National Squalor Conference Presenters

Dr Graeme Halliday

Graeme Halliday graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Newcastle and has been a medical practitioner for over twenty years. He is a Senior Staff Specialist Psychogeriatrician for Sydney South West Area Health Service (SSWAHS) based at the Repatriation General Hospital Concord.

Graeme is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and a member of the RANZCP Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age. Graeme was a recipient of a NSW Institute of Psychiatry Training Fellowship in Psychogeriatrics between 1995 and 1996 and the RANZCP Lundbeck Old Age Psychiatry Fellowship in 2002. In 1997 and 1998, he was appointed as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London in the Section of Old Age Psychiatry and collaborated on a community based study of people living in squalor, interviewing clients of a specialist heavy duty cleaning service in the inner London Borough, Lewisham. Although primarily a clinician, Graeme has contributed to further research and related publications. Graeme was also a member of the NSW Reference Group who met in 2003 and 2004 to prepare local guidelines (with funding from the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (DADHC) on how to best intervene and manage cases of severe domestic squalor.