Dr Andrew Amos is Director of Training – Psychiatry for North Queensland, Deputy Editor of Australasian Psychiatry, and Chairs the RANZCP’s Section of Rural Psychiatry (QLD), and the eLearning Advisory Group. With the North Queensland Regional Training Advisory Group, Dr Amos has been building a psychiatric training network leveraging contributions from the regional training hubs supported by James Cook University and University of Queensland, with a focus on effective videoconference based workshops.
Dr Amos has been deeply involved with the development of the RANZCP’s eLearning infrastructure, including podcasts, webinars, and online training materials for psychiatric consultants and psychiatrists in training. The suspension of in-person instruction with the onset of the covid pandemic led to the expansion of networked learning from regional/rural to metropolitan trainees, necessitating the development of a new framework for the delivery of high quality online instruction. Dr Amos is completing a PhD using data mining techniques to analyse the entire corpus of the published psychiatric literature and make it available in a form useful for curriculum design and maintenance.