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Faculty Subcommittees

The Binational Faculty Committee approves the establishment of a Faculty Subcommittee.

A minimum of five (5) to a maximum of 10 members (including the Chair) are required to form and operate a Faculty Subcommittee.

Membership of the Subcommittee should include a mix of Fellows, Affiliates and, where possible, a Trainee(s) to encourage input from all memberships groups within the College.

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:
  • Developing, coordinating and promoting local activities, for example, meetings, events for CPD, networking events, or local policy work as required for members in that jurisdiction.  
  • Responding 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.
  • Communicating with the local College Branch or New Zealand National Office to promote the Faculty Subcommittee’s activities in local communiques.
  • Maintaining 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.  
  • Identifying and raising any risks through the Faculty Subcommittee Chair to the Bi-national Faculty Committee.

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

Current Subcommittee Chair and Contact Information

Queensland Jurisdiction

Subcommittee Current Chair
Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr John Reilly
Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Laura Hamilton
Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Vinesh Gupta
Faculty of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Paul Pun
Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Subcommittee Dr David Lie
Faculty of Psychotherapy Subcommittee Dr Andrew Christensen

New Zealand Jurisdiction

Subcommittee Current Chair
Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Sam McBride
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 Julie Norris
Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Subcommittee Dr Sires Bharathan
Faculty of Psychotherapy Subcommittee TBA
 

New South Wales Jurisdiction

Subcommittee Current Chair
Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Susan Blinkhorn
Faculty of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Christopher Ryan
Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Kerri Eagle
Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Subcommittee TBA
Faculty of Psychotherapy Subcommittee A/Prof Loyola McLean
 

South Australia Jurisdiction

Subcommittee Current Chair
Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subcommittee TBA
Faculty of Psychotherapy Subcommittee TBA
 

Victoria Jurisdiction

Subcommittee Current Chair
Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Virginia Loftus
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 A/Prof Stephen Macfarlane
Faculty of Psychotherapy Subcommittee Dr Melinda Hill
 

Western Australia Jurisdiction

Subcommittee Current Chair
Faculty of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Bradleigh Hayhow
Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Subcommittee Dr Peter Wynn Owen
Faculty of Psychotherapy Subcommittee Dr Tanya Devadason


Contact a subcommittee via ranzcp@ranzcp.org.