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Professor Carmelle Peisah

Professor Carmelle Peisah

Professor Carmelle Peisah is an old age psychiatrist and Conjoint Professor of Medicine at UNSW. She holds the positions of Conjoint Professor University of New South Wales; Clinical Associate Professor Sydney University; and founder and president of the charity Capacity Australia.

Professor Peisah's areas of expertise are capacity and human rights (including elder abuse prevention); BPSD management (including non-pharmacological management, de-prescribing and emergency sedation); doctor health and welfare (including ageing and retirement); family therapy in old age psychiatry; and end-of- life issues in dementia and mental illness. She has numerous awards for teaching and contributions to psychiatry and in 2017 was a Nominee for Woman of the Year.