Dr Nicole Williams

Dr Nicole Williams
 Position Senior Research Associate
 Org Unit Surgical Specialities
 Email nicole.williams01@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8161 7223
 Location Floor/Room 2 ,  WCH - Good Friday Building ,   Womens & Childrens Hospital
  • Biography/ Background

    Associate Professor Nicole Williams is a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon seeking to optimise outcomes for children and young people suffering from musculoskeletal conditions and trauma. 

    She combines clinical work at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Port Augusta Hospital and in private practice with teaching and research roles within in the Discipline of Orthopaedics and Trauma at the University of Adelaide. A/Prof Williams coordinates the clinical research program at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Women's and Children's Hospital, North Adelaide. She is the Director (Research and Education) for the South Australian Paediatric Major Trauma Service based at the Women's and Children's Hospital. 

    Her other passions include surgical leadership, surgical education and mentoring medical students and doctors-in-training.

  • Qualifications

    BMedSc (hons I), BMed, Grad Cert Sports Med, FRACS (Ortho), FAOrthA

  • Research Interests

    Paediatric Orthopaedics: Developmental dysplasia of the hip, clubfoot, musculoskeletal infection, skeletal dysplasias, trauma

    Medical education, surgical leadership

  • Publications

    Williams, N., D. Challoumas, D. Ketteridge, P. J. Cundy and D. M. Eastwood (2017). "The mucopolysaccharidoses: advances in medical care lead to challenges in orthopaedic surgical care." Bone Joint J 99-B(9): 1132-1139.


    Studer, K., N. Williams, P. Studer, M. Baker, A. Glynn, B.K. Foster, P.J. Cundy (2017). "Obstacles to reduction in infantile developmental dysplasia of the hip." J Child Orthop 11(5)358–366. 


    Williams, N., D. Challoumas and D. M. Eastwood (2017). "Does orthopaedic surgery improve quality of life and function in patients with mucopolysaccharidoses?" J Child Orthop 11(4): 289-297.


    Williams, N., P. J. Cundy and D. Eastwood (2017). "Surgical management of thoracolumbar kyphosis in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis: a systematic review." Spine (Phila Pa 1976) Jun 7. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002242. [Epub ahead of print]


    Faurie, C., N. Williams, P.J. Cundy (2017). " A stitch in time: stitching errors in digital radiology." Med J Aust. 207(5):224.


    Tolley, M., A. Morris, N. Williams (2017). “Pelvic osteomyelitis: three unusual cases with predominantly abdominal symptoms” J Paediatr Child Health 53(6):614

    Gieroba, T. J., N. Williams, G. Antoniou and P. J. Cundy (2017). "Mini C-arm: faster, cheaper, safer?" ANZ J Surg 87: 282–286.

    Cain, M., M. Stephenson, K. Umapathysivam, N. Williams and J. Ianunzio (2016). "Effectiveness of different minimally invasive epiphysiodesis techniques in the management of pediatric leg length discrepancies: a systematic review protocol." JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep 14(12): 14-24.

    Sankar, W. N., A. L. Gornitzky, N. M. Clarke, J. A. Herrera-Soto, S. P. Kelley, T. Matheney, K. Mulpuri, E. K. Schaeffer, V. V. Upasani, N. Williams, C. T. Price and I. International Hip Dysplasia (2016). "Closed Reduction for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: Early-term Results From a Prospective, Multicenter Cohort." J Pediatr Orthop [Epub ahead of print].

    Mulpuri, K., E. K. Schaeffer, J. Andrade, W. N. Sankar, N. Williams, T. H. Matheney, S. J. Mubarak, P. J. Cundy, C. T. Price and I. S. Group (2016). "What Risk Factors and Characteristics Are Associated With Late-presenting Dislocations of the Hip in Infants?" Clin Orthop Relat Res 474(5): 1131-1137.

    Studer, K., N. Williams, G. Antoniou, C. Gibson, H. Scott, W. K. Scheil, B. K. Foster and P. J. Cundy (2016). "Increase in late diagnosed developmental dysplasia of the hip in South Australia: risk factors, proposed solutions." Med J Aust 204(6): 240.

    Upasani, V. V., J. D. Bomar, T. H. Matheney, W. N. Sankar, K. Mulpuri, C. T. Price, C. F. Moseley, S. P. Kelley, U. Narayanan, N. M. Clarke, J. H. Wedge, P. Castaneda, J. R. Kasser, B. K. Foster, J. A. Herrera-Soto, P. J. Cundy, N. Williams and S. J. Mubarak (2016). "Evaluation of Brace Treatment for Infant Hip Dislocation in a Prospective Cohort: Defining the Success Rate and Variables Associated with Failure." J Bone Joint Surg Am 98(14): 1215-1221.

    Williams, N. and P. Cundy (2016). Rib Fractures. BMJ Best Practice, BMJ Publishing Group Limited. http://bestpractice.bmj.com/best-practice/monograph/1009.html

    Yoon, W. W., A. Awais, N. Williams and M. D. Selby (2016) "Improvement in unfused adjacent segment disc condition following posterior spine fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis." The Spine Journal 16(4): S67-S68.

    Abson, S., N. Williams, M. Inglis, G. Antoniou and P. Cundy (2016). "Resident Versus Attending Surgeons in Achieving and Maintaining Fracture Reduction in Pediatric Distal Radius Fractures." J Pediatr Orthop 36(5): 478-482.

    Smith, N. W. and N. Williams (2016). "Post-traumatic nonunion of a clavicle fracture in a 9-year-old child." J Pediatr Orthop B 25(1): 74-77.

    Studer, D., A. Awais, N. Williams, G. Antoniou, N. Eardley-Harris and P. Cundy (2015). "Selective fusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a radiographic evaluation of risk factors for imbalance." J Child Orthop 9(2): 153-160.

    Francis, S. L., N. Williams and P. J. Cundy (2015). "General practitioner-referred magnetic resonance imaging for musculoskeletal conditions: not a substitute for plain x-ray." Med J Aust 202(10): 526-527.

    Williams, N., C. Cooper and P. Cundy (2014). "Kingella kingae septic arthritis in children: recognising an elusive pathogen." J Child Orthop 8(1): 91-95.

    Chug, M., N. Williams, D. Benn and S. Brindley (2014). "Outcome of uncemented trapeziometacarpal prosthesis for treatment of thumb carpometacarpal joint arthritis." Indian J Orthop 48(4): 394-398.

    Williams, N., B. M. Hardy, S. Tarrant, N. Enninghorst, J. Attia, C. Oldmeadow and Z. J. Balogh (2013). "Changes in hip fracture incidence, mortality and length of stay over the last decade in an Australian major trauma centre." Arch Osteoporos 8: 150.

    Fisher, T. J., N. Williams, L. Morris and P. J. Cundy (2013). "Metachondromatosis: more than just multiple osteochondromas." J Child Orthop 7(6): 455-464.

    Williams, N., B. K. Foster and P. J. Cundy (2012). "Is swaddling damaging our babies' hips?" Med J Aust 197(5): 272.

    Sanson-Fisher, R. W., N. Williams and S. Outram (2008). "Health inequities: the need for action by schools of medicine." Med Teach 30(4): 389-394.

    Sanson-Fisher, R. W., I. E. Rolfe and N. Williams (2005). "Competency based teaching: the need for a new approach to teaching clinical skills in the undergraduate medical education course." Med Teach 27(1): 29-36.

    Reid, V. L., M. Gleeson, N. Williams and R. L. Clancy (2004). "Clinical investigation of athletes with persistent fatigue and/or recurrent infections." Br J Sports Med 38(1): 42-45.


    Williams, N. (2001). Exercise-related fatigue and poor performance in high performance athletes. Thesis for award of Bachelor of Medical Science (hons), University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

  • Professional Associations

    Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

    Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association

    Member of the Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

    Member of the Pacific Islands Orthopaedic Association

  • Professional Interests

    Orthopaedic Outreach

  • Media Expertise

    CategoriesMedicine & Medical Research
    Expertisehip dysplasia; childhood injury; paediatric orthopaedics; musculoskeletal infections;
    NotesCentenary Medal for Contribution to Australian Society
    NSW Young Australian of the Year for Science and Technology
    Deputy Chair of Education and Training, Australian Orthopaedic Association
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Lumley Surgical Exchange Scholarship recipient
    Director (Research and Education) South Australian Paediatric Major Trauma Service

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