Dr Christopher Rikard-Bell

Forensic Psychiatrist


Dr Chris Rikard-Bell has more than 20 years experience working as a child, adult and family psychiatrist. He trained at Prince of Wales and Royal North Shore Hospitals. Dr Rikard-Bell was previously a staff specialist and the Clinical Director of the Arndell Children's Unit at Royal North Shore Hospital for child and adolescent inpatients.

Dr Rikard-Bell has an interest in depression, anxiety, psychosomatic disorders, developmental disability, perinatal psychiatry, family management, post traumatic stress disorder and forensic and medico-legal aspects of child and adult psychiatry. Dr Rikard-Bell consults and admits patients as a Visiting Medical Officer to Dubbo Hospital.

Areas of specialty include:

  • Medicolegal assessment for the Family Court and forensic compensation
  • Childhood and adult psychiatric disorders
  • Family psychiatry


14 Jun 2015DocumentaryABC Radio Background Briefing - In the child's best interests
14 Jun 2015DocumentaryExtended interview with Dr Christopher Rikard-Bell
14 Jun 2015StatementFamily reports should be conducted through 3 distinct perceptual frameworks
9 Feb 2016OpinionJess Hill wrote an article identifying problems in the family law system. Have you addressed these problems?
9 Feb 2016OpinionDrs Christopher Rikard-Bell and Richard Gardner are incompetent and weird
13 May 2016ArticleDr Christopher Rikard-Bell parliamentary submission to repudiate criticism
13 May 2016StatementStrongly refutes that he is biased against mothers
13 May 2016StatementThe ABC attacked my integrity as an expert witness and the competence of the Family Court
13 May 2016StatementThere is a important story to be told about high-conflict parents in Family Court
13 May 2016StatementWhen two parents fight over their kids, one parent can get very upset by an expert's opinion
13 May 2016StatementI thought Jess Hill wanted to explore an important issue for the Family Court but really she just wanted to attack me and the Court
19 Feb 2019QuestionAsks Family Court whether prominent expert still does work for them
26 Mar 2019AssociateYour questions about Dr Rikard-Bell