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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

Peer Reviewed Journals

2012

Optimization of scheduling patient appointments in clinics using a novel modelling technique of patient arrival
Tai, Guangfu, Williams, Peter
(2012) Optimization of scheduling patient appointments in clinics using a novel modelling technique of patient arrival
In Computer Methods And Programs In Biomedicine; pp. 467-476
DOI: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2011.02.010

2010

Simulation based analysis of patient arrival to health care systems and evaluation of an operations improvement scheme
Williams, P; Tai, GF; Lei, YM
(2010) Simulation based analysis of patient arrival to health care systems and evaluation of an operations improvement scheme
In Annals Of Operations Research; pp. 263-279
DOI: 10.1007/s10479-009-0580-x

2008

Investigation of rolling horizon flexibility contracts in a supply chain under highly variable stochastic demand
Walsh, PM; Williams, PA; Heavey, C
(2008) Investigation of rolling horizon flexibility contracts in a supply chain under highly variable stochastic demand
In Ima Journal Of Management Mathematics; pp. 117-135
DOI: 10.1093/imaman/dpm035

2007

How RHF contracts alter demand information
Walsh P.M., Williams P.A., Heavey C.
(2007) How RHF contracts alter demand information
In Systems Science; pp. 61-80

Conference Publications

2011

Proc 2011 Winter Simulation Conference
Knoblich, K, Ehm, H, Heavey, C, Williams, P.
(2011) Proc 2011 Winter Simulation Conference
S. Jain, R. R. Creasey, J. Himmelspach, K. P. White, and M. Fu, eds.(Ed.) USA

2009

35th ORAHS Conference: Rethinking Health Services Management
G Tai; P Williams
(2009) 35th ORAHS Conference: Rethinking Health Services Management
Eric Demeulemeester; Brecht Cardoen(Ed.)
[ULIR]

2008

IEEM: 2008 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT, VOLS 1-3
Tai, GF; Williams, P
(2008) IEEM: 2008 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT, VOLS 1-3
pp. 690-694

2003

ADVANCES IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY - XVII
Walsh, PM; Williams, PA; Heavey, C
(2003) ADVANCES IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY - XVII
pp. 467-471

2002

International Manufacturring Conference IMC-19
Killeen NT, Williams PA
(2002) International Manufacturring Conference IMC-19
PJ Armstrong(Ed.) pp. 833-842

2001

ADVANCES IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY-XVI: IMechE
Walsh, PM; Williams, PA; Heavey, C
(2001) ADVANCES IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY-XVI: IMechE
pp. 501-505

Conference Contributions

2012

High Tech Human Touch, 38th International Conference of the EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services
Williams, P, McKeon, B, Tai, G
(2012) High Tech Human Touch, 38th International Conference of the EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services
University of Twente, NL

2012

High Tech Human Touch38th International Conference of the EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services
Tai, G; Williams P
(2012) High Tech Human Touch38th International Conference of the EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services
University of Twente, NL

2011

Impact of Health System Reforms on Healthcare Management Practice 2004-2009: Health Managers' Perceptions of Reforms
Peter Williams (presenter), Stiofan de Burca
(2011) Impact of Health System Reforms on Healthcare Management Practice 2004-2009: Health Managers' Perceptions of Reforms
Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, 19 Frederick Street Dublin 2

2010

Working Conference HSR: Health Services Research in Europe
deBurca S, Williams P, Doherty D
(2010) Working Conference HSR: Health Services Research in Europe
The Hague, NL

2010

Working Conference HSR: Health Services Research in Europe
deBurca S, Williams P, Armstrong C, Brosnan P
(2010) Working Conference HSR: Health Services Research in Europe
The Hague, NL

2005

7th International Workshop on Human Factors in Planning, Scheduling and Control in Manufacturing
Ruttle, P; Williams, P
(2005) 7th International Workshop on Human Factors in Planning, Scheduling and Control in Manufacturing
University of Groningen, NL

2000

17th IMC: Building on Manufacturing Advances of the Nineties
Niall Killeen, Peter Williams and Ann Ledwith
(2000) 17th IMC: Building on Manufacturing Advances of the Nineties
NUI Galway

Articles

2009

Impact of Healthcare Reforms on Management Practice: emerging findings.
deBurca, S and Williams, P
(2009) Impact of Healthcare Reforms on Management Practice: emerging findings.
In Health Manager e-Journal; Maureen Browne(Ed.) Dublin : Health Management Institute of Ireland

Non Published Reportss

2008

Clinical directorates and clinical governance for quality: a case study of the Women and Children's Directorate, GUH (HSE)
DeBurca, S; Williams, P; Armstrong, C
(2008) Clinical directorates and clinical governance for quality: a case study of the Women and Children's Directorate, GUH (HSE)
(Ed.)