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Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry

The Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry (FFP) is a body of experts that promotes the highest standards in professional practice, training and research pertaining to forensic psychiatry.

The Regulations [PDF; 273 KB] of the FFP outline the role and responsibilities of the Bi-national Faculty.

Forensic psychiatry

Forensic psychiatry is the subspecialty of psychiatry which interfaces with the law.


The Faculty aims to:

  • promote the objectives of the College relating to forensic psychiatry
  • advise on training in forensic psychiatry through the subcommittee of advanced training
  • advance and disseminate research in forensic psychiatry
  • contribute to and promote the highest standards of professional practice.

Current committee members

The current committee can be contacted through The chair of the FFP bi-national committee is Dr Justin Barry-Walsh..


All members of the College (including trainees and Affiliates) are eligible to join the Faculty. 

The Regulations [PDF; 58 KB] of the FFP outline the role and responsibilities of Faculty membership.

Fellows and Affiliates of the College may apply for Accredited membership of the Faculty if they have completed the relevant Certificate of Advanced Training or have significant experience in forensic psychiatry. The accredited membership criteria policy outlines the pathways to receiving accredited membership. 

For further information on applying for accredited membership of the Faculty, please email


In order to encourage achievements and excellence in forensic psychiatry, the Faculty supports the Medlicott Award.

Applications are now open, and close at 9am AEDT 31 October 2019.

►Further information can be found in the Awards section of the RANZCP website.


The Certificate of Advanced Training in Forensic Psychiatry is the premier training program in Australia and New Zealand in forensic psychiatry.


The Faculty contributes regularly to RANZCP position statements, and is involved in consultations on behalf of the College.

.Medico-legal issues policy and advocacy page


The Faculty hosts an annual scientific conference. Current event information can be found below.

ANZAPPL and RANZCP Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry 2019 Joint Conference
In association with The East Asian Association of Psychology and Law and The Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
'Psychiatry, Psychology and Law: Collaboration and challenges across the global south'
5–8 November 2019

.Presentations from previous RANZCP conferences