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Faculty Subcommittees

Faculty Subcommittees may exist in an Australian State or Territory and within New Zealand, to support the local work of State/Territory/New Zealand Faculty members, if required.

Faculty Subcommittees' Regulations [PDF; 231 KB]

Role and Key Responsibilities of Faculty Subcommittees


A Faculty Subcommittee is established on the approval of a Bi-national Faculty Committee to engage with Faculty members at the local level, and, in consultation with the respective Bi-national Faculty Committee, carry out the responsibilities of the Bi-national Committee within its respective jurisdiction as required, including:

  • In consultation with the relevant Bi-national Faculty Committee, implement the relevant responsibilities of the
    Bi-national Committee at a local level as required.

  • Develop, coordinate and promote local activities, including but not limited to, meetings, events for CPD, networking events, or local policy work as required for members in that jurisdiction. 

 

  • Respond to any queries and/or provide advice when requested from the RANZCP Board or other College committees relevant to the Subcommittee’s area of psychiatric specialty.

  • Raise requests received directly from external stakeholders to the Bi-national Faculty Committee.

  • Communicate with the local College Branch or New Zealand National Office in terms of promoting the Faculty Subcommittee’s activities in local communiques.

  • Maintain close communication and collaboration with the Bi-national Faculty Committee, and the appropriate Branch Committee or New Zealand National Committee, on other College matters relevant to that Subcommittee. 

 

Subcommittee Member Commitment Required

Meeting frequency

Faculty Subcommittee meetings are typically held face-to-face as required.  The duration of Faculty Subcommittee meetings may be different, depending on the meeting agenda.

Subcommittee Chair

The Chair of the Faculty Subcommittee, elected by members of the Faculty Subcommittee, must be an Accredited Member of the Faculty and becomes the Jurisdictional Member of the Bi-national Faculty Committee.  

The Chair is responsible for ensuring that all local activities have the appropriate Bi-national Faculty Committee approval and that the State/Territory Branch or New Zealand National Committee are informed of activities.

Current Subcommittee Chair and Contact Information

New South Wales Jurisdiction

Subcommittee Current Chair
Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subcommittee Prof Valsamma Eapen
Faculty of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Catherine Mason
Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Kerri Eagle
Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Subcommittee Dr Neil Jeyasingam
Faculty of Psychotherapy Subcommittee A/Prof Loyola McLean

New Zealand Jurisdiction

Subcommittee Current Chair
Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Susanna Galea-Singer
Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Tanya Wright
Faculty of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Adam Sims
Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Shailesh Kumar
Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Subcommittee Dr Stephen Boyd

Queensland Jurisdiction

Subcommittee Current Chair
Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Mark Daglish
Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Tatjana Ewais
Faculty of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Paul Pun
Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Vinesh Gupta
Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Subcommittee Dr Usman Ali
Faculty of Psychotherapy Subcommittee Dr Andrew Christensen

South Australia Jurisdiction

Subcommittee Current Chair
Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Kenneth Hooper
Faculty of Psychotherapy Subcommittee Dr Catherine Ludbrook

Victorian Jurisdiction

Subcommittee Current Chair
Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Liam O’Connor
Faculty of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Carol Silberberg
Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Subcommittee A/Prof Andrew Carroll
Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Subcommittee Dr Maria Tsanglis
Faculty of Psychotherapy Subcommittee Dr Melinda Hill

Western Australia Jurisdiction

Subcommittee Current Chair
Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Vineet Padmanabhan
Faculty of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Michael Verheggen
Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Peter Wynn-Owen
Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Subcommittee Dr Angela McAleer
Faculty of Psychotherapy Subcommittee Dr Tanya Devadason

 


Contact a subcommittee via ranzcp@ranzcp.org.