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Queensland Branch

Branch office

Tel.: +61 (0)7 3852 2977
Fax: +61 (0)7 3852 2199

Queensland Branch Coordinator: Ms Vicki Willis 
Office hours: Monday–Friday 9 am–5 pm

  Postal address
RANZCP Queensland Branch
PO Box 261
RBH Post Office
Herston QLD 4029

Queensland Psychiatry Training Program

For general enquires concerning the Queensland Psychiatry Training Program, please contact:

Postgraduate Training In Psychiatry
Tel: +61 (0)7 3156 9898
Fax: +61 (0)7 3069 4686

Queensland Branch Chair

Associate Professor Brett Emmerson, AM

Associate Professor Brett Emmerson A/Prof Brett Emmerson is a psychiatrist and the Executive Director of Metro North Mental Health in Brisbane. He has been managing mental health services since 1987, and has extensive experience and knowledge of mental health service delivery and reform.

A/Prof Emmerson was appointed a Member, Order of Australia (AM) in 2017 for his significant contribution to medicine, particularly to psychiatry, medical administration and contributions to mental health groups.

He was part of the group instrumental in establishing the ‘Stepping Stone Clubhouse’ in Brisbane which provides people with schizophrenia the opportunity to gain work experience for six months at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in order to improve their chances of gaining longer term employment and the psychological benefits that employment brings. He remains on the Stepping Stone Board because he continues to be inspired by the way the staff and members put mental health recovery into practice every day.

He has played a major role in establishing research across Brisbane’s Metro North Mental Health, and he is the author of 48 publications. His research interests include service evaluation and developing bench marking indicators to improve the physical health of the severely mentally ill.

A/Prof Emmerson has been a member of the Queensland Branch Committee for over 20 years and provides the Committee with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. He is also the longest standing member of the Committee. 

Queensland Branch Committee

A/Prof Brett Emmerson, AM, Chair
Dr Kirsten McMahon, Secretary
Dr David Ward, Treasurer
Dr Sarah Beaney
Dr Michelle Fryer
A/Prof Ed Heffernan
Dr Jason Lee
Dr Joe Varghese
Mr Paul Inglis, Community member
A/Prof Gail Robinson, QLD Branch Training Committee Chair
Dr Mary Emeleus, Trainee Representative Committee
Dr Matilda Mackay-Sim, Co-opted member
Dr Vikas Moudgil, Co-opted member
A/Prof John Allan, Ex-officio member
Dr Sunanda Ghosh, OTP Representative


QFCAP Dinner meeting
27 November 2018
Royal Brisbane Place
Bowen Hills, QLD

SPIP Dinner meeting
11 October 2018
RANZCP Queensland Branch Boardroom
Bowen Hills, QLD

Calendar of Events General Meeting

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