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Associate Professor, University of Sydney

Megan Williams is a Wiradjuri through her father's family and has worked for two decades on research, programs and advocacy to improve health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the criminal justice system. She has published several articles for and the #JustJustice series, as well as a wide range of reports, articles and podcasts on justice health. Megan is a member of the AIHW National Prisoner Health Information Committee, member of the Corrective Services NSW Aboriginal Advisory Council and Chair of the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network Human Research Ethics Committee.

Megan is the Research Lead at the University of Sydney’s National Centre for Cultural Competence and a member of the Sydney Institute of Criminology. She works with multiple community and government partners on NHMRC, ARC and industry grants about prisoner health including on throughcare, palliative care and informal caregiving by Aboriginal people.

Megan is Principal of Yulang Indigenous Evaluation consultancy company and developed the 'Ngaa-bi-nya' Aboriginal evaluation framework (said 'nar bin ya'). She is a trained Aboriginal Family Wellbeing program facilitator, miimi sister of Mibbinbah community organisation and board member of Deadly Connections.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, University of Sydney