Senior Research Associate
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters only - 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 - ongoing Head of Unit Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide 2018 - ongoing Associate Professor (Clinical Titleholder) University of Adelaide 2015 - ongoing Staff Specialist Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide 2012 - ongoing 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 2022 Sires, J., Ovenden, C., Antoniou, G., Robinson, N., & Williams, N. (2022). An audit of computed tomography request practices for suspected cervical spine injury post-guideline change in a tertiary referral paediatric hospital. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 92(1-2), 180-187.
2022 Abbot, S., & Williams, N. (2022). The surgical management of spinal disorders in lysosomal storage diseases: a systematic review. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 92(4), 685-690.
2022 Balhatchet, B., Schütze, H., Awais, A., & Williams, N. (2022). Publication rate of abstracts presented at the Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 92(3), 493-498.
2022 Smart, L., Pelentsov, L., Childs, J., Williams, N., & Esterman, A. (2022). Nurses assessment of development hip dysplasia: A scoping review. Journal of Child Health Care, 18 pages.
2021 Marriott, E., Twomey, S., Lee, M., & Williams, N. (2021). Variability in Australian screening guidelines for developmental dysplasia of the hip. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 57(12), 1857-1865.
2021 Balhatchet, B., Schütze, H., Williams, N., & Ashford, B. (2021). Factors that impact burnout and psychological wellbeing in Australian postgraduate medical trainees: a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 10(1), 6 pages.
2021 Awwad, E., Tolley, M., Antoniou, G., & Williams, N. (2021). Clinical presentations of Kingella kingae musculoskeletal infections in South Australian children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 57(8), 1196-1200.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2021 Ritchie, B., Porritt, K., Marin, T., & Williams, N. (2021). Diagnostic test accuracy of serum procalcitonin compared with C-reactive protein for bone and joint infection in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 19(12), 3209-3237.
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.
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.
DOI Scopus1 WoS2 Europe PMC1
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.
DOI Europe PMC4
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.
DOI Scopus4 Europe PMC1
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.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
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.
DOI Scopus9 WoS10 Europe PMC9
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.
DOI Scopus8 WoS7 Europe PMC4
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.
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.
DOI Scopus10 WoS7 Europe PMC3
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.
DOI Scopus48 WoS43 Europe PMC1
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.
DOI Europe PMC1
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.
DOI Scopus9 WoS10 Europe PMC3
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.
DOI Scopus3 WoS6 Europe PMC2
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.
DOI Scopus6 Europe PMC2
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. M., 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.
DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC2
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.
DOI Scopus8 WoS5 Europe PMC6
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.
DOI Europe PMC1
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.
DOI Scopus15 WoS14 Europe PMC11
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.
DOI Scopus6 WoS7 Europe PMC7
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.
DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC2
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.
DOI Scopus14 WoS16 Europe PMC7
2017 Gieroba, T., Williams, N., Antoniou, G., & Cundy, P. (2017). Mini C-arm: faster, cheaper, safer?. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(4), 282-286.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2 Europe PMC1
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.
DOI Europe PMC2
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.
DOI Scopus27 WoS29 Europe PMC15
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.
DOI Scopus7 WoS6 Europe PMC4
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.
DOI Scopus3 WoS4 Europe PMC2
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.
DOI Scopus28 WoS23 Europe PMC17
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.
DOI Scopus15 WoS1 Europe PMC10
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.
DOI Scopus14 WoS15 Europe PMC10
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.
DOI Scopus11 WoS12 Europe PMC7
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.
DOI Scopus42 Europe PMC19
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.
DOI Scopus19 Europe PMC10
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.
DOI Scopus26 WoS27 Europe PMC18
2012 Williams, N., Foster, B. K., & Cundy, P. J. (2012). Is swaddling damaging our babies' hips?. Medical Journal of Australia, 197(5), 272.
DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC2
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.
DOI Scopus11 WoS11 Europe PMC5
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.
DOI Scopus29 WoS29 Europe PMC19
2004 Reid, V. L., Gleeson, M., Williams, N., & Clancy, R. L. (2004). Clinical investigation of athletes with persistent fatigue and/or recurrent infections. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 38(1), 42-45.
DOI Scopus76 WoS65 Europe PMC39
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 2021 Principal Supervisor Outcomes of proximal humerus fractures in children Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Part Time Mr Samuel Richard Abbot
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 - 2021 Co-Supervisor The Diagnostic Test accuracy of Serum Procalcitonin compared to C-Reactive Protein for Bone and Joint Infection in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 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
Connect With Me