Dr Robin Williams

Robin is a distinguished photographer with more than forty years experience in professional practice. He obtained both the Associateship and Fellowship of the RPS in 1976. He was Chairman of the Medical Group from 1981 to 1986, a member of the Distinctions Panel for Medicine from 1979-1984 and a member of Council from 1988 to 1992. He holds undergraduate qualifications in scientific and medical photography and Masters and PhD degrees in Medicine. He is currently a Qualified Fellow of five learned societies and an Honorary Fellow of the German Gesellschaft fur Photographie and the Swedish Freniningen fur Medicinsk och Tecknisk Fotografi.

He was a Professor of Photography for over 20 years and Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Communication at RMIT University.  He has published over 70 original scientific papers and books and delivered more than 350 conference papers. His work has been regularly exhibited and has appeared in film, television and print media.

His contributions to imaging & communications have been recognised by, amongst others, The Williamson Research Medal, The Lancet Award, The BMJ Award, The Medical Education Award, the Presidential Award of the British Institute of Professional Photography, the Norman Harrison Medal of the Institute of Medical Illustration and the Louis Schmidt Medal of the Biological Photographic Association of America. Robin is unique in having twice been awarded The Combined Royal Colleges Medal - given by the RPS and all the Royal Medical Colleges for an "outstanding contribution of photography in the service of medicine."

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