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Craig is Currently Consultant Microbiologist, Infection Control Doctor and Clinical Director of Pathology at Dorset County Hospital. Before this he spent many years as a Consultant Microbiologist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow where he was also Clincal Director of Laboratory Medicine and Lead Infection Control Doctor for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.


Area of academic expertise - outline

Clinically applied research in the area of Hospital Acquired Infection

Current research activities

Biofilms in clinical disease and the hospital environment

Desired research direction

To develop models of chronic infection which will allow more accurate targeting of the real pathogens not just the ones we wipe off the wound surface with a swab

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Biofilms Medicine & Life Sciences
Candida albicans Medicine & Life Sciences
Aspergillus fumigatus Medicine & Life Sciences
Helicobacter pylori Medicine & Life Sciences
Pylorus Medicine & Life Sciences
Pseudomonas aeruginosa Medicine & Life Sciences
Infection Medicine & Life Sciences
Candida Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1992 2019

Candida auris exhibits resilient biofilm characteristics in vitro: implications for environmental persistence

Short, B., Brown, J., Delaney, C., Sherry, L., Williams, C., Ramage, G. & Kean, R., 30 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Hospital Infection. 103, 1, p. 92-96 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reduction of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation through the application of nanoscale vibration

Robertson, S. N., Childs, P. G., Akinbobola, A., Henriquez, F. L., Ramage, G., Reid, S., MacKay, W. G. & Williams, C., 15 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Laser interferometry
86 Downloads (Pure)

Control of cell behaviour through nanovibrational stimulation: nanokicking

Robertson, S. N., Campsie, P., Childs, P. G., Madsen, F., Donnelly, H., Henriquez, F., MacKay, W., Salmerón-Sánchez, M., Tsimbouri, M. P., Williams, C., Dalby, M. J. & Reid, S., 28 May 2018, In : Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 376, 2120

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Stem cells
77 Downloads (Pure)

Gaining insights from Candida biofilm heterogeneity: one size does not fit all

Kean, R., Delaney, C., Rajendran, R., Sherry, L., Metcalfe, R., Thomas, R., McLean, W., Williams, C. & Ramage, G., 15 Jan 2018, In : Journal of fungi (Basel, Switzerland). 4, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Candida albicans
80 Downloads (Pure)

Living with an indwelling urethral catheter in a community setting: exploring triggers for unscheduled community nurse ‘out of hours’ visits

MacKay, W., MacIntosh, T., Kydd, A., Fleming, A., O'Kane, C., Shepherd, A., Hagen, S., Williams, C., Rodgers, F., MacLachlan, M., Galbraith, R., Rankin, J. & McIver, V., 1 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Clinical Nursing. 27, 3-4, p. 866-875

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Urinary Catheters
Indwelling Catheters

Activities 2016 2019

  • 6 Invited talk
  • 2 Participation in conference
  • 1 Other

BREATH Annual Conference

John Lockhart (Member of programme committee), Gary Litherland (Invited speaker), Anne Crilly (Invited speaker), Carl Goodyear (Invited speaker), Iain McLellan (Invited speaker), Craig Williams (Invited speaker), William MacKay (Invited speaker), Andrew MacKenzie (Invited speaker), Joanna Brzeszczynska (Invited speaker), Lynette Dunning (Invited speaker), Carly Woods (Invited speaker), Mari Bailo (Invited speaker), Mark Thomas (Invited speaker), Kirsty McCallum (Invited speaker), Kimberly Black (Invited speaker), Fawziye Tarhini (Invited speaker), Bryn Short (Invited speaker)
19 Jun 201921 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Eurobiofilms 2019

Craig Williams (Invited speaker)
3 Sep 20196 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Meeting with Glasgow Respiratory Clinicians

John Lockhart (Participant), Andrew MacKenzie (Organiser), Gary Litherland (Participant), Anne Crilly (Participant), William MacKay (Participant), Craig Williams (Participant), Joanna Brzeszczynska (Participant), Mariarca Bailo (Presenter), Kirsty McCallum (Presenter), Bryn Short (Presenter), Kimberly Black (Presenter), Fawziye Tarhini (Presenter), David Anderson (Participant), Hannah Bayes (Participant), Pallavai Bedi (Participant)
8 Feb 2019

Activity: Other

Co-evolution of Pathogens do they drive disease: Aspergillus and Pseudomonas

Craig Williams (Speaker)
10 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Clinical and Molecular Biofilm Diagnostics

Craig Williams (Speaker)
24 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk