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Dr Richard Bonwick

Psychiatrist, VIC

Richard Bonwick is a Psychiatrist who provides consultation to practitioners regarding specialist psychiatry issues, particularly those related to older veterans. Richard has worked as Consultant Psychiatrist to the Older Veterans’ Psychiatry Program at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Victoria, since 1995 until 2013, when he was appointed Medical Director of The Melbourne Clinic. Since 1995 he has consulted in private practice with a special interest in treating ageing veterans suffering PTSD and its comorbidities. Richard has spoken and written nationally and internationally on a variety of topics in old age psychiatry, and authored a chapter for a text, “Psychosis in the Elderly”. His work treating PTSD in elderly war veterans was featured in a documentary on ABC TV’s “Compass” in 2006 (“Walking Wounded”). Richard is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and has been involved in curriculum development and teaching for the MBBS, and more recently the MD course. He is a current member and past Chair of the Victorian branch of RANZCP FPOA (Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age), and a member of the RANZCP FPOA binational executive from 1999-2011. He is a current member of the RANZCP Military and Veterans’ Mental Health Network.

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