Dr Matthew Roberts
80 Mount Street
Heidelberg VIC 3084
P 9459 1100
F 9459 0300
M 0488 222 827
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Dr Matthew Roberts trained as a perinatal psychiatrist, a medical specialist in mental health of pregnancy and early family life. In addition he is a Fatherhood Clinician, a role he has developed to promote healthy fatherhood in all its stages.
Matthew works in private practice and at Mercy Health O'Connell Family Centre. He is known for a capacity to engage and work collaboratively with patients and families, foster team-based care with colleagues, and adapt his therapeutic approach to the situation, be that a single session or ongoing treatment. He greatly enjoys reflective practice with other clinicians and workers, and to this end offers secondary consultation, second opinions and clinical supervision to professionals.
Beyond his clinical work Matthew is busy developing a role as a Clinical Science Communicator, writing and speaking on perinatal, family and general mental health matters. This increasing work includes journal publications, conferences, seminars and media engagements. He also writes a blog www.mydoctorshandwriting.com which has attracted international praise on social media and republication by other media outlets.
UK-born but raised in regional Victoria, Matthew trained in medicine and psychiatry locally, through the University of Melbourne and affiliated hospitals around Melbourne and nearby regions. His advanced training and early career consulting in perinatal psychiatry included work at Austin Health Parent-Infant Unit, Mercy Hospital for Women Perinatal Mental Health Team, The Royal Women’s Hospital Centre for Women’s Mental Health and Albert Road Clinic Parent Infant Unit. He has also nurtured a deep interest in psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapy through extensive practice and supervision. In all his roles Matthew finds helpful the wisdom and science of Attachment Theory with its connections to psychoanalysis and developmental psychology, and its fascinating evolutionary underpinnings.
A working musician, aspiring creative writer and (most importantly) father of three, Matthew openly admits that he probably needs to meditate more. Meanwhile, his kids bring him down to earth daily by complaining about his jokes.