Dr Kevin Williams
Program Coordinator, PRIME-TB
PhD, University of Adelaide, 1995; Master of Science (Hons), Canterbury University, 1991; Bachelor of Horticultural Science, Lincoln College, 1984
Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus
Dr Kevin Williams is the Project Coordinator of the DFAT-funded PRIME-TB, a partnership that will develop four “fast-track” sites (Yogyakarta, Port Moresby, Mimika and Daru) as knowledge and innovation hubs in TB elimination that will catalyse implementation, develop the workforce, strengthen systems, including addressing drug resistant TB outbreaks.
Previously at Menzies, he was Program Manager of the NHMRC-funded The Communicate Study Partnership, a collaborative program working towards ensuring more Aboriginal patients receive culturally safe healthcare, and HOT NORTH, a multidisciplinary collaboration involving eight of Australia’s leading health research organisations that aimed to improve health outcomes in the tropical north through projects that link organisations, translate research into outcomes and create pathways for health professionals.
Prior to this, he held positions as Program Manager and CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation, Director of the Northern Territory Centre for Renewable Energy and leader of the Plant and Pathogen Molecular Genetics and Algal Biofuels groups at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).
- The Communicate Study - Menzies
- Papua New Guinea & Indonesia for the Micro Elimination of TB (PRIME-TB) - Menzies
- Williams, K., Rung, S., & Currie, B.J. (2021). Addressing the urban-rural health gap through a northern research collaboration. The Medical Journal of Australia 214 (10) 484 https://doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51076
- Williams, K., Rung, S., D’Antoine, H., & Currie, B.J. (2021). A cross-jurisdictional research collaboration aiming to improve health outcomes in the tropical north of Australia. The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, 9,100124. https://doi:10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100124.
- Wozniak, T.M., Miller, E., Williams, K.J., & Pickering, A. (2020). Championing women working in health across regional and rural Australia – a new dual-mentorship model. BMC Medical Education, 20, 299. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-020-02219-w
HOT NORTH Impact Report
Now available | The report presents 12 case studies showing the impacts from the first three years of the HOT NORTH program.
Skin disease a 'national crisis'
NT News report on the HOT NORTH One Disease Skin Symposium attend by Australia's first Indigenous dermatologist Larrakia woman Dr Dana Slape
First Aboriginal Australian Dermatologist to Attend Skin Health Symposium in Darwin
This week Larrakia woman, Dr Dana Slape, Australia's first Aboriginal dermatologist, is back home to country to attend a Skin Health Symposium
Tropical health HOT topic at forum
The health of people living in the North West was discussed at a key forum in Port Hedland recently involving national and local experts in the field.
Media Release | HOT NORTH Katherine Health Translation Workshop 14-15 March 2019
HOT NORTH Katherine Health Translation Workshop 14-15 March 2019
HOT NORTH Visiting Fellow, Arca Testamenti Travels to Darwin
HSP recently partnered with the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin, Australia to support a HOT NORTH Visiting Fellowship for an exceptional graduate student from Indonesia’s Bogor Agricultural University.
NT News | HOT NORTH ASM
NT News report on the HOT NORTH Annual Scientifiv Symposium.
HOT NORTH researchers gather in Darwin
The HOT NORTH research initiative will be holding its inaugural Annual Scientific Symposium at Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) in Darwin, from 24 to 25 May, 2018.
Katherine doctors push for more public housing
Katherine Times reports on the HOT NORTH Teaching Workshop.
Developing Northern Australia 2017 Implementation Report
Page 20 - Case Study | The Australian Government funded HOT NORTH project has hit the ground running in 2017, and is building north Australia’s expertise and capacity in tropical medicine through research projects that will transfer new knowledge to communities.
Herald Sun | We are delivering for North: Joyce
THE Coalition is investing more than $6 billion in Northern Australia, on its way to delivering more than 50 of the recommendations from its white paper, according to Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.
HOT NORTH: A community of excellence in tropical medicine
The Australian Government funded HOT NORTH project has hit the ground running in 2017, and is building north Australia’s expertise and capacity in tropical medicine through research projects that will transfer new knowledge to communities.
Hot North News - Issue 1
Hello and welcome to the first edition of HOT NORTH NEWS. The purpose of this newsletter is to keep you informed of the latest developments happening in HOT NORTH. Here you will find information on research findings, funding opportunities, events, and the people and community that make it all possible.
Research in the HOT NORTH
As part of the Improving Health Outcomes in the Tropical North: a multidisciplinary collaboration (HOT NORTH) being undertaken at the Telethon Kids Institute under the leadership of Prof Jonathan Carapetis, work is being done to improve methods for monitoring GAS antibiotic susceptibility.
Territory Q features HOT NORTH
Read about our HOT NORTH collaboration in the latest Territory Q Magazine.
E-news Healthy Tomorrow - Hot North Pilot Projects
The first six pilot projects have been funded to help close critical gaps in health outcomes in northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific region as part of the unique collaborative program Improving Health Outcomes in the Tropical North (HOT NORTH), led by Menzies. Twelve pilot projects per year will be supported by HOT NORTH.
Mosquito poo could help to detect diseases
SCIENTISTS are experimenting with mozzie poo as a new method of controlling the spread of mosquito-borne diseases throughout tropical Australia. HOT NORTH
HOT NORTH Fellowships to improve health outcomes in the tropics
Five post-doctoral health professionals have been awarded Fellowships to help close critical gaps in health outcomes in northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific region as part of the unique collaborative program Improving Health Outcomes in the Tropical North (HOT NORTH), led by the Darwin-based Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies).
Funding boost to tackle health challenges in northern Australia
Work will begin to help close critical gaps in healthcare across northern Australia as the result of a $6m grant awarded today to Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).