Dr Siva Bala completed his graduate degree in Medicine at the University of Western Australia and became a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) in 2007. He is also an International Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has a certificate of advanced training in Adult Psychiatry and is a member of the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry of the RANZCP. Dr Bala has worked extensively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and is currently chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Committee of the RANZCP. He has published book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals on Indigenous mental health, intellectual disability and suicide. He has been an advisor to State and Federal Governments and mental health commissions in Indigenous mental health policy and was an Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Western Australia. He continues to lecture, present at conferences and publish academic papers in the area of Indigenous psychiatry.
Born in Serbia, Dr Radovic finished school and completed his specialist training in psychiatry in 1992. Following a successful career as a specialist Psychiatrist in a renowned state hospital in Serbia, he decided to move internationally, spending a number of years in Cyprus and Europe.