Dr Christopher Ryan

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Psychiatry, Westmead Clinical School

C24 - Westmead Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9845 6688
F: +61 2 9635 7734

Biographical details

Research interests

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.

Teaching areas

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.