DAVID WILLIAMS: Curriculum Vitae
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Associate Professor
Geriatric and Stroke Medicine, RCSI

Beaumont Hospital
davidwilliams@rcsi.ie
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summary of research career to date

Professor David Williams qualified in Trinity College Dublin in 1994. He was awarded a PhD in 2002 for his work on pharmacoepidemiology. Following completion of Higher Medical Training at St James Hospital, Dublin he was appointed consultant Clinical Pharmacologist and Stroke Physician in Aberdeen in 2002. He served as Clinical Vice-President of the British Pharmacological Society from 2007 to 2010. He is currently the managing editor of the European journal of Clinical Pharmacology. In 2009, he was appointed Associate Professor in Geriatric Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland / Beaumont Hospital, where he has helped develop the Acute Stroke Service and undergraduate teaching curriculum in Geriatric Medicine. He is currently the National Speciality Director of training for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. His research interests include Stroke Medicine, Hypertension, Patient Safety, Prescribing and Medication Errors.  

research interests

My research interests include Pharmacoepidemiology and Patient safety, Vascular medicine and Drug Metabolism.My PhD thesis was based on examining prescribing patterns and measures of prescribing quality within the General Medical Services (GMS) scheme in Ireland. Studies in pharmacovigilence, drug utilisation and prescribing quality were performed which led to a number of publications and demonstrated the usefulness of such a database in examining real world prescribing patterns. Recent work has focussed on inequalities in prescribing in patients with cardiovascular disease and stroke. My Clinical Research is focussed on vascular and stroke medicine with a particular interest in arterial compliance, hypertension and platelet function. Following validation of the technique of pulse wave analysis (PWA) in assessing arterial compliance I embarked on a number of studies in this field(See Publications).I have previously investigated aspirin resistance (those with a true biochemical defect which makes them resistant to the thromboxane pathway-inhibiting effects of aspirin) in patients with ischaemic stroke who are already receiving aspirin by examining platelet aggregation, platelet activation status and thromboxane generation. I have previously obtained funding from Heart Research UK to examine the phenomenon of a rebound in platelet activity following the cessation of clopidogrel therapy.

research areas

Cardiovascular Research, Platelet Biology, Vascular Biology, Vascular diseases

Memberships

British Pharmacological Society )

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland )

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh )

British Hypertension Society )

British Association of Stroke Physicians )

Honours/Awards/Achievements

2014: Fellow of the British Hypertension Society, British Hypertension Society

2014: GSK prize for research in Clinical Pharmacology, British Pharmacological Society

2013: Fellow of THe British Pharmacological Society, British Pharmacolological Society

2013: Diploma in medical Education, University of Dundee

2005: Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

2005: Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Oral Presentation

Lee S, McGivern T, Moran N, Williams DThe use of a novel assay in the setting of acute stroke.
The Irish Heart Foundation Stroke Study Day 2013., Croke Park Conference Centre Dublin
(Apr 2013)

Peer Reviewed Publications

Walsh D, Lavan A, Cushen AM, Williams D.
Adverse Drug Reactions a cause of admission to a Dublin-based university teaching hospital.
Ir J Med Sci 2015 Jun:184(2):441-7.     PMID: 24899068     (Jun 2015)

Mellon L, Brewer L, Hall P, Horgan F, Williams D, Hickey A,on behalf of the ASPIRE-S study group.
Cognitive impairment six months after ischaemic stroke: A profile from the ASPIRE-S study.
BMC Neurology 2015. Mar 12:15:31.     PMID: 25879880     (Apr 2015)

Goyal M, Demchuk A, Menon B, Eesa M, Rempel J, Thornton J, Roy D, Jovin T, Willinsky R, Sapkota B, Dowlatshahi D, Frei D, Kamal N, Montanera W, Poppe A, Ryckborst K, Silver F, Shuaib A, Tampieri D, Williams D, Bang O, Baxter B, Burns P, Choe H, Heo Ji-Hoe, Holmstedt C, Jankowitz B, Kelly M, Linares G, Mandzia J, Shankar J, Sohn S ,Swartz R, Barber P, Coutts S, Smith E, Morrish W, Weill A, Subramaniam S, Mitha A, Wong J, Lowerison M, Tolulop S, and Hill M for the ESCAPE Trial Investigators.
Randomised Assessment of Rapid Endovascular Treatment of Ischaemic Stroke
N Engl J Med 2015;372:1019-1030     PMID: 25671798     (Mar 2015)

Mellon L, Doyle F, Rohde D, Williams D, Hickey A.
Stroke warning campaigns: delivering better patient outcomes? A systematic review.
Patient Relat Outcome Meas 2015 Feb 25;661-73.     PMID: 25750550     (Feb 2015)

McCreevy C, Barry M, Davenport C, Byrne B, Donaghy C, Collier G, Tormey W, Smith D, Bennett K, Williams D.
The effect of vitamin D supplementation on arterial stiffness in an elderly community-based population.
J Am Soc Hypertens. 2014 Dec 31. Doi: 10.1016/j.jash.2014.12.019.     PMID: 25681237     (Dec 2014)

Hannon N, Daly L, Murphy S, Smith S, Hayden D, Ni Chronin D, Callaly E, Horgan G, Sheehan O, Honari B, Duggan J, Kyne L, Dolan E, Williams D, Wiley M, Kelly P.
Acute Hospital, Community and indirect costs of stroke associated with atrial fibrillation. A population based study.
Stroke 2014 Dec; 45(12):3670-4     PMID: PMID: 25358697     (Dec 2014)

Cooper JA, Ryan C, Smith SM, Wallace E, Bennett K, Cahir C, Williams D, Teeling M, Fahey T, Hughes CM.
The development of the PROMPT (Prescribing Optimally in Middle-aged People’s Treatments) criteria.
BMC Health Services Research. 2014 Oct 30;14:484.     PMID: 25410615     (Oct 2014)

O’Sullivan EJ, Williams DJ, Shanahan-O’Connell J,Kirrane K,Armitage D, Leahy W, O’flaherty E, Horgan NF.
Access to In-Patient stroke services and the Multidisciplinary team:Current Demands and Capacity
IMJ, 2014,June, 107;6;171-3     PMID: 24988832     (Jun 2014)

Brewer L, Arize C, McCormack J, Williams D. Delays in the stroke thrombolysis pathway-identifying areas for improvement, IMJ, 2014,May 107;5:143-6 PMID:24908858
Delays in the stroke thrombolysis pathway-identifying areas for improvement.
IMJ, 2014,May 107;5:143-6     PMID: 24908858     (May 2014)

Mitrugno A, Williams D, Kerrigan SW, Moran N.
A novel and essential role for FcyRIIa in cancer-induced platelet activation.
Blood. 2014 Jan 9;123(2):249-60.     PMID: PMID:24258815     (Jan 2014)

Ford I, Scott NW, Herd V, Mitchell LR, Williams DJ, Brittenden J.
A randomised controlled trial of platelet activity before and after cessation of clopidogrel therapy in patients with stable cardiovascular disease.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Jan 28;63(3):233-9     PMID: 24211510     (Jan 2014)

Ford I, Scott NW, Herd V, Mitchell LR, Williams DJ, Brittenden J.
A randomised controlled trial of platelet activity before and after cessation of clopidogrel therapy in patients with stable cardiovascular disease.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Jan 28;63(3):233-9.     PMID: PMID: 24211510     (Jan 2014)

Ti J, Carmody D, Power P,Corr A, Moroney J, Williams D, Looby S, O’Hare A, thornton J, Brennan P.
Our Single-Centre Experience of Carotid Artery Stenting in High-Risk Patients over a 10-year Period.
EJMIT, 2013:1346000132     PMID:     (Nov 2013)

Mellon L, Hickey A, Doyle F, Dolan E, Williams D.
Can a media campaign change health service use in a population with stroke symptoms? Examination of the first Irish stroke awareness campaign.
Emerg Med J 2013 Jul 26. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2012-202280Epub ahead of print.     PMID: PMID:23892414     (Jul 2013)

McGreevy C, Bennett K, Williams D.
Repeatability of the measurement of aortic Pulse Wave Velocity(aPWV) in the clinical assessment of arterial stiffness in community dwelling older patients using the vicorder device.
Scand J Clin Lab Invest .2013 Apr 2     PMID: PMID:23544457     (Apr 2013)

Zaharan NL, Williams D, Bennett K.
Statins and Risk of Treated Incident diabetes in a Primary Care Population.
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 2013,Apr;75(4);1118-24     PMID: PMID:22845189     (Apr 2013)

Brewer L, Bennett K, Williams D.
A population based study of dosing and persistence with anti-dementia medications.
Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2013 Feb 27     PMID: PMID:23443628     (Feb 2013)

Clyne B, Bradley M, Smith S, Hughes C, Motterlini N, Clear D, McDonnell R, Williams D, Fahey T.
Effectiveness of medicines review with web-based pharmaceutical treatment alogrithms in reducing potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people in primary care; a cluster randomised trial (OPTI-SCRIPT study protocol).
Trials 2013,14:72.     PMID: PMID:23497575     (Jan 2013)

Brewer L, Williams D.
Clinically Relevant Drug-Drug and Drug-Food Interactions: Underlying Mechanisms and Regulatory Requirements for Drug Licensing.
Pharmaceutical Medicine2013;27(1);9-23     PMID:     (Jan 2013)

Brewer L, Horgan F, Hickey A, Williams D
Stroke Rehabilitation: recent advances and future therapies.
Quarterly Journal of Medicine. 2013;106:11-25     PMID: PMID:23019591     (Jan 2013)

Lavan AH, Brennan P, Donegan CF, Williams DJ
Interventional treatment for acute ischaemic stroke in an 86-year old. BMJ Case Rep Nov 9 2012
BMJ Case Rep Nov 9 2012     PMID: 23144349     (Nov 2012)

Williams D
Monitoring medicines use: The Role of the Clinical Pharmacologist.
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 2012: 74 685-90     PMID: 22554404     (Oct 2012)

Brewer L, Horgan F, Hickey A, Williams D
Stroke Rehabilitation: recent advances and future therapies. Selected for Editor’s choice of the month
Quarterly Journal of Medicine.     PMID: 23019591     (Sep 2012)

Brewer L, Williams D.
Drug interactions that matter.
Medicine 2012 Volume 40, Issue 7 , Pages 371-375     PMID: NA     (Jul 2012)

Brewer L, Williams D.
Drug interactions that matter.
Medicine 2012 Volume 40, Issue 7 , Pages 371-375     PMID: NA     (Jul 2012)

Simpson CR, Hannaford PC, Ritchie L, Sheikh A, Williams D
Impact of the pay-for-performance contract and the management of hypertension in Scottish Primary Care; a 6-year population-based repeated cross-sectional study.
Br J Gen Pract. 61(588): 460-461     PMID: 21722469     (Jul 2011)

Halawani SH, Williams DJ, Webster J, Greaves M, Ford I
Aspirin Failure in Patients presenting with acute cerebrovascular ischaemia
Thromb Haemost. 2011 May 5;106(1)     PMID: 21544317     (May 2011)

Crilly Ma, Williams DJ, Clark HJ, Hillis GS, Lee AJ.
Gender differences in the extent and timing of the reflected arterial waveform in the presence of coronary artery disease.
Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil.2001 Apr 1     PMID: 21460075     (Apr 2011)

Brewer L, Williams D, Moore A.
Current and future treatment options in osteoporosis.
European Journal of clinical Pharmacology. 2011 Apr;67(4):321-31     PMID: 21327420     (Apr 2011)

Crilly MA, Kumar V, Clark H, Williams DJP, MacDonald A.
Relationship between arterial dysfunction and extra-articulr features in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatology International(Published online)     PMID: 21442165     (Mar 2011)

Ni Chroinin D, Callaly EL, Duggan J, Merwick A, Hannon N, Sheehan O, Marnane M, Horgan G, Williams EB, Harris D, Kyne L, McCormack PM, Moroney J, Grant T, Williams D, Daly L, Kelly PJ.
Association between acute statin therapy, survival, and improved functional outcome after ischaemic stroke: the North Dublin Population Stroke Study.
Stroke. 2011 Apr;42:1021-9     PMID: 21372311     (Mar 2011)

Alrwisan A, Ross J, Williams D.
Medication incidents reported to an online incident reporting system.
European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (Published on line Jan 15)     PMID: 21240481     (Jan 2011)

Raduma-Tomas M,Flin R, Yule S, Williams D
Doctors' handovers in hospitals; a literature review.
BMJ Qual Saf 2011;20:128-33     PMID: 21209133     (Jan 2011)

Crilly MA, MacDonald AG, Williams D, Kumar V, Clark HJ.
Constitutional symptoms at the onset of rheumatoid arthritis and subsequent arterial stiffness.
Clin Rheumatol. 2010 Oct(10);1113-9     PMID: 20549275     (Oct 2010)

Sarvadikar A, Prescott G, Williams D.
Attitudes to reporting medication error among differing healthcare professionals.
Eur J Clin Pharmacol Jun 8 (Epub ahead of print)     PMID: 20532494     (Jun 2010)

Crilly MA, Clark HJ, Kumar V, Scott NW, MacDonald AG,Williams DJ.
Relationship between arterial stiffness and Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire disability in rheumatoid arthritis patients without overt arterial disease
J Rheumatol 2010 May;37(5):946-52     PMID: 20231203     (May 2010)

Soiza RL, Davie MM, Williams DJ.
Use of the Augmentation Index to predict Short-Term Outcome After Acute Ischaemic Stroke
Am J Hypertens 2010 Apr 15 (Epub ahead of print)     PMID: 20395944     (Apr 2010)

Alymani NA, Smith MD, Williams DJ, Petty RD
Predictive biomarkers for personalised anti-cancer drug use:discovery to clinical implementation
Eur J Cancer 2010 Mar;46(5):869-79     PMID: 20138504     (Mar 2010)

Crilly MA,Kumar V,Clark HJ, Scott NW, Macdonald AG, Williams DJ
Arterial stiffness and cumulative inflammatory burden in rheumatoid arthritis: a dose response relationship independent of established cardiovascular risk factors.
Rheumatology(Oxford)     PMID: 19858120     (Dec 2009)

Alyamani NA, Hopf Y, Williams DJ.
Prescription quality in an acute medical ward.
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf     PMID: 19670357     (Dec 2009)

Soiza RL, Bhat MY, Crilly MA, Williams DJ
Nonequivalence of inhaled and nebulised salbutamol in the assessment of endothelial dysfunction
Cardiovasc Ther     PMID: 18822006     (Dec 2008)

Hopf Y, Watson M, Williams D
Adverse-drug reaction related admissions to a hospital in Scotland.
Pharm World Sci.53(4);29-33     PMID: 18654836     (Dec 2008)

Williams DJ, Olsen S, Crichton W, Witte K, Flin R, Campbell MK, Watson M, Hopf Y, Cuthbertson BH.
Detection of adverse events in a Scottish Hospital using a consensus-based methodology
Scott Med J.2008, 53(4)29-33     PMID: 19051661     (Nov 2008)

Rore C, Brace V, Danelian P, Williams D
Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy
Expert Opin Drug Safety. 2008, Nov:7(6):727-37     PMID: 18983219     (Nov 2008)

McGovern MP, Williams DJ, Hannaford PC, Taylor MW, Lefevre KE, Boroujerdi MA, Simpson CR
Introduction of a new incentive and target-based contract for family physicians in the UK; good for older patients with diabetes but less good for women?
Diabet Med.2008 Sep;25(9): 1083-9     PMID: 18937676     (Sep 2008)

Soiza RL,Hoyle GE, Murray AD, Prasad D, Seymour GW, Williams DJ
White matter lesions and endothelial dysfunction measured by pulse wave analysis
Geriatr Gerontol Int     PMID: 18822006     (Sep 2008)

Simpson CR,Alford K,Williams D.
Evidence for prolonged prescribing of aspirin-clopidogrel combination in Scottish primary care
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2008 Apr;17(4):397-400     PMID: 18302308     (Apr 2008)

McGovern MP, Boroujerdi MA, Taylor MW, Williams DJ, Hannaford PC, Leferve KE, Simpson CR.
The effect of the UK incentive-based contract on the management of patients with coronary heart disease in primary care.
Fam Pract. 2008     PMID: 18222938     (Feb 2008)

Simpson CR, Hannaford PC, McGovern M, Taylor MW, Green PN, Lefervre K, Williams DJ.
Are different groups of patients with stroke more likely to be excluded from the new UK general medical services contract? A cross-sectional retrospective analysis of a large primary care population
BMC Fam Pract.2007 Sep 27;8:56     PMID: 17900351     (Sep 2007)

Crilly M, Coch M, Clark H, Bruce M, Williams D
Repeatability of central aortic blood pressures measured non-invasively using radial artery applanation tonometry and peripheral pulse wave analysis
Blood Press.2007;16(4)262-9     PMID: 17852086     (Sep 2007)

Soiza RL, Williams DJ, Crilly MA
Use of pulse wave analysis to measure arterial stiffness in old age.
Age Ageing.2007:36(4);475-6     PMID: 17636272     (Jul 2007)

Crilly M, Coch M, Clark H, Bruce M, Williams D
Indices of cardiovascular function derived from peripheral pulse wave analysis using radial applanation tonometry: a measurement repeatability study.
Vasc Med.2007;12(5);189-97     PMID: 17848475     (Jun 2007)

Patey R, Flin R, Cuthbertson B, MacDonald L, Mearns K, Cleland J, Williams D
Patient Safety: Helping medical students understand error in healthcare.
Qual Saf Healthcare.16:256-59     PMID: 17708333     (Jun 2007)

Crilly M, Coch M, Clark H, Bruce M, Williams D
Repeatability of the measurement of augmentation index in the clinical assessment of arterial stiffness using radial applanation tonometry.
Scand J Clin Lab Invest.2007;67(4):413-22     PMID: 17558896     (Jan 2007)

Williams D, Singh M, Hind C
The effect of the withdrawal of rofecoxib on prescribing patterns of COX-2 inhibitors in Scotland
Br J Clin Pharmacol     PMID: 16934053     (Sep 2006)

Simpson CR, Hannaford PC, Lefevre K, Williams D.
Effect of the UK incentive-based contract on the management of patients with stroke in primary care.
Stroke.2006 Sep(9):2354-60     PMID: 16873713     (Sep 2006)

Williams D, Croal B, Furnace J, Ross S, Witte K, Webster M, Critchon W, Webster J
The prevalence of a raised aldosterone-renin ratio(ARR) among new referrals to a hypertension clinic
Blood pressure. 2006;15(3):164-8     PMID: 16864158     (Jun 2006)

Ross S, Williams D
Buproprion:Risks and Benefits
Expert Opin Drug Safety.2005;Nov 4(6):995-1003.     PMID: 16255659     (Nov 2005)

Williams D, Lee AJ, Clarke H, Webster J, Watson HG
A comparison of computerised strain guage pletysmography with D-dimer testing in screening for deep vein thrombosis.
Br J Haematol. 131:253-7     PMID: 16197458     (Oct 2005)

Simpson CR, Wilson C, Hannaford PC, Williams D
Evidence for age and sex differences in the secondary prevention of stroke in Scottish Primary care
Stroke.2005 Aug;36(8):1771-5.     PMID: 16040591     (Aug 2005)

Simpson CR, Hannaford PC, Williams D
Evidence for inequalities in the management of coronary heart disease in Scotland
Heart     PMID: 15831649     (May 2005)

Williams D, Bennett K, Feely J
The application of prescribing indicators to a primary care prescription database in Ireland.
Eur J Clin Pharmacol.2005;61(2)127-34     PMID: 15711833     (Apr 2005)

Williams D, Bennett K, Feely J
Prescribing for osteoporosis following the use of inhaled and oral corticosteroids in general practice.
Br J clin Pharmacol.2004;58(60655-672     PMID: 15563364     (Dec 2004)

Williams D, Ford I, Hawksworth G
Potential statin-clopidogrel interaction requires more study
Circulation.2004;110(6)e68     PMID: 15302814     (Aug 2004)

Ford I, Williams D
Does the use of statins compromise the effectiveness of platelet inhibition by clopidogrel?
Platelets.2004;15(4):201-5     PMID: 15205218     (Jun 2004)

Willams D, Bennett K, Heery A, Feely J
Initial uptake and evidence of safe prescribing practice with Buproprion (Zyban).
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2004;13:411-415     PMID: 15170772     (Jun 2004)

Williams D, Teljeur C, Bennett K, Kelly A, Feely J.
Influence of material deprivation on prescribing patterns within the deprived population.
Eur J Clin Pharmacol.2003;59:559-563     PMID: 12942224     (Oct 2003)

Williams D, Bennett K, Feely J
Evidence for an age and gender bias in the secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease in primary care.
Br J clin Pharmacol.3003;55:604-10     PMID: 12814456     (Jun 2003)

Bennett K, Williams D, Feely J
Underprescribing of cardiovascular therapies for diabete in primary care
Eur J Clin Pharmacol.2003;58(12):835-41     PMID: 12698311     (Apr 2003)

Cunney A, Williams D, Feely J
Prescription Monitoring in an Irish hospital
Ir Med J.2003;96(1):20-3     PMID: 12617438     (Jan 2003)

Williams D, Feely J.
Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic drug Interactions with HMG-CoA Rductase inhibitors.
Clin Pharmacokinet.2002;41(5):343-370     PMID: 12036392     (Jul 2002)

Bennett K,Williams D, Feely J
Inequalities in prescribing of secondary preventive therapies for ischaemic heart disease in Ireland
Ir Med J.2002;95(6):169-72     PMID: 12171263     (Jun 2002)

Williams D, Feely J
Pharmacoepidemiology: An Irish Perspective.
Pharmacoepidemiol.Drug Saf.2001 Dec;10(7)641-5     PMID: 11980254     (Dec 2001)

Williams D, O'Kelly P, Kelly A,Feely J
Lack of symptom benefit following presumptive Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy in primary care
Aliment Pharmacol Ther.2001;15:1769-75     PMID: 11683691     (Nov 2001)

Williams D, Kelly A, Feely A
Preferential prescribing of oral corticosteroids to male asthmatic children.
Br J Clin Pharmacol.2001;52:319-21     PMID: 11560565     (Sep 2001)

Williams D, Feely J.
Initial uptake in use of Sildenafil in General practice
Eur J Clin Pharmacol.     PMID: 11317480     (Mar 2001)

Williams D, Kelly A, Feely J
Influence of media and regulatory changes on the prescribing of cotrimoxazole and trimethoprim in Ireland
Phamacoepidemiol Drug Saf.200;9:313-17     PMID: 19025834     (Jul 2000)

Williams D, Kelly A, Feely J
Association between SSRIs and upper gastrointestinal bleeding: Co-prescription of anti-ulcer drugs with SSRI's is fairly common.
BMJ.2000;320:1405     PMID: 10858058     (May 2000)

Williams D, Kelly A,Feely J
Drug interactions avoided- a useful indicator of good prescribing practice.
Br J Clin Pharmacol.2000;49:369-72     PMID: 10759693     (Apr 2000)

Williams D, Feely J
Underreporting of adverse drug reactions:Attitudes of Irish doctors
Ir J Med Sci.1999;168:257-61     PMID: 10624366     (Dec 1999)

Williams D, Carvalho M, Kelly A, Feely J.
Effect of the British warning on contraceptive use in the General Medical service in Ireland
Ir Med J.1998;91(6):202-3     PMID: 10069128     (Dec 1998)

Funding Awards

Funding Agency: Merck Sharp Dohme (MSD)
€30000 [RCSI], €0 [Other], ()
Project 1.A comparison between the prescription of bone health medications in general practitioner led nursing homes compared with geriatrician led services. Project 2.The effect of vitamin D replacement on arterial stiffness in an elderly community based population.
Lead Applicant : Prof David Williams

Funding Agency: SFI
€58509 [RCSI], €0 [Other], (Mar 2011)
Platelet Function screening for Personalized Medicine
Lead Applicant : Prof Niamh Moran
RCSI Co-applicants: David Williams

Funding Agency: Heart Research, UK
€0 [RCSI], €96,592.19 [Other], (Dec 2010)
Is cessation of clopidogrel therapy associated with rebound of platelet activity in stable vascular disease patients?
Lead Applicant : Prof David Williams
Non RCSI Co-applicants: Isobel Ford - University of Aberdeen

Funding Agency: Chief Scientist Office, Scotland
€0 [RCSI], €37,229.33 [Other], (Jun 2009)
A pilot study to test a method for recording the prevalence and nature of adverse events in an acute hospital in Scotland
Lead Applicant : Prof David Williams
Non RCSI Co-applicants: Brian Cuthbertson - University of Aberdeen

Funding Agency: Scottish Funding Council
€0 [RCSI], €2,809,642.43[Other], (May 2008)
Strategic Research Development Grant for the establishment of a Patient Safety Research Network for Scotland
Lead Applicant : Prof David Williams
Non RCSI Co-applicants: Rhona Flin - University of Aberdeen, Peter Davey - University of Dundee, Huw Davis - University of St. Andrews

Funding Agency: Chief Scientist Office, Scotland
€0 [RCSI], €83,249.89 [Other], (Jun 2007)
Clinical Utility of Pulse Wave Analysis(PWA) using applanation tonometry at the radial artery to determine both the presence of coronary artery disease(CAD) and predict future cardiovascular prognosis: A prognostic diagnostic accuracy study
Lead Applicant : Prof David Williams
Non RCSI Co-applicants: Mike Crilly - University of Aberdeen

Research Team
Post-doctoral researchers

Dr Stuart Lee

Current Students

Lisa Mellon (PhD / 4 yrs)

Academic staff

Dr Linda Brewer ()

Ms Patricia Hall ()