Dr Vinay Lakra
Associate Professor Vinay Lakra is the President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and the Divisional Director of mental health services at Northern Health, Melbourne. He is a member of the Victorian Board of the Medical Board of Australia and served as the Deputy Chief Psychiatrist of Victoria for 3 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 the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, has a Masters in Health Management from UNSW and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Professor Lakra’s interests include leadership and management; clinical governance systems; patient safety and quality; assessment and training standards; and supervision and mentoring of junior doctors and early career psychiatrists.