Dr Sarah Farrand

Dr Sarah Farrand

General Adult Psychiatrist & Neuropsychiatrist
Richmond, VIC and Telehealth


Dr Sarah Farrand is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and has worked at the Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital since 2016.

Dr Farrand currently oversees the Deep Brain Stimulation program for obsessive-compulsive disorder, which was the first of its kind in Australia set up by Prof Velakoulis and A/Prof Evans in 2010.

As well as obsessive-compulsive disorder, Dr Farrand’s other interests include acquired brain injuries, concussion, dementia (including early onset), neurological disorders (where there is no diagnosable structural cause), pain disorders, movement discords (Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, etc) and Epilepsy from the neuropsychiatric aspect.

Accreditations and Schemes:

  • ACT Motor Vehicle
  • ACT Workers’ Compensation
  • Aged Care Claims
    • Medical Negligence
    • Nervous Shock
  • Capacity Assessments
    • Accommodation and Lifestyle decisions
    • Driving Capacity
    • Financial Capacity
    • Medical Decision-Making Capacity
  • Comcare Guide to the Assessment of Degree of Permanent Impairment
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Life Insurance – TPD and Income Protection
  • Medical Negligence
  • Public and Professional Liability
  • Sexual Abuse
    • Institutional Sexual
    • Institutional Non-Sexual Abuse
    • Non-Institutional Sexual Abuse
  • Seafarers

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