Psychiatric Medicine Teaching Team

Psychiatry Course Teaching Team

The Psychiatric Medicine Framework is supported by both internal academics and a broad range of academics, clinicians, consumers and carers from across NSW and beyond.

Our internal staff are all active educators and include:

Director Psychiatry and Mental Health Programs

Dr Roderick McKay

Dr Roderick McKay has extensive experience as a clinical academic, clinician, clinical director, policy advisor and leadership within the RANZCP including as Chair of the Community Collaboration Committee, binational Chair of the Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age, member of General Council and member of the Practice, Policy and Partnerships Committee. Currently providing fly in fly out clinical services to Far Western NSW.

Unit Coordinator Psychiatric Medicine

Dr Amanda Rosso Buckton

Dr Amanda Rosso Buckton completed her PhD in social and cultural anthropology with an examination of women’s lived experiences of mental distress within localised medical and religious worlds. Amanda provides expertise in qualitative research methodologies as well as promoting the importance of contextualised perspectives, taking into account the social, cultural, historical, economic and political conditions that influence and determine health encounters within psychiatric contexts.

Academic Lead – Psychiatry

Dr Paul Fung

Dr Paul Fung is a psychiatrist with a special interest in youth mental health, family therapy and primary care mental health service delivery. He developed and implemented the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (Western Sydney) across 3 headspace centres with Orygen (University of Melbourne), and more recently the Karrikin Youth Mental Health Service (Northern Sydney) where he is the Clinical Lead. He has generated a number of innovative models of care for Parramatta Mission, one of Sydney's leading NGO mental health service providers.

Paul is an active member of the RANZCP, having held the position of Chair of the Section of Early Career Psychiatrists, served on the Members Advisory Council, and currently representing Australian and New Zealand in the World Psychiatric Association.

Academic Lead - General Practice

Dr May Su

Dr May Su attained a Masters in Mental Health (General Practitioner) at NSW Institute of Psychiatry (NSWIOP) in 2010 and has been an active educator since that time. May is an Australian General Practice Training Supervisor and Royal Australian College of General Practice Examiner. She is founder/ associate of a General Practitioner Support Group and has facilitated Medical Board supervision. May clinically sees the breadth of General Practice, with a special interest in mental health.

Academic Lead - Perinatal and Infant Mental Health - Applied Mental Health Studies

Dr Kerry-Ann Grant

Dr Kerry-Ann Grant coordinates research units and regularly contributes to HETI’s research culture in higher education. Kerry-Ann completed her PhD at Macquarie University and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California. She has led several studies examining the impact of early life stress on maternal wellbeing and infant social, emotional and cognitive development. Kerry-Ann is currently leading a multidisciplinary, multisite longitudinal study investigating stress and coping around routine prenatal testing.