Grahame James POHLEN

MB ChB (Otago) 1966, DPM (Lond) 1972, MRCPsych (Lond) 1973, MSc (Lond) 1975, MRANZCP 1977, MFPHM (Irel) 1978, MCCM (NZ) 1980, FRANZCP 1982, MRACMA 1994, FAFPHM 1994, FFPHM (Irel) 1995, FRCPsych (Lond) 1997, DLSHTM (Lond) 1998, MACLM 2002, LLB (Macquarie Sydney with Cameron Stewart Distinction) 2004, FACLM 2015, FFFP 2015.

Born Hastings New Zealand 17 Feb 1942

Grahame Pohlen

Educated at Karori School, Wellington College and Victoria, Otago, London, Macquarie and Northumbria Universities.

Represented Wellington, Otago and New Zealand Universities in basketball.

Represented Wellington, Otago, Southland, King Country, Auckland, New Zealand Universities and South Island in rugby.

Final All Black Trialist 1966, 1968. Declined invitation from Ivan Vodanovich, NZRFU chairman of selectors, to tour South Africa with the 1970 All Blacks.

Commonwealth Medical Scholar and Kathleen Todd Psychiatry Scholar (1971 to 1974).

Kew Hospital Invercargill house surgeon (with John Hiddlestone, March 1967 to December 1968).

Greenlane Hospital Auckland registrar in pathology (January 1969 to December 1969).

Wellington Hospital registrar in psychiatry (with Gilmour McLachlan, December 1969 to March 1971).

Maudsley and Warlingham Park Hospitals London registrar in psychiatry (April 1971 to August 1973).

University of London Institute of Psychiatry and Schools of Hygiene and Economics registrar in clinical and epidemiological sciences (with John Wing and Iain Chalmers, September 1973 to October 1975).

Wellington Hospital consultant psychiatrist (with Gilmour McLachlan, October 1974 to December 1978).

Macquarie Hospital Sydney director of medical services (February 1979 to March 1983).

Gosford Hospital Sydney director of psychiatric services (April 1983 to June 1985).

Independent private consultant in international military psychiatry at Circular Quay Sydney (1985 to 2018).

Retired to Waikanae, New Zealand, 11 November 2018, Remembrance Day.


photograph courtesy Frank Thompson, Crown Studio, Wellington, via Grahame Pohlen
Last updated 25 May 2022.