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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.

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:
  • 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

New South Wales Jurisdiction

Subcommittee Current Chair
Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subcommittee Prof Valsamma Eapen
Faculty of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Subcommittee TBC
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 ZealandJurisdiction

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 TBC
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.