Prof. Megan Williams

Megan Williams is Wiradjuri through paternal family and has worked for two decades to advocate for the use of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s expertise in program design and evaluation, research, ethics and university curriculum, especially to improve access to health care for people in prison and prevent reincarceration. Megan is Head of Girra Maa, the Indigenous Health Discipline in the School of Public Health, Faculty of Health at UTS. Megan has MRFF, NHMRC, government and industry funds for research, and has local and national roles including as Chair of the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network Human Research Ethics Committee, member of the AIHW National Prisoner Health Information Committee, member of the Corrective Services NSW Aboriginal Advisory Council and an Associate Editor of Health Sociology Review. Megan has been miimi (sister) of Mibbinbah community organisation for over 10 years, is a new board member of Deadly Connections and contributor to social journalism company