Dr Duncan Wallace has been a consultant psychiatrist since 1990, practising mainly in public hospitals with special interests in emergency departments, rural psychiatry, telepsychiatry and military psychiatry.
As a medical officer in the Navy Reserves, Dr Wallace deployed on active service to East Timor, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf. He has also deployed on border protection duties to Christmas Island and Ashmore Reef, as well as humanitarian assistance operations in Banda Aceh and Nias. He is a Commodore in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve and was Director-General Naval Health Reserves from 2012 to 2015.
Dr Wallace was appointed to his current position as psychiatrist to the Australian Defence Force Centre for Mental Health, at HMAS Penguin, Sydney, in 2010. He has been a Visiting Medical Officer at St John of God Hospital, North Richmond since 2015. He is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of NSW and was appointed as the inaugural chairman of the RANZCP Military and Veterans’ Mental Health Network in March 2018.