Dr Nicholas Argyle

Dr Nicholas Argyle

Psychiatrist | MA MBBS (Cambridge), MRCPsych (London), FRANZCP

Dr Nicholas Argyle is a highly-respected and qualified Consultant Psychiatrist with extensive experience and expertise in general adult psychiatry, psychosis, refugee and asylum seeker mental health, and personality, affective and anxiety disorders.

Dr Argyle graduated in medicine and completed advanced psychiatry training at the University of Cambridge, obtaining Membership in the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dr Argyle worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist at Cornell University Medical School in New York and then at Northwick Park Hospital in London in general adult psychiatry. He emigrated to New Zealand to take up a senior role in Auckland, in addition to being an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Auckland University’s Department of Psychiatry. For ten years Dr Argyle was the Clinical Director for Mental Health in Auckland and Director of Area Mental Health Services. He established a number of services including the first program using Dialectic Behavior Therapy in Australasia. More recently he has worked in Australia as a Locum Consultant Psychiatrist in adult psychiatry including acute, community, rehabilitation and medium secure units. Dr Argyle has also worked with IHMS in Australian Immigration Centres as a Consultant Psychiatrist in QLD, Papua New Guinea and Nauru since , leading a mental health team providing clinical care to people with asylum seeker and refugee status.

Dr Argyle is a committed educator having taught in a wide range of settings including all levels of clinical and academic programs, in primary care, the voluntary sector and public arenas. He has lectured and presented at conferences extensively at Universities and Medical Schools in the UK, USA, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. Dr Argyle has been widely published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as authoring two books and many reports for social, statutory, and legal agencies during his career.

Current positions

  • Consultant Psychiatrist, IHMS Australia and Pacific, Australian Immigration Services
  • Private Psychiatrist, Auckland NZ
  • Consultant Psychiatrist, ASSESS Medical Group

Special areas of expertise

  • General Adult Psychiatry
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Affective Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Refugee and Asylum Seeker Mental Health

Professional associations

  • Member, Royal College of Psychiatry UK
  • Fellow, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Qualifications, accreditations and awards

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Cambridge UK
  • Fellow, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • NSW Motor Accident SIRA–Authorised Health Practitioner
  • AMA 5th Edition

Consulting areas

  • NSW & Telehealth