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Dr Anne Wand

Dr Anne Wand

Dr Anne Wand is a Senior Staff Specialist of Psychiatrist and a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at UNSW.


Dr Anne Wand is a senior staff specialist psychiatrist in Older Persons’ Mental Health in Sydney Local Health District and Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of NSW. She is a member of the International Psychogeriatrics Association, an Associate Investigator of the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute, and a Fellow of the RANZCP. Dr Wand is a clinician researcher with a Masters of Psychiatry and PhD. She has clinical and research experience in the field of old age psychiatry, including qualitative methodology. She has led a number of translational research projects including on self-harm, delirium, and evaluation and operationalisation of the delivery of psychiatry services in the general hospital.

Research activities

Dr Wand is currently involved in research projects in the areas of delirium detection, educating health care professionals and volunteers about suicide and self-harm in older adults, advance care planning in older adults with psychosis, sexual safety in older adult psychiatric inpatients, the intersection of euthanasia and self-harm in older adults, strategies to reduce loneliness in older adults, and the implications of COVID-19 for suicide in older adults.