell, J., Foy, C., Archer, N., Walter, S., Edmondson, A., McIlroy, S., Craig, D., Passmore, P., Goate, A., Hardy, J., O'Donovan, M., Williams, J., Liddell, M., Owen, M. and Jones, L. (2003) ‘Sequence variation in the CHAT locus shows no association with late-onset Alzheimer's diseaseHuman Genetics , 113 (3), pp. 258-267. ISSN 0340-6717