About Dr Matthew Boulton
In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Boulton has extensive experience in the medico-legal arena. He is well-versed in conducting medico-legal assessments and preparing comprehensive reports for a wide range of purposes. This includes personal injury claims, where his insights are invaluable for assessing the psychological impact of injuries and their relevance to compensation cases. He is also experienced in assisting with workers’ compensation cases, offering expert opinions on the psychological well-being of workers who may have been affected by workplace-related issues.
Dr. Boulton’s medico-legal skills extend to criminal matters, where he provides valuable assessments and reports that are relevant to understanding the mental state and psychological aspects of individuals involved in legal cases. His expertise is also sought in family law matters, where he can provide insights into psychological factors that may be significant in custody and related disputes.
Dr. Boulton offers his medico-legal knowledge in disability support cases, helping assess and document the mental health conditions that may impact an individual’s eligibility for support and accommodations.
Dr. Boulton meticulously adheres to the professional practice standards outlined by the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). He follows the relevant codes of conduct and rules applicable to expert witnesses in the corresponding jurisdiction, ensuring that his medico-legal opinions are impartial, objective, and based on a combination of his clinical expertise and the available evidence.
Accreditations and Schemes:
- American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th Ed
- ACT Motor Vehicle
- ACT Workers’ Compensation
- Comcare Guide to the Assessment of Degree of Permanent Impairment
- Department of Veterans’ Affairs
- Family Law
- Fitness For Duty
- Life Insurance – TPD and Income Protection
- Public and Professional Liability
- SIRA NSW Workers’ Compensation Permanent Impairment Assessor (PIA)
- Sexual Abuse
- Historical Abuse: Sexual
- Historical Abuse: Non-Sexual