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Dr Esther Williamson

Dr Esther Williamson

Senior Research Fellow

 South Cloisters 

 

South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Esther graduated from the University of Queensland as a physiotherapist in 1993 and completed an MSc in Advancing Practice (Manipulative Therapy) at the University of Birmingham in 2005. She worked clinically as a physiotherapist for 11 years in Australia and the UK specialising in the management of patients with low back pain. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.  In 2004, Esther moved to a research position at the University of Warwick and worked there until 2013. During this time, she completed a PhD in Medicine investigating the role of patient held beliefs about injury and recovery in the development of late whiplash syndrome following an acute whiplash injury.

In 2013, Esther moved to the University of Oxford as a Research Fellow. She is currently Deputy-Director of the Centre of Rehabilitation Research based in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford. In September 2020, she started a part-time position as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter.

Qualifications

PhD, MSc in Advancing Practice (Manipulative Therapy), BPhty

Research

Research interests

Since 2004, Esther has worked on large, NIHR funded, randomised controlled trials evaluating the management of musculoskeletal conditions including ankle sprains, whiplash injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, scoliosis, back pain and shoulder pain following breast cancer treatment. Her research interests include developing complex rehabilitation interventions to manage musculoskeletal conditions, the integration of behaviour change strategies into physiotherapy practice, understanding issues related to patient adherence with exercise programmes and the role of exercise to prevent falls and mobility decline and promote healthy ageing. She is currently the project lead for the NIHR funded BOOST (Better Outcomes for Older people with Spinal Trouble) programme of research at the University of Oxford.

Esther is actively involved in the translation of research findings into practice. This includes the Strengthening and Stretching for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand (SARAH) implementation study and Back Skills Training (BeST) implementation study funded by the Oxford CLARHC.  NHS therapists have been successfully trained using online courses to deliver interventions developed in clinical trials with similar outcomes to those reported in the original RCTs.

Esther is currently working with Professor Sallie Lamb in her role at the University of Exeter to develop a library of courses to train health professionals to deliver evidence-based rehabilitation programmes to their patients.

Courses currently available:

https://isarah.octru.ox.ac.uk/

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/back-skills-training-programme

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Cranston T, Hunter J, Adams J, Lamb SE (In Press). An Online Hand Exercise Intervention for Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis (mySARAH): Design, Development, and Usability Testing (Preprint).
Boniface G, Gandhi V, Norris M, Williamson E, Kirtley S, O'Connell NE (2020). A systematic review exploring the evidence reported to underpin exercise dose in clinical trials of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford) Abstract.  Author URL.
Ryan EG, Lamb SE, Williamson E, Gates S (2020). Bayesian adaptive designs for multi-arm trials: an orthopaedic case study. Trials, 21(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Marian IR, Williamson E, Garrett A, Lamb SE, Dutton SJ (2020). Better Outcomes for Older people with Spinal Trouble (BOOST) trial: statistical analysis plan for a randomised controlled trial of a combined physical and psychological intervention for older adults with neurogenic claudication. Trials, 21(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Sanchez Santos MT, Williamson E, Bruce J, Ward L, Mallen CD, Garrett A, Morris A, Lamb SE, OPAL study team (2020). Cohort profile: Oxford Pain, Activity and Lifestyle (OPAL) Study, a prospective cohort study of older adults in England. BMJ Open, 10(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Tonga E, Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Lamb SE (2020). Components, design and effectiveness of digital physical rehabilitation interventions for older people: a systematic review. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 1357633X2092758-1357633X2092758. Abstract.
Mazuquin B, Sunemi MMDO, e Silva MPP, Sarian LOZ, Williamson E, Bruce J (2020). Current physical therapy care of patients undergoing breast reconstruction for breast cancer: a survey of practice in the United Kingdom and Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy Abstract.
Sugavanam T, Williamson E, Fordham B, Hansen Z, Richmond H, Hall A, Ali U, Copsey B, Lamb SE (2020). Evaluation of the implementation of the Back Skills Training (BeST) programme using online training: a cohort implementation study. Physiotherapy (United Kingdom), 109, 4-12. Abstract.
Williamson E, Srikesavan C, Thompson J, Tonga E, Eldridge L, Adams J, Lamb SE (2020). Translating the Strengthening and Stretching for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand Programme from clinical trial to clinical practice: an effectiveness–implementation study. Hand Therapy, 25(3), 87-97. Abstract.
Comer C, Lee H, Williamson E, Lamb S (2020). Understanding the mechanisms of a combined physical and psychological intervention for people with neurogenic claudication: protocol for a causal mediation analysis of the BOOST trial. BMJ Open, 10(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Smith TO, Dainty JR, Williamson E, Martin KR (2019). Association between musculoskeletal pain with social isolation and loneliness: analysis of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Br J Pain, 13(2), 82-90. Abstract.  Author URL.
Miller C, Williams M, Heine P, Williamson E, O’connell N (2019). Current practice in the rehabilitation of complex regional pain syndrome: a survey of practitioners. Disability and Rehabilitation, 41(7), 847-853. Abstract.
Ward L, Williamson E, Hansen Z, French DP, Boniface G, Rogers D, Lamb SE (2019). Development and delivery of the BOOST (Better Outcomes for Older adults with Spinal Trouble)intervention for older adults with neurogenic claudication. Physiotherapy (United Kingdom), 105(2), 262-274. Abstract.
Thompson JY, Williamson EM, Williams MA, Heine PJ, Lamb SE (2019). Effectiveness of scoliosis-specific exercises for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis compared with other non-surgical interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Physiotherapy (United Kingdom) Abstract.
Srikesavan C, Bryer C, Ali U, Williamson E (2019). Web-based rehabilitation interventions for people with rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 25(5), 263-275. Abstract.
Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Cranston T, Hunter J, Adams J, Lamb SE (2018). An Online Hand Exercise Intervention for Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis (mySARAH): Design, Development, and Usability Testing. Journal of medical Internet research, 20(6). Abstract.
Williamson E, Ward L, Vadher K, Dutton SJ, Parker B, Petrou S, Hutchinson CE, Gagen R, Arden NK, Barker K, et al (2018). Better Outcomes for Older people with Spinal Trouble (BOOST) Trial: a randomised controlled trial of a combined physical and psychological intervention for older adults with neurogenic claudication, a protocol. BMJ Open, 8(10). Abstract.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Lait C, Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Moser J, Newman M, Betteley L, Fordham B, Rees S, Lamb SE, et al (2018). Development of an exercise intervention for the prevention of musculoskeletal shoulder problems after breast cancer treatment: the prevention of shoulder problems trial (UK PROSPER). BMC Health Serv Res, 18(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Hall AM, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Davies D, Lamb SE (2018). Exploring physiotherapists' experiences of implementing a cognitive behavioural approach for managing low back pain and identifying barriers to long-term implementation. Physiotherapy, 104(1), 107-115. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hall A, Richmond H, Copsey B, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Jones G, Fordham B, Cooper Z, Lamb S (2018). Physiotherapist-delivered cognitive-behavioural interventions are effective for low back pain, but can they be replicated in clinical practice? a systematic review. Disabil Rehabil, 40(1), 1-9. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bruce J, Williamson E, Lait C, Richmond H, Betteley L, Lall R, Petrou S, Rees S, Withers EJ, Lamb SE, et al (2018). Randomised controlled trial of exercise to prevent shoulder problems in women undergoing breast cancer treatment: study protocol for the prevention of shoulder problems trial (UK PROSPER). BMJ Open, 8(3). Abstract.  Author URL.
Boniface G, Norris M, Williamson E, Gandhi V, Kirtley S, O'Connell N (2018). What evidence is used to underpin the design of strength-based exercise interventions evaluated in randomised controlled trials for rheumatoid arthritis? a systematic review protocol. BMJ open, 8(9). Abstract.
Srikesavan CS, Williamson E, Eldridge L, Heine P, Adams J, Cranston T, Lamb SE (2017). A Web-Based Training Resource for Therapists to Deliver an Evidence-Based Exercise Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand (iSARAH): Design, Development, and Usability Testing. J Med Internet Res, 19(12). Abstract.  Author URL.
Nichols VP, Williamson E, Toye F, Lamb SE (2017). A longitudinal, qualitative study exploring sustained adherence to a hand exercise programme for rheumatoid arthritis evaluated in the SARAH trial. Disabil Rehabil, 39(18), 1856-1863. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lyle S, Williamson E, Darton F, Griffiths F, Lamb SE (2017). A qualitative study of older people's experience of living with neurogenic claudication to inform the development of a physiotherapy intervention. Disabil Rehabil, 39(10), 1009-1017. Abstract.  Author URL.
Williamson E, McConkey C, Heine P, Dosanjh S, Williams M, Lamb SE (2017). Hand exercises for patients with rheumatoid arthritis: an extended follow-up of the SARAH randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 7(4). Abstract.  Author URL.
Pink J, Petrou S, Williamson E, Williams M, Lamb SE (2016). Economic and Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes of Whiplash Associated Disorders. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 41(17), 1378-1386. Abstract.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Hall AM, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Davies D, Lamb SE (2016). Using mixed methods evaluation to assess the feasibility of online clinical training in evidence based interventions: a case study of cognitive behavioural treatment for low back pain. BMC Med Educ, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.
Toye F, Williamson E, Williams MA, Fairbank J, Lamb SE (2016). What Value can Qualitative Research Add to Quantitative Research Design? an Example from an Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Trial Feasibility Study. Qual Health Res, 26(13), 1838-1850. Abstract.  Author URL.
Williamson E, Nichols V, Lamb SE (2015). "If I can get over that, I can get over anything"--understanding how individuals with acute whiplash disorders form beliefs about pain and recovery: a qualitative study. Physiotherapy, 101(2), 178-186. Abstract.  Author URL.
Williams MA, Heine PJ, Williamson EM, Toye F, Dritsaki M, Petrou S, Crossman R, Lall R, Barker KL, Fairbank J, et al (2015). Active Treatment for Idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosis (ACTIvATeS): a feasibility study. Health Technol Assess, 19(55), 1-242. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lamb SE, Williamson EM, Heine PJ, Adams J, Dosanjh S, Dritsaki M, Glover MJ, Lord J, McConkey C, Nichols V, et al (2015). Exercises to improve function of the rheumatoid hand (SARAH): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 385(9966), 421-429. Abstract.  Author URL.
Williamson E, Williams MA, Gates S, Lamb SE (2015). Risk factors for chronic disability in a cohort of patients with acute whiplash associated disorders seeking physiotherapy treatment for persisting symptoms. Physiotherapy, 101(1), 34-43. Abstract.  Author URL.
Williams MA, Williamson EM, Heine PJ, Nichols V, Glover MJ, Dritsaki M, Adams J, Dosanjh S, Underwood M, Rahman A, et al (2015). Strengthening and stretching for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand (SARAH). A randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess, 19(19), 1-222. Abstract.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Hall AM, Copsey B, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Hoxey-Thomas N, Cooper Z, Lamb SE (2015). The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Treatment for Non-Specific Low Back Pain: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One, 10(8). Abstract.  Author URL.
Keene DJ, Williamson E, Bruce J, Willett K, Lamb SE (2014). Early ankle movement versus immobilization in the postoperative management of ankle fracture in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 44(9), 690-C7. Abstract.  Author URL.
Pink J, Petrou S, Williamson E, Williams M, Lamb SE (2014). Properties of patient-reported outcome measures in individuals following acute whiplash injury. Health Qual Life Outcomes, 12 Abstract.  Author URL.
Lamb SE, Gates S, Williams MA, Williamson EM, Mt-Isa S, Withers EJ, Castelnuovo E, Smith J, Ashby D, Cooke MW, et al (2013). Emergency department treatments and physiotherapy for acute whiplash: a pragmatic, two-step, randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 381(9866), 546-556. Abstract.  Author URL.
Heine PJ, Williams MA, Williamson E, Bridle C, Adams J, O'Brien A, Evans D, Lamb SE, SARAH Team (2012). Development and delivery of an exercise intervention for rheumatoid arthritis: strengthening and stretching for rheumatoid arthritis of the hand (SARAH) trial. Physiotherapy, 98(2), 121-130. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lamb SE, Williams MA, Williamson EM, Gates S, Withers EJ, Mt-Isa S, Ashby D, Castelnuovo E, Underwood M, Cooke MW, et al (2012). Managing Injuries of the Neck Trial (MINT): a randomised controlled trial of treatments for whiplash injuries. Health Technol Assess, 16(49), iii-141. Abstract.  Author URL.
Williams MA, Williamson E, Gates S, Cooke MW (2012). Reproducibility of the cervical range of motion (CROM) device for individuals with sub-acute whiplash associated disorders. Eur Spine J, 21(5), 872-878. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sarah Trial Team, Adams J, Bridle C, Dosanjh S, Heine P, Lamb SE, Lord J, McConkey C, Nichols V, Toye F, et al (2012). Strengthening and stretching for rheumatoid arthritis of the hand (SARAH): design of a randomised controlled trial of a hand and upper limb exercise intervention--ISRCTN89936343. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 13 Abstract.  Author URL.
Lamb SE, Williams MA, Withers E, Perry J, Gates S, Williamson E, Underwood M, Cooke M (2009). A national survey of clinical practice for the management of whiplash-associated disorders in UK emergency departments. Emerg Med J, 26(9), 644-647. Abstract.  Author URL.
Williamson E, Williams M, Hansen Z, Joseph S, Lamb SE (2009). Development and delivery of a physiotherapy intervention for the early management of whiplash injuries: the Managing Injuries of Neck Trial (MINT) Intervention. Physiotherapy, 95(1), 15-23. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gates S, Williams MA, Withers E, Williamson E, Mt-Isa S, Lamb SE (2009). Does a monetary incentive improve the response to a postal questionnaire in a randomised controlled trial? the MINT incentive study. Trials, 10 Abstract.  Author URL.
Williamson E, Williams M, Gates S, Lamb SE (2008). A systematic literature review of psychological factors and the development of late whiplash syndrome. PAIN, 135(1-2), 20-30. Author URL.
Williamson E, White L, Rushton A (2007). A survey of post-operative management for patients following first time lumbar discectomy. Eur Spine J, 16(6), 795-802. Abstract.  Author URL.
Williams M, Williamson E, Gates S, Lamb S, Cooke M (2007). A systematic literature review of physical prognostic factors for the development of Late Whiplash Syndrome. Spine, 32(25). Abstract.
Lamb SE, Gates S, Underwood MR, Cooke MW, Ashby D, Szczepura A, Williams MA, Williamson EM, Withers EJ, Mt Isa S, et al (2007). Managing Injuries of the Neck Trial (MINT): design of a randomised controlled trial of treatments for whiplash associated disorders. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 8 Abstract.  Author URL.
Williamson E (2006). Fear Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ). Aust J Physiother, 52(2). Author URL.

Conferences

Tonga E, Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Lamb S (2020). A HAND EXERCISES MHEALTH APP FOR PATIENTS WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: DEVELOPMENT, DESIGN AND USABILITY STUDY IN TURKEY.  Author URL.
Bruce J, Mazuquin B, Mistry P, Williamson E, Lall R, Vidya R, Withers E, Rees S, Canaway A, Petrou S, et al (2020). Prevention of shoulder problems trial (UK-PROSPER): Exercise to prevent shoulder problems in patients undergoing breast cancer treatment.  Author URL.
Nicolson PJ, Lee H, Sanchez-Santos M, Williamson E, Lamb S, Investigators OPALS (2020). SYNERGISTIC EFFECTS OF HIP AND KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS AND COMORBIDITIES AMONG OLDER ADULTS: ANALYSIS OF THE OXFORD PAIN, ACTIVITY AND LIFESTYLE COHORT STUDY.  Author URL.
Bruce J, Mazuquin B, Williamson E, Mistry P (2019). Postoperative pain after breast cancer surgery: the UK Prevention of Shoulder Problems Trial (UK PROSPER).  Author URL.
Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Sugavanam P, Adams J, Eldridge L, Lamb SE (2018). IMPACT EVALUATION OF AN ONLINE TRAINING ON THE STRENGTHENING AND STRETCHING FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS OF THE HAND (SARAH) PROGRAMME RECOMMENDED IN THE NICE GUIDELINES FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.  Author URL.
Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Hunter J, Cranston T, Adams J, Lamb SE (2018). USABILITY TESTING OF AN ONLINE VERSION OF THE STRENGTHENING AND STRETCHING FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS OF THE HAND (SARAH) PROGRAMME FOR PEOPLE WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Moser J, Newman M, Rees S, Lamb SE, Bruce J (2017). Development of a complex exercise intervention for prevention of shoulder dysfunction in high-risk women following treatment for breast cancer: prevention of shoulder problems trial (PROSPER).  Author URL.
Bryer C, Srikesavan C, Williamson E (2017). EFFECTS OF WEB-BASED INTERVENTIONS ON PHYSICAL FUNCTION AND ACTIVITY, PAIN AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: a SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Hall AM, Copsey B, Jones G, Williamson E, Hansen Z, Lamb SE (2017). Implementation into practice: the development, enhancement and delivery of an online training programme to support clinicians in the replication of the back skills training (best) programme in practice.  Author URL.
Srikesavan CS, Williamson E, Heine P, Adams J, Lamb S (2017). THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ONLINE THERAPIST TRAINING COURSE TO DELIVER AN EVIDENCE-BASED EXERCISE PROGRAMME FOR PEOPLE WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AFFECTING THE HANDS.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Cranston T, Hunter J, Adams J, Lamb SE (In Press). An Online Hand Exercise Intervention for Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis (mySARAH): Design, Development, and Usability Testing (Preprint).

2020

Tonga E, Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Lamb S (2020). A HAND EXERCISES MHEALTH APP FOR PATIENTS WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: DEVELOPMENT, DESIGN AND USABILITY STUDY IN TURKEY.  Author URL.
Boniface G, Gandhi V, Norris M, Williamson E, Kirtley S, O'Connell NE (2020). A systematic review exploring the evidence reported to underpin exercise dose in clinical trials of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford) Abstract.  Author URL.
Ryan EG, Lamb SE, Williamson E, Gates S (2020). Bayesian adaptive designs for multi-arm trials: an orthopaedic case study. Trials, 21(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Marian IR, Williamson E, Garrett A, Lamb SE, Dutton SJ (2020). Better Outcomes for Older people with Spinal Trouble (BOOST) trial: statistical analysis plan for a randomised controlled trial of a combined physical and psychological intervention for older adults with neurogenic claudication. Trials, 21(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Sanchez Santos MT, Williamson E, Bruce J, Ward L, Mallen CD, Garrett A, Morris A, Lamb SE, OPAL study team (2020). Cohort profile: Oxford Pain, Activity and Lifestyle (OPAL) Study, a prospective cohort study of older adults in England. BMJ Open, 10(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Tonga E, Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Lamb SE (2020). Components, design and effectiveness of digital physical rehabilitation interventions for older people: a systematic review. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 1357633X2092758-1357633X2092758. Abstract.
Mazuquin B, Sunemi MMDO, e Silva MPP, Sarian LOZ, Williamson E, Bruce J (2020). Current physical therapy care of patients undergoing breast reconstruction for breast cancer: a survey of practice in the United Kingdom and Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy Abstract.
Sugavanam T, Williamson E, Fordham B, Hansen Z, Richmond H, Hall A, Ali U, Copsey B, Lamb SE (2020). Evaluation of the implementation of the Back Skills Training (BeST) programme using online training: a cohort implementation study. Physiotherapy (United Kingdom), 109, 4-12. Abstract.
Bruce J, Mazuquin B, Mistry P, Williamson E, Lall R, Vidya R, Withers E, Rees S, Canaway A, Petrou S, et al (2020). Prevention of shoulder problems trial (UK-PROSPER): Exercise to prevent shoulder problems in patients undergoing breast cancer treatment.  Author URL.
Nicolson PJ, Lee H, Sanchez-Santos M, Williamson E, Lamb S, Investigators OPALS (2020). SYNERGISTIC EFFECTS OF HIP AND KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS AND COMORBIDITIES AMONG OLDER ADULTS: ANALYSIS OF THE OXFORD PAIN, ACTIVITY AND LIFESTYLE COHORT STUDY.  Author URL.
Williamson E, Srikesavan C, Thompson J, Tonga E, Eldridge L, Adams J, Lamb SE (2020). Translating the Strengthening and Stretching for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand Programme from clinical trial to clinical practice: an effectiveness–implementation study. Hand Therapy, 25(3), 87-97. Abstract.
Comer C, Lee H, Williamson E, Lamb S (2020). Understanding the mechanisms of a combined physical and psychological intervention for people with neurogenic claudication: protocol for a causal mediation analysis of the BOOST trial. BMJ Open, 10(9). Abstract.  Author URL.

2019

Smith TO, Dainty JR, Williamson E, Martin KR (2019). Association between musculoskeletal pain with social isolation and loneliness: analysis of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Br J Pain, 13(2), 82-90. Abstract.  Author URL.
Miller C, Williams M, Heine P, Williamson E, O’connell N (2019). Current practice in the rehabilitation of complex regional pain syndrome: a survey of practitioners. Disability and Rehabilitation, 41(7), 847-853. Abstract.
Ward L, Williamson E, Hansen Z, French DP, Boniface G, Rogers D, Lamb SE (2019). Development and delivery of the BOOST (Better Outcomes for Older adults with Spinal Trouble)intervention for older adults with neurogenic claudication. Physiotherapy (United Kingdom), 105(2), 262-274. Abstract.
Thompson JY, Williamson EM, Williams MA, Heine PJ, Lamb SE (2019). Effectiveness of scoliosis-specific exercises for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis compared with other non-surgical interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Physiotherapy (United Kingdom) Abstract.
Bruce J, Mazuquin B, Williamson E, Mistry P (2019). Postoperative pain after breast cancer surgery: the UK Prevention of Shoulder Problems Trial (UK PROSPER).  Author URL.
Srikesavan C, Bryer C, Ali U, Williamson E (2019). Web-based rehabilitation interventions for people with rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 25(5), 263-275. Abstract.

2018

Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Cranston T, Hunter J, Adams J, Lamb SE (2018). An Online Hand Exercise Intervention for Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis (mySARAH): Design, Development, and Usability Testing. Journal of medical Internet research, 20(6). Abstract.
Williamson E, Ward L, Vadher K, Dutton SJ, Parker B, Petrou S, Hutchinson CE, Gagen R, Arden NK, Barker K, et al (2018). Better Outcomes for Older people with Spinal Trouble (BOOST) Trial: a randomised controlled trial of a combined physical and psychological intervention for older adults with neurogenic claudication, a protocol. BMJ Open, 8(10). Abstract.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Lait C, Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Moser J, Newman M, Betteley L, Fordham B, Rees S, Lamb SE, et al (2018). Development of an exercise intervention for the prevention of musculoskeletal shoulder problems after breast cancer treatment: the prevention of shoulder problems trial (UK PROSPER). BMC Health Serv Res, 18(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Hall AM, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Davies D, Lamb SE (2018). Exploring physiotherapists' experiences of implementing a cognitive behavioural approach for managing low back pain and identifying barriers to long-term implementation. Physiotherapy, 104(1), 107-115. Abstract.  Author URL.
Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Sugavanam P, Adams J, Eldridge L, Lamb SE (2018). IMPACT EVALUATION OF AN ONLINE TRAINING ON THE STRENGTHENING AND STRETCHING FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS OF THE HAND (SARAH) PROGRAMME RECOMMENDED IN THE NICE GUIDELINES FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.  Author URL.
Hall A, Richmond H, Copsey B, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Jones G, Fordham B, Cooper Z, Lamb S (2018). Physiotherapist-delivered cognitive-behavioural interventions are effective for low back pain, but can they be replicated in clinical practice? a systematic review. Disabil Rehabil, 40(1), 1-9. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bruce J, Williamson E, Lait C, Richmond H, Betteley L, Lall R, Petrou S, Rees S, Withers EJ, Lamb SE, et al (2018). Randomised controlled trial of exercise to prevent shoulder problems in women undergoing breast cancer treatment: study protocol for the prevention of shoulder problems trial (UK PROSPER). BMJ Open, 8(3). Abstract.  Author URL.
Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Hunter J, Cranston T, Adams J, Lamb SE (2018). USABILITY TESTING OF AN ONLINE VERSION OF THE STRENGTHENING AND STRETCHING FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS OF THE HAND (SARAH) PROGRAMME FOR PEOPLE WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.  Author URL.
Boniface G, Norris M, Williamson E, Gandhi V, Kirtley S, O'Connell N (2018). What evidence is used to underpin the design of strength-based exercise interventions evaluated in randomised controlled trials for rheumatoid arthritis? a systematic review protocol. BMJ open, 8(9). Abstract.

2017

Srikesavan CS, Williamson E, Eldridge L, Heine P, Adams J, Cranston T, Lamb SE (2017). A Web-Based Training Resource for Therapists to Deliver an Evidence-Based Exercise Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand (iSARAH): Design, Development, and Usability Testing. J Med Internet Res, 19(12). Abstract.  Author URL.
Nichols VP, Williamson E, Toye F, Lamb SE (2017). A longitudinal, qualitative study exploring sustained adherence to a hand exercise programme for rheumatoid arthritis evaluated in the SARAH trial. Disabil Rehabil, 39(18), 1856-1863. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lyle S, Williamson E, Darton F, Griffiths F, Lamb SE (2017). A qualitative study of older people's experience of living with neurogenic claudication to inform the development of a physiotherapy intervention. Disabil Rehabil, 39(10), 1009-1017. Abstract.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Moser J, Newman M, Rees S, Lamb SE, Bruce J (2017). Development of a complex exercise intervention for prevention of shoulder dysfunction in high-risk women following treatment for breast cancer: prevention of shoulder problems trial (PROSPER).  Author URL.
Bryer C, Srikesavan C, Williamson E (2017). EFFECTS OF WEB-BASED INTERVENTIONS ON PHYSICAL FUNCTION AND ACTIVITY, PAIN AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: a SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.  Author URL.
Williamson E, McConkey C, Heine P, Dosanjh S, Williams M, Lamb SE (2017). Hand exercises for patients with rheumatoid arthritis: an extended follow-up of the SARAH randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 7(4). Abstract.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Hall AM, Copsey B, Jones G, Williamson E, Hansen Z, Lamb SE (2017). Implementation into practice: the development, enhancement and delivery of an online training programme to support clinicians in the replication of the back skills training (best) programme in practice.  Author URL.
Srikesavan CS, Williamson E, Heine P, Adams J, Lamb S (2017). THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ONLINE THERAPIST TRAINING COURSE TO DELIVER AN EVIDENCE-BASED EXERCISE PROGRAMME FOR PEOPLE WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AFFECTING THE HANDS.  Author URL.

2016

Pink J, Petrou S, Williamson E, Williams M, Lamb SE (2016). Economic and Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes of Whiplash Associated Disorders. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 41(17), 1378-1386. Abstract.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Hall AM, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Davies D, Lamb SE (2016). Using mixed methods evaluation to assess the feasibility of online clinical training in evidence based interventions: a case study of cognitive behavioural treatment for low back pain. BMC Med Educ, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.
Toye F, Williamson E, Williams MA, Fairbank J, Lamb SE (2016). What Value can Qualitative Research Add to Quantitative Research Design? an Example from an Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Trial Feasibility Study. Qual Health Res, 26(13), 1838-1850. Abstract.  Author URL.

2015

Williamson E, Nichols V, Lamb SE (2015). "If I can get over that, I can get over anything"--understanding how individuals with acute whiplash disorders form beliefs about pain and recovery: a qualitative study. Physiotherapy, 101(2), 178-186. Abstract.  Author URL.
Williams MA, Heine PJ, Williamson EM, Toye F, Dritsaki M, Petrou S, Crossman R, Lall R, Barker KL, Fairbank J, et al (2015). Active Treatment for Idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosis (ACTIvATeS): a feasibility study. Health Technol Assess, 19(55), 1-242. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lamb SE, Williamson EM, Heine PJ, Adams J, Dosanjh S, Dritsaki M, Glover MJ, Lord J, McConkey C, Nichols V, et al (2015). Exercises to improve function of the rheumatoid hand (SARAH): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 385(9966), 421-429. Abstract.  Author URL.
Williamson E, Williams MA, Gates S, Lamb SE (2015). Risk factors for chronic disability in a cohort of patients with acute whiplash associated disorders seeking physiotherapy treatment for persisting symptoms. Physiotherapy, 101(1), 34-43. Abstract.  Author URL.
Williams MA, Williamson EM, Heine PJ, Nichols V, Glover MJ, Dritsaki M, Adams J, Dosanjh S, Underwood M, Rahman A, et al (2015). Strengthening and stretching for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand (SARAH). A randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess, 19(19), 1-222. Abstract.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Hall AM, Copsey B, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Hoxey-Thomas N, Cooper Z, Lamb SE (2015). The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Treatment for Non-Specific Low Back Pain: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One, 10(8). Abstract.  Author URL.

2014

Keene DJ, Williamson E, Bruce J, Willett K, Lamb SE (2014). Early ankle movement versus immobilization in the postoperative management of ankle fracture in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 44(9), 690-C7. Abstract.  Author URL.
Pink J, Petrou S, Williamson E, Williams M, Lamb SE (2014). Properties of patient-reported outcome measures in individuals following acute whiplash injury. Health Qual Life Outcomes, 12 Abstract.  Author URL.

2013

Lamb SE, Gates S, Williams MA, Williamson EM, Mt-Isa S, Withers EJ, Castelnuovo E, Smith J, Ashby D, Cooke MW, et al (2013). Emergency department treatments and physiotherapy for acute whiplash: a pragmatic, two-step, randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 381(9866), 546-556. Abstract.  Author URL.

2012

Heine PJ, Williams MA, Williamson E, Bridle C, Adams J, O'Brien A, Evans D, Lamb SE, SARAH Team (2012). Development and delivery of an exercise intervention for rheumatoid arthritis: strengthening and stretching for rheumatoid arthritis of the hand (SARAH) trial. Physiotherapy, 98(2), 121-130. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lamb SE, Williams MA, Williamson EM, Gates S, Withers EJ, Mt-Isa S, Ashby D, Castelnuovo E, Underwood M, Cooke MW, et al (2012). Managing Injuries of the Neck Trial (MINT): a randomised controlled trial of treatments for whiplash injuries. Health Technol Assess, 16(49), iii-141. Abstract.  Author URL.
Williams MA, Williamson E, Gates S, Cooke MW (2012). Reproducibility of the cervical range of motion (CROM) device for individuals with sub-acute whiplash associated disorders. Eur Spine J, 21(5), 872-878. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sarah Trial Team, Adams J, Bridle C, Dosanjh S, Heine P, Lamb SE, Lord J, McConkey C, Nichols V, Toye F, et al (2012). Strengthening and stretching for rheumatoid arthritis of the hand (SARAH): design of a randomised controlled trial of a hand and upper limb exercise intervention--ISRCTN89936343. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 13 Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Lamb SE, Williams MA, Withers E, Perry J, Gates S, Williamson E, Underwood M, Cooke M (2009). A national survey of clinical practice for the management of whiplash-associated disorders in UK emergency departments. Emerg Med J, 26(9), 644-647. Abstract.  Author URL.
Williamson E, Williams M, Hansen Z, Joseph S, Lamb SE (2009). Development and delivery of a physiotherapy intervention for the early management of whiplash injuries: the Managing Injuries of Neck Trial (MINT) Intervention. Physiotherapy, 95(1), 15-23. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gates S, Williams MA, Withers E, Williamson E, Mt-Isa S, Lamb SE (2009). Does a monetary incentive improve the response to a postal questionnaire in a randomised controlled trial? the MINT incentive study. Trials, 10 Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Williamson E, Williams M, Gates S, Lamb SE (2008). A systematic literature review of psychological factors and the development of late whiplash syndrome. PAIN, 135(1-2), 20-30. Author URL.

2007

Williamson E, White L, Rushton A (2007). A survey of post-operative management for patients following first time lumbar discectomy. Eur Spine J, 16(6), 795-802. Abstract.  Author URL.
Williams M, Williamson E, Gates S, Lamb S, Cooke M (2007). A systematic literature review of physical prognostic factors for the development of Late Whiplash Syndrome. Spine, 32(25). Abstract.
Lamb SE, Gates S, Underwood MR, Cooke MW, Ashby D, Szczepura A, Williams MA, Williamson EM, Withers EJ, Mt Isa S, et al (2007). Managing Injuries of the Neck Trial (MINT): design of a randomised controlled trial of treatments for whiplash associated disorders. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 8 Abstract.  Author URL.

2006

Williamson E (2006). Fear Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ). Aust J Physiother, 52(2). Author URL.

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Committee/panel activities

  • Oxford Hub of the Council of Allied Health Professionals Research – committee member and facilitator
  • British Pain Society Scientific Committee Member

Editorial responsibilities

  • Associate Editor for the Cochrane Back and Neck Review Group.

Invited lectures

Esther was invited to present a webinar for the British Society of Rhuematology on the SARAH Trial and Implementation Study which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1pNhMkJHhg&t=27s

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