RANZCP NSW Branch Committee
Elected Chair of RANZCP NSW Branch 2014-2018
Elected general councillor 2012-2018
Co-opted councillor 2008-2011
RANZCP Binational Section of Private Practice Psychiatry (former RANZCP Private Practice Network [PPN])
Member Confidentiality of Clinical Records Working Group 2015 - 2018
Member MBS Review Taskforce 2015-2018
Deputy Chair 2014-
Medical Advisory Committee PPN Observer 2013-2014
Representative AMA Psychiatrists Group (AMAPG) 2011-
Section of Neurostimulation & ECT Member 2013- Certificate in Transmagnetic Stimulation (MAPrc) 2013
Section of Youth Psychiatry
Section of Perinatal Psychiatry
Faculty of Psychotherapy Psychiatry
Member 2000 -
Conjoint Senior Clinical Lecturer 2014-
Provider MDA National’s Professional Support Service 2008-
ST VINCENT’S PRIVATE HOSPITAL DARLINGHURST
Visiting Medical Officer 2012-
SYDNEY CLINIC BRONTE
Visiting Medical Officer 2012-
> Mood, anxiety, attention deficit & psychotic disorders
> Young adult mental health
> OCD in adolescents and young adults
> Psychological Trauma
> Integrated inpatient and outpatient care of patients with complex needs, with multiple comorbidities, benefiting from hospital/multidisciplinary care
> Development of Innovative Educational Interventions (MindSkiller Course)
> GP lectures, workshops and supervision
> Registrar supervision
> Medical student teaching
> NSW Mental health system reform
> Mental health service development & delivery
> Collaborative multidisciplinary care
> Clinical Care Pathways and clinical excellence
POSTGRADUATE - ROYAL AUSTRALIAN & NZ COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS (RANZCP)
Aug 2015 - May 2018 MEMBER, MBS REVIEW WORKING GROUP, Melbourne, Vic
Mar 2015 - May 2018 MEMBER, CONFIDENTIALITY OF CLINICAL RECORDS WORKING GROUP, Melbourne, Vic
Feb 2014 - May 2018 NSW BRANCH CHAIR, RANZCP
Dr Galambos was Chair (president) of the RANZCP NSW Branch between 2014 and 2018, during which he:
Led the establishment of the NSW Branch to be a progressive, quality and effective member organisation that is also a leader of positive change within the wider College
Worked closely with not only the NSW Branch staff but also the binational executive, committees and staff, and the AMA, ASMOF and presidents of the NSW Medical and Surgical Colleges
Chaired multiple meetings including the monthly NSW Branch Committee, the Governance, Leadership and Workforce Subcommittee that he established, the binational Branch Chairs Forum that he established, the NSW Branch Annual General Meeting and multiple meetings with internal and external stakeholders, including NSW Minister of Health, Chief Psychiatrist, Manager of Mental Health Branch and other Policy officers and manager bureaucrats, to address urgent and salient issues related to mental health care
Enhanced engagement with members, creating a sense of community where members ‘feel engaged’, promoting a culture where staff and members feel that the College prioritises the notion of it being first and foremost a membership organisation
Facilitated the branch to become adept at conducting targeted consultation of NSW members to ensure optimal representation.
6 Apr 2013 Attendance at Competency Based FP Supervisors Training Workshop, RANZCP NSW Branch, Rozelle, Sydney
May 2013 CONVENOR & CHAIR PPN STREAM : RANZCP Annual Congress, Sydney, NSW - Achievements & Aspirations
Pre-Congress Workshop for Senior Psychiatrist Trainees & Junior Psychiatrists : Entering Private Practice - Galambos G
Session 1: Aspirations - Research, Training & Collaborative Care in Private Practice - Galambos G, Pring B, Scott E, Morgan H, Middleton W
Session 2: Achievements - Virtual Frames & Therapeutic Designs - Galambos G, Jacobson E, De Monchy R, Skarbek Y, McGeorge P, Pace J
May 2012 - May 2013 MEMBER, CONVENING COMMITTEE FOR RANZCP Annual Congress, Sydney, NSW - Achievements and Aspirations
May 2012 - Feb 2014 MEMBER, NSW BRANCH, PRIVATE PRACTICE PORTFOLIO, RANZCP
May 2012 CONVENOR, CHAIR & SPEAKER PPN SYMPOSIUM RANZCP CONGRESS 2012, RANZCP Annual Congress, Hobart, Tasmania
2011 WORKING PARTY MEMBER - ROLE OF THE PSYCHIATRIST PROJECT WORKING GROUP, RANZCP - bi-monthly teleconference or face-to-face meetings
Defining a contemporary role for psychiatrists is important for a number of reasons, including:
oTo inform governments, health service providers and others about the critical role of psychiatrists within the mental health system;
oTo ensure that our members are fully cognizant of the very significant changes taking place in the mental health system and to help them understand and adapt to what is required of them now and into the future; and
To help shape the recruitment and training of future generations of psychiatrists.
Aug 2011 - 2012 WORKING PARTY MEMBER - DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN PRIVATE POSTS PROJECT, RANZCP - bi-monthly teleconference or face-to-face meetings
Educational support project in the Specialist Training Program (STP), approved by RANZCP Board of Education, funded by Department of Health and Aging
to provide trainees with clinical experiences to equip them with skills for consulting in private practice, once they achieve Fellowship. Specific objectives of the Project are to:
•Identify and document educational imperatives and support required for trainees and supervisors working in private practice settings
Broaden trainee’s skills in psychotherapy, and
Develop resources to encourage private rooms to apply for STP posts.
May 2011 CONVENOR & CHAIR PPN STREAM : RANZCP Annual Congress, Darwin, NT
2010 - 2013 MEMBER, SECTION ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY, RANZCP
Jan 2009 - ACCREDITED PSYCHIATRY REGISTRAR SUPERVISOR
Nov 2008 EXAMINER, RANZCP Exemption Examinations
2015 - DEPUTY CHAIR, BINATIONAL SECTION OF PRIVATE PRACTICE PSYCHIATRY (SPPP), RANZCP
MBS Working Group Taskforce
Representative at monthly AMA Psychiatrists Group meetings
Sept 2008 - 2014 CHAIR, BINATIONAL PRIVATE PRACTICE NETWORK (PPN), RANZCP
Liaison with Policy Unit staff and General Councillors, RANZCP, Melbourne
Chair bimonthly teleconferences
Moderator, PPN Listserv
Convenor and Chair, PPN Stream at annual Congress
Representative at monthly AMA Psychiatrists Group meetings
2008 - May 2012 MEMBER, NSW BRANCH (CO-OPTED BY CHAIR), PRIVATE PRACTICE PORTFOLIO, RANZCP
2011 - 2013 Member of Congress 2013 Convening Committee
May 2007 OSCE EXAMINER, RANZCP Fellowship Examinations, Sydney, NSW
2005 - MEMBER, PERINATAL SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (PIPSIG), RANZCP
April 2002 - Feb 2003 Supervisor for monthly group of general practitioners as part of the 2002 Psychiatrist Supervision Programme project developed by Divisions of General Practice of CentRal Sydney Area Health Service, Ashfield, NSW
2000 - MEMBER, PSYCHOTHERAPY AND FORENSIC FACULTIES, RANZCP
July 2005 - Jul 2010 MEMBER, CENTRAL SYDNEY DIVISION OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS MENTAL HEALTH AND DRUG & ALCOHOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE - represented private psychiatric health services
February 2001 - PEER REVIEW GROUP - consistent with draft Maintenance of Professional Standards Program (MOPS), RANZCP.
August 1999 ELECTION TO FELLOWSHIP, Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)
July 1999 SENIOR REGISTRAR - COMPLETED PART II RANZCP EXAMINATIONS (first sitting), Perth, Western Australia
Sept 1998 MEMBER OF INTERVIEW PANEL SELECTING FIRST YEAR TRAINEES for RANZCP accredited training, Rozelle, NSW
May 1998 COMPLETED PART I RANZCP EXAMINATIONS (first sitting), Sydney, NSW
Mar 1994 PSYCHIATRY REGISTRAR - successful application for psychiatry traineeship, CSAHS, RANZCP
Apr 2012 - Sept 2015 Consultant psychiatrist private outpatients
Apr 2012 - 2015 Advocacy Group and consultant for hospital development
SYDNEY CLINIC PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL
Sep 2013 - Young adults requiring admission
Feb 2013 - ADMITTING CONSULTANT, Bronte, NSW
ST VINCENT’S PRIVATE HOSPITAL YOUNG ADULT MENTAL HEALTH UNIT
ST JOHN OF GOD PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL BURWOOD
Mar 2011 - Jan 2013 AOD SUBCREDENTIALLING
Jan 2011 - May 2012 CHAIR, ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS (AOD) SUBCOMMITTEE OF MAC
Jan 2009 - Jan 2013 PSYCHIATRY REGISTRAR SUPERVISOR.
Established and coordinated RANZCP-accredited placement at St John of God Hospital Burwood.
Jan 2009 - Jan 2013 MEDICAL STUDENT SUPERVISOR, University of NSW (UNSW), Year 5 students, St John of God Hospital Burwood (an Affiliated Teaching Hospital with the UNSW).
Assisted to establish, then coordinate the UNSW medical student teaching program, establishing SJOG Hospital Burwood an Affiliated Teaching Hospital of the UNSW.
Mar 2003 - 2005 SUPERVISOR, MEDICAL STUDENT FOCUSED ATTACHMENT, Faculty of Medicine, Sydney University, Camperdown, NSW
June 2002 AUTHOR, Rapid Tranquillisation Protocol for Drug Committee, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW
MEDICAL BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION OF NSW
17 Sep 2011Invited member, Doctors’ Health Advisory Service (DHAS) of NSW Forum: “Future Directions”, North Sydney, NSW
Dec 2003 - 2012 ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT, Medical Benevolent Association of NSW, North Sydney, NSW
June 2002 - Sept 2003 MEMBER OF ORGANISING COMMITTEE & PROGRAMME SUBCOMMITTEE, 3rd National Doctors' Health Conference 2003, North Sydney, NSW
Dec 1998 - 2014 ELECTED COUNSELLOR/DIRECTOR, Medical Benevolent Association of NSW, North Sydney, NSW
AUSTRALIAN SALARIED MEDICAL OFFICERS FEDERATION (ASMOF)
Jan 1998 - Feb 2003 COUNCIL OFFICER, Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation (ASMOF), representing Staff Specialist Psychiatrists and career medical officers, Sydney, NSW
CENTRAL SYDNEY AREA HEALTH SERVICE (CSAHS)
Jan 2000 - Dec 2002 CHAIRMAN, ROZELLE HOSPITAL MEDICAL RECORDS COMMITTEE, Rozelle Hospital, Central Sydney Area Health Service, Rozelle, NSW
April 2002 - Dec 2002 MEMBER, CENTRAL SYDNEY AREA MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHOSIS STEERING COMMITTEE, Rozelle Hospital, Central Sydney Area Health Service, Rozelle, NSW
Aug 1999 - Jan 2003 STAFF SPECIALIST PSYCHIATRIST, ACUTE ADULT PSYCHIATRIC ADMISSIONS WARD, The Rozelle Hospital, Central Sydney Area Health Service (CSAHS). Referrals from all Sydney psychiatric units and hospitals. Supervisor and tutor for psychiatry trainees and medical students from Sydney University. Attendance at monthly Peer Review and Medical Staff Council meetings.
Jan 98 - Aug 99 SENIOR PSYCHIATRY REGISTRAR, ACUTE ADULT PSYCHIATRIC ADMISSIONS WARD, Rozelle Hospital, CSAHS Referrals from St George Hospital & Canterbury shire. Supervisor: Dr Nicholas Di Ciaccio, FRANZCP.
Jul 97 – Jan 98 PSYCHIATRY REGISTRAR, PSYCHOGERIATRIC SERVICES, Rozelle Hospital, CSAHS. Catchment team for geriatric patients from the Canterbury shire. Tertiary referrals to the Dementia Unit. Supervisor: Dr Robyn MacGregor, FRANZCP.
Jan 97 – Jul 97 PSYCHIATRY REGISTRAR, CANTERBURY COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE, CSAHS. Supervisor: Dr Cathy Thom, FRANZCP.
Jul 96 – Jan 97 PSYCHIATRY REGISTRAR, RIVENDELL ADOLESCENT UNIT, CSAHS. Catchment area: CSAHS. Tertiary referrals from NSW. OCD & Early Psychosis Intervention Programs. Supervisors: Dr Chris Wever, FRANZCP and Professor Joseph Rey, FRANZCP.
Jan 96 - Jul 96 PSYCHIATRY REGISTRAR, CONSULTATION-LIAISON PSYCHIATRY, ROYAL PRINCE ALFRED HOSPITAL, CSAHS. General consultations, renal liaison & Pain Management Clinic. Supervisor: Dr Mathew Large, FRANZCP.
Jul 95 - Jan 96 FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY REGISTRAR, MAUDSLEY & BETHLEM HOSPITALS, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM. The Denis Hill Unit (Bethlem Hospital, Kent) was a medium-secure regional forensic psychiatric ward. Associated education program at the Institute of Psychiatry London. Supervisor: Dr James MacKeith, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist. The Orchard Lodge Resource Centre was a secure adolescent remand centre in South London. Supervisor: Dr Carol Sheldrick, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist.
Jan 95 - Jul 95 PSYCHIATRY REGISTRAR, PSYCHOGERIATRICS, Rozelle Hospital, CSAHS. Supervisor: Associate-Professor John Snowden, FRANZCP.
Jul 94 - Jan 95 PSYCHIATRY REGISTRAR, ACUTE ADULT PSYCHIATRIC ADMISSIONS WARD, MISSENDEN PSYCHIATRIC UNIT, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, CSAHS. At the time the MPU was a tertiary referral centre for sensory impaired patients, eating disorders, mood disorders, and was a Mother-Baby unit. Supervisor: Dr Kristen Kerr, FRANZCP.
Mar 94 - Jul 94 PSYCHIATRY REGISTRAR, ACUTE ADULT PSYCHIATRIC ADMISSIONS WARD, Rozelle Hospital, Sydney. Referrals from St George Hospital. Supervisor: Dr Jenny Bergen, FRANZCP.
JUNIOR MEDICAL OFFICER
Oct 93 - Jan 94 RESIDENT MEDICAL OFFICER, Lismore Base Hospital, Lismore, NSW. General Medicine.
Jan 92 - Oct 93 RESIDENT MEDICAL OFFICER, Prince of Wales/ Prince Henry Hospitals, Sydney. Intensive Care Unit, Renal Medicine, Neurosurgery, Emergency Medicine.
Jan 91 - Jan 92 INTERN, The Sutherland Hospital, Sydney. General Medicine, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Orthopaedic surgery.
1986-1991 BACHELOR OF MEDICINE BACHELOR OF SURGERY (MB BS) : University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHIATRY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP
Founding member 2003 - 2011
HUMAN BEHAVIOUR & EVOLUTION SOCIETY 2001 - ?
THE INTERNATIONAL MARCÉ SOCIETY 2005 - ?