Scholarly Project Subcommittee

The Scholarly Project Subcommittee administers the Scholarly Project assessment for all psychiatrists in Australia and New Zealand. It determines the standard of the assessment submissions.

The Subcommittee relies on its members’ valuable contribution to uphold the expected standard in the Scholarly Project Submission.

Responsibilities of the Subcommittee

Members’ key responsibilities include:

  • Mark scholarly projects. Members are expected to mark scholarly projects on a regular basis as determined by the Chair, Scholarly Project Subcommittee (usually three times a year).
  • Meet strict deadlines in the marking of scholarly projects.  (Members will usually be given a time frame incorporating four weekends to complete marking).
  • Contribute to evaluating the reliability and validity of the marking process.
  • Provide feedback on the examination process and overall candidate performance to assist the Committee for Examinations in writing the examination report following each examination.
  • Attend meetings and teleconferences of the Subcommittee, as and when required.
  • Attend and participate in standard setting and calibration exercises in written and clinical examinations as required by the Committee for Examinations (this will usually involve two face-to-face meetings in Melbourne each year).

Scholarly Project Subcommittee contact details

Chair Assoc. Professor Jeremy Couper
Deputy Chair Dr Crawford Duncan

Subcommittee Member Commitment Required

Term of Office:

Members’ term of office is for two (2) x three (3) year terms.

Meeting frequency:

The Scholarly Project Subcommittee meets annually, for one day, usually in the month of November.  Teleconference meetings may be scheduled as and when required and the duration of these meetings (should they occur) will vary.

Subcommittee regulations:

Scholarly Project Subcommittee Regulations [PDF; 79 KB]

Note: The Regulations are currently under review.  If you have any questions, please contact​


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