Passionate about Psychiatry
Hi, we are Psych Scene. We started in a suburban Sydney home in 2009, with the quest to enhance psychiatry as our guiding passion. We founded Psych Scene because we saw a need for comprehensive, world-class training that would not only boost careers but also improve patient care. It all took off by offering a helping hand to a few colleagues. But then the few became many, and we knew it was time to create something unique. The 'Cruise Through the Fellowship Courses' for the RANZCP Exams were our first creation. Based on the great feedback from our peers, we soon took the next step in developing the online learning concept; Psych Interview. We kept listening intently to what our members want and went on to develop the Psych Evidence Critical Appraisal Course, Psych Scene Symposium, GP Mental Health Skills Masterclass, and Psychiatry Masterclass for Trainees. A desire to create a free platform for relevant and real world articles and videos led to the development of the Psych Scene Hub. Since 2009, over 3,000 members have benefited from our training events and online products, and we look forward to investing in adding even more value to psychiatry in the future.
Learn more about the team behind Psych Scene below.
Sanil Rege, Co-Founder and Academic Lead
“Real world success requires real world skills. I believe that high quality education can help transform careers and make a huge difference to patients.”
Sanil is a Consultant Psychiatrist, Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (U.K.) and Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He obtained both degrees in just five years, passing his exams at the first attempt. Since then Sanil has worked in the United Kingdom and across Australia, finally settling down on the Mornington Peninsula where he is now a private Psychiatrist.
As Academic Lead at Psych Scene, Sanil is responsible for the creation of all course materials, collaborating with expert speakers and running the live courses. Sanil is a clear, enthusiastic and motivational course facilitator who promotes discussion and interaction during live events. His clinical and management skills have helped him found Vita Healthcare, a boutique mental health clinic on the Mornington Peninsula. Sanil has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and is a regular contributor to the Psych Scene Hub.
In his spare time, Sanil enjoys spending time with his family, reading, thinking and travelling.
Jaana Kervinen, Co-Founder and Business Development Manager
“I enjoy building customer relationships, and offering a service that’s seamless and stress free, so our students can just focus on learning.”
Jaana has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Management and a Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise. Before co-founding Psych Scene she worked in tourism marketing and product management.
As Business Development Manager at Psych Scene, Jaana is responsible for managing business procedures, executing customer care and fine tuning product offerings before they go out to the market. She also looks after business administration and marketing.
Jaana is also a mother and a Finn; two things that have great influence on her character. In her spare time she loves taking walks with the family dog, Luca, and enjoying weekend breaks with her loved ones.
Daniela Stansfield, Project Manager
“I aim to consistently deliver healthcare best practices and experiences that respond to the needs of the industry.”
Daniela Stansfield is a health services professional who has worked in management for more than twenty years. A natural leader, she has a flair for organizing and managing groups in fast-paced, high-pressure environments both nationally and internationally.
As Project Manager at Psych Scene, Daniela is responsible for implementing and evaluating professional educational programs for physicians and healthcare professionals. She also manages training events throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Outside the office, Daniela enjoys spending time on the beach with her family and visiting local markets on the Mornington Peninsula.
We recruit only the very best speakers for our workshops, courses and events. You can learn a little more about them below.
Dr Antonella Ventura
Consultant Forsenic and Adult Psychiatrist
Dr Antonella Ventura is an experienced medical educator and has been closely involved with the RANZCP Examinations Committee. Dr Ventura has a particular expertise in women mental health. More recently she has developed a clinical interest in mood disorders associated with the menopause. She provides valuable feedback to the PsychScene Clinical Course participants and offers important insight into the further development of the Psych Scene Course program.
Dr Neeraj Sareen
Dr Neeraj Sareen is Head of the Adult Psychiatry at Casey Hospital, Monash Health. He has undertaken his specialist qualifications in psychiatry in the UK and Australia. With a clinical interest in Youth Psychiatry, he has worked for Alfred Health’s Youth Early Psychosis Program through Headspace and as Youth Psychiatrist at Monash Health. Neeraj has a wide range of interests including teaching, medical leadership, health service management and service improvement. He is also pursuing MBA through Melbourne University.
A/Prof Ajeet Singh
A/Prof Ajeet Singh is an academic private psychiatrist with interests in complex mood disorders, transcranial magnetic stimulation and pharmacogenetics. In 2013, he was awarded a doctorate in blood brain barrier pharmacogenetic prediction of antidepressant dosing. He is a senior clinical lecturer and research fellow at Deakin School of Medicine and deputy medical director of The Geelong Clinic.
Dr Jerome Nicholas
Senior Psychiatry Registrar
Dr Jerome Nicholas is a Senior Psychiatry Registrar, who is doing his advanced certificate training in forensic psychiatry at Forensicare, Victoria. After completing basic medical degree in India and undergoing Psychiatry Residency in Singapore, he moved to Melbourne in 2013, and has worked at the Alfred Health and Forensicare. Having passed the RANZCP written and OSCE exams in first attempt, he has good knowledge about the exam curriculum and its standards. Dr Nicholas is passionate about humanitarian psychology and its interaction with psychological medicine; relationship of mental health and law.
Michelle Guillemard lectures on Critical Essay Writing. She is an experienced medical writer and an award-winning digital content manager. She has worked for some of the biggest names in health and medicine, such as the British Medical Journal and Elsevier. As well as owning her own freelance health writing business, Michelle runs Health Writer Hub, a global community with resources for writers who specialise in health and medicine. Michelle has been an Executive Member of the Australasian Medical Writers Association since 2011 and operates a mentoring program to help medical writers achieve their career goals.
We work with a great team of web developers, designers, video editors and writers who help bring Psych Scene to life.
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