Briony Williams


Principal Lecturer, Paramedic Science and Physician Associates

Department of Paramedic Science and Physician Associate

Contact Details

tel: 01905 54 2153

I am a Principal Lecturer and Head of Department for Paramedic Science and Physician Associates. I qualified as an occupational therapist in 1981. My main area of clinical experience has been in community mental health and substance misuse services throughout the UK. I have been an educator since 1999 and held a number of roles including admissions tutor for occupational therapy, programme lead for foundation degrees and lead for mental health strategy. I have a special interest in helping students to integrate theory and practice learning. Prior to working at the University of Worcester I taught on the undergraduate occupational therapy programme at Coventry University.



Diploma Occupational Therapy   
MSc Health and Care

Teaching & Research


Mental Health         
Substance misuse      
Psychological Trauma      
Emotional Resilience     
Group work

Professional Experience

Registered with HCPC    
British Association of Occupational Therapy

Membership of Professional Bodies

Royal College of Occupational Therapy   
Health and Care Professions Council


Donnelly, E. Williams, B. Parkinson, T. (2009) Understanding and Helping People in Crisis Exeter: Reflect Press

Tilmouth, T. Davies-Ward, E. Williams, B. (2011) Foundation Degree Health and Social Care London: Hodder Education

Burton, M. Pavord, E. Williams, B. (2014) An Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health SAGE: London

Williams,. B. (2014) Group therapy: a natural opportunity for support Practice Nursing Vol 25 (4) 190-194.

Upton., D. Stephens, D. Williams,. B. Scurlock Evans,. L. (2014) Occupational therapists Attitudes, Knowledge and Implementation of Evidenced Based Practice: a Systematic Review of Published Research British Journal of Occupational therapy (Vol 77 (1), 24 38)

Poster SHAPE (Supporting Health And promoting Exercise) project for young people with Psychosis
(Jo Smith, Briony Williams, Marie Band, David Hickman, Eleanor Bradley, Jane Richardson, Chris Burton, Susie Ackner, Kat Ferrar, Lisa Griffiths, Veronica Wilkie, Rachael Hird- Smith)

SHAPE Presentation

Smith, J. and Williams B. International Early Psychosis Association Conference in Tokyo, Japan: within a physical health in FEP symposium (19th November 2014).