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Dr Diane Williamson

Adult and Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant

I am an Emergency Medicine Consultant with a subspecialty in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. I am also ACCS-EM Training Program Director for Health Education East of England.

One of our greatest freedoms is how we react to things.

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My current role

In my clinical role, I work as an Emergency Medicine Consultant with a team of remarkable colleagues and I am the Acting Clinical Lead of the Paediatric Emergency Department.

In my educational role, I am the Training Programme Director for the ACCS-Emergency Medicine.

Previous history

I joined the CUH consultant body as an Emergency Medicine Physician with a subspecialty in paediatric emergency medicine in 2014, having completed my specialty training in the East of England Region.

During my Registrar training, I was selected to take part in the Chief Resident Programme, a collaborative Leadership program offered by CUH and the Judge Business School, Cambridge.

I was originally trained in Canada where I completed an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and microbiology followed by a graduate medical degree at the University of Ottawa. I subsequently trained as a Family Physician with an interest in emergency medicine and I have worked in a variety of urban and rural settings, including delivering medical care in a remote, northern, Canadian region. I am on the GMC GP Register and worked as a GP in the East of England region for four years where I gained valuable experience in the NHS.

I have significant experience in teaching and training, including the delivery of Advanced Life Support training in the UK and Canada. I also have responsibility for the regional training program of the Advanced Care Common Stem for doctors training towards a career in emergency medicine, acute internal medicine or anaesthetics.


  • GMC Subspecialty Register Emergency Medicine, Subspecialty Paediatric Emergency Medicine and GP Register
  • FRCEM by examination
  • RCPCH associate membership
  • RCoA associate membership
  • Canadian College of Family Physicians by examination

Personal interests

I pursue many personal interests and have a full and active family life. A great day for me is open water canoeing just after dawn, a cycle in the countryside and a picnic shared with friends.