Dr Sharon Foley
Qualifications: MBBS, MRCPsych MD FRANZCP
Dr Foley was awarded her Bachelor of Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics from University College Dublin in 1999 and after three years of internal medicine training she commenced her psychiatry specialty training in Dublin. She was admitted as a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK & Ireland) in 2005 and there after spent 2 years as a research fellow, in the area of early psychosis. She was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine for her research in 2009 and has since been widely published as both first and co-author across several mental health domains but mostly in the area of first episode psychosis.
Dr Foley immigrated to Australia in 2008 and worked as a senior registrar in general adult mental health until she received her fellowship to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2009, thereafter working as a Staff Specialist Psychiatrist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, covering both inpatient and community care. Dr Foley has since sub-specialised in her area of interest; she has been the Staff Specialist at the Early Psychosis team of Metro South district since 2011. Dr Foley maintains her public work in a part time capacity. Her interests continue to include research in the field of early psychosis: most recently in the role of childhood trauma in young adult mental health outcomes and evaluation of early use of rehabilitation approaches in serious mental illness in young adults.
Dr Foley has limited private practice hours at The Yeronga Clinic and does not provide private psychiatric ‘in patient’ care. Dr Foley also does not provide a private emergency ‘on call’ service.