Dr Sîan Williams is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Allied Health, Curtin University, and post-doctoral fellow with the Australasian Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials Network, based in Auckland New Zealand.

The key focus of Sîan’s work in New Zealand has centred on the early detection of cerebral palsy (CP), supporting the training and implementation of key diagnostic tools for earlier detection, and the generation of new knowledge around current practice- with a large emphasis on involving the family perspective and identifying potential inequities in service access. Further to this, Sîan is also working to understand impaired muscle growth in infants born prematurely and at risk of neurological injury, seeking to understand the relationship between delayed/impaired musculoskeletal growth, motor development, and neurological injury.