Dr Anne Wand
Conjoint Senior Lecturer

Dr Anne Wand

B(Sc)Med(Hons), MBBS(Hons), MPsychiatry, PhD

FRANZCP, Certificates of Advance Training in Psychiatry of Old Age and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (RANZCP)

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Dr Anne Wand is a senior staff specialist psychiatrist in Older Persons’ Mental Health in Sydney Local Health District and Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of NSW. She is a member of the International Psychogeriatrics Association, an Associate Investigator of the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute, and a Fellow of the RANZCP. Dr Wand is a clinician researcher with a Masters of Psychiatry and PhD. She has clinical and research experience in the field of old age psychiatry, including qualitative methodology. She has led a number of translational research projects including on self-harm, delirium, and evaluation and operationalisation of the delivery of psychiatry services in the general hospital.


2019: Wand A. Peisah C. The development of an online staff education tool for a suicide prevention and crisis support organization. Ageing Futures Institute/Lifeline

Winner: Open Senior Division, 47th Annual Coast Association Tow Research Awards, 2019, with the presentation entitled “Understanding self-harm in the very old: A qualitative study with implications for clinical care and wider society.” 

Finalist, 2019 Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation Research Medal. 

  Highly Commended for: ‘Prevention of Delirium in Older Medical Patients’. Sydney Local Health District Quality Awards 2014.

Dr Wand is currently involved in research projects in the areas of delirium detection, educating health care professionals and volunteers about suicide and self-harm in older adults, advance care planning in older adults with psychosis, sexual safety in older adult psychiatric inpatients, the intersection of euthanasia and self-harm in older adults, strategies to reduce loneliness in older adults, and the implications of COVID-19 for suicide in older adults.

Dr Wand teaches aspects of psychiatry of old age, including depression in older adults, cognition and self-harm/suicide.