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KHOO, Dr Jon-Paul

MBBS, MPH, IFAPA, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist, Director

*Not currently accepting new patients*

Dr Jon-Paul Khoo obtained his medical qualification from the University of Queensland in 1991 and his RANZCP psychiatric Fellowship in 2000 after undertaking his psychiatric training locally. Jon-Paul transitioned to full-time private practice in 2002, after public sector roles in rehabilitation, forensic and consultation-liaison psychiatry. He also completed a Master of Public Health qualification through the School of Population Health, UQ, emphasising public health, psychiatric epidemiology, biostatistics and social determinants of health.

Jon-Paul is also a Foundation Member of the RANZCP Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry; an International Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; a Member of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders; a current Executive Committee Member for the Australian Society for Bipolar and Depressive Disorders; a Reviewer for the Editorial Board of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; a Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UQ; and an Honorary Fellow, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health, Deakin University.

Jon-Paul is a general psychiatrist with subspecialty interest in disorders of mood and anxiety. His professional and research interests also include psychopharmacology, phenomenology, psychiatric epidemiology, public health and clinical teaching. Jon-Paul provides an individualised, recovery-oriented, patient-centred approach, incorporating evidence-based best practice within a broader holistic approach to well-being.


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MATTHEWS, Dr Brad

MBBS (Hons), BSc, MLitt, MAPS, FRANZCP, IFAPA

Consultant Psychiatrist, Director

*Reviewing referrals for limited new patients - Wait time approx 6 months*

Dr Brad Matthews graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School with Honours in 1989. He trained in psychiatry at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 1996. He has been in full-time private practice since 2000.

In addition to his medical and psychiatric qualifications, Brad also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Queensland, and a Master of Letters (conferred with Distinction) from the University of New England, also in psychology. He is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and is registered with AHPRA as a psychologist. Brad is a Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Queensland. His other professional affiliations include Membership of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, as well as Membership of the Australian Society for Bipolar and Depressive Disorders. He is a Foundation Member of the RANZCP Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry and is also an International Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Brad’s subspecialty interest areas are mood disorders, and the role of medication in the treatment of mental illness.


BYLETT, Dr Margaret

MBBS, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

*Not currently accepting new patients*

Dr Margaret Bylett is a part-time Private Psychiatrist specialising in outpatient psychiatric care for adults. Margaret is committed to providing her patients with sensitive and personalised care, incorporating evidence based pharmacological, psychological and social interventions.

Margaret is a University of Queensland Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) graduate and fellow of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Margaret has worked in a variety of psychiatric settings including tertiary teaching hospitals, community clinics and private practice, where she completed the majority of her advanced training in Psychiatry. Since achieving her fellowship, Margaret has worked as an outpatient private Psychiatrist.

Margaret is interested in treating a range of adult psychiatric concerns, with a particular interest in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, women’s mental health and Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Margaret is a member of the Australian ADHD Professionals Association.

Margaret works part-time at the Toowong Specialist Clinic and does not provide inpatient psychiatric care. Margaret does not provide an after-hours emergency on call service.


CHARLSTON, Dr Samuel

BIT (Hons), MBBS, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

*Wait time for new patients - approx 6 months*

Dr Sam Charlston is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP.) He completed a Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree at Bond University in 2014.  Prior to this, Sam completed a Bachelor of Information Technology degree at the University of Queensland where he gained First Class Honours. 

During his training in Psychiatry, Sam worked at a range of public and private hospitals, specialist addiction services and community-based mental health clinics.  Currently Sam works exclusively in private practice providing out-patient Psychiatric care to Adults. 

He has a particular interest in the management of anxiety disorders (including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, panic, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder.) Sam also has expertise in the management of a broad range of mental health conditions including Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders and ADHD.

Sam undertakes a thorough assessment of each individual he sees. By taking the time upfront to understand the biological, psychological, social and lifestyle factors that may be contributing to mental health difficulties, a rational basis for treatment is established early on. Sam will then work with you to help you recover from your mental health difficulties, and optimise your functioning and well-being. 


GEERTSEMA, Dr Jan

MBCHB, AMC, FRANZCP, Cert Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Jan H Geertsema obtained his medical degree from the University of Pretoria in 1999 and later secured his RANZCP psychiatric fellowship in 2014 after pursuing his psychiatric training locally. In 2015, he joined the Queensland Children's Hospital, where he's been contributing in various roles, including Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, The Day Hospital Program, Acute Inpatient work, and the Emergency Department.

As a committed member of the RANZCP Faculty, Dr Geertsema is involved in the Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry divisions. He also holds international membership with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In addition, he is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Queensland.

Dr Geertsema's expertise spans both General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, with a keen interest in Paediatric Psychopharmacology, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Group and Family Therapy.

His professional and research interests include child development, phenomenology, public health, and clinical teaching.

Dr Geertsema values a personalised, developmental, recovery-focused, and family-inclusive approach. He weaves together evidence-based best practices within a holistic view of wellness, aiming to provide comprehensive individualised care.


HARCOURT-RIGG, Dr Calista

BMed, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

*Not currently accepting new patients*

Dr Calista Harcourt-Rigg is an outpatient general psychiatrist, and is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. She commenced her psychiatry training in hospitals in the Metro South region of Brisbane, and completed her training at the Toowong Specialist Clinic. She has continued to work in private practice since that time.

Calista understands that making a decision to seek assistance from a psychiatrist is a significant moment in a person’s life, and she enjoys working collaboratively with her patients and their support people to achieve their specific recovery goals.

Calista is a general psychiatrist, with an interest in anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and ADHD. As she works limited days at Toowong Specialist Clinic, she offers an outpatient practice, and does not provide after hours emergency support, or inpatient treatment.

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KHOO, Dr Andrew

MBBS, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

*Not currently accepting new patients*

Dr Andrew Khoo attained his fellowship from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2002, receiving a College medal for his final year dissertation on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Andrew has worked as a private psychiatrist in the Brisbane metropolitan area since 2002. He has also worked in the Day Programs at the Toowong Private Hospital (TPH) for the last 15 years providing CBT based group therapy for PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, and has held the position of Director of this unit since 2004. He has also held the positions of Director of Medical Services and Chair of the Medical Council at TPH since 2016.

Andrew holds academic title with the University of Queensland within the School of Medicine. He is a member of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Mental Health Expert Advisory Group. He is the Deputy Chair of the Veterans and Veteran’s Families Counselling Service (VVCS) National Advisory Committee and holds the psychiatrist position on the Consultation Reference Group for Phoenix Australia’s (Centre for Post Traumatic Mental Health) Centenary of Anzac Centre. Andrew sits on the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) Expert Advisory Committee advising the Commissioner regarding Military and Veteran Suicides. He is a member of the Queensland Police Service Injury Management Expert Advisory Group. He is the Psychiatric Advisor to the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF) and is also a member of the GMRF Strategic Oversight Committee. He is a current member of the Office of Industrial Relations Medical Assessment Tribunals. Andrew has chaired, been interviewed, presented or participated on panels around Australia and across all media platforms on Post Trauma psychological reactions and Military and Veteran’s Mental Health issues.


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NGUYEN, Dr David

MBBS (Hons), BPharm, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

*Not currently accepting new patients*

*Admission to Damascus - available on request* 

Dr David Nguyen graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School with Honours in 2010, having previously completed a degree in Pharmacy in 2004. He trained in multiple public and private locations in QLD and obtained his RANZCP Fellowship in 2018. He is in full-time private clinical practice and works at Toowong Private Hospital and Brisbane Private Hospital. He is an Associate Lecturer for the University of Queensland School of Medicine, provides clinical teaching and assesses medical students. He provides mentorship and education for QLD trainees on the Psychiatric Training Program and is part of the RANZCP OSCE Subcommittee to help with assessment of Psychiatry trainees. He is a member of the Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry, Section of Neuropsychiatry and Section of Leadership and Management.

David has professional and research interests including mood and psychotic disorders, psychopharmacology, addiction medicine, doctor and health professional welfare, sports psychiatry and clinical teaching.


CABRAL, Dr Nielle

MBBS, MD, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Nielle Pereira Cabral is a Queensland trained Adult Psychiatrist, and a Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. She has both General and Specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia. She has a special interest in treating Anxiety Disorder, Mood Disorders,OCD and ADHD. She is a Senior Lecturer of University of Queensland. She provides individualised and holistic treatment to her patients including inpatient treatment and she admits to Toowong Private Hospital.


PANACKAL, Dr Sunitha

MBBS, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

*Wait time for new patients - approx 8 months*

Dr Sunitha Panackal is a Queensland trained General Psychiatrist, and a Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. She has both General and Specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia. She has a post graduate experience of over 10 years and has undertaken psychiatry training at different public hospitals across QLD including the Gold Coast Hospital, the Cairns Base hospital, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the Princess Alexandra Hospital, thus gaining extensive knowledge in treating mental health problems in different population groups.

After completing her final year of Psychiatry training at the Toowong Specialist Clinic, she went on to join the team at Toowong as a Consultant Psychiatrist. Sunitha provides outpatient psychiatric care for adult patients and has a special interest in treating mood disorder, anxiety disorder and ADHD.


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RAVINDRAN, Dr Arul

MBBS, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

*Currently not accepting new patients*

Dr Arul Ravindran is a Consultant Psychiatrist who has excelled through his specialist examinations. He graduated with Distinction as one of the top students from the University of Newcastle. His psychiatric experience is broad, having worked in mental health inpatient and community settings.

Clinically, Arul’s priority is to tailor his approach according to each individual. While his expertise is with psychopharmacology, he likes to optimise people’s quality of life so they can achieve their life goals. Arul is particularly passionate about helping people recover from depression, anxiety, relapses in bipolar disorder and ADHD. He is comfortable working with people from all ages, and various cultural backgrounds. 


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STANKEVICIUS, Dr Steven

MBBS, BSc, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

*Reviewing referrals for limited new patients - Wait time approx 5 months*

Dr Steven Stankevicius is a psychiatrist currently practicing at Toowong Specialist Clinic and Toowong Private Hospital in Brisbane. He is a committee member of the RANZCP History, Philosophy and Ethics of Psychiatry Section, and an accredited Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) clinician.

Steven has previously presented on a variety of topics at RANZCP and international conferences, including free will, the self, psychotherapy and epistemology within psychiatry. He has also given regular talks to patients at Toowong Private Hospital on subjects such as general lifestyle, diet, exercise, social media use and the pursuit of meaning and purpose. His personal journey in meditation has led him to run guided classes within hospital and gym settings in the past, as well as setting up a clinical study on how mindfulness might be combined with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for treatment-resistant depression (in progress). He has also enjoyed writing in recent years for a few popular outlets.

Steven has a wide interest in adult psychiatry, diagnosing and treating a variety of disorders.


SUNDIN, Dr Josephine

MBBS, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

*Not accepting new patients for ongoing care*

Dr Josie Sundin is a senior forensic psychiatrist. She is a Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry (RANZCP). She works in both the civil and criminal spheres. Dr Sundin has more than 3 decades of experience in adult general and forensic psychiatry. She is appointed to assist in the Mental Health Court of Qld and Chairs the Psychiatric Assessment Tribunals within the Office of Industrial Relations Tribunals. Dr Sundin has served on the Medical Board of Qld. She served on the board of AMAQ and chaired the Ethics Committee. Dr Sundin held positions as the President and Vice President of the Medico-Legal Society of Queensland for 9 years.

Dr Sundin has served on federal and state committees of the RANZCP. She has held the position of Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, University Queensland. Dr Sundin is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and the Law. She is a member of the American Association of Psychiatry and Law. Dr Sundin is accredited across a range of forensic assessment instruments.


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TODOROVIC, Dr Aleksandar

MBBS, BSc, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

*Wait time for new patients - approx 4 months*

Dr Aleksandar Todorovic is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, having completed his specialist training in 2020. Particular focuses include mood disorders and anxiety, though as part of working broadly in general adult psychiatry.

Alex completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland in 2013 and subsequently began working as a junior doctor at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He commenced specialist training in psychiatry in 2015 and over the subsequent five years worked across a varied range of positions within the public and private systems in Brisbane. Alex is also an Associate Lecturer with the University of Queensland, having been involved in teaching medical students for a number of years.


WILLIAMS, Dr Georgia 

LLB, BBus, MBBS

Consultant Psychiatrist

*Wait time for new patients - approx 6 months*

Dr Georgia Williams graduated from The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle in 2011. She completed her hospital internship at Frankston Hospital, Victoria in 2012 and in 2013 commenced her training with Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Georgia has worked at a number of hospitals in Melbourne and Brisbane, including Royal Melbourne Hospital, Orygen Inpatient Unit, The Royal Children’s Hospital and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She has an interest in all areas of general adult psychiatry. Prior to studying medicine, Georgia completed a Business (Accounting)/Law degree at Queensland University of Technology and practiced as an accountant and as a solicitor.

 


JESS, Dr Naomi

MBBS

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Naomi Jess is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Toowong Specialist Clinic. She completed her medical degree at the University of Queensland in 2013, and entered the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (RANZCP) training program in 2015. Since graduating, Naomi has worked at various hospitals throughout Queensland including the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, The Park Centre for Mental Health, and Ipswich Public Hospital, providing care in public inpatient, community, and residential care settings.

Naomi has an interest in all areas of general adult psychiatry. 

 


SHEAHAN, Dr Alana

MBBS, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

*Wait time for new patients - approx 3 months*

Dr Alana Sheahan is a part-time Private Psychiatrist specialising in outpatient psychiatric care for young adults and adults. 

Dr Sheahan is a University of Queensland Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) graduate and fellow of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Dr Sheahan has worked in a variety of psychiatric settings including tertiary teaching hospitals, community clinics, psychiatric rehabilitation units and private practice. 



KHUNTETA, Dr Archana

MBBS, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

*Wait time for new patients - appx 2 months (clinic days- Mondays only)*

Dr Archana is a General Adult Psychiatrist with experience of working in the field of Psychiatry for over 25 years.

Dr Khunteta has been working in Brisbane as a Consultant Psychiatrist since 2008. She has been working in private practice in Brisbane since 2014 and worked at 15 Wallace Street  Psychiatry Practice, Chermside for a number of years. She initially worked at the Redcliffe Caboolture Public Mental Health Service as a  Consultant Psychiatrist. During this period there, apart from her clinical role she also held the position of Academic Head teaching medical students posted there.

She obtained her initial  Medical Degree from India and then obtained a Post Graduate  Medical Degree, MD Psychiatry as well prior to migrating to Australia in 2004. She became a Fellow of The  Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2008. 

Dr Khunteta does not provide inpatient psychiatry care but can facilitate an admission if required. She does not provide after hours psychiatry care but is available for support if required from Monday- Friday (8.30 AM to 5 PM).


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JAYAWARDANA, Dr Nirosha

MBBS, FRANZCP; Attorney-at-law

Consultant Psychiatrist

*Wait time for new patients - approx 5 months*

Dr Nirosha Jayawardena is an approachable and dedicated psychiatrist who has experience in assisting patients with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, complex trauma, personality disorders and eating disorders. She is also practicing tele-psychiatry in a response to the shortage of psychiatrists in the regional and rural areas of Australia. Nirosha is passionate about empowerment of the patient in determining both personal and clinical recovery goals, and supported decision making.

She was trained at Metro North Health Service and Mater Hospital in Brisbane. She is currently working as a Consultant Psychiatrist at Queensland Health providing inpatient and outpatient services. She is also a Senior Lecturer at Griffith University.

Nirosha also holds a law degree, which she was actively involved against domestic violence and preserving rights of the men, women and children. She was the author of children storybooks and actively involved in the community and has taken many charitable activities.


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O’LUANAIGH, Dr Conor

MB BCh, BAO, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

*Wait time for new patients - approx 6 months*

Dr Conor O’Luanaigh completed his medical degree at Trinity College Dublin in 2001. Following his intern year, he moved to Australia and worked as a medical officer in Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Acute Medicine in the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth. He returned to Ireland in 2003 and took up a place in the Trinity College Psychiatry Training Scheme. He successful completed his training in 2006 and became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK (MRCPsych). Following this he worked as a research fellow and clinical lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry in the Mercer’s Institute for Research in Ageing. During this time, he gained extensive expertise working in a tertiary memory clinic. He also was one of the lead investigators in the Dublin Healthy Ageing Study with his focus being on the impact of loneliness on health in older adults. In 2011 he moved to Australia to take up a post as consultant old age psychiatrist in Warrnambool in Victoria and worked there till 2016 when he moved to Brisbane to take up the Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist Post in The Prince Charles Hospital. In 2019 he became the Clinical Director in Older Persons Mental Health in the Prince Charles Hospital.

Conor is passionate about healthy ageing and promoting an active lifestyle for adults of all ages. Due to his specialist training in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry he understands the inherent connections between mind and body that regulate and promote good physical and mental health.


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PARASHAR, Dr Nakul

MD, MRCPsych, FRCPsych, IFAPA, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

*Wait time for new patients - approx 7 months*

Dr Nakul Parashar is a General Adult Psychiatrist and a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist (FRANZCP) and Royal college of Psychiatrists UK (FRCPsych) with both General and Specialist registration. He is also an international Fellow of American Psychiatric Association and Associate Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. He is also a Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland.

He has been practising Psychiatry for over 20 years and currently working both in the public and private sector. He has a varied and diverse educational and professional background which includes practising in varying locations, cultures and countries having received his medical education and training in different countries including former Soviet Union, India, United Kingdom and Australia. He has extensive clinical experience and expertise in managing patients on a broad-spectrum incorporating bio-psychosocial and recovery focused approach. He believes in a therapeutic relationship based on trust, collaboration and respect, promoting self-sufficiency and resilience. He provides patient-centred, evidence-based treatments and has a special interest in Mood disorders, Psychopharmacology and Transcranial Magnetic stimulation (TMS).


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SINGHAL, Dr Pradeep

MBBS, DPM (London), MRCPsych (UK), FRCPsych (UK), FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

*Wait time for new patients - approx 5 months*

Dr Pradeep Singhal completed his medical training at the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College in India in 1977. Soon after acquiring his medical degree, Pradeep, emigrated to the United Kingdom where he trained as a Psychiatrist with Birmingham University, Oxford University and University of Wales, Cardiff and achieved his qualification as a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 1986. Subsequently he worked as a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist for over three decades. For his years of contribution to the field of Psychiatry and Mental Health services, Pradeep was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych) in 2006.

Pradeep relocated to Brisbane a few years ago, undertaking further training and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP) in 2017. More recently Pradeep was admitted to the Faculty of Adult Psychiatry of the RANZCP. Pradeep currently works as a Senior Consultant and Director of a Mental Health Service in the public sector. In addition, Pradeep has special interest in private psychiatry and has consulting rooms at the Toowong Specialist Clinic with admitting rights to Toowong Private Hospital.

Pradeep’s main interests and expertise lies in the area of adult general psychiatry. He has extensive experience of treating a wide range of mental health disorders, with a special interest in general adult psychiatry. He will accept referrals for adults, as well as older people with Anxiety Disorders, the full range of Affective Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, perinatal mental health-related disorders, as well as Alcohol and Substance Misuse Disorders.

In addition to his clinical work, Pradeep has extensive experience of medico-legal work entailing the assessment of clients involved in civil matters and claims. He also has vast experience of assessment of clients involved in criminal matters as well as Mental Health Review Tribunals.

Apart from English, Pradeep is fluent in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

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McNAUGHT, Dr Claire  (she/her)

MPM, MBBS

Senior Psychiatry Registrar

Dr Claire McNaught is a Senior Psychiatry Registrar at Toowong Specialist Clinic. She was raised and educated in rural and regional Australia, then attended Monash University in Melbourne. Claire completed her undergraduate medical degree in 2007, and later continued her postgraduate studies, completing a Masters in Psychological Medicine in 2015.

Claire completed her internship at Monash Health in Melbourne in 2008. She undertook a rotation in psychiatry and was immediately drawn to this specialty. Claire is passionate about medicine and psychiatry. She strives to practice medicine with empathy, and with a focus on the individual’s emotional, social, cultural and spiritual background. Claire entered the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (RANZCP) training program in 2009. She initially trained at Monash Health for a number of years, then took some time to locum across Australian in a number of different locations. 

Claire's main areas of interest are  neurodiversity, perinatal psychiatry (parent and infant mental health) and LGBTIQ+ mental health. Claire is a member of the Australian Lesbian Medical Association, is a strong ally of the transgender community and enjoys providing gender affirming care for transgender and gender diverse patients.

Claire believes that psychiatry is a unique speciality which allows the practitioners to walk alongside their patients as they journey towards health. Claire relocated to Brisbane in August 2019 to undertake her advanced psychiatric training, and hopes to complete her RANZCP fellowship in 2024.

**Dr McNaught is now able to accept a limited number of referrals for patients seeking treatment for their ADHD. Dr McNaught continues to welcome referrals for gender affirming care and perinatal mental health care.**


ZAGHAM, Dr Wajeeha

MBBS

Senior Psychiatry Registrar

Dr Wajeeha Zagham is a current trainee of RANZCP. Prior to studying medicine she completed studies in radiography & MRI. She continued to work in the field of diagnostic imaging throughout her early career in general medicine, critical care & surgery. This fostered a broad interest in all aspects of mental & physical health, pharmacology & psychology. Wajeeha is interested in all aspects of psychiatry. She has gained diverse experience in mood disorders, psychotic & affective illnesses, consultation liaison services, emergency, forensic & general adult inpatient & community settings with a variety of patient populations.

**Dr Zagham can only accept a limited number of new referrals for patients in need of ADHD assessments. The IAP also has restricted capacity to take on referrals for ADHD assessments and your referral may be returned due to this reason **


WATSON, Dr Greg

MBBS

Senior Psychiatry Registrar

Dr Greg Watson is a Senior Psychiatry Registrar at the Toowong Specialist Clinic. He completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland in 2011 and trained as a Medical Registrar until joining the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry training program in late 2018. He has worked at a variety of different hospital and community settings including Acute inpatient Care, Older Persons Mental Health, Consultation Liaison at Royal Brisbane Womens Hospital, Neuropsychaitry and Consultation Liaison at Mater Hospital, Research at Gold Coast University Hospital and Community Outpatients at Coffs Harbour Hospital.

A Brisbane local he entered medicine later in life after a career in finance and teaching English and promoting grass roots cultural exchange in Japan. He formed a deep rend love for Japan and visits regularly. Always interested in science when at University he developed a keen interest in the brain and how it functions. This lead to him studying medicine and choosing a rewarding and engaging career in psychiatry.

Dr Watson has developed a keen interest in mood disorders, psychosis, older persons mental health, neuropsychiatry and eating disorders. He is passionate about collaborating with people on their mental health journey with evidence based medicine. He is currently undertaking training in Neuropsychiatry and Consultation Liaison psychiatry which looks at the overlap between physical and mental illness as well as continuing research in Psychiatry.

**Dr Watson can only accept a limited number of new referrals for patients in need of ADHD assessments. The IAP also has restricted capacity to take on referrals for ADHD assessments and your referral may be returned due to this reason **


HEARD, Dr Tomas

MBBS

Senior Psychiatry Registrar

Dr Tomas Heard received an MBBS from the University of Queensland in 2014 and worked at hospitals including the Royal Brisbane and Women's, St Andrew's War Memorial, Wesley and Gold Coast University, mainly in the field of neurosurgery, until commencing psychiatric training in 2020.

He is passionate about the importance of physical health in mental well-being, with particular focus on exercise, nutrition, and sleep.

**Dr Heard can only accept a limited number of new referrals for patients in need of ADHD assessments. The IAP also has restricted capacity to take on referrals for ADHD assessments and your referral may be returned due to this reason **

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