Janet Willars

Honorary Visiting Fellow


Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
George Davies Centre
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH

Email: jw204@le.ac.uk





  1. Dixon-Woods M, Minion J, McKee L, Willars J, Martin G. The friends and family test: a qualitative study of concerns that influence the willingness of English National Health Service staff to recommend their organisation. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (accepted February 2014)
  2. Martin GP, Ozieranski P, Willars J, McKee L, Charles K, Minion JT, Dixon-Woods M. Walkrounds in practice: corrupting or enhancing a quality improvement intervention? A qualitative study. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (accepted February 2014)
  3. Maguire, T, Mayne, C, Willars, J, Tincello, D. The effect of vaginal closure technique on early post-operative pain following vaginal prolapse surgery:A feasibility pilot study and qualitative assessment. SpringerPlus
  4. Baskayne, K., Willars, J., Pitchforth, E., Tincello, D.G. Women's expectations of prolapse surgery: A retrospective qualitative study. Neurourology and Urodynamics


  1. Ozieranski P, Dixon-Woods M, Robins R, Minion J, Willars J, Wright J. Martin G, Running a hospital patient safety campaign: a qualitative study. Journal of Health Organization and Management (accepted Oct 2013)
  2. Martin G, Leslie M, Minion J, Willars J, Dixon-Woods M. Between surveillance and subjectification: professionals and the governance of quality and patient safety in English hospitals. Social Science and Medicine
  3. Martin GP, Sutton E, Willars J, Dixon-Woods M. Frameworks for change in healthcare organisations: a formative evaluation of the NHS Change Model. Health Services Management Research
  4. Baker R, Willars J, McNicol S, Dixon-Woods M, McKee L. Primary care quality and safety systems in the English NHS: a case study of a new type of primary care provider. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy
  5. Kenyon S, Armstrong N, Johnston T, Walkinshaw S, Petrou S, Howman A, Cheed V, Markham C, McNicol S, Willars J, Waugh J. Standard- or high-dose oxytocin for nulliparous women with confirmed delay in labour: quantitative and qualitative results from a pilot randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  6. Dixon-Woods M, Baker R, Charles K, Dawson J, Jerzembek G, Martin G, McCarthy I, McKee L, Minion J, Ozieranski P, Willars J, Wilkie P, West M. Culture and behaviour in the English National Health Service: overview of lessons from a large multi-method study. BMJ Quality & Safety
  7. McKee L, Charles K, Willars J, Dixon-Woods M, Martin G. (in press) ‘New’ and distributed leadership in quality and safety in healthcare, or ‘old’ and hierarchical? An interview study with strategic stakeholders. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy


  1. Pitchforth, E., S. Weaver, J. Willars, E. Wawrzkowicz,  D. Luyt, M. Dixon-Woods. A qualitative study of families of a child with a nut allergy. Chronic Illness.


  1. Dixon-Woods, M., Tarrant, C., Willars, J., Suokas, A. How will it work? A qualitative study of strategic stakeholders' accounts of a patient safety initiative. Quality and Safety in Health Care


  1. Ockleford, E., Shaw, R.L., Willars, J., Dixon-Woods, M. Education and self-management for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes: A qualitative study of patients' views. Chronic Illness