College Council

The Board established the College Council in 2015 to act as its peak advisory body on strategic and cross-College issues.

As a senior advisory body, the Council makes recommendations to the Board by consensus.

The Council is a representative body of up to 50 Fellows and trainees that includes:

  • a representative from each of the 26 identified Education Pathways (including Chapters) within the College
  • a Fellow appointed by each RACP Division
  • a Fellow appointed by each RACP Faculty
  • a Fellow appointed by each of the seven Australian Regional Committees
  • a Fellow appointed by the New Zealand Committee; and
  • two Trainees appointed by the College Trainees’ Committee

For more information, read the College Council By-Law.

Council structure and members

RACP College Council

Dr Matthew Strack Chair
Associate Professor Nicholas Buckmaster Deputy Chair
Education stream representatives
Adjunct Associate Professor Kees Nydam Addiction Medicine
Vacant Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Vacant Cardiology
Dr Kathy Wu Clinical Genetics
Dr Matthew Strack Dermatology
Dr Diana Learoyd Endocrinology
Vacant Gastroenterology
Dr Robert Pickles General & Acute Care
Dr Ellen Taylor
General Paediatrics
Dr John Maddison Geriatric
Vacant Haematology
Dr Melanie Wong
Immunology & Allergy
Professor Cheryl Jones Infectious Diseases & Microbiology
Vacant Medical Oncology
Vacant Neonatal & Perinatal
Vacant Nephrology
Professor Pamela McCombe Neurology
Vacant Neurology
Dr David Farlow Nuclear Medicine
Vacant Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Professor Greg Crawford Pallative Medicine
Professor Allan Glanville
Respiratory Medicine
Dr Catherine Hill Rheumatology
Dr Fergal O'Donoghue Sleep Medicine
Australian regional representatives
Dr Adrian Lee NSW/ACT
Professor Judith Savige   VIC 
Associate Professor Nicholas Buckmaster QLD
Dr Robert Van Den Berg SA
Dr Helen Rhodes WA
Dr Robert Tait NT
Dr Rajesh Raj TAS
Division, Faculty, New Zealand and trainee representatives
Dr Beata Byok AFOEM
Associate Professor Linda Selvey AFPHM
Professor Tim Geraghty AFRM
Professor Don Campbell AMD
A/Professor Catherine O’Connor AChSHM
Dr Chris Pearson ChCCH
Dr Tane Taylor MHC
Dr John Holmes
New Zealand
Professor Paul Colditz PCHD
Dr Davina Buntsma Trainee
Dr Kathryn Forwood

Meeting dates

Friday 6 March 2020 – Council Meeting – Sydney, NSW 

Friday 1 May 2020 – Council Meeting (RACP Congress) – Melbourne, VIC 

Contact us

For all College Council enquiries, contact the Office of the Company Secretary and Governance at

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