Our team

Dr Susan Grimes
Director, Mental Health and Higher Education

Dr Roderick McKay
Director Psychiatry and Mental Health Programs

Dr Lorenzo Vigentini
Associate Director Education & Training
Dr Fiona Wagg
Director of Advanced Training, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Ms Leila Sara
Executive Officer to Director, Mental Health & Education

Mr Andrew Bigg
Higher Education Project Support Officer

Dr Amanda Rosso Buckton
Faculty Support Academic

Ms Erica Khattar
Faculty Liaison Officer / Student Liaison Officer

Dr Alison Ryder
Academic Lead

Adult Specialization

Dr Kerry-Ann Grant
Academic Lead

Perinatal and Infant

Ms Anna Curtis
Academic Lead

Child and Youth

Ms Amelia Renu
Academic Lead

Older Persons

Dr Paul Fung
Academic Lead


Dr May Su
Academic Lead

General Practice

Ms Luisa Mulholland
Cohort Convenor

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Cohort

Ms Mary Ma
Cohort Convenor

Child and Youth & Adult Cohorts

[On leave from November 2022 until June 2023]

Ms Jill Hodges
Cohort convenor

Child and Youth and Older Persons Cohorts

From November 2022 until June 2023

Ms Neridah Callaghan
Cohort Convenor

Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Cohorts

Ms Sinead O’Halloran
Cohort Convenor

Psychiatric Medicine (Award, PCP, GP, Rural and Remote) Cohorts

Mr Neil Mulholland
ICT Manager

Mr David Wong-See

Mr Darren Cheney
ICT Officer

Mr Paul Anthony Walker
ICT Officer

Our Teaching Partners

HETI Higher Education brings a wealth of experience for students from clinicians, academics and others with expertise in mental health from across NSW and Australia. Below are some of our partners in education and teaching.

Dr. Adam Johns

Macquarie University, NSW, Australia

Dr. Adrian Allen

Conjoint Lecturer, University of New South Wales, NSW Australia.

Mr. Andrew Austin

Facilitator Centre for Dementia Leaning, Australia.

Dr. Angela Dixon

Director and Senior Clinical Psychologist Department of Psychological Medicine, Westmead Children's Hospital, NSW, Australia

Ms. Anna Kenny

Professional Development Coordinator, WSLHD Health Care Interpreter Service, NSW, Australia

Dr. Anne-Marie Swan

Psychiatrist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist University of Sydney & University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Dr. Anthony Harris

University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dr. Anthony Korner

Director, Westmead Psychotherapy Program, Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney, Western Clinical School, NSW, Australia.

Dr. Barbara Lea Sinclair

Medical Director, Illawarra Drug and Alcohol Services, ISLHD Senior Staff Specialist Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network, NSW, Australia.

Dr. Candice Jensen

The Bondi Centre, NSW, Australia

Dr. Catherine Bailey

Private Practice Karinya Centre, NSW, Australia

Ms. Catherine Cahill

Psychologist, Bondi Junction, NSW, Australia

Dr. Catherine Mason

Senior staff specialist psychiatrist Nepean Cancer Care Centre & Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead Clinical Senior Lecturer, Westmead Clinical School of the Sydney Medical School Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sydney

Assoc Prof. Chris Wilcox

University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

Dr. Christopher Ryan

Clinical Associate Professor and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist, University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital

Dr. CW Michael Tam

Staff Specialist, Primary and Integrated Care Unit, South Western Sydney Local Health District Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney

Prof. Dimity Pond

University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Dr. Donel Martin

Research Associate, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia.

Dr Anjana Ferns

Staff Specialist, Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry, PIMHS, Liverpool, NSW, Australia. Conjoint lecturer, UNSW, NSW, Australia

Dr. Glenn Larner

Senior Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist

Dr. Jackie Curtis

Conjoint Associate Professor UNSW; Director Mindgardens Neuroscience Network Clinical Lead, Youth Mental Health SESLHD Mental Health Service

Dr. Jacqueline Huber

Staff Specialist Psychiatrist St Vincent’s Hospital, NSW, Australia

Dr. Jan Orman

GP Services Consultant Black Dog Institute, NSW, Australia

Assoc Prof. Janine Stevenson

The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

Prof. Jayashri Kulkarni, AM

Head of Central Clinical School Department of Psychiatry, Monash University, Australia

Dr. Jeffrey Streimer

Senior Staff Specialist RNSH RANZCP Director of Advanced Training in the Psychotherapies, Principal Amaranth Centre Sydney

Assoc Prof. Jo-Dee Lattimore

Director of Chronic Heart Failure Services Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Dr. Johanna Lynch

Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland

Prof. John Saunders

Director, Alcohol and Drug Program, Wesley Hospital, Kogarah, NSW.

Prof. Julian Trollor

University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Dr. Justine Gatt

Senior Research Scientist School of Psychology, UNSW and Neuroscience Research Australia.

Dr. Kate Fennessy

Senior Clinical Psychologist/ Clinical Lead Gambling Treatment Program, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney.

Dr. Kristof Mikes-Liu

Medical Director Mental Health, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Dr. Lahvinya Kulaendra

Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist Honorary Lecturer, Macquarie University Department of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Lea Crisante

Clinical Psychologist/Senior Lecturer University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

Assoc Prof. Lisa Lampe

Deputy Head, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Dr. Lisa Newling

Senior Staff Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, NSW Health, Australia

Ms. Liz Lewis

Aboriginal Mental Health Coordinator, Lismore District Mental Health, NNLHD, NSW, Australia

Dr. Lorraine Rose

Private practice

Miss. Louise Hird

Clinical Psychologist, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychoanalyst

Assoc Prof. Louise Stone

Australian National University, ACT, Australia

Dr. Mary Sawyer

Psychologist One to One Counselling and Education, NSW, Australia

Dr. Mathew Macfarlane

Staff Specialist Psychiatrist, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Wollongong Hospital, ISLHD, NSW, Australia

Dr. Megan Kalucy

Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales

Dr. Michelle Johnstone

Braeside Hospital, NSW, Australia

Dr. Nick O'Connor

Clinical Lead Mental Health Patient Safety Program, Clinical Excellence Commission, NSW, Australia.

Mr. Phil Escott

Sydney Local Health District

Prof. Phillipa Hay

Western Sydney University, NSW, Australia

Dr. Rajeev Jairam

Senior Lecturer (Conjoint) University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia.

Dr. Rebecca Koncz

Adjunct Senior Lecturer & PhD Candidate, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney

Dr. Roy Laube

Clinical Consultant and Practice Improvement Manager, Transcultural Mental Health Centre; Postgraduate Psychology Programs Placement Coordinator, Western Sydney University.

Dr. Sarah Dorrington

Advanced Trainee in Forensic Psychiatry Top End Mental Health NT

Ms. Sharyn McGee

University of Western Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dr. Shirene-Shanker Butler

Staff Specialist - Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Monash University, Australia

Dr. Sophie Isobel

Lecturer, Mental Health University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Dr. Tali Elsayed

Old Age Psychiatry-CCMH Jara Unit Camperdown OPMH, NSW, Australia

Dr. Tobias Mackinnon

Conjoint Senior Lecturer University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia

Prof. Vlasios Brakoulias

School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, NSW, Australia

Dr. Yolisha Singh

Director of Advanced and Basic Training- Forensic Psychiatry - NSW- JHFMHN

Miss. Zoe Falster

Principal Psychologist and Senior Clinical Psychologist, St Vincent’s Health Network