Dr Ian Williamson MB, ChB, MD, FRCS(Ed), FRCGP
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Dr Ian Williamson is a Visiting Fellow within Medicine at the University of Southampton.
Dr Williamson retired from his position as Associate Professor in September 2015, he is now a Visiting Fellow within Primary Care and Population Sciences. He is a graduate of Edinburgh University and did his fellowship in general surgery whilst completing surgical rotations in Liverpool. He subsequently moved to Manchester where he was a registrar in ENT. He completed his GP training in 1987 and in addition to his academic duties is also currently a practicing GP at Highfield Health University practice.
He is involved in the tasks of researching the evidence for evidence based medicine on a number of levels. Firstly as a clinical trialist involved in leading a number of primary care/ENT type studies for common problems. Particularly for acute and chronic ear problems in children but also for acute conditions in adults such as acute sinusitis and other respiratory disorders. He is member of several groups working to improve and apply rational prescribing of antibiotics in primary care. He works as GP editor in the Cochrane collaboration on ENT disorders, BMJ Clinical Evidence, SCHIN, Drugs and Therapeutics and NICE. He is an active RCGP college member and teacher.
MB ChB Medicine University of Edinburgh 1975
FRCS General Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1979
MRCGP UK The Royal College of General Practitioners 1987
MD The Aetiology of Bell’s Palsy University of Edinburgh 1990
FRCGP UK The Royal College of General Practitioners 2006
Associate Professor: University of Southampton 2014-2015
Senior Lecturer in Primary Care: University of Southampton 2000-2014
Lecturer in Primary Care: University of Southampton 1987-2000
SHO in Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Tameside District General Hospital 1986
Academic Trainee: Rusholme at University of Manchester 1985-6
Previous clinical rotations in ENT in Manchester, General Surgery in Liverpool.(post fellowship post Chester Royal Infirmary 1979-81) Previous full time academic post: Anatomy Demonstrator Liverpool University 1976.