The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists is delighted that four of our Fellows were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours Lists for both Australia and New Zealand.
New Zealand Fellow Dr Denise Guy was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for her services to infant mental health.
Dr Guy has supported the development of the infant mental health workforce across organisations including Naku Enei Tamariki, Whānau Āwhina Plunket, and perinatal and infant mental health services in District Health Boards. She supervises practitioners working with families and young children across areas including mental health, early intervention and early childhood education. She has been a founding member of the Infant Mental Health Association Aotearoa New Zealand since 2006.
South Australian Fellow Dr Peter Gilchrist was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to psychiatry, particularly to people with weight disorders.
Dr Gilchrist has been involved in the College for many years, including via the College’s examinations and locally within the South Australian branch. He was the Clinical Director of the Weight Disorder Unit at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide from 1989–2013, and was Senior Lecturer at Flinders University.
Victorian Fellow Dr Julie Stone was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to child mental health, and to psychiatry.
Dr Stone has actively contributed to the development of child and adolescent mental health services in Victoria, and was involved in the Royal Commission into Family Violence (Victoria) during 2015-2016. She is the author of ‘The Thinking Framework’, for the Agnes Parent-Infant Unit in Latrobe Regional Hospital where she was also Supervising Consultant from 2014–17.
And New South Wales Fellow Dr Robert Llewellyn-Jones was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to psychiatry, and to children with developmental disabilities.
Dr Llewellyn-Jones has been a consultant psychiatrist and Director of Wellview Health since 2010. He has held academic roles at the University of Sydney and the University of Newcastle, and was awarded the Distinguished Contribution Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation in 2016.
The College is delighted to see the hard work and dedication of individual Fellows recognised and celebrated in this way. Honours of this nature also contribute to increasing the awareness and appreciation of psychiatry, and the role of psychiatrists, in the community.