Dr Carmel Williams

Senior Research Officer
School of Law
Dr Carmel Williams



Book chapters Williams, C: Climate change and the right to health Chapter 20, pp 601-615, in Global Climate Change and Human Health, eds G Luber, J Lemery, 2015, published by Jossey-Bass, Wiley Williams C, Ramke J, Brian G. What prevents people accessing eye care in Papua New Guinea? In Southern perspectives on development: dialogue or division? Proceedings of the 5th biennial conference of the New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DevNet), Thornton A and McGregor A (Eds). University of Otago, Dunedin, 2008: pp263-276. Blogs C Williams and A Blaiklock, Introduction: What might SDGs mean for human rights and health? Health and Human Rights Journal, SDG Series blog, 1 Sept 2015 C Williams and A Blaiklock, With SDGs Now Adopted, Human Rights Must Inform Implementation and Accountability Health and Human Rights Journal, SDG Series blog, 29 Sept 2015 C Williams, SDGs, Accountability, and the Right to Health: A New Series, Health and Human Rights Journal blog, 26 January 2016

Research and professional activities

Current research

Human Rights, Big Data and Technology

Right to Health

Conferences and presentations

June 2, 2016: Law and Society Association, AGM, New Orleans: Human rights informed the Sustainable Development Goals, but are they lost in translation? A New Zealand case study


2013 October: WHO meeting in Geneva on the Evidence of Impact of Rights-based Approaches to Maternal Health: The methodological challenges of gathering evidence on the impact of rights-based approaches to maternal health in PNG


2012 December: International Development Conference 2012, Auckland New Zealand


2012 December: International Development Conference 2012, Auckland New Zealand


Williams C, Brian G. Money isnt everything: health aid effectiveness takes time. Just Change 2009;14:17.


Williams C, If Information Technology is the Answer, What is the Question? Telehealth in Samoa MA Thesis, 2001, University of Auckland.


A rights-based assessment of a maternal health programme in PNG

Barriers to NGO research: presentation of survey results from NZ NGOs


Book chapters (1)

Williams, C. and Hunt, P., (2018). Neglecting human rights: accountability, data and Sustainable Development Goal 3. In: The Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights A Critical Early Review. Editors: Winkler, I. and Williams, C., . Routledge. 1138495298. 9781138495296



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