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.

The award is in the form of a medal, presented at the Academic Session of the RACGP’s Annual Conference for General Practice (GP19) by the President of the RACGP and the Chair of RACGP Rural. The prize also includes:

  • registration to attend the College's annual conference GP19
  • return economy flight to Adelaide to attend the annual conference for the recipient
  • accommodation (including breakfast) for two nights
  • invitation to attend the RACGP National Faculties Evening
  • recipient will also be acknowledged at the RACGP Rural Annual Member meeting, at a date and venue to be confirmed.

2019 nominations are now closed.

2018 winner

In 2018, the award was presented to Dr Stewart Jackson from Ingham, Queensland. Dr Jackson has been a GP in Ingham, North Queensland for 22 years. He is commended for his dedication as a GP and his mentorship and support.

Dr Jackson is approachable and accessible to doctors, registrars and fellows and he has a deep understanding in a wide range of aspects including addiction medicine, aged care and palliative care. Stewart demonstrates leadership behaviour to the community through his commitment to his local swim club.

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


If you have any queries please contact RACGP Rural staff on

1800 636 764


 Rural Brian Williams Award 2019 (PDF 1.6 MB)