Researcher

Dr Anne Pamela Frances Wand

Biography

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...view more

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.


My Grants

2019: Wand A. Peisah C. The development of an online staff education tool for a suicide prevention and crisis support organization. Ageing Futures Institute/Lifeline


My Qualifications

B(Sc)Med(Hons), MBBS(Hons), MPsychiatry, PhD

FRANZCP, Certificates of Advance Training in Psychiatry of Old Age and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (RANZCP)


My Awards

Winner: Open Senior Division, 47th Annual Coast Association Tow Research Awards, 2019, with the presentation entitled “Understanding self-harm in the very old: A qualitative study with implications for clinical care and wider society.” 

Finalist, 2019 Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation Research Medal. 

  Highly Commended for: ‘Prevention of Delirium in Older Medical Patients’. Sydney Local Health District Quality Awards 2014.


My 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.


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Self-harm and suicide; Decision making capacity; Advance care planning in older adults with mental illness; Delirium prevention and detection; Considerations of language and culture in psychiatric assessment; Psychiatry of Old Age; Consultation-liaison psychiatry


Currently supervising

Dr Wand is currently supervising a number of RANZCP trainee scholarly projects on topics such as homicide and dementia, the effectiveness of clozapine in older adults, climate change anxiety, and aspects in the management of refusal of medical treatment in older adults with chronic psychosis. 


My Teaching

Dr Wand teaches aspects of psychiatry of old age, including depression in older adults, cognition and self-harm/suicide.

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Contact

+61297678036