Brian Williams award

About the Brian Williams award

The Brian Williams award commemorates the late Dr Brian Williams, a rural GP, medical educator and Director of the Western Australia Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine.

Dr Williams was a staunch advocate for rural general practice and the need for rural GPs to provide support to their peers in order to advance rural general practice.

This award acknowledges medical practitioners whose guidance and support enables rural GPs to safely dedicate themselves to their patients, their families and their communities. In 2017, the award was presented to Dr Denise Powell from Bundaberg, Queensland. Dr Powell was commended as a passionate advocate for rural and regional general practice in Bundaberg. During a career spanning over 40 years she has mentored and supervised numerous registrars, interns and medical students and shows an unsurpassed commitment to her community. Her nominators commended for her courageous and exemplary leadership and tireless promotion for life-long learning.

The award is in the form of a medal, presented at the Academic Session of the RACGP’s Annual Conference for General Practice (GP18) by the President of the RACGP and the Chair of RACGP Rural. The prize also includes:

  • registration to attend the College's annual conference GP18
  • return economy flight to the Gold Coast to attend the annual conference for the recipient
  • accommodation (including breakfast) for two nights
  • invitation to attend the RACGP National Faculties Evening held on Friday 12 October 2018.
  • recipient will also be acknowledged at the RACGP Rural Annual Member meeting, at a date and venue to be confirmed 

Nominations are closed for 2018.

Past award recipients

2018 Dr Stewart Jackson

2017 Dr Denise Powell

2016 Dr Patrick Giddings

2015 Dr Kenan Wanguhu

2014 Dr Barbara Jones

2013 No award winner announced

2012 Dr Jenny May

2011 Assoc Prof Bruce Harris

2010 Dr Peter Joseph

2009 Dr Olga Ward

Related documents

 Rural Brian Williams Award 2018 (PDF 914 KB)