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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Western Pacific International Division

About the Western Pacific International Division

The main object of International Divisions is to facilitate the exchange of information and to promote discussion about psychiatry within a specified geographical area outside the United Kingdom. .


Executive Committee

Chair: Dr Ian Soosay (New Zealand)

Vice Chair: Dr Stephen Kisely (Australia)

Financial Officer: Professor Kuruvilla George (Australia)


Vacancies on the Executive Committee

A vacancy will arise in 2017 for the position of Chair of the West Pacific Division

Members of the RCPsych in good standing who are members of the RCPsych West Pacific Division are eligible to stand for election.  Candidates must be nominated by  two RCPsych Members by  Wednesday 29th March 2017 using the nomination form.  If more than one person is nominated, then an election will take place.  The new post holder will take office from the date of the RCPsych’s next Annual General Meeting in June 2017.

Full details of the election process can be found in the College Bye-laws and Regulations.



  • America Samoa
  • Australia
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Cook Islands
  • French Polynesia
  • Fiji
  • Guam
  • Japan
  • Kiribati
  • Korea Republic
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia, Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia Fedral States
  • Mongolia
  • Nauru New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Korea
  • Samoa
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • Taiwan
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam


The College International Unit provides overall administrative support to the Western Pacific Division.  If you wish to inform us of anything that will be of interest to our members in the region please email us on  

Please feel free to contact the relevant executive officer directly (see their contact details above) but please copy your message to the College.

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