BMED(UNE and UNEW), MFMH, FRANZCP, Cert. Forensic. Psych

Dr Xia is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist.  She is engaged in private psychiatric practice in Sydney.  She also works as a Staff Specialist for the NSW Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network at the Forensic Hospital, Malabar.

Dr Xia undertakes forensic assessments at MedicoLegal Psychiatry in Sydney including but not limited to psychiatric assessments for criminal and civil matters, such as fitness to stand trial, Section 14, personal injury, fitness for work, and license requirements. She has completed the WorkCover training in the assessment of psychiatric impairment and undertakes assessment for Workers Compensation matters.

Dr Xia has extensive experience in Forensic Psychiatry and General Adult Psychiatry. In her roles at Justice Health, she has held positions in the Forensic Hospital, correctional centres, and community settings. Dr Xia has also been involved with the NSW Fixated Threat Assessment Centre.  She has formal training in actuarial and clinical risk assessment and management of forensic psychiatric patients.

Dr Xia’s teaching roles have included lecture presentations to colleagues on diverse topics, training of medical students, interns and medical residents, examination of medical students and formal presentations to prospective trainees at the University of NSW Psychiatry Society. She is a Conjoint Lecturer with the University of New South Wales.

Dr Xia completed a Bachelor of Medicine at the University of New England and the University of Newcastle.  She completed a Master of Forensic Health at the University of New South Wales. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. She has published research papers in peer reviewed medical journals.

Dr Xia’s psychiatry training was initially undertaken at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, and the Black Dog Institute, with periods spent undertaking rural psychiatric training in Lismore. She undertook training in Forensic Psychiatry at Justice Health in New South Wales and has experience with the New South Wales Ministry of Health.  During her training, she was Chief Registrar of the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network and held the position of Trainee Representative for the NSW Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatry Forensic Subcommittee.