Team

Dr Jason Brown
PhD, PGDipClinPsyc

Director & Clinical Psychologist

Joondalup: (08) 9301 1222
Nedlands: 0416 817 107

Jason is one of only a small number of clinical psychologists in Western Australia who has a particular interest in adult ADHD, having completed a PhD and published/presented in this area. His PhD examined the neuropsychological characteristics of this group (e.g., memory, executive functioning). Jason has also been trained in how to apply cognitive-behavioural therapy to this population by world experts, Rostain and Ramsay (University of Pennsylvania), and prominent adult ADHD coach, Lisa Tuttle (Mindful Self-Management). Since founding this specialty clinic back in 2015, he has worked extensively with adults experiencing ADHD.

Jason also has substantial experience working in general adult mental health with syndromes such as depression, bipolar disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder and addiction. Jason is particularly interested and experienced in delivering schema therapy to people with personality disorders and/or complex PTSD, and is also able to draw on the advanced training he has received in EMDR. In addition to traditional cognitive-behavioural therapy, he is familiar with dialectical behaviour therapy, metacognitive therapy, and motivational interviewing.

Complex diagnostic assessments represent a further area of interest, and Jason has experience providing focused neuropsychological assessments to people experiencing a wide range of psychiatric disorders. He also enjoys working cross-culturally and has presented at international conferences on topics including modifying cognitive-behavioural therapy for use with Muslims and Arabs.

Jason heavily values the scientist-practitioner model and belongs to a number of professional organisations: American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders, UK Adult ADHD Network, and International Society of Schema Therapy.

Jason is able to provide assessments and skills-based therapy in Joondalup and Nedlands. To book an appointment with him at either of these locations, refer to the Book an Appointment box.

Dr Peter Melvill-Smith
FRANZCP, MBChB FFPSYCH (SA)

Consultant Psychiatrist

Joondalup (08) 9301 1222

Peter is a medical doctor and psychiatrist with Fellowship of the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). He studied orthopaedic surgery, followed by specialisation in psychiatry in South Africa. He has worked in public and private clinical and academic medical settings throughout his medical career, and in South Africa, Canada and Australia.

Apart from his role as a general psychiatrist in Canada he worked in the Dual Diagnosis mental health service in British Columbia, and developed an outpatient Day Hospital group intervention programme for patients with comorbid substance use disorders. He has also worked with Professor Moira Sims and RN Etza Peers presenting workshops for GPs on Methamphetamine and Opioid Use Disorders.

He was previously the Head of the Psychiatry and Neurobehavioural Sciences Department at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer for the University of Western Australia (UWA) Faculty of Medicine, an examiner for the RANZCP, as well as the chair of the RANZCP Specialist International Medical Graduate Evaluation Committee WA, and functions as a RANZCP Substantial Comparative Pathway (SCP) assessor. He is a committee member on the Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), the Western Australian Therapeutics Administration Group (WATAG), and the JHC Credentialing Committee. He supervises and teaches medical students and psychiatric registrars who rotate through the Department of Psychiatry at Joondalup Health Campus, where he is employed as a psychiatrist. Peter also has a private practice, currently based at Balanced Health Clinic (private multidisciplinary mental health service) in Joondalup.

He has an interest in general adult psychiatry, medical comorbidity, and ADD/ADHD. He belongs to the local ADHD Focus Group (peer review group for specialists in the field), and regularly attends academic conferences that cover these fields of research. He is also a member of the Australian Professionals ADHD Association. He works closely with other mental health professionals in the assessment and management of ADHD, and he endorses a multidisciplinary approach to the same.

Peter is based in Joondalup at the Balanced Health Clinic.

Dr Haroon Riaz
MBBS, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

West Leederville (08) 9381 5755

Haroon is a Consultant Psychiatrist who has an interest in general adult psychiatry, addictive disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis and ADHD. In addition to his interest in comorbidity and dual diagnosis, he also offers Telehealth, Skype and DVA consultations.

Haroon is entirely patient-focused in the provision of patient care. He values working within a multidisciplinary team environment to obtain the most favourable results for his patients. Haroon gained his Fellowship with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) in Australia. He commenced his training in Townsville (Queensland) and completed this in Western Australia. Since 1997, Haroon has worked in Psychiatry in Australia. In Townsville he worked rurally and in the public system, and in Western Australia he worked for many years at Graylands Hospital, across community public mental health clinics and in the private sector.

Haroon now works in full time practice, with admitting rights to Health Care Australia’s two private mental health facilities – Abbotsford Private Hospital and the Marian Centre. Haroon is fluent in multiple languages including Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi and English and offers consultations in these languages.

Haroon is based in West Leederville at Abbotsford Private Hospital.

Professor Gabor S. Ungvari
PhD, FRANZCP, FRCPsych

Consultant Psychiatrist & Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (UWA and Notre Dame)

Joondalup (08) 9301 1222

Having received his basic medical degree (MD) in Budapest, Hungary, Gabor specialised in psychiatry, and over the past few decades he has held academic and clinical positions in Hungary, Germany, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and since 2009, Perth. In addition to an active academic career (he has published over 500 scientific papers, book chapters and edited/co-edited 4 books), he has always been involved in clinical practice, mostly in adult psychiatry, and for a few years in geriatric psychiatry, treating a variety of clinical conditions, including schizophrenia and related psychoses, mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD and other neuropsychiatric conditions.

Since 2009 and 2011, Gabor has been working as a consultant psychiatrist at Graylands Hospital and the Marian Centre, respectively. He is also a Clinical Professor of psychiatry at both UWA and the Notre Dame University of Australia.

Gabor is based in Joondalup at the Balanced Health Clinic.

Dr  Lyn Bennett
B(App)Sc, Grad Cert Large Org Communications, MBBS, FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

Wembley (08) 9486 7399

Lyn is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in private practice. Lyn is a locally trained (UWA) graduate of Medicine and holds Fellowship with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

One of her areas of interest is attention disorders, and she is a member of the WA ADHD Focus Group and a member of the ADHD Australian Professionals Association. Another area of interest for Lyn is neuro-modulation techniques. Lyn is credentialed through Black Dog Institute to perform Trans Magnetic Stimulation and she is currently looking at the role of Direct Current Stimulation and Bioneurofeedback as augmentation, or stand-alone techniques for those with attention deficits, with or without hyperactivity.

Lyn would be pleased to offer an opinion for those who are 18 and over. As there can be co-morbid depression, anxiety or other issues that may be complicating the presentation, she is well placed to treat ADHD and these comorbidities, as clinically indicated.

Lyn is based in Wembley at The Marian Centre.

Joondalup
(08) 9301 1222 (Calls received by Balanced Health Clinic)
Balanced Health Clinic Suite
104/6 Walsh Loop,
Joondalup WA 6027
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Nedlands
0416 817 107
Suite 3
(upstairs, look for the green tree logo),
Chelsea Professional Centre,
145 Stirling Highway,
Nedlands WA 6009
Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Note: Following the assessment, if appropriate, Dr Jason Brown can link you to one of our consultant psychiatrists in Joondalup, West Leederville or Wembley, for a review of assessment findings and a possible discussion about medication.