The Mayne Academy of Psychiatry is headed by Professor Gerard Byrne and encompasses education and research in mental health - specifically, clinical aspects of behavioural science and clinical psychiatry.


The main centre of activity for the discipline is the Mental Health Centre at the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital. However, extensive teaching and research activity takes place on many other sites. Offices are maintained at:

  • Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Prince Charles Hospital
  • New Farm Clinic
  • Damascus Health Service (Brisbane Private Hospital)
  • Greenslopes Private Hospital
  • The Park - Centre for Mental Health
  • Ipswich Integrated Mental Health Service
  • Toowong Private Hospital

Other hospitals also assist with the placement of medical students. These hospitals include:

  • Toowong Specialist Clinic
  • Hervey Bay Hospital
  • Nambour General Hospital
  • Rockhampton Hospital
  • Toowoomba Hospital
  • Bundaberg Hospital
  • Redlands Hospital

Teaching activities

The Discipline has the responsibility for teaching two interrelated segments of the medical program:

  • Behavioural science as it relates to medical practice
  • Clinical psychiatry

Discipline of Psychiatry staff contribute to teaching in all years of the medical program but our major contribution is in the third Year when all students complete an 8 week clinical attachment to a hospital, clinic or community mental health service. The Discipline of Psychiatry conducts five such 8-week terms per year.


The following Mental Health postgraduate coursework programs are offered:


Professor Gerard Byrne
Head, Discipline of Psychiatry
Phone: +61 7 3365 5152
Address: Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital