Dr Christopher Ryan
Clinical Senior Lecturer
C24 - Westmead Hospital
Dr Ryan is the Director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Sydney's Westmead Hospital and an Honorary Associate of the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, where he is the Program Director of the Mental Health and Psychiatry stream. Though his work is primarily clinical, he maintains an active research programme and a keen interest in medical education. He is Chair of the NSW Section of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Committee for Advanced Training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. He is on the National Advisory Board of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.[Hide detail]
Dr Ryan has a long standing interest in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Medical Ethics and the Law. His numerous publications - available here - have covered such areas as delirium, body integrity identity disorder, deliberate self-harm, risk categorisation, patient-therapist sexual contact, mental health legislation, advance directives, physician-assisted dying and euthanasia.
Dr Ryan lectures in the Sydney Medical Program, in Bioethics Programs within Sydney University, in Philosophy and in Law. He is also the Chair of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry's Committee for Advanced Training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and a member of the Written Examination Committee of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians.