SOCIAL RESEARCH

I have spent most of my working life as a social researcher studying how other people live their lives and what makes life good. My research has resonated with the public’s thirst for knowledge about how to live a more balanced life and I have been interviewed for newspaper, magazine and radio.

Publications include book chapters, reports, conference presentations, and more than thirty peer reviewed academic papers in the fields of psychology, sociology, public health, medicine, work and family, and community development.

SOCIAL RESEARCH – FULL LIST OF WRITING OUTPUTS

 

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Lord SR, Ward JA, Williams P, Anstey K. An epidemiological study of falls in older community-dwelling women: the Randwick falls and fractures study. Australian Journal of Public Health 1993;17:240-245.

Lord SR, Mitchel D, Williams P. Effect of water exercise on balance and related factors in older people. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 1993;39:217-222.

Ward JA, Lord SR, Williams P, Anstey K. Hearing impairment and hearing aid use in women over 65 years of age. Cross-sectional study of women in a large urban community. Medical Journal of Australia 1993;159:382-384.

Lord SR, Ward JA, Williams P, Anstey K. Physiological factors associated with falls in older community-dwelling women. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 1994;42:1110-1117.

Lord SR, Anstey K, Williams P, Ward JA. Psychoactive medication use, sensori-motor function and falls in older women. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 1995;39:227-324.

Williams P, Lord SR. Predictors of adherence to a structured exercise program for older women. Psychology and Aging 1995;10:617-624.

Ward JA, Lord SL, Williams P, Anstey K, Zivanovic E. Health and lifestyle factors associated with bone density in older women living in the community. Bone 1995; 16:373S-378S.

Lord SR, Ward JA, Williams P, Strudwick M. The effect of a 12 month exercise program on balance, strength and falls in older women: a randomized control trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 1995;43:1198-1206.

Lord SR, Lloyd DG, Nirui M, Raymond J, Williams P, Stewart RA. The effect of exercise on gait patterns in older women: a randomized controlled trial. Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences  1996; 51A:M64-M70.

Lord SR, Ward JA, Williams P. The effect of exercise on dynamic stability in older women: a randomised controlled trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1996;77:232-236.

Lord SR, Ward JA, Williams P, Zivanovic E. The effects of a community exercise program on fracture risk factors in older women. Osteoporosis International 1996;6:361-367.

Williams P, Lord SR. The effect of exercise on cognition and mood in older women. Australian Journal of Public Health 1997;21:45-52.

Anstey K, Lord SR, Williams P. Lower limb muscle strength, contrast sensitivity and reaction time predict cognition in older women. Psychology and Aging 1997;12:137-144.

Davis C, Girgis A, Williams P, Beeney L. Needs assessment of rural and remote women

travelling to the city for breast cancer treatment. The Australian New Zealand Journal of Public Health 1998;22 (5):525-7.

Davis C, Williams P, Redman S. Early discharge following breast surgery: assessing care, support, and informational needs of women with early breast cancer in Australia. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Surgery. 2000;70(8):569-72.

Lord SR, Allen GM, Williams P, Gandevia SC. Risk of falling: Predictors based on reduced strength in persons previously affected by polio. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2002; 83(6):757-63.

Williams P, Redman S, Rankin N, Davis C, Armstrong B, Malycha P. Is breast cancer care in accord with clinical practice guidelines: a consumer audit. The Breast 2002; 11:509-515.

Lord SR, Castell S, Corcoran J, Deyhew J, Matters B, Shan A, Williams P. The effect of group exercise on physical functioning and falls in frail older people living in retirement villages: A randomised controlled trial. J. Am. Geriatr. Soc. 2003;51(12):1685-1692.

Davis C, Williams P, Redman S, White K, King E. Assessing the practical and psychosocial needs of rural women with early breast cancer in Australia. Social Work in Health Care 2003; 36(3): 25-36.

Rankin N, Williams P, Davis C, Girgis A. The use and acceptability of a one-on-one peer support program for Australian women with early breast cancer. Patient Education and Counseling 2004 53 (2):141-146

Williams P, Barclay L, Schmied V. Defining social support in context: A necessary step in improving research, intervention and practice. Qualitative Health Research. 2004; 14 (7): 942-960

Davis C, Williams P, Parle M, Redman S, Turner J. Assessing the support needs of women with early breast cancer in Australia. Cancer Nursing. Cancer Nursing. 2004; 27(2):169-74.

Campbell D, Khan A, Rankin N, Williams P, Redman S. Are specialist breast nurses available to Australian Women with breast cancer? Cancer nursing. 2006; 29(1):43-8.

 

Pocock B, Skinner N, Williams P. Measuring Work-life Interaction: The Australian Work and Life Index (AWALI) 2007. Labour and Industry.2008; 18(3):19-43.

Williams P, Pocock B, Skinner N. Clawing back time” Expansive working time and implications for work-life outcomes in Australian workers. Work, Employment and Society. 2008;22(4): 737-748.

Williams P, Pocock B, Bridge K. Kids lives in adult space and time: How home, community and work affect opportunity for teenagers in suburban Australia. Health Sociology Review. 2009:18: 79-93.

Williams P, Pocock B. Building ‘community for different stages of life: physical and social infrastructure in master planned communities. Community, Work & Family: 2010: Vol. 13 (1): 71-87.

St George RJ, Delbaere K, Williams P, Lord SR: Sleep quality and falls in older people living in self- and assisted-care villages. Gerontology 2009;55(2):162-168.

Edwards J, Williams P. The role of libraries in helping adolescents and their families juggle the demands of work and life. Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services. 2010, Vol.23 (3): 84-89.

Williams P, Edwards J. Nowhere to go and nothing to do:  How Libraries mitigate the impacts of parental work and urban planning on young people. Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services. (accepted, due for publication Dec 2011)

Pocock B, Williams P, Skinner N. Conceptualizing work, family and community: a socio-ecological systems mode, taking account of power, time, space and life stage. British Journal of Industrial Relations. 2012, Vol. 50 (3):391-411.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Pocock B., Williams P. & Skinner N. Work-life outcomes in Australia: concepts, outcomes and policy. Chapter for the edited book ‘Work Less Live More? (2008) Palgrave Macmillan.

Pocock, B., Clarke, J., Williams, P. & Bridge, K. ‘What lies beneath: the pleasures, pain and possibilities of focus groups’. In K. Townsend and J. Burgess (eds.) Method in the Madness: Research Stories You Won’t Read in Textbooks. (2009). Chandos Publishing: Oxford.

Skinner N, Williams P, Pocock B, Edwards J. Twenty-first-century-life: how our work, home and community lives affect our capacity to live sustainably. In Designing for Zero Waste (Eds. S Lehman and R Crocker). (Due for publication in 2011) Earthscan.

REPORTS

Williams P, Rankin N, Redman S, Davis C, Armstrong B, Malycha P, Girgis A. National Survey of Women with Early Breast Cancer: their perceptions of care (1997). National Breast Cancer Centre, 2004 (ISBN 1 774127 007 3)

Pocock B, Williams P, Skinner N. The Australian Work and Life Index: Concepts, methodology and rationale. Centre for Work + Life, Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies, university of South Australia, May 2007.

Pocock B, Skinner N, Williams P. Work Life in Australia: Outcomes from the Australian Work and Life index (AWALI) 2007. Centre for Work + Life, Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies, University of South Australia, June 2007.

Williams P, Pocock B, Bridge K. Linked up Lives: Putting together Work, home and Community in ten Australian Suburbs: Overview Report. Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia, 2009.

Williams P, Bridge K, Edwards J, Vujinovic N, Pocock B. Sustainable Lives in Sustainable Communities? Living and Working in Ten Australian Suburbs. Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia, 2009

Bridge K, Williams P. Sustainable Lives in Sustainable Communities: Suplementary report: Qulaitative findings from eight Australian Suburbs. Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia, 2009.

Williams P, Bridge K, Pocock B. Mobility, Mothers and Malls: How home, community, adult work and school affect opportunity for teenagers in suburban Australia. Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia, 2009.

Williams P, Pocock B. ‘Fitting it all together’: Work, Home and Community in two Australian Master Planned communities. Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia, 2009.

Skinner N, Ichii R, Williams P. Work, Home and Community: Findings from the Household survey. Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia, 2009.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Invited

Williams P. Linked up lives: putting together work, home and community in Australian suburbs.  Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture, 2010. University of Western Australia, May 24th 2010.

Williams P, Edwards J. The role of libraries in helping adolescents and their families juggle the demands of work and life. Australian Library and Information Association – SA annual Conference, November 2010

Refereed

Pocock B, Williams P. Work, households and time in two master planned communities. (2007). Proceedings of the 21st conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand.

Skinner N, Williams P,  Pocock, B. (2007). Our work, our lives and working time: how the length of working hours, their fit with preferences and self-employment affect work-life outcomes in Australia. Peer-reviewed paper presented at the Our Work Our Lives Conference, Adelaide, South Australia.

Williams P. Building ‘community’ for different stages of life: Physical and social infrastructure in Master Planned Communities (2007). Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Skinner N, Pocock B, Williams P. (2008). Work-life issues in Australia: What do we know. Proceedings of the 22nd conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. Melbourne, Australia.

Edwards J, Williams P. The role of libraries in helping adolescents and their families juggle the demands of work and life. Proceedings: 12to24s@your public library in Australia and New Zealand Conference, Beenleigh Qld 11-12 June 2010. Alan Bundy (ed),AusLib Press: Adelaide pp. 3-8

Published in proceedings

Williams P, Lord SR. Predictors of adherence to a structured exercise program for older women. Presented at the 29th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Perth, 20-22 October, 1994.

Williams P. Psychological and physiological factors associated with adherence to structured exercise among older women. Invited presentation, First National Conference on Injury Prevention and Control, Sydney, 27 & 28 February, 1995.

Williams P, Lord SR. The effect of group exercise on cognitive function and mood in older women: A randomised controlled trial. Presented at the 7th International Psychogeriatric Association Congress, Sydney, October 29 – November 3, 1995.

Williams P, Lord SR. Psychological and physiological factors associated with adherence to a structured exercise program for older women. Poster presented at the Third International Conference on Injury Prevention and Control, Melbourne, 1996.

Davis C, Girgis A, Hernandez C, Williams P. National consumer survey of women diagnosed with early breast cancer – results from the pilot study. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, Hobart, 1997.

Williams P, Davis C, Redman S. A national survey of psychosocial needs of women with early breast cancer. Presented at the 34th annual conference of the Australian Psychological Society, Hobart, 1999.

Williams P. Toward a meaningful understanding of social support for new parents: Why current definitions are inadequate. Poster Presentation at the VIIth European Congress of Psychology, London, 2001.

Williams P. Social support for new parents: Using qualitative research to guide definition, assessment and intervention. Poster Presentation at the VIIth European Congress of Psychology, London, 2001.

Williams P. Social support for new mothers: using qualitative research to guide definition, assessment and intervention. Poster Presented at the NSW Midwives Association. State Conference, Terrigal, NSW, 2001.

Williams P. Toward a meaningful understanding of social support for new parents: Why current definitions are inadequate. Poster Presented at the NSW Midwives Association. State Conference, Terrigal, NSW, 2001.

Williams P. Finding common ground: the meaning of social support to new mothers and grandmothers. Preliminary findings. Presented at the National Association of Childbirth Educators 8th National Conference, Coogee, 2003,

Williams P. Finding common ground: the meaning of social support to new mothers and grandmothers Poster presentation at Parenting imperatives: A national parenting conference, Adelaide, September 2004.

Williams P. Evolution of a social researcher: from randomized controlled trial to grounded theory. Advances in Qualitative Methods, Alberta, Canada, February 2005.

Williams P. Using qualitative research to guide measurement and intervention of social support in the context of the new family. Association for Qualitative Research – 4th Biennial International Conference, Melbourne, Australia, July 2005

Williams P. Social support in the context of the new family: using qualitative research to guide education, measurement and intervention. Parenting Imperatives II: 2nd National Parenting Conference, Adelaide, Australia, May 2006.

Williams P, Braunack-Mayer A. Teaching qualitative research methods: Engaging the sensory self. Advances in Qualitative Methods, Surfers Paradise, Australia, July, 2006.

Williams P, Pocock B. Skinner N. ‘Clawing back time’: Expansive working hours and implications for work-life outcomes in Australian workers. Proceedings of the International Industrial Relations Association Conference, Manchester, September 2007.

Williams P, Pocock B, Skinner N. Understanding how physical and social infrastructure at work and at home can facilitate or impede the development of healthy communities: Findings from The Work, Home and Community Study. Proceedings of the Work, Employment and Society Conference, Aberdeen, September 2007.

Williams P. Building ‘community’ for different stages of life: Physical and social infrastructure in Master Planned Communities. Land Management Executives Conference, Adelaide, September 2007.

Williams P. The meaning of social support in the context of infant feeding. Presented at New perspectives on Parenting and Infant Feeding Conference, Sydney, October 2007

Williams P (2008). Kids lives in adult space and time: How home, community and work affect opportunity for teenagers in suburban Australia. Presented at the 10th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne.

Williams P. Mobility, Mothers and Malls: How home, community, adult work and school affect opportunity for teenagers. Presented at the Community, Work and Family III International Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands, April 16-18, 2009.

Williams P, Pocock B, Bridge K. Work and family in the context of community and the wider society. Presented at the International Industrial Relations Association 15th World Congress, Sydney, 24-27 August, 2009

Williams P, Pocock B, Bridge K. Sustainable Lives in sustainable Communities: Living and Working in Suburban Australia. Presented at the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia Workshop Privatization, Security and Community: How Master Planned Estates are changing Suburban Australia. University of QLD, 28th-29th Sept, 2009

Williams P, Bridge K. Segregation in the suburbs: How the suburbs are shaping work, home and community for Australian families. Presented at the 11th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne July 7th – 9th 2010.

Williams P, Rundle A. Adelaide Libraries My Story / Our Story case study evaluations. Presented at Library Stars as part of the ALIA 2016 National Conference, Adelaide, Aug 29 – Sept 2.

Other

Pocock B, Williams P, Oakley S. The configuration of work, home and community in Australia: Research background, context and some early analysis in two communities. Seminar Presentation at University of Queensland, Friday 4th August 2006.

Williams P. Grounded Theory. Seminar in the Department of Public Health, University of Adelaide, 4th September, 2006.

Pocock B, Williams P. ‘Fitting it all together: Work, home and community in two master planned communities’ Seminar to Department of Sociology, Flinders University, 15th September, 2006. (With Dr Pip Williams)

Williams P. Grounded Theory. Seminar to Discourse and Social Psychology Research Unit in the Department of Psychology, University of Adelaide, 3rd November, 2006.

Williams P. Completing your PhD. Seminar in the Department of Public Health, University of Adelaide, 3rd November, 2006.

Williams P,  Pocock B. ‘Fitting it all together: Work, home and community in two master planned communities’ Seminar to Department of Public Health, University of Adelaide, 29th November, 2006.

Pocock B, Williams P. ‘Fitting it all together: Work, home and community in two master planned communities’ Seminar to Len Lease Communities, Mawson Lakes, 14th November 2006.

Williams P. ‘Building community’: Physical and social infrastructure in the master planned community. Presented at the Centre for Work + Life seminar series, University of South Australia, 18th May, 2007.

Williams P. Teenage lives in adult space and time: How home, community and work affect opportunity for teenagers in suburban Australia. Presented at the Making Waves Conference, Delfin/Lend Lease, Surfers Paradise, 3rd September, 2008.

Williams P & Pocock B. Sustainable Lives in sustainable Communities: Living and Working in Suburban Australia. Presented at the Light Lecture, University of Adelaide, 24th Nov, 2009