Stewart Dunn - Director, PMCCC
Stewart Dunn is Professor of Psychological Medicine in Sydney Medical School Northern and Associate Dean for Admissions. He is based at Royal North Shore Hospital, and is Visiting Medical Psychologist at the Mater Hospital. He has extensive teaching commitments in the Sydney Medical Program and his clinical specialty is psychological care of cancer patients and their families.
Stewart completed Fellowship studies in the USA and UK, and conducted research at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital before his appointment at RNSH in 1995. He has published widely in psychological aspects of medical illness and doctor-patient communication and he has received nine research travel awards and six teaching awards including the USyd Faculty of Medicine Outstanding Teaching Award in 2005 and PaLMS Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award in 2008. He has been Chair of the NSW Health Human Research Ethics Committee since 2001. His other interests include multidisciplinary teams, medical error and open disclosure and; as Director of the Pam McLean Centre he is responsible for facilitating workshops with health professionals across these areas in Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
Stewart suffers chronic withdrawal from three years of trekking in the Nepal Himalayas as a student in the late 1970s.