Jane Williams

Casual Lecturer

Health Systems and Populations, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Contact Details

Email: jane.williams@mq.edu.au

Jane worked in the International Development field in the Pacific and Southeast Asia before moving into Public Health. She has a MPH and a PhD in Public Health Ethics and works as a researcher and teacher in public health and reproductive ethics. She is attached to the Centre for Values, Ethics, and Law in Medicine (VELiM) at the University of Sydney as well as working part-time at Macquarie.


PhD, MPH, MDevStud

Research Interest

  • Public health ethics,
  • cancer screening,
  • conflicts of interest,
  • reproductive ethics,
  • empirical ethics,
  • qualitative research.

Select Publications

Williams J, Carter SM, Rychetnik L (2016) Empirical bioethics in cancer screening: the case of contested guideline development in Australia’s cervical screening program. Public Health Ethics online July 3 doi:10.1093/phe/phw030

Williams J, Mayes C, Lipworth W (2016) Students face deep conflict in reporting harassment British Medical Journal  354:i5018 doi: 10.1136/bmj.i5018

Williams J, Carter SM (2016) An empirical study of the ‘underscreened’ in organised cervical screening: experts focus on increasing opportunity as a way of reducing differences in screening rates. BMC Medical Ethics  online Oct 6 doi: 10.1186/s12910-016-0143-z

Carter SM, Williams J, Parker L, Pickles K, Jacklyn G, Barratt A (2015) Screening for Cervical, Prostate and Breast Cancer: Interpreting the Evidence. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 49(2): 274-85 doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2015.01.009

Williams J, Carter SM, Rychetnik L (2014) 'Organised' cervical screening 45 years on: How consistent are organised screening practices? European Journal of Cancer 50: 3029-3038 doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2014.09.005

Williams J, Carter SM, Rychetnik L (2014) Information provision in cervical screening in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia 201 (5): 295-297 doi: 10.5694/mja13.10999

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