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Dr Meenakshi Sundar Shanmugam

Dr Sundar, as he is known as, is an experienced Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. He has a holistic approach in integrating and managing Mind-Body-Family-Wider Societal factors in relation to children’s social, emotional, behavioural and communication disorders. Dr Sundar trained as a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist in Australia (Mindful – Centre for Training and Research in Developmental Health, Melbourne, Victoria, 2008) and in India (National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences, NIMHANS, Bangalore, 2005). He has been working as a Consultant Child Psychiatrist in Australia since 2009. He is a senior staff specialist in Queensland health and also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland and a valued teacher to medical students, psychiatry registrars, and allied health clinicians in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


MBBS, M.D, FRANZCP, Cert C&A Psych

Consulting Days

Fortnightly Wednesdays 8:00am – 12:30pm

Special Interests

Long term therapy with children and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and other emotional/ conduct problems, Family therapy to improve parent-child relationships and to prevent and treat childhood problems, Diagnostic assessments of Developmental Disorders like Autism, ADHD, language disorders and mixed conditions, Safe use of needed medications with comprehensive monitoring and education

Referral Required

GP referral (12 months or indefinite) or specialist referral (3 months)