Professor John Williams
Professor John Williams was appointed to the Council in November 2015. He is currently Dean of Graduate Studies and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Adelaide. He joined Adelaide Law School in 1997 as a lecturer having completed a doctorate at the Law Program, Research School of Social Sciences at ANU and was Dame Roma Mitchell Chair of Law, Deputy Executive Dean, Faculty of the Professions. He has held visiting positions at University of Victoria, BC (2007), University of Cape Town (2001) and was Menzies Foundation Fellow at Kings College London (2002). Professor Williams is Vice-President of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law, and the advisory committee of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas and chairs the South Australian Fulbright Committee. Since 2009 he has been a consultant to the Good Offices Mission as part of the UN peace process in Cyprus
The role of the National Archives is an important one, serving not only Australian history but supporting Australia's democracy.
My research is in the areas of constitutional law and legal history, so over the years, the Archives' collection has provided a wealth of material.