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Dr. Peter Williams

Biography

BABAI 1977 PhD 1984

Research Interests

keywords:

  • 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)

Topics:
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.

Students:
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

Association

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

Education

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

Award

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

Employment

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

Outreach

  • 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.

Committee

  • Student Status Committee,

Publications

Conference Contribution

2010

Working Conference HSR: Health Services Research in Europe
deBurca S, Williams P, Armstrong C, Brosnan P

2000

17th IMC: Building on Manufacturing Advances of the Nineties
Niall Killeen, Peter Williams and Ann Ledwith

Conference Publication

2011

Proc 2011 Winter Simulation Conference
Knoblich, K, Ehm, H, Heavey, C, Williams, P.

2003

ADVANCES IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY - XVII
Walsh, PM; Williams, PA; Heavey, C

2002
2001

ADVANCES IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY-XVI: IMechE
Walsh, PM; Williams, PA; Heavey, C

Other Publication

2009

Impact of Healthcare Reforms on Management Practice: emerging findings.
deBurca, S and Williams, P
Health Manager e-Journal

Peer Reviewed Journal

2007

How RHF contracts alter demand information
Walsh P.M., Williams P.A., Heavey C.
Systems Science