Our Specialists 

Dr Alan Home
Occupational Physician

Qualifications: MBBS (W.A.), CIH, AFOM, FAFOEM, CIME

Legal and Health Specialists

Dr Home has extensive experience as a clinical Occupational Physician. This specialty field of medical practice includes the assessment of injuries, illness and disease and how these impact upon function, both in the workplace and in daily activities.

Some of Dr Home’s key interests include the assessment and management of patients with musculoskeletal injuries, including spinal injury, fitness for work and impairment assessment.

Dr Home has extensive experience in the peer review of independent medical examination reports.

Dr Home is involved in the training of approved medical specialists (impairment) in Western Australia. He is a member of the WorkCover WA Medical Committee.

Dr Home is available to conduct clinical assessments in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.



Dr Wijetunga, believes in creating a repoire with the examinee and ensuring that the examinee is aware of the examination process.

Dr Wijetunga has extensive experience as an Occupational and Environmental Physician for injuries, illness and disease and how it relates to function, both in the workplace and in daily activities. In this capacity she has worked in the area of Corporate, Federal and State Government and has also been involved in development of these assessments for Government organizations.

Some of Dr Wijetunga key interests in industry include Fitness for work opinions. She has been acknowledged in the AFOEM Position Statement “Helping People to Return to Work”. She has also worked in the areas of management of drug and alcohol in the workplace and rail safety. She has been a committee member of the Policy and Advocacy Committee for the Australian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and was involved in the production of Drug and Alcohol guidelines for the faculty.

Dr Wijetunga is experienced in Workplace Consultancy and has worked in a Director position for Corporate to assist larger Industries in mining, transport and Emergency Services. In this capacity she has developed programs, products relating to Independent Medical Opinions, risk based pre employments and health monitoring programs with application relevant to specific environments including State Government Agencies. In a teaching capacity, Dr Wijetunga is involved in training and education for, Registrars and GP’s. She is also acknowledged in the publication: C. P. Colquhoun1 and A. Casolin2, Impact of rail medical standard on obstructive sleep apnoea prevalence, Occupational Medicine 2016;66:62–68.

Dr Nel Wijetunga
Occupational Physician

Qualifications: MBBS BSc – (UNSW), MScTech – UNSW, FAFOEM – AFOEM – RACP

Dr Samuel Lim
Consultant Psychiatrist

Qualifications: BSC(Hons), MBBS, MRCPsych (UK), FRANZCP, Cert Psych. Psychotherapy

Dr Samuel Lim is a consultant psychiatrist with a special interest in community psychiatry and psychotherapy. He is an Occupational Psychiatrist and holds an appointment as a staff specialist psychiatrist with South East Sydney Local health District.

He completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at University College London (UK) and trained in psychiatry at The Maudsley Hospital in London. During this time he also held an Academic Fellowship with the Centre for Neurodegenerative Disease and was involved in research in psychosis and dementia. Following his relocation to Australia, Dr Lim initially worked at Royal North Shore Hospital where he developed the curriculum for the mental health component of the probationary constable orientation program. He has also worked at Long Bay Forensic Hospital.

Dr Lim has extensive experience in the management and treatment of mental health disorders in a variety of population. He has also had significant experience in fitness for work and total and permanent disability assessments.

Dr Abeydeera is a Specialist Occupational Physician with the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM), Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).

Following graduation from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dr Abeydeera completed his internship and junior medical training in the United Kingdom. Since moving to Australia in 2006, Dr Abeydeera underwent further hospital and emergency medicine training in NSW Health and Royal North Shore Hospital before focusing on Occupational Medicine in 2011.

Dr Abeydeera has completed a Graduate Diploma in Occupational and Environmental Health with Monash University and also holds Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM) with Monash University.

Dr Abeydeera has provided occupational, general and emergency medical services as a Fly-In Fly-Out (FIFO) doctor in a Queensland Surat Basin coal seam gas project and has a special interest in aviation medicine, health surveillance, safety critical workers health, work place drug and alcohol consultations, fitness for duty assessments and return to work.


Dr Prasad Abeydeera
Occupational Physician

Qualifications: MBBS, GradDipOccEnvH (Monash), ACCAM, CIME, MRO, DAME, FAFOEM (RACP)

Dr Farhan Shahzad
Occupational Physician

Qualifications: MBBS, FAFOEM, MFOMI, M.OccMed, AMS, DAME, CIME, PGCertOccMed, PGCertCAvMed

Dr Farhan Shahzad is a Specialist Occupational Physician experienced in the diagnosis, treatment and post-surgical recovery of work-related injuries and illnesses.  Specifically focusing on maximising those presentations that allow for safe and legally compliant, reintegration into the workforce, Dr Shahzad is considered an industry expert in workplace injury management.  Having worked in Occupational Medicine across New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and Australian Capital Territory for almost 15 years, Dr Shahzad has an extensive range of professional experience, accreditations and qualifications within the industry.

His area of expertise includes recommendations towards preventative measures to minimise injury, the requirement for any modification of duties or environment to job roles in return to work programs, review of workplace return to work programs conducted by allied health professionals to ensure their safety and medical feasibility, identifying suitable job roles where an individual’s transferable skills may be utilised and establishing if an individual is capable of a return to the workforce.



Dr Yu-Tang Shen is a consultant psychiatrist and holds a position as a Staff Specialist at St Vincent’s Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital.

Dr Shen completed his medical degree at The University of melbourne and trained in psychiatry at Prince of Wales and St Vincent’s Hospitals. He has been involved in medical teaching and training as Chief Registrar and undertaken research in Aboriginal Mental Health and obtained a Masters in Psychiatric Medicine through the NSW Institue of Psychiatry. He has undertaken advanced training in Old Age Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, and undertaken a Neuropsychiatry term at Prince of Wales Hospital.

Dr Shen has experience in psychodynamic therapy, CBT, MBT, DBT and IPT. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand Collage of Psychiatry and a member of the Faculty of Old Age and Faculty of Psychotherapy.

Dr Yu-Tang Shen

Qualifications: MBBS, BMedSc, MPM, FRANZCP

Dr Linda Thomas

Clinical Psychologist

Qualifications – BSc Hons Psych, MSc Hons NPath, GCert PsyRehab


Dr Linda Thomas is a Clinical Psychologist registered with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority and endorsed by the Australian Psychological society.

Dr Thomas provides expert opinion and treatment in the areas of clinical, forensic and neuropsychology.

She has been a medico-legal assessor since 2003 and consults on Fitness for Duty assessments, Personal Injury and damages claims for selected legal cases, life insurance and defendant insurance company referrals.

She is presently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU), and supervisor of Provisional Psychologists.

Dr Thomas holds a Doctorate in Philosophy from University of Canberra, a Master’s of Science with Honours from the University of Melbourne, and Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Psychology from Macquarie University.

Dr Thomas has trained at the Institute of Forensic Pathology and the Royal Melbourne Hospital in neuropsychological and neuropathological assessment of various psychopathologies. She has published on these assessments and presented her findings at various international congresses.