Head of Department - Gigi Williams

  • Gigi Williams, FRPS, FBCA, FAIMBI, BAppSc (Photography)

    Williams GigiQualifications

    Gigi holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Photography from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She is a Fellow of three learned societies; the Royal Photographic Society (UK), the BioCommunications Association (USA) and the Australian Institute of Medical & Biological Illustration. She has postgraduate qualifications in audio-production from RMIT, medical photography from the British Institute of Professional Photography and management skills from Swinburne University of Technology.


    Gigi is the recipient of many awards including a number of awards for scanning photomicrography from the Australian Institute of Medical & Biological Illustration; four awards for best papers presented at international conferences and two for best published papers in international refereed journals. She has also been fortunate to have been awarded the Institute of Professional Technology award and the ANZ Bank Travelling Scholarship.

    Gigi has presented 26 papers at national and international conferences and is the author of 13 papers or chapters in international refereed journals or books.

    In 2004 The RCH awarded Gigi the  Chairmans Medal and in 2006 she was awarded the top honour of the BioCommunication Association in the USA, the Louis Schmidt Award.


    Gigi has 20 years of experience as a practitioner and manager, beginning her career at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She then moved to the Educational Resource Centre at the Royal Children's Hospital as a medical photographer and was soon promoted to Chief Medical Photographer and then Head of Department. In 1996 she was appointed Network Manager of ERC at the Women's & Children's Health Care Network. Her leadership has continued through the 2004 disaggregation of WCH back to separate entities of The Royal Children's Hospital, and The Royal Women's Hospital.

    Across this period of time she has also held a number of offices in AIMBI including that of National President. She has been on the organising committees of several international conferences, including the World Congress held in the USA in 1994 and the one held in Amsterdam in 1999. Her special interests are: measurement using photography; paediatric medical photography and photography with invisible radiation, on which she wrote a 50,000 word thesis to gain her Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society. In her current role her special interest is in the area of client centred/cost effective service provision.

    Gigi is co-author of a number of medical photography articles on the Medical and Scientific Photography website, which is designed as a resource base for doctors, scientists and students wanting practical information on medical and scientific imaging techniques.

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