Types of Medicolegal Reports:

Fitness to plea
Mitigation
Mental Illness Defence
Fitness to instruct counsel
Competency
Probate
Negligence
Insurance
Centrelink Tribunal
Visas/Immigration
Fitness for Work
Workers Compensation
Motor Accident Authority

Sydney

76 Cleveland Street
Chippendale NSW 2008

Phone: 02 8399 2050
Fax: 02 8399 2080

About Dr Samson F Roberts

Forensic Psychiatry, also known as Medicolegal Psychiatry, is a sub-specialty of psychiatry. A Psychiatrist is a specialist medical doctor who has completed advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. A Forensic Psychiatrist has additional specialised training and experience in the interface between psychiatry and the law.

Forensic Psychiatrists are often called to be an Expert Witness in both criminal and civil proceedings. The primary duty of the Expert Witness is to provide an independent opinion to the Court. In Australia expert witnesses are bound by Expert Witness Codes of Conduct. Some Forensic Psychiatrists also practice clinical psychiatry, assessing and treating mentally ill patients. This ensures that their Medicolegal opinions are based on the most up to date clinical knowledge and experience.

Dr Roberts is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist.  He is engaged in private psychiatric practice in Chippendale in the inner city of Sydney. He is Medical Director/Medical Superintendent of The Sydney Clinic, a private psychiatric hospital in Bronte in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. He has admitting rights at The Sydney Clinic, The Northside Clinic in Greenwich and is a Visiting Psychiatrist at the Prince of Wales and St Vincent’s Private Hospitals.  Dr Roberts is a Senior Visiting Psychiatrist at the Long Bay Correctional Complex where he assesses and treats mentally ill remanded and sentenced inmates incarcerated on a variety of charges. He was previously the Visiting Psychiatrist at Bathurst Correctional Centre and the Mid-North Coast Correctional Centre at Kempsey. Dr Roberts is a WorkCover and Motor Accident Authority trained Assessor of Permanent Impairment. He is a Motor Accident Authority MAS Assessor.

Dr Roberts completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at The University of Adelaide.  He completed his Graduate Certificate of Forensic Mental Health at James Cook University in Queensland. His psychiatry training was undertaken in Sydney.  He undertook training in Forensic Psychiatry at Justice Health in New South Wales. He has worked in the acute inpatient psychiatry ward (D-Ward) of Long Bay Hospital, at the Drug Court Clinic at the Metropolitan Reception and Remand Centre in Silverwater and provided psychiatry clinics at Lithgow Correctional Centre and Kirconnell Correctional Centre.

Dr Roberts is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He is a member of the Section of Forensic Psychiatry and Section of Addiction Psychiatry. He is a member of the Australasian Association of Psychology, Psychiatry and the Law and the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs. He qualified for membership of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine in 2011.