Senior Research Associate
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters only (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Developmental dysplasia of the hips (DDH)
Women's and Children's Hospital has a long history of research into improving early detection and outcomes for children with DDH and now collaborates with the International Hip Dysplasia Institute and contributes data to the International Hip Dysplasia Registry. Multiple research opportunities are available in this field.
Paediatric musculoskeletal infections
Projects are underway investigating the best methods to investigate and manage childhood bone and joint infections including the use of procalcitonin and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to investigate and minimising invasive surgery if possible. There is opportunity to participate in prospective projects leading on from current retrospective analyses.
Women's and Children's Hospital is the major trauma centre managing children on SA and surrounding regions. Injury prevention and multidisciplinary management are areas of ongoing research.
A prospective spinal surgery database informs many audit and research activities.
Multidisciplinary research is ongoing in areas including mucopolysaccharidosis, vascular anomalies and other rare diseases.
Date Position Institution name 2019 Head of Unit Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide 2018 Associate Professor (Clinical Titleholder) University of Adelaide 2015 Staff Specialist Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide 2012 Senior Research Associate University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2012 - 2016 Visiting Medical Officer Modbury Hospital, Adelaide 2012 - 2015 Visiting Medical Officer Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title 2000 - 2001 University of Newcastle Australia, Newcastle Australia BMedSc(hons) 1997 - 2002 University of Newcastle Australia, Newcastle Australia BMed
Date Title Institution Country 2011 - 2012 Clinical Research Fellow Women's and Children's Health Network, North Adelaide Australia 2011 - 2011 International Fellow Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland, Portland United States 2010 - 2011 Senior Registrar Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Australia 2007 - 2010 Advanced Surgical Trainee Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Australia 2004 - 2007 Basic Surgical Trainee Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Australia
Year Citation 2020 Williams, N., Chen, M., Lee, A. C., Moore, P., Balhatchet, B., & Incoll, I. (2020). What are the perceptions of orthopaedic surgeons regarding leadership and leadership training?. ANZ journal of surgery, 90(1-2), 12-14.
2020 Wong, M., Williams, N., & Cooper, C. (2020). Systematic Review of Kingella kingae Musculoskeletal Infection in Children: Epidemiology, Impact and Management Strategies.. Pediatric Health Med Ther, 11, 73-84.
2020 Ritchie, B., Porritt, K., Marin, T., & Williams, N. (2020). Diagnostic test accuracy of serum measurement of procalcitonin and C-reactive protein for bone and joint infection in children and adolescents: a systematic review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 18(3), 564-570.
2020 Nicole, W., & David, K. (2020). Response to Ly Pen and Andreu: Response to: “Screening for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Patients With Mucopolysaccharidosis”. Journal of Child Neurology, 35(14), 1019.
2020 Sires, J. D., Williams, N., Huilgol, S. C., Harvey, I., Antoniou, G., & Dawson, J. (2020). An integrated multidisciplinary team approach to the management of vascular anomalies: challenges and benefits.. Pediatric surgery international, 36(10), 1149-1156.
2020 Wong, F. L., Antoniou, G., Williams, N., & Cundy, P. J. (2020). Disruption of paediatric orthopaedic hospital services due to the covid-19 pandemic in a region with minimal covid-19 illness. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 14(4), 245-251.
2020 Williams, N., Winters, J., & Cooksey, R. (2020). Staying home but not out of trouble: no reduction in presentations to the South Australian paediatric major trauma service despite the COVID-19 pandemic.. ANZ J Surg, 90(10), 1863-1864.
2020 Selvakumaran, G., & Williams, N. (2020). Buckled, bent or broken? A guide to paediatric forearm fractures.. Australian journal of general practice, 49(11), 740-744.
2020 Hernandez, K., East, B., Hutchinson, M., Smith, M., & Williams, N. (2020). Unique case of ‘trigger wrist’ secondary to deep tissue leiomyoma in a healthy 6-year-old. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 90(1-2), 176-178.
2019 Williams, N., Willet, J., Clark, D., & Ketteridge, D. (2019). Tarsal tunnel syndrome in the mucopolysaccharidoses: A case series and literature review.. JIMD reports, 46(1), 16-22.
2019 Williams, N., Patel, P., Antoniou, G., Ketteridge, D., & Clark, D. (2019). Screening for carpal tunnel syndrome in mucopolysaccharidosis. Journal of Child Neurology, 35(6), 410-417.
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2019 Chen, M., Cundy, P., Antoniou, G., & Williams, N. (2019). Children bouncing to the emergency department: changes in trampoline injury patterns. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 55(2), 175-180.
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2019 Sankar, W., Gornitzky, A., Clarke, N., Herrera-Soto, J., Kelley, S., Matheney, T., . . . International Hip Dysplasia Institute. (2019). Closed reduction for developmental dysplasia of the hip: early-term results from a prospective, multicenter cohort. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 39(3), 111-118.
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2018 Williams, N. (2018). Improving early detection of developmental dysplasia of the hip through general practitioner assessment and surveillance.. Australian journal of general practice, 47(9), 619-623.
2018 Williams, N. (2018). Improving early detection of developmental dysplasia of the hip through general practitioner assessment and surveillance. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 47(9), 615-619.
2018 Williams, N., Narducci, A., Eastwood, D., Cleary, M., & Thompson, D. (2018). An Evidence-Based Approach to the Management of Children with Morquio A Syndrome Presenting with Craniocervical Pathology.. Spine, 43(24), 1443-1453.
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2018 Walton, S., Schaeffer, E., Mulpuri, K., Cundy, P., & Williams, N. (2018). Evaluating the role of prereduction hip traction in the management of infants and children with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH): Protocol for a systematic review and planned meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 8(1), 6 pages.
2017 Williams, N., Cundy, P., & Eastwod, D. (2017). Surgical management of thoracolumbar kyphosis in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis: a systematic review. Spine, 42(23), 1817-1825.
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2017 Tolley, M., Morris, A., & Williams, N. (2017). Pelvic osteomyelitis: Three unusual cases with predominantly abdominal symptoms. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 53(6), 614.
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2017 Williams, N., Challoumas, D., & Eastwood, D. (2017). Does orthopaedic surgery improve quality of life and function in patients with mucopolysaccharidoses?. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 11(4), 289-297.
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2017 Williams, N., Challoumas, D., Ketteridge, D., Cundy, P., & Eastwood, D. (2017). The mucopolysaccharidoses: advances in medical care lead to challenges in orthopaedic surgical care. Bone and Joint Journal, 99B(9), 1132-1139.
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2017 Faurie, C., Williams, N., & Cundy, P. J. (2017). A stitch in time: stitching errors in digital radiology. Medical Journal of Australia, 207(5), 223-223.e1.
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2017 Studer, K., Williams, N., Studer, P., Baker, M., Glynn, A., Foster, B., & Cundy, P. (2017). Obstacles to reduction in infantile developmental dysplasia of the hip. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 11(5), 358-366.
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2017 Gieroba, T., Williams, N., Antoniou, G., & Cundy, P. (2017). Mini C-arm: faster, cheaper, safer?. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(4), 282-286.
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2016 Cain, M., Stephenson, M., Umapathysivam, K., Williams, N., & Ianunzio, J. (2016). Effectiveness of different minimally invasive epiphysiodesis techniques in the management of pediatric leg length discrepancies: a systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14(12), 14-24.
2016 Yoon, W. W., Awais, A., Williams, N., & Selby, M. D. (2016). Improvement in unfused adjacent segment disc condition following posterior spine fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The Spine Journal, 16(4), S67-S68.
2016 Upasani, V., Bomar, J., Matheney, T., Sankar, W., Mulpuri, K., Price, C., . . . Mubarak, S. (2016). Evaluation of brace treatment for infant hip dislocation in a prospective cohort defining the success rate and variables associated with failure. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 98(14), 1215-1221.
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2016 Abson, S., Williams, N., Inglis, M., Antoniou, G., & Cundy, P. (2016). Resident versus attending surgeons in achieving and maintaining fracture reduction in pediatric distal radius fractures. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 36(5), 478-482.
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2016 Smith, N., & Williams, N. (2016). Post-traumatic nonunion of a clavicle fracture in a 9-year-old child. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B, 25(1), 74-77.
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2016 Mulpuri, K., Schaeffer, E., Andrade, J., Sankar, W., Williams, N., Matheney, T., . . . IHDI, S. (2016). What risk factors and characteristics are associated with late-presenting dislocations of the hip in infants?. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 474(5), 1131-1137.
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2016 Studer, K., Williams, N., Antoniou, G., Gibson, C., Scott, H., Scheil, W., . . . Cundy, P. (2016). Increase in late diagnosed developmental dysplasia of the hip in South Australia: risk factors, proposed solutions. Medical Journal of Australia, 204(6), 240.e1-240.e6.
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2015 Francis, S. L., Williams, N., & Cundy, P. J. (2015). General practitioner-referred magnetic resonance imaging for musculoskeletal conditions: not a substitute for plain x-ray. Medical Journal of Australia, 202(10), v-vi.
2015 Studer, D., Awais, A., Williams, N., Antoniou, G., Eardley-Harris, N., & Cundy, P. (2015). Selective fusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a radiographic evaluation of risk factors for imbalance. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 9(2), 153-160.
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2014 Chug, M., Williams, N., Benn, D., & Brindley, S. (2014). Outcome of uncemented trapeziometacarpal prosthesis for treatment of thumb carpometacarpal joint arthritis. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 48(4), 394-398.
2014 Williams, N., Cooper, C., & Cundy, P. (2014). Kingella kingae septic arthritis in children: recognising an elusive pathogen. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 8(1), 91-95.
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2013 Fisher, T., Williams, N., Morris, L., & Cundy, P. (2013). Metachondromatosis: more than just multiple osteochondromas. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 7(6), 455-464.
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2013 Williams, N., Hardy, B., Tarrant, S., Enninghorst, N., Attia, J., Oldmeadow, C., & Balogh, Z. (2013). Changes in hip fracture incidence, mortality and length of stay over the last decade in an Australian major trauma centre. Archives of Osteoporosis, 8(150), 1-5.
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2012 Williams, N., Foster, B. K., & Cundy, P. J. (2012). Is swaddling damaging our babies' hips?. Medical Journal of Australia, 197(5), 272.
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2008 Sanson-Fisher, R. W., Williams, N., & Outram, S. (2008). Health inequities: the need for action by schools of medicine. Medical Teacher, 30(4), 389-394.
2005 Sanson-Fisher, R. W., Rolfe, I. E., & Williams, N. (2005). Competency based teaching: the need for a new approach to teaching clinical skills in the undergraduate medical education course. Medical Teacher, 27(1), 29-36.
2004 Reid, V. L. (2004). Clinical investigation of athletes with persistent fatigue and/or recurrent infections. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 38(1), 42-45.
Year Citation 2018 Williams, N., Vasilunis, N., & Bell, J. (2018). Severe paediatric staphylococcus aureus bone and joint infections associated with Panton-Valentine-Leukocidin (PVL). In European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society. Oslo, Norway. 2015 Cain, M. E., Williams, N., & Cundy, P. (2015). Safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of tranexamic acid in paediatric spinal deformity correction surgery. In Safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of tranexamic acid in paediatric spinal deformity correction surgery. Gold Coast.
Year Citation 2018 Wood, M., Williams, N., Davison, J. E., Cleary, M. A., & Eastwood, D. M. (2018). Guided growth surgery for genu valgum in mucopolysaccharidosis type VI: Timing is everything. Poster session presented at the meeting of MOLECULAR GENETICS AND METABOLISM. San Diego, CA: ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Co-Supervisor The diagnostic test accuracy of serum measurement of procalcitonin and C-reactive protein for bone and joint infection in children and adolescents. A systemic review protocol. Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Dr Brett Kingsley Ritchie
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2019 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Why are rural babies and increased risk of late DDH? Women's and Children's Hospital Medicine Honours Full Time Fraser Betley 2019 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Long term outcomes in paediatric hip septic arthritis Women's and Children's Hospital Health and Medical Sciences Honours Full Time Alex-Marie Howard
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2019 - ongoing President Executive Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Australia 2015 - ongoing Member Federal Training Committee Australian Orthopaedic Association Australia 2015 - ongoing Chair SA/NT Regional Training Committee Australian Orthopaedic Association Australia
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