Dr Astrid-Jane Williams

Dr Astrid-Jane Williams

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

BSc (UQ), MBBS (UQ), FRACP, MHSc (UBC Canada)
Staff Specialist at Department of Gastroenterology and Liver

  Research Interests:
Quality and safety in multidisciplinary care for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  Clinical Expertise:
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, General Gastroenterology


Dr Astrid-Jane Williams has been a Staff Specialist in the Gastroenterology Department at Liverpool Hospital since 2018 and is a Conjoint Lecturer with the University of New South Wales. This is on the background of returning from Vancouver, Canada in 2017 after completing an Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Fellowship and Masters of Health Science through the University of British Columbia.
Dr Williams completed her Gastroenterology Advanced Training at Liverpool and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals in Sydney, New South Wales. Concurrently with her Gastroenterology Advanced Training she held the position of Senior Medical Registrar in 2012 at Liverpool Hospital. Preceding this, she obtained her Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Queensland in 2007, with junior residency training occurring at the Alice Springs and Nambour Base Hospitals.
Dr Williams has published in the fields of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Viral Hepatitis and General Gastroenterology. Her research and clinical endeavours are continuing within such fields, in particular through her contribution to the IBD Unit at Liverpool Hospital, including the development of Pregnancy in IBD and Paediatric to Adult IBD Transition Care Clinics.


Bachelor of Science
University of Queensland 2004

University of Queensland 2007

Royal Australian College of Physicians 2015

Masters of Health Science
University of British Columbia 2017


Staff Specialist, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist (April 2018 – present)
Department of Gastroenterology and Liver, Liverpool Hospital

Select Publications

  1. Assessing effectiveness and patient perceptions of a novel electronic medical record for the management of inflammatory bowel disease. Kaazan P, Li T, Seow W, Bednarz J, Pipicella JL, Krishnaprasad K, Ng W, Williams AJ, Connor SJ, Andrews JM. JGH Open. 2021 Sep;5(9):1063-70. doi: 10.1002/jgh3.12631. PMID: 34584976
  2. Safety, satisfaction, and cost savings of accelerated infusions of standard and intensifiedā€dose infliximab for inflammatory bowel disease. Crane H, Wu N, Chan P, Nguyen P, Williams AJ, Ng W, Connor SJ. Intern Med J. 2021 Aug 18. doi: 10.1111/imj.15493. PMID: 34405958
  3. The effect of a nurse-led advice line and virtual clinic on inflammatory bowel disease service delivery: an Australian study. Karimi N, Sechi AJ, Harb M, Sawyer E, Williams AJ, Ng W, Connor SJ. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Aug 16. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0000000000002249. PMID: 34402467
  4. Management decisions in Crohn’s Disease are changed by knowledge of proactive and reactive testing of anti-tumour necrosis factor drug levels. Wu Y, Wen A, Selvanderan SP, Xuan W, Andrews JM, Koo JH, Williams AJ, Ng W, Connor S. Crohns Colitis 360. 2021 Jul;3(3). doi: 10.1093/crocol/otab042.
  5. Shared Decision Making in Pregnancy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Design of a Patient Orientated Decision Aid. Williams AJ, Karimi N, Chari R, Connor S, De Vera MA, Dieleman LA, Hansen T, Ismond K, Khurana R, Kingston D, O'Connor K, Sadowski DC, Fang-Hwa F, Wine E, Leung Y, Huang V. BMC Gastroenterol. 2021 July;21(1):302. doi: 10.1186/s12876-021-01853-y. PMID: 34330215

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