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Professor and Dean of Programs (Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences), University of South Australia

Craig Williams BSc (Honours Zoology, Adelaide) Grad Dip Ed (Adelaide) PhD (U South Australia), did post-doctoral research at James Cook University before entering an academic position at the University of South Australia in 2006. Throughout his academic career of more than 20 years Craig has combined skills in education and communication with his research studying the interface between environmental and public health. His particular focus is infectious diseases, with an interests in entomology and herpetology. This academic work has been recognised through awards such as the South Australian Young Scientist of the Year (2007), an IgNobel Prize in Biology for his work on frog odour (2005, for science that makes you laugh, then think), and a Commonwealth Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2013). Craig is currently Dean of Programs (Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences), in UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences.


  • 2015–present
    Associate professor, University of South Australia
  • 2010–2014
    Senior lecturer, University of South Australia
  • 2006–2009
    Lecturer, University of South Australia


  • 2002 
    University of South Australia, PhD (Biomedical Science)
  • 2001 
    University of Adelaide, Grad Dip Ed
  • 1994 
    University of Adelaide, BSc(Hons)