Dr Katharine Lindsay

Dr Katharine Lindsay

I have worked as a general adult psychiatrist since 2001 and I am a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). I currently work in the public sector, at a tertiary hospital in Sydney, but I am looking forward to expanding my work into the private sector, joining the amazing team of dedicated clinicians at the Gladstone Practice.

I completed my medical degree at the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1991 and then moved to Australia, where I completed my psychiatry fellowship training in 2001. I have worked in many states across Australia and lived in Canada, New Zealand and Singapore. I also worked for 5 years, as a psychiatrist, in the Sultanate of Oman. It was here that I had my first exposure to working in private practice and was able to pursue another passion, medical education. I have gone to complete a post graduate Diploma in this area and continue to work in this area, teaching at the University of Sydney, being a supervisor and examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

I have been fortunate in gaining experience in psychiatry across a broad range of sub-specialties, both in community and inpatient settings and in Australia and the Middle East. Throughout my travels and life experiences, I have been privileged to learn about many different cultures. This has highlighted to me the wonderful kaleidoscope of differences between us all, but also the shared commonalities. I am passionate about mental health and utilise a recovery-based and multimodal approach to the care of my patients. I have a strong interest in incorporating psychotherapy into treatment plans. I recognise that 'recovery' is a very personal journey. I believe collaboration is a key principle in working together. I am also committed to working with other health professionals involved in a client's care.

I will be accepting patients from 17-65 years of age and have a particular interest in general adult mood and psychotic disorders; early intervention for psychosis; perinatal psychiatry, including pregnancy loss and fertility issues; those that may be struggling with issues pertaining to migration and repatriation and treating impaired health professionals. I enjoy working with people from culturally diverse backgrounds.