Dr Nick O'Connor


Dr Nick O’Connor graduated in medicine at Sydney University in 1981 and became a Fellow of the College in 1987. Dr O’Connor also has a Masters in Medicine (Psychotherapy), a Masters in Health Administration, is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of NSW Health Education and Training Institute.

Dr O’Connor is Clinical Lead, Mental Health Patient Safety Program, NSW Clinical Excellence Commission.

His recent clinical roles include senior staff specialist psychiatrist in the Emergency Department and Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre (PECC) and Clinical Director at Royal North Shore Hospital and Council appointed psychiatrist assessing medical practitioners for the New South Wales Medical Council.

Dr O’Connor’s other roles have included:  Chair of the RANZCP Section of Leadership and Management, Chair of the Board of the NSW Mental Health Association, Chair Governing Council Higher Education NSW Health Education and Training Institute and Co-Chair of the Mental Health Network of the NSW Agency of Clinical Innovation.

Dr O’Connor’s areas of interest include: management and leadership of mental health services, clinical and corporate governance, quality improvement and patient safety, general adult psychiatry, and management of people with borderline personality disorder. He has worked on a number of College committees from the 1990s.

Dr Nick O'Connor joined the Board in May 2017 as a Casual Board Director for a 12-month term and was elected for a further two years in 2018.

Dr O'Connor can be contacted via nick.oconnor@ranzcp.org

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