DR MICHAEL BEECH
Director of Medical Services
Dr Michael Beech is the Director of Medical Services and Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Toowong Private Hospital. He has been the Supervisor of Training for registrars from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, and medical students from the University of Queensland where he was a Senior Lecturer.
Prior to training in psychiatry he worked in rural medicine and for a period of time he was the Medical Superintendent at the Ingham Hospital. On attaining his Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), he worked as the Director of Psychiatry at the Mater Children’s Hospital and then as the Director of the Brisbane South Child and Youth Mental Health Services. He is a Member of the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and a Member of the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry.
His clinical interests are in training, inpatient psychiatry quality and safety, and criminal and civil medico-legal psychiatry.