Dr Nicholas Williams
Secretary of the CRANAplus Board of Directors
Nick Williams was born in the mid-north of South Australia and trained at Adelaide University, graduating in 1980. He has considerable public health experience and has worked in Indigenous health for over 24 years in Africa, northern Canada and Central Australia and rural/remote South Australia. He was the Senior District Medical Officer in Alice Springs for seven years in the nineties, providing RFDS evacuations and community medical services to remote Aboriginal communities.
He was extensively involved in the initial development of the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual and remains on the Editorial committee for the Remote Primary Health Care manuals.
He worked in general practice/public health at the Parks Community Health Service for 12 years until 2011. He maintained his emergency medicine skills with weekly sessions at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Emergency Department throughout this time.
In 2009 he undertook a three month ICRC humanitarian mission to the North West Frontier Provence of Pakistan, and worked in an Emergency Response Unit in the Philippines in response to Typhoon Yolanda in 2013. He continues to be available for ICRC Emergency relief duties.
He has been a facilitator for the CRANAplus Remote Emergency Care program for over 15 years.
He lectures in Aboriginal Health/Public Health at Adelaide University.
Nick is currently working with the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia as a GP Supervisor, Aboriginal Health. This involves supporting the GP workforce in rural and remote Community Controlled Aboriginal Health Services in SA and supervising GP Registrars. He spends more than sixty percent of his time working in rural general practice, and loves it.