Elizabeth Williams

PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne

Elizabeth Williams holds a Master of Physiotherapy and is a PhD Candidate at The University of Melbourne. An Honorary Physiotherapist at the Royal Children’s Hospital, it alarmed her to see busy medical clinics for infants with plagiocephaly or misshapen heads at the hospital, but little research focused on prevention. Her doctoral studies investigated the effect of plagiocephaly on infant movement and found evidence for new straightforward prevention advice. She determined that tummy time, a well-known prevention standard, is not enough and adds “face time”. Infants engage with parents from birth and, with support, move their head by themselves to prevent plagiocephaly.

- Honorary Physiotherapist, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
- Honorary Senior Fellow, Rural Health Academic Centre, The University of Melbourne

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne