Section Subcommittees

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

Section Subcommittees Regulations [PDF; 161 KB]

Key Responsibilities of Section Subcommittees

  • In consultation with the relevant Bi-national Section 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 Section Committee.
  • Communicate with the local College Branch or New Zealand National Office in terms of promoting the Section Subcommittee’s activities in local communiques.
  • Maintain close communication and collaboration with the Bi-national Section 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

Section Subcommittee meetings are typically held face-to-face as required (in light of current circumstances, meetings will be held by other methods).  The duration of Section Subcommittee meetings may be different, depending on the meeting agenda.

Subcommittee Chair

The Chair of the Section Subcommittee, elected/reappointed by members of the Section Subcommittee, becomes the Jurisdictional Member of the Bi-national Section Committee.  

The Chair is responsible for ensuring that all local activities have the appropriate Bi-national Section 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
Section of Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Sylvia Lim-Gibson
Section of Youth Mental Health Subcommittee Dr Gary Galambos

New Zealand Jurisdiction

Subcommittee Current Chair
Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr James Gardiner
Section of Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurostimulation Subcommittee Dr Tibor Csizmadia
Section of Psychiatry of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Subcommittee Dr David Bathgate

Queensland Jurisdiction

Subcommittee Current Chair
Section of Neuropsychiatry Subcommittee Prof Harry McConnell
Section of Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Susan Roberts
Section of Psychiatry of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Subcommittee Dr Catherine Franklin
Section of Rural Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Andrew Amos

South Australia Jurisdiction

Subcommittee Current Chair
Section of Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurostimulation Subcommittee Dr Susan Waite

Victoria Jurisdiction

Subcommittee Current Chair
Section of Neuropsychiatry Subcommittee Prof Dennis Velakoulis
Section of Psychiatry of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Committee Dr Jennifer Harrison


Contact a subcommittee via ranzcp@ranzcp.org.
 


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