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Dr. Peter Williams


BABAI 1977 PhD 1984

Research Interests


  • industrial engineering
  • optimisation
  • discrete-event simulation
  • operations management
  • capacity planning
  • contracts
  • organisation
  • human factors of integration
  • quantitative methods
  • qualitative methods
  • evidence-informed management

Teaching Interests

(taught/have taught)

work design and plant layout; operations planning and control; work psychology, organisation structure and management, SCOR model, capacity, modelling and simulation, optimisation; engineering economy and decision-making; quality / six-sigma and lean continuous process improvement.

BTech/BSc (Hons): Production Management, Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Systems, Wood Science and Technology; BTechEd (Hons): Engineering and Technology, Information Technology and Telecommunications; BSc (Hons): Pharmaceutical Chemistry; BEng (Hons): Industrial Engineering, Production Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Computer Engineering; BBS (Hons) Minor stream in Supply-Chain Management; Dip (L 8 distance): Supply-Chain Management; SpDip(L 9 distance): Supply-Chain Management (quant).

Course Directorships:
1996-2009 BTech/BSc Production Management; 2010- Dip/Sp Diploma in Supply-Chain; Dip Lean in Healthcare.

Professional Activities


  • 2007 Fellow, Royal Academy of Medicine of Ireland Section for Healthcare Management
  • 1999 Member, Engineers Ireland
  • 1999 Associate Member, Irish Ergonomics Society


  • 1984 National University of Ireland - Ph.D.
  • 1977 Dublin University - BA BAI


  • 1984 - PhD (Engineering)
  • 1977 - BABAI (Engineering)


  • 1977 An Foras Taluntais, Oakpark Research Centre, Carlow - Postgraduate Research Student; Research Officer 1977-1984


  • Quality Management in a Clinical Directorate, GUH 2007-2009. a research collaboration with Galway University Hospitals' Womens and Childrens Clinical Directorate. Collaborators: Mr C O'Hara Head HR Dept GUH, Prof S deBurca, Director Health Systems Research Centre UL, Dr Claire Armstrong Kemmy Business School, Peter Williams HSyRC/ERC UL.
  • Health Manager's Perception of Reforms National Survey 2009. a research collaboration between the Health Systems Research Centre and the Health Management Institute of Ireland. Collaborators: Mr Denis Doherty, President HMI, and Prof S DeBurca, Health Systems Research Centre UL, Peter Williams HSyRC/ERC UL.


  • Student Status Committee,