Dr Ponni Palaniappan - Mi-Mind Centre
Dr Ponni Palaniappan
Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychogeriatrician
Specialties
  • Mood, anxiety, psychotic, cognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders, dementia, grief and adjustment disorders
  • Dementia, grief and adjustment disorders
  • Co-existing physical illness, transcultural issues and substance misuse
Dr Palaniappan completed her training in the reputable Royal Free and University College London Psychiatry Training Scheme.  She has international experience having worked in the UK and then New Zealand as a Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychogeriatrician over the past 5 years.

Dr Palaniappan consults on a wide range of psychiatric conditions affecting adults and older adults, such as mood, anxiety, psychotic, cognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders, dementia, grief and adjustment disorders, patients with co-existing physical illness, transcultural issues and substance misuse.  Other interest areas are medico-legal aspects including capacity assessments and management of behaviours that challenge in the context of a dementia diagnosis including in long-term care settings. Dr Palaniappan has expertise in providing ECT and rTMS (repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation).  She is also a skilled psychotherapist providing various targeted and solution focussed interventions in the provision of care within the recovery oriented framework.  

Dr Palaniappan is enthusiastic about her work and is fully committed to providing professional, holistic and evidence-based mental health care with the aim of assisting people to live rich and full lives.  She works in collaboration with her patients, their families, carers and other professionals involved in her patients care to build their strengths and resilience.  She respects people’s dignity and works with integrity and compassion.

Dr Palaniappan will provide Opinion and Report MBS Item 291 and sees her patients both face to face, including in her clinic and at aged care homes, and via Telehealth.
Specialists
Dr Andrea Boros-Lavack - Mi-Mind Centre
Dr Andrea Boros-Lavack
Specialties
General Adult Psychiatry, all psychiatric disorders from age 13 onwards.
DR Snezana Alempijevic - Mi-Mind Centre
DR Snezana Alempijevic
Specialties
General Adult Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Eating Disorders, Women’s Mental Health, Perinatal Psychiatry, Functional Neurological Disorders, Trauma
DR Nenad Alempijevic - Mi-Mind Centre
DR Nenad Alempijevic
Specialties
Sexual dysfunctions, difficulties and problems
DR Ponni Palaniappan - Mi-Mind Centre
DR Ponni Palaniappan
Specialties
Mood, anxiety, psychotic, cognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders, dementia, grief and adjustment disorders, dementia, grief and adjustment disorders, co-existing physical illness, transcultural issues and substance misuse
DR Vikas Garg - Mi-Mind Centre
DR Vikas Garg

Clare Blackburn - Mi-Mind Centre
Clare Blackburn
Specialties
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Andrea Brooks - Mi-Mind Centre
Andrea brooks
Specialties
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Ms Bronwyn McCullagh - Mi-Mind Centre
Ms Bronwyn McCullagh
Specialties
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Sharon Butler - Mi-Mind Centre
Sharon Butler
Specialties
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Administration
Faith Friend - Mi-Mind Centre
Faith Friend
Practice Manager