Dr Suzanna Goodison
Dr Suzanna Goodison
Dr Suzanna Goodison is a consultant Psychiatrist who has specialist perinatal psychiatry training and clinical experience. She completed her post graduate medical degree at the University of Sydney and her medical internship at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She is a committee member of the RANZCP NSW branch of perinatal and infant psychiatry as well as for Consultation Liaison Psychiatry. She has a particular interest in the perinatal period, understanding that early intervention and support is critical in optimising longer term health outcomes for new families.
Dr Goodison has had clinical experience in many areas of perinatal practice including preconception planning, antenatal, inpatient and outpatient mother and baby work.
Dr Goodison has worked in the public and private sector with perinatal patients receiving hospital based care, as well as in community perinatal and infant mental health (outpatient). She has previously held staff specialist roles in the community perinatal mental health team (PIMHS) in Sydney Local Health District. Dr Goodison is also a consultant to GIDGET foundation.
As well as being an admitting perinatal psychiatrist for the Mother Baby Unit at St John of God Burwood Hospital, she currently works as a Staff Specialist Psychiatry Consultant at RPAH, is a VMO Perinatal Psychiatrist for the Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick and a conjoint lecturer for UNSW Department of Medicine.
Dr Goodison works with mums and young babies to optimise mental health outcomes and improve the quality of mother baby dyadic relationships. She believes that the perinatal period is a precious and important time for all new mothers and parents. It is a time when many women and families often need more support. The adjustment to motherhood encompasses broad biological, psychological and social changes which can be challenging and difficult to negotiate.
Her focus is on a holistic approach to care, including using attachment based and psychotherapeutic approaches as well as medication and biological therapies where indicated, for women who may be at risk of, or who have become unwell in the perinatal period, requiring specialist care.
- Perinatal mental health
Telehealth consultations: No
Treats Children: No