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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.