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Section of Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry

The RANZCP Section of Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry (SPIP) promotes the highest standards in clinical practice, training and research pertaining to perinatal and infant psychiatry.

Perinatal and infant psychiatry

Perinatal and infant psychiatry focuses on the mental health of infants and parents through the perinatal period.


This Section aims to:

  • promote the objectives of the College relating to perinatal and infant psychiatry
  • advise on training in perinatal and infant psychiatry
  • advance and disseminate research in perinatal and infant psychiatry
  • contribute to and promote the highest standards of clinical practice.

Current committee members

The current committee can be contacted through

The chair of the SPIP bi-national committee is Prof Megan Galbally.

The Bi-national Section Committee's Regulations outline the purpose and responsibilities of the SPIP Committee.


All members of the C​ollege (including trainees and Affiliates) are eligible to join this Section. For further information on membership, please email


Pat, Toni and Peter Kinsman Research Scholarship

Supported by a bequest from the Kinsman family, this scholarship supports and encourages research into postnatal depression in women in Australia and New Zealand. The award of up to A$50,000 is available every two years.

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

​► Find out more and apply


Training positions

A list of perinatal and infant training posts can be downloaded here Training Posts [PDF; current September 2017]