Centre for Continuing Education

Philip Boyce

Philip Boyce


Philip Boyce is Professor of Psychiatry and Head of Academic Psychiatry at Westmead Hospital where he also heads the Perinatal Psychiatry Unit. He has a long clinical and research interest in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychosomatic disorders and perinatal psychiatry. He has also taken leadership roles in the profession as President of the RAN ZCP and the international Marcé society, in the development of clinical practice guidelines and in the development of a competency based training program for the College.

Philip has had considerable involvement with the RAN ZCP as a Federal Counsellor, Chair of the Board of Research and President. In the latter role he introduced many reforms within the College to make it become more effective in informing and leading mental health policy. After his term as President he took on the role of developing a new competency based curriculum for trainee psychiatrists that will be fully implemented in 2013. Much of the work involved with this has been at the forefront of international educational research.

From 2000-2003 he was a member of the Strategic Research Development Health Research Partnership Committees. He was a member of a Grant Review Panel for three years and Deputy Chair for one. He is a regularly reviewer for the NHMRC.