Churchill Fellowship Trip – Dr Paul Fung

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Dr Paul Fung was awarded the Paul Tys Churchill Fellowship to investigate clinical service models that integrate mental health care with General Practice, in 2020. With overseas travel starting again, Paul will be leaving late May for a 6.5 week study tour across the USA, UK and New Zealand.

A Churchill Fellowship is an opportunity that enables Australians to travel overseas to undertake research, analysis, or investigation of a project or an issue that cannot be readily undertaken in Australia.

Paul will visit several innovative sites that have successfully integrated physical and mental health care, sites that have incorporated social prescribing to address social determinants of health, as well as those that have bridged the divide between primary and secondary care. The examination of sustainable and scalable service models implemented across different health systems will assist in the design and implementation of a service model fit for the Australian context.

Paul is the Psychiatry Academic Lead at HETI Higher Education, where it is our priority to develop GPs and psychiatry trainees in the most up to date evidence based care. Paul also holds the position of Clinical Director at Uniting NSW.ACT and is a member of the NSW Mental Health Commission Community Advisory Council.