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Prof Richard Harvey -

Referral Fax: 03 9923 6590


I was born in the United Kingdom and have been living and working in Australia since 2003.


I qualified in medicine at St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London in 1988. I also obtained a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of London in 1998.


I trained in psychiatry at St Mary's Hospital, St Charles Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London.


I became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK in 1993, and a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2003, where I am also a member of the Faculty for Psychiatry of Old Age.


I have held consultant psychiatrist positions at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, Barwon Health, Geelong, Southwest Healthcare, Warrnambool and at The Geelong Clinic. I have been a consultant psychiatrist since 1998.


I established in 2017 in response to the shortage of psychiatrists in regional and rural areas of Australia.


I have been published widely with more than 80 journal articles and book chapters on psychiatry. You can view my Google Scholar profile here.


I hold an academic position as Clinical Professor at Deakin University in the medical school and teach psychiatry to medical students. I am also an examiner and assessor for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.


You can check details of my medical registration with AHPRA here.


Dr Doug Blomeley -

Referral Fax: 03 4206 7070

My philosophy on treatment is quite simple - I genuinely want to get to know you and your situation, to enable me to work with you in developing the most appropriate treatment plan, a plan that will aim to reduce your symptoms as quickly as possible and facilitate recovery.    I practice to the highest standards, in accordance with RANZCP clinical practice guidelines and would consider myself a friendly, approachable doctor.


About me


I undertook my medical degree at Deakin University, completing studies and clinical training in rural Victoria, before working as a hospital doctor in Bendigo prior to starting specialist training. I went onto complete a Master’s degree in Psychiatry at The University of Melbourne during this time, and competed my specialist training (FRANZCP) in Geelong, including a secondment as a senior medical registrar as part of advanced training in the psychiatry of old age. Throughout this role I gained significant expertise in neuropsychiatry and dementia in addition to my general psychiatric work.


My research and clinical interests encompass a variety of areas and include expertise in anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD and eating/body image disorders, with further strong interests in neuropsychiatry, psychogeriatrics and medical comorbidity.


I have a particular interest in rural/regional/remote mental health, including the improvement of access to mental health care for those living in such areas. I am keen on contributing to the education of students of all disciplines within health settings, and hope to continue to encourage ​medical students, interns, and junior doctors to pursue a career in psychiatry.


I am continually updating my knowledge and skills, and also enjoy staying on top of many exciting research developments in mental health, and having always lived in in the country, I am delighted to be able to contribute to the mental health of our rural, regional and remote towns across Australia.




You can check details of my medical registration with AHPRA here.


Dr Rachel Crowder -  (Commencing late August 2019)

Referral fax: TBA


BSc (hons) Physiology, MB ChB, FRANZCP 2006


I am a General Adult Psychiatrist with experience in Inpatient , Consultation-Liaison and Outpatient roles in New Zealand and Australia.


I completed my advanced training in Older Adult Psychiatry between 2004 and 2006. I have experience with clients with Dementia and BPSD.


I also recently started working as a Sports Psychiatrist and do this also via Telehealth.


My aim is to reduce stigma faced by clients and help improve their quality of life .


As a keen sport person and dog lover I love the outdoors. I enjoy talking to clients about their interests and hobbies.


I am available to work flexible hours to suit your needs.


You can check details of my medical registration with AHPRA here.


If you are a psychiatrist and would like to find out more about joining our alliance, please do get in touch by phone or e-mail.




Prof Richard Harvey and Dr Doug Blomeley are psychiatrists committed to improving access to psychiatrist care in rural and regional areas.

Address : PO BOX 117, North Geelong VIC 3215

Email :

Phone : 1300 617 685

Fax: 03 9923 6590

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