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Clinical Associate Professor, University of Sydney

Chris's main work is as a practicing psychiatrist in one of Australia's largest general hospitals. Here he offers help to people who have both general medical and psychiatric problems, often focusing on the links between the two.

His academic work is with the Sydney Medical School and the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at Sydney University. Here he examines issues at the interface of medicine, ethics and law. His numerous publications have covered areas such as suicide prevention and prediction, mental health law, euthanasia and body integrity identity disorder where people long for the amputation of a perfectly normal limb.


  • –present
    Clinical Associate Professor, University of Sydney


  • 2012 
    University of Sydney, MHL
  • 1987 
    University of Sydney, MBBS


  • 2016
    with Sascha Callaghan, An evolving revolution: evaluating Australia's compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in mental health law, University of New South Wales Law Journal
  • 2016
    with Sascha Callaghan, The impact on clinical practice of the 2015 reforms to the NSW Mental Health Act, Australasian Psychiatry
  • 2015
    with co-authors, Assessing and managing suicidal patients in the emergency department, Australasian Psychiatry