Vinay Lakra

Vinay Lakra is the President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He is the Clinical Director of North West Area Mental Health Service and a member of the Victorian Board of the Medical Board of Australia. He served as the Deputy Chief Psychiatrist of Victoria for three years 2016–19.

Professor Lakra graduated in medicine from JN Medical College, India in 1999 and then completed his MD in psychiatry from Central Institute of Psychiatry, India in 2002 before moving to Australia in 2004. He is also a Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, has a Masters in Health Management from UNSW and is a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr. Lakra’s interest and expertise includes leadership and management; clinical governance systems; patient safety and quality; assessment and training standards for doctors; and supervision and mentoring of early career psychiatrists.



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