Dr David Ward is a highly experienced specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry, having spent 31 years caring for troubled children, adolescents and adults. Dr Ward initially trained in the United Kingdom and was the clinical lead for specialist child and adolescence services for the large metropolitan city Newcastle Upon Tyne. He was involved nationally in the establishment of early psychosis services and was co-author of “National Treatment Guidelines for the Treatment of Psychosis in Children and Adolescence”.
Dr Ward is an expert in child and adolescent neuro-developmental disorders, eating disorders, depression, anxiety disorders including OCD, psychosis, and reactions to trauma including PTSD. Child adolescent and young adult adjustment issues including gender identity issues, anger management and family relationship difficulties.
Dr Ward relocated to Australia 2011 and worked as a staff specialist on the Fraser coast gaining FRANZCP before taking up a post in yPEIT [early intervention with 15-25 year olds] and CYMHS in Townsville. Subsequently appointed as Director of Adolescent Psychiatry at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. Senior lecturer at University of Queensland from 2014 RANZCP overseas trained psychiatrists and Queensland Branch committee member. Queensland child and adolescent faculty board member. ISPS Australia board member. Queensland MHRT medical member Chair Queensland CYMHS Multi-incident analysis expert panel Private Psychatrist and Logan community CYMHS are few of the many organisations he contributes to.