Dr Felicity Williamson.

MBChB, MSc Health Promotion, MPH (1st class honours)

Felicity is a Public Health doctor with the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine. She is based in our Auckland office.

Dr Felicity Williamson is a fellow of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine. She is a qualified Medical Doctor (University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ) and holds two Masters degrees in Public Health, one specialising in Health Promotion (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and an MPH from the University of Auckland (First Class Honours). Much of her research has examined integrative Primary Care initiatives. After working clinically in the hospital and primary care, she has worked in the Public and not-for-profit sectors and is familiar with Public Health Units, DHB Planning and Funding services, and NGO patient support. She has experience in communicable disease control, health protection, health promotion and designing health education, health workforce training and behavioural change programmes, service reviews and evaluation. At Synergia, she provides public health and clinical expertise into a range of projects, and working as part of the systems design team.

Key projects include:

  • Developing national healthcare associated infection guiding principles
  • Scoping the development of national antibiotic guidance
  • Reviewing outbreak management for COVID-19
  • Improving systems to support reduction in youth re-offending
  • Involved with the ongoing operations and intelligence work at ARPHS to manage current Auckland COVID-19 clusters. This includes case management, contact tracing and management, testing plans, outbreak mapping, reporting, institution management, and implementing public health control measures.

She is kept busy by teaching group fitness classes, sitting on governance boards and running a book club outside of work time.