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Stephanie Williams


Dr Stephanie Williams is a Lecturer at the National Security College, where she teaches the Disease, Security and Biological Weapons course.

Dr Williams is a Public Health Physician and Epidemiologist, currently working as a Medical Adviser in the Office of Health Protection in the Australian Government Department of Health. She provides clinical and technical advice to support health responses to communicable diseases, natural disasters and terrorist events. Her areas of interest include epidemiology and surveillance of communicable diseases, global health security and public health policy.

Dr Williams’ previous roles have included: Public Health Registrar for Victoria’s Chief Health Officer; Technical Officer in Global Health Security for the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva; and as a medical doctor in Australia and overseas for Médecins Sans Frontières and the WHO.

Dr Williams holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Monash University, a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine from James Cook University, and a Master of Applied Epidemiology from ANU. She is a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine and a Visiting Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at ANU.

Research interests

  • Epidemiology and surveillance of communicable diseases
  • Communicable disease prevention and control
  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Global health security


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