Carmel Williams

Carmel Williams

Senior Lecturer

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Carmel Williams is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health in the Faculty of Health and Medical Science. Carmel is also Director of the Centre for HiAP Research Translation based in South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and School of Public Health, University of Adelaide. Carmel has recently transition out of the public sector to work in academia. She has a strong history of working in the field on healthy public policy and determinants of health. Carmel has overseen the establishment and sustainability of South Australia’s Health in All Policies approach, which works across government to influence public policy decision to improve health and wellbeing. She led numerous collaborative projects on the social and environmental determinants of health, drawing research, policy and practice together to deliver evidence informed public policy outcomes. Carmel has earned the honorary academic status of Associate Professor with the University of South Australian and the University of Adelaide. She works extensively with the WHO and other international organizations, and is Co- Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Advancing Health in All Policies

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Williams, C., Pettman, T., Goodwin-Smith, I., Tefera, Y. M., Hanifie, S., & Baldock, K. L. (2024). Experiences of research-policy engagement in policy-making processes. Public Health Research & Practice, 34(1), e33232308-1-e33232308-10.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2024 Tefera, Y., Soebarto, V., Bishop, C., Kandulu, J., & Williams, C. (2024). A Scoping Review of Urban Planning Decision Support Tools and Processes That Account for the Health, Environment, and Economic Benefits of Trees and Greenspace. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 21(1), 48.
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    2023 Williams, C., & Valentine, N. (2023). Health in All Policies at the Local Level: What Facilitates Success? Comment on "A Realist Explanatory Case Study Investigating How Common Goals, Leadership, and Committed Staff Facilitate Health in All Policies Implementation in the Municipality of Kuopio, Finland". International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 12(1), 7975.
    DOI Scopus1
    2023 Woodward, A., Hinwood, A., Bennett, D., Grear, B., Vardoulakis, S., Lalchandani, N., . . . Williams, C. (2023). Trees, Climate Change, and Health: An Urban Planning, Greening and Implementation Perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(18), 1-7.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC1
    2023 Pettman, T. L., Pontifex, K., Williams, C. P., Wildgoose, D., Dent, C., Fairbrother, G., . . . Bogomolova, S. (2023). Part Discount Grocer, Part Social Connection: Defining Elements of Social Supermarkets. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
    DOI Scopus1
    2023 Solar, O., Valentine, N., Castedo, A., Brandt, G. S., Sathyandran, J., Ahmed, Z., . . . Rasanathan, K. (2023). Action on the social determinants for advancing health equity in the time of COVID-19: perspectives of actors engaged in a WHO Special Initiative. International Journal for Equity in Health, 21(Suppl 3), 1-10.
    DOI Scopus7 Europe PMC3
    2023 Baum, F., Friel, S., Liberman, J., de Leeuw, E., Smith, J. A., Herriot, M., & Williams, C. (2023). Why action on the commercial determinants of health is vital.. Health promotion journal of Australia : official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals, 34(4), 725-727.
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    2023 Krech, R., Abdelaziz, F. B., McCartney, G., Myers, S. S., Boarini, R., Valentine, N., . . . Williams, C. (2023). The Geneva Charter—Realising the potential of a well-being society. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 34(2), 272-275.
    DOI Scopus2
    2023 Kickbusch, I., Demaio, S., Grimes, A., Williams, C., de Leeuw, E., & Herriot, M. (2023). Erratum: The Wellbeing Economy is within reach—let’s grasp it for better health (Health Promotion International (2022) 37:4 (daac055) DOI: 10.1093/heapro/daac055). Health Promotion International, 38(2).
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    2023 Abdelaziz, F. B., Krech, R., Valentine, N., Al Rand, H. A., Koivisto, T., Pultharsi, W., . . . Williams, C. (2023). Advancing the Geneva Charter for well-being—Practical strategies for change. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 35(1), 3-6.
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    2023 Williams, C., Smith, J. A., Valentine, N., Baum, F., Friel, S., Williams, J., & Schmitt, D. (2023). The well-being economy and health in all policies: Fostering action for change.. Health Promot J Austr, 34(3), 623-625.
    DOI Scopus1
    2023 Valentine, N., Williams, C., Vega, J., Solar, O., & Told, M. (2023). How can Health in All Policies approaches support the transition to the well-being economy?. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 34(3), 629-633.
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    2023 Abdelaziz, F. B., Williams, C., Anwar, Y. J., Lin, V., & Krech, R. (2023). Creating ‘wellbeing societies’: moving from rhetoric to action. Public Health Research and Practice, 33(2), 3322310.
    DOI Scopus2
    2023 Lyne, K., Williams, C., Vardoulakis, S., Matthews, V., Farrant, B., Butt, A., . . . Rychetnik, L. (2023). A Research Translation, Implementation and Impact Strategy for the Australian Healthy Environments and Lives (HEAL) Research Network. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(14), 6383-1-6383-8.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2022 Musolino, C., Van Eyk, H., Freeman, T., Fisher, M., MacDougall, C., Williams, C., & Baum, F. (2022). Reviving health promotion in South Australia: The role of ideas, actors and institutional forces. Health Promotion International, 37(6), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2022 Kickbusch, I., Demaio, S., Grimes, A., Williams, C., de Leeuw, E., & Herriot, M. (2022). The Wellbeing Economy is within reach-let's grasp it for better health. HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL, 37(4), 1-4.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8
    2022 Smith, J. A., Canuto, K., Canuto, K., Campbell, N., Schmitt, D., Bonson, J., . . . Stephens, D. (2022). Advancing health promotion in rural and remote Australia: Strategies for change. HEALTH PROMOTION JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 33(1), 4 pages.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS3 Europe PMC3
    2022 Lin, V., Sindall, C., Williams, C., & Capon, T. (2022). Launching a global movement for societal wellbeing.. Public health research & practice, 32(2), 3222209.
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    2022 Pettman, T. L., Williams, C., Booth, S., Wildgoose, D., Pollard, C. M., Coveney, J., . . . Goodwin-Smith, I. (2022). A Food Relief Charter for South Australia-Towards a Shared Vision for Pathways Out of Food Insecurity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(12), 7080-1-7080-16.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1 Europe PMC2
    2022 Williams, C., de Leeuw, E., & Herriot, M. (2022). In Conversation: Boundary Spanners, Thinkers and Policy Actors—policy briefs for health promotion. Health Promotion International, 37(3), 2 pages.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2022 Beck, B., Thorpe, A., Timperio, A., Giles-Corti, B., William, C., de Leeuw, E., . . . Zapata-Diomedi, B. (2022). Active transport research priorities for Australia. Journal of Transport & Health, 24, 1-12.
    DOI WoS1
    2021 Smith, J. A., & Williams, C. (2021). Bridging boundaries: Health promotion leadership in the context of Health‐In‐All‐Policies. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 32(3), 369-371.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2021 Backholer, K., Baum, F., Finlay, S. M., Friel, S., Giles-Corti, B., Jones, A., . . . Demaio, S. (2021). How Australia improved health equity through action on the social determinants of health. Medical Journal of Australia, 214(S8), S7-S11.
    DOI Scopus29 Europe PMC16
    2021 Giles-Corti, B., Capon, A., Wright, A., Harris, P., Timperio, A., Butt, A., . . . Gunn, L. (2021). Physical determinants of health: healthy, liveable and sustainable communities. Medical Journal of Australia, 214(Suppl. 8), S17-S21.
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    2021 Shill, J., Busst, C., Horton, K., Corben, K., & Demaio, S. (2021). Our path to health for all: Australia in 2030. MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 214, S5-S6.
    DOI WoS19
    2019 Smith, J. A., Herriot, M., Williams, C., Judd, J., Griffiths, K., & Bainbridge, R. (2019). Health promotion: A political imperative. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 30(2), 133-136.
    DOI Scopus7 Europe PMC3
    2019 Delany-Crowe, T., Popay, J., Lawless, A., Baum, F., MacDougall, C., van Eyk, H., & Williams, C. (2019). The role of trust in joined-up government activities: Experiences from Health in All Policies in South Australia. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 78(2), 172-190.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS7
    2019 Ohl, M. (2019). Health in All Policies Case Studies. Progressing the Sustainable Development Goals through Health in All Policies: Case Studies from Around the WorldVivianLinIlonaKickbusch. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 30(2), 292.
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    2019 Lawless, A., Baum, F., Delany, T., Macdougall, C., Williams, C., McDermott, D., & van Eyk, H. (2019). Power, process and context in theory based evaluation of policy implementation: A response to recent commentaries. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 8(1), 61-62.
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    2019 Baum, F., Delany-Crowe, T., MacDougall, C., Van Eyk, H., Lawless, A., Williams, C., & Marmot, M. (2019). To what extent can the activities of the South Australian Health in All Policies initiative be linked to population health outcomes using a program theory-based evaluation?. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS16 Europe PMC10
    2018 Lawless, A., Baum, F., Delany-Crowe, T., MacDougall, C., Williams, C., McDermott, D., & van Eyk, H. (2018). Developing a framework for a program theory-based approach to evaluating policy processes and outcomes: Health in all policies in South Australia. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 7(6), 510-521.
    DOI Scopus41 WoS29 Europe PMC21
    2018 Pena, S. (2018). Evaluating Health in All Policies Comment on "Developing a Framework for a Program Theory-Based Approach to Evaluating Policy Processes and Outcomes: Health in All Policies in South Australia". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, 7(8), 761-762.
    DOI WoS3 Europe PMC4
    2017 Baum, F., Delany-Crowe, T., MacDougall, C., Lawless, A., Van Eyk, H., & Williams, C. (2017). Ideas, actors and institutions: Lessons from South Australian Health in All Policies on what encourages other sectors' involvement. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS29 Europe PMC18
    2017 Baum, F., Delany-Crowe, T., MacDougall, C., Lawless, A., van Eyk, H., & Williams, C. (2017). Erratum: Correction to: Ideas, actors and institutions: lessons from South Australian Health in All Policies on what encourages other sectors' involvement (BMC public health (2017) 17 1 (811)). BMC public health, 17(1), 873.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2016 Newman, L., Ludford, I., Williams, C., & Herriot, M. (2016). Applying Health in All Policies to obesity in South Australia. Health Promotion International, 31(1), 44-58.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS16 Europe PMC14
    2015 Baum, F., Lawless, A., MacDougall, C., Delany, T., McDermott, D., Harris, E., & Williams, C. (2015). New norms new policies: Did the Adelaide Thinkers in Residence scheme encourage new thinking about promoting well-being and Health in All Policies?. Social Science and Medicine, 147, 1-9.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS15 Europe PMC8
    2014 Delany, T., Harris, P., Williams, C., Harris, E., Baum, F., Lawless, A., . . . Kickbusch, I. (2014). Health Impact Assessment in New South Wales & Health in All Policies in South Australia: Differences, similarities and connections. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus33 WoS27 Europe PMC18
    2014 Baum, F., Lawless, A., Delany, T., Macdougall, C., Williams, C., Broderick, D., . . . Marmot, M. (2014). Evaluation of Health in All Policies: Concept, theory and application. Health Promotion International, 29(suppl 1), i130-i142.
    DOI Scopus93 WoS75 Europe PMC48
    2014 Kickbusch, I., Williams, C., & Lawless, A. (2014). Making the most of open windows: Establishing health in all policies in south Australia. International Journal of Health Services, 44(1), 185-194.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS14 Europe PMC12
    2012 Lawless, A., Williams, C., Hurley, C., Wildgoose, D., Sawford, A., & Kickbusch, I. (2012). Health in all policies: Evaluating the South Australian approach to intersectoral action for health. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 103(7), S15-S19.
    DOI Scopus48 WoS39 Europe PMC14
    2010 The Adelaide Statement on Health in All Policies: moving towards a shared governance for health and well-being (2010). Health Promotion International, 25(2), 258-260.
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    2006 Taylor, A., Williams, C., DalGrande, E., & Herriot, M. (2006). Measuring social capital in a known disadvantaged urban community - health policy implications. Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 3(2), WWW 1-WWW 11.
    DOI Scopus4 Europe PMC1
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2022 Baum, F., van Eyk, H., MacDougall, C., & Williams, C. (2022). Researching Health for All in South Australia: Reflections on Sustainability and Partnership. In L. Potvin, & D. Jourdan (Eds.), Global Handbook of Health Promotion Research (Vol. 1, pp. 759-780). Springer.
    DOI Scopus2
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133591
  • Email: carmel.williams@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Rundle Mall Plaza, floor 4
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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