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Dr Joanne Wright

MBBS M Ger Med FRANZCP Cert (Old Age)

Dr Joanne Wright


Psychiatry, Older Persons Psychiatry, Neurodegenerative Disorders

Dr Wright is an Aged Care Psychiatrist with experience in the diagnosis and management of mental health conditions predominantly in elderly patients, but will see patients over the age of 60.

Dr Wright completed her Psychiatry training in Northern Sydney and has been a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists since 2007. She received her certificate of Advanced Training in Old Age Psychiatry from the RANZCP in 2009. Dr Wright also holds a Masters Degree in Geriatric Medicine from Edith Cowan University.

In 2007 she was awarded a Fellowship from The Institute of Psychiatry where she gained experience in palliative care. She has a particular interest in age related mental health presentations including:
• Cognitive impairment and behavioural problems in dementia
• Mood and anxiety disorders
• Psychosis and organic psychosis
• the neuropsychiatric complications of neurodegenerative disorders eg Parkinson’s Disease
• Mental disorders in the palliative care setting

She is currently a Senior Staff Specialist at Hornsby Hospital in the Rehabilitation and Aged Care Department and is the only Psychiatrist within that Department.  She has extensive experience with managing the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.  She has past experience working in regional and rural NSW. 

At Mindlife Clinic, Dr Wright will see people over the age of 60 as well as those with young onset dementia or those with other neurodegenerative disorders.  
To make an appointment with Dr Wright; please fax your referral and you will be called regarding an appointment. 

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Northern Beaches Hospital


105 Frenchs Forest Road West, Frenchs Forest