Dr Nick Williams
“Aboriginal health placements provide opportunities not present in mainstream general practice, working in teams to overcome complex problems and gaining skills that can be transferred to all other areas of medicine.”
Nick works with the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA), leading an increase in AHCSA’s GP workforce and the services it provides to the Aboriginal community.
He is a practising GP and GP supervisor, helping to place, support and supervise GPEx registrars.
Nick has considerable public health experience, having worked in Indigenous health for more than 25 years.
This includes rural and remote general practice in central Australia where he provided Royal Flying Doctors Service evacuations and community medical services to remote Aboriginal communities.
Nick has worked in rural Africa where equipment and medicines were often in short supply, in a Cree Indian community in northern Canada, and in humanitarian disaster relief for the Red Cross in Pakistan and the Philippines.
Nick feels a deep connection to the land and the people of South Australia and the Northern Territory and draws his inspiration from the resilience of Aboriginal people.