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Natalie Joseph-Williams

Dr Natalie Joseph-Williams

Research Associate

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I am a Lecturer in Improving Patient Care at the Division of Population Medicine, Cardiff University. I am co-lead of the Patient Centred and Prudent Healthcare work package for the Wales Centre for Primary and Emergency Care Research (PRIME Centre Wales). My main research interests include implementation of patient-centred healthcare in routine clinical settings, shared decision making, and patient empowerment. 

Since joining Cardiff University as a Research Associate in 2007, I have worked mainly in the field of patient - clinician communication. This has included the development, evaluation, and quality assessment of patient decision support interventions, designed to engage patients in decisions about their healthcare. 

From 2010 - 2016, I was involved in a large scale shared decision making implementation programme, funded by The Health Foundation: 'MAGIC - Making Good Decisions in Collaboration with Patients.' The focus of this work was to increase the awareness of shared decision making within primary and secondary care settings, and to work directly with clinical teams to establish the best protocol for dissemination of a shared decision making programme across the NHS. The learning from the programme was published in the BMJ (April 2017) - 'Implementing shared decision making in the NHS - lessons from the MAGIC programme'

In 2012, I undertook a PhD (Medicine) as a member of staff ("Nobody knows me better than me": development & pilot-testing of a patient-targeted complex intervention to prepare patients to participate in shared decision making). I was awarded the PhD in January 2016. 

In my current role as Lecturer in Improving Patient Care, I am involved in the delivery of two large scale NIHR grants:

  • Predict-CAT Study: Cataract surgery - predicting self-reported benefit, supporting decision making and calibrating health utilities for cataract surgery (Principal Investigator for WP4, led by Bristol Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust). 
  • PriMUS Study: Primary care management of lower urinary tract symptoms in men: development and validation of a diagnostic and decision-making aid (Co-applicant, qualitative work lead). 

My current role focuses on the development of shared decision making training for medical students, and writing various research proposals relating to the design of decision support interventions, and the implementation of these in routine clinical practice.

I also teach and act as a Personal Tutor to undergraduate medical students, and I also teach / supervise students who are undertaking a Medical Intercalated BSc (Clinical Epidemiology). My teaching areas include patient-centred care, research methodology and software, critical appraisal, and medical writing skills.

I am a member of the International Patient Decision Aids Standards Collaboration and the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence Shared Decision Making Collaborative. 




















I am involved in the planning and delivery of the C21 Medical Programme (MBBCh) at Cardiff University. 

I am course lead for the Year 3 MBBCh Evidence Based Medicine, and design and run various undergraduate sessions (lectures, tutorials, experience weeks) throughout the five year C21 Programme:

  • Evidence Based Medicine (Year 3 medical students) - including research design, critical appraisal, shared decision making
  • Organising and delivering Student Selected Components (SSCs) for Year 3 and 4 medical students

I also support the Intercalated Medical Degree Programmes (Population Medicine and Medical Education) 

  • Design and deliver various teaching sessions - writing for the medical literature, critical appraisal, literature searching
  • Supervise and assess dissertation projects, supporting students to write a publication from their work

I have designed a continuing professional development 'Shared Decision Making - Train the Trainer' Programme for Public Health Wales, and deliver this to NHS Staff across Wales. 

Other teaching, supervision and mentoring duties include: 

  • Supervision of PhD students
  • Panel member of Postgraduate Viva assessments
  • Postgraduate taught representative for the Division of Population Medicine
  • Personal tutor for MBBCh students
  • Chair / member of postgraduate research progress review panels

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