Personal profile: Dr Eric Ratcliff OAM
Eric Ratcliff practices as a consultant psychiatrist in Launceston, and was a member of the General Council of the RANZCP for a total of 15 years, chairing several binational committees. In addition to professional papers, he has been writing and lecturing about history related to architecture since 1966, and has published in Australia and England. His major work, A Far Microcosm: Building and Architecture in Van Diemen’s Land and Tasmania 1803-1914 was published in 2015. He became a member of the Society in 1965, first served as Chairman of the Northern Branch in 1974, and was recycled in that role in 1990, 2011, 2014 and 2021. He was awarded the OAM in 2004 for services to psychiatry and architectural conservation, and the RANZCP College Medal of Honour in 2006.