Committee for Research

Responsible directly to the Practice, Policy and Partnerships Committee (PPPC), the Committee for Research (CFR) will be an active working arm of the PPPC which executes priorities in the College’s Strategic Plan and the Committee’s work plan particularly as they relate to the practice and the profession of psychiatry in relation to research.

Committee for Research Regulations [PDF; 261 KB]

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

Committee Member Commitment Required

Committee key responsibilities include:

  • stimulate and encourage research relevant to psychiatry, thereby, encouraging critical and reflective practice
  • promote opportunities for research training and experience
  • acts as the principle body and provide expert advice in research matters relevant to the College
  • act as the College advocate for psychiatric research matters to Government, the general public and funding bodies
  • promote the dissemination of research findings relevant to psychiatry
  • assesses and administers the College’s research grants
  • develop liaison with the College, in particular the RANZP Research Foundation, and with relevant organisations including research bodies
  • address issues of equity for research relevant to psychiatry
  • act as an information conduit to channel research evidence to the various structures within the College regarding important matters such as the profession of psychiatry; psychiatric practice; specialist medical training; trainee support; mental health service models; and mental health disorder (burden of disease).

Meeting frequency:

The CFR typically meets two times per calendar year:

  • Two face-to-face meetings (typically up to 6 hours' duration per meeting).  In light of COVID-19 any face-to-face meetings will be held by other methods.

A committee member may also be required to respond to emails and review research grant application between formal meetings.

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