Professor Philip Boyce
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Philip Boyce is Professor of Psychiatry at Westmead Hospital and Head of the Perinatal Psychiatry Clinical Research Unit at Westmead Hospital. [More...]
Philip Boyce is Professor of Psychiatry at Westmead Hospital and Head of the Perinatal Psychiatry Clinical Research Unit at Westmead Hospital.
He went to medical school at Guys Hospital in London. He started training in Psychiatry in London and then moved to Australia where he completed his psychiatry training.
He initially worked in Sydney, and then moved to Adelaide for 6 years where he trained in psychotherapy. He returned to Sydney to work at Mood disorders Unit at Prince Henry Hospital and became a lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales. He completed his MD while there and then moved to the foundation chair in Psychiatry at the Nepean Hospital.
He was President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists from 2003 to 2005.
He is Chair of the RANZCP Competency-Based Fellowship Program development group. [Hide detail]
He has had a long standing clinical and research interest in perinatal mental health.
He has conducted research into psychosocial aspects of postnatal depression, examining risk factors for the disorder, particularly the role of personality and obstetric risk factors.
His current research focus is into the impact of psychotic disorders on women in pregnancy and in the postpartum period.
He conitinues research into mood disorders, particulary psychosocial aspects.
He is also involved with research in medical education, especially the impact of work place based assesssment.