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 (PDF 150KB).

Council structure and members

RACP College Council

Associate Professor Alasdair MacDonald Chair / AMD
Education stream representatives
Adjunct Associate Professor Kees Nydam Addiction Medicine
Associate Professor Andrew MacIsaac Cardiology
Dr Kathy Wu Clinical Genetics
Professor Don Campbell General & Acute Care
Dr Simon Blair General Paediatrics
Dr Matthew Strack Dermatology
Laureate Professor Nicholas Talley Gastroenterology
Associate Professor Eddy Strivens Geriatric
Dr William Stevenson Haematology
Associate Professor Paul Glendenning Endrocrinology
Dr Melanie Wong Immunology & Allergy
Associate Professor David Looke Infectious Diseases & Microbiology
Associate Professor Phillip Parente Medical Oncology
Dr Jane Alsweiler Neonatal & Perinatal
Dr Girish Talaulikar Nephrology
Professor Richard MacDonell Neurology
Dr Mark Mackay Neurology
Dr David Farlow Nuclear Medicine
Dr Fiona Thomson Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor Peter Poon Pallative Medicine
Dr David Nicholls Rheumatology
Professor Matthew Peters Respiratory Medicine
Dr Fergal O'Donoghue Sleep Medicine
Australian ​regional representatives
Professor Stephen Clarke NSW/ACT
Dr Nick Russell VIC 
Associate Professor Peter Davoren QLD
Dr Robert Van Den Berg SA
Dr Michael Lucas 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
Dr Stephen De Graaff AFRM
Professor Basil Donovan AFSHM
Dr Angela Dos Santos ATSIHC
Dr Terence Donald ChCCH
Dr Tane Taylor MHC
Dr Humphrey Pullon New Zealand
Clinical Professor Catherine Choong PCHD
Dr Andrew Baldi Trainee
Dr Jin Russell Trainee

2018 Meeting dates

Friday 23 February – Council Meeting – Sydney, NSW

Friday 20 July – Council Meeting – Sydney, NSW

Thursday 4 October – Strategy Day with RACP Board – Melbourne, VIC

Contact us

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

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