Students Staff

Research Staff

Dr Carmel Williams

Position in departmentSenior Research Officer
Emailcwill@essex.ac.uk
Current research
  •  Human Rights, Big Data and Technology
  • Right to Health
Publications

Williams C, Blaiklock A. “Human rights discourse in the sustainable development agenda avoids obligations and entitlements: Comment on ‘Rights language in the sustainable development agenda: has right to health discourse and norms shaped health goals?’” Int J Health Policy Manag. 2016;5 (x):x–x. doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2016.29

Lacey, Anita; Schwittay, Anke; Underhill-Sem, Yvonne; Williams, Carmel: Integrating research, policy and practice. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, Dec 2014, pp259-262

Williams, C: Maternal deaths and their impact on children in Papua New Guinea, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, October 2014

Lemery, J; Williams, C; Farmer, P: Editorial: The great procrastination. Health and Human Rights Journal, 2014: 16:1, pp1-3

Williams, C; Editorial: The post-2015 development agenda, human rights, evidence and open-access publishing. Health and Human Rights Journal, 2013: 15:2, pp1-4

Williams, C; Human rights assessments of global health programmes: a case study from Papua New Guinea. Journal of Human Rights Research, March 2014

Williams, C., T. Ashton, and C. Bullen, Using health rights to design aid-funded health programs so they first do no harm. Human Rights Quarterly, 2014, May 2014

Williams, C, Brian G Using a rights-based approach to avoid harming health systems: a case study from Papua New Guinea Journal of Human Rights Practice, 2013

Williams, C, Brian G Using health rights to improve programme design: a Papua New Guinea case study. Intl Journal of Health Planning and Management, 2012, 27:3 pp246-256

Williams, C: editor: Health and Human Rights Workshop Proceedings, Health Promotion Forum New Zealand, 2012

Williams, Carmel The Right to Health in Practice: a framework to guide the design of aid-funded health programmes (PhD Thesis)

Williams, C: Climate change and the right to health – Chapter 20, pp 601-615, in “Global Climate Change and Human Health”, eds G Luber, J Lemery, 2015, published by Jossey-Bass, Wiley

Williams C, Ramke J, Brian G. What prevents people accessing eye care in Papua New Guinea? In Southern perspectives on development: dialogue or division? Proceedings of the 5th biennial conference of the New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DevNet), Thornton A and McGregor A (Eds). University of Otago, Dunedin, 2008: pp263-276

Conferences/presentations

Williams C, Brian G. Money isn’t everything: health aid effectiveness takes time. Just Change 2009;14:17.

Williams C, If Information Technology is the Answer, What is the Question? Telehealth in Samoa – MA Thesis, 2001, University of Auckland.

Book chapters
Williams, C: Climate change and the right to health – Chapter 20, pp 601-615, in “Global Climate Change and Human Health”, eds G Luber, J Lemery, 2015, published by Jossey-Bass, Wiley
Williams C, Ramke J, Brian G. What prevents people accessing eye care in Papua New Guinea? In Southern perspectives on development: dialogue or division? Proceedings of the 5th biennial conference of the New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DevNet), Thornton A and McGregor A (Eds). University of Otago, Dunedin, 2008: pp263-276.

Blogs
C Williams and A Blaiklock, “Introduction: What might SDGs mean for human rights and health?” Health and Human Rights Journal, SDG Series blog, 1 Sept 2015

C Williams and A Blaiklock, “With SDGs Now Adopted, Human Rights Must Inform Implementation and Accountability” Health and Human Rights Journal, SDG Series blog, 29 Sept 2015

C Williams, “SDGs, Accountability, and the Right to Health: A New Series”, Health and Human Rights Journal blog, 26 January 2016

Recent Presentations

June 2, 2016: Law and Society Association, AGM, New Orleans: “Human rights informed the Sustainable Development Goals, but are they lost in translation? A New Zealand case study”

2013 October: WHO meeting in Geneva on the Evidence of Impact of Rights-based Approaches to Maternal Health: “The methodological challenges of gathering evidence on the impact of rights-based approaches to maternal health in PNG”

2012 December: International Development Conference 2012, Auckland New Zealand
“A rights-based assessment of a maternal health programme in PNG”

2012 December: International Development Conference 2012, Auckland New Zealand
“Barriers to NGO research: presentation of survey results from NZ NGOs”

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