Dr Jaya Reddy

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Dr Jaya Reddy is a private practising psychiatrist and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne with over 25 years of clinical and academic expertise in adult psychiatry, having worked across both public and private psychiatric services. Jaya is passionate about interdisciplinary collaboration amongst practitioners in the mental health system; and has a special interest in mood and anxiety disorders; and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults.

Alongside his clinical experience, Jaya currently holds a conjoint appointment as a Clinical Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, with a focus on research projects incorporating clinical pharmaceutical trials. Prior to this, Jaya worked as a senior lecturer at the Australian National University (ANU) from 2014-2017 in Canberra teaching medical students and training psychiatric registrars. Jaya completed his PhD in 2011 at the University of New South Wales on the psychological impact and risk factors for psychiatric comorbidity in people with diabetes mellitus and his academic papers have been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Outside of his clinical and academic work, Jaya has been involved in mood disorder training programs for GPs through the Black Dog Institute and has international experience working in trauma affected regions in Iran (2004) and Sri Lanka (2005) as a member of a medical humanitarian psychosocial rehabilitation program with MERCY Malaysia.


The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.