Dr Peter Parry

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Undisclosed
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Peter Parry graduated from Adelaide Medical School in 1983, worked as a medical officer in the Royal Australian Navy, general practice and palliative care and started psychiatry training in 1990 at Glenside Hospital. He completed his psychiatry fellowship with the RANZCP as a senior registrar in child & adolescent psychiatry at Flinders Medical Centre and has since worked in community and inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry services in South Australia, Wales (UK) and Queensland. He was Medical Unit Head at Boylan Inpatient Services at the Women's & Children's Hospital, North Adelaide from 2000-2003 and Medical Director of Child & Youth Mental Health Services at the Queensland Children's Hospital from 2014-2016. In 2011 he moved from working for CAMHS affiliated with Flinders Medical Centre to Children's Health Queensland - CYMHS.

He stayed affiliated as a visiting senior lecturer with the department of psychiatry at Flinders University and is affiliated as senior lecturer with the Faculty of Medicine at University of Queensland. He has been a full-time clinician for most of his career but has research interests with publications and provided much teaching in the areas of: psychiatric nosology; the 'paediatric bipolar disorder' diagnostic controversy; Pharma-Medicine conflict of interest issues; developmental psychology; managing adolescent depressive syndromes; and the role of lifestyle factors in mental health.

He has completed a doctoral thesis titled: 'Paediatric bipolar disorder': Why did it occur, iatrogenic consequences, and implications for medical ethics and psychiatric nosology.

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Best contact email: p.parry1@uq.edu.au


M.B.B.S. (Adelaide University, 1983)

Ph.D. (Flinders University, 2021)

FRANZCP (1996)

Certificate Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (RANZCP) (1998)