Dr Olwen Williams

Immediate Past President

Passionate advocate of issues related to Women in Medicine and her field of expertise -Sexual Health and HIV medicine, she has a proven track record in delivering positive change in both arenas.

Having graduated from Liverpool University in 1983 , she did her specialist training in GUM in the city before taking up her current post in North Wales .As a consultant physician for over 25 years ,she has held key leadership posts within her organisation, developed health care strategies on a National level in both her specialty and in Unscheduled Care and delivered significant service reconfiguration in a challenging environment . Her clinical interests include adolescent sexual health, sexual assault and prison sexual health.

Driven by a deep commitment to equality, she has striven to ensure the marginalised and vulnerable especially women have access to high quality health care , through challenging perceptions and predjudices, influencing health policy and innovation.She is an advocate of equal pay and conditions for women doctors and is committed to ensuring Junior and Consultant contracts are ‘fit for purpose’. She has the insight and commitment to ensuring inclusion and is an passionate ambassador for the charitable sector and organisations she works with.

A skilled networker with excellent communication skills and prolific user of Social Media- she is a member of the We Communities @WeDocs team and @OlwenOlwen. Media trained , regular contributer to BBC radio Wales and has made four health related TV documentaries . Olwen has excellent conference organiser skills.Trained as a ILM7 coach and mentor ,she offers mentoring to Women in Public Life.She is currently Vice President of Medical Womens Federation ,sits on the RCP Joint Specialty Committee for Genitourinary Medicine and ACCEA Wales comittee. Following her involvement in RCP London Future Hospital Development site progamme at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, she is now a member of the RCP QI Faculty. She has experience as a Trustee of a national charity NAT, Divisional Vice President of the NSPCC in Wales and a member of Bangor University Council siting on their Ethics committee.

Her commitment to developing and maintaining excellence within Medicine was acknowledged in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2005, when she was awarded an OBE for services to Medicine in Wales.

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