Assoc Prof. Mat Coleman is a rural psychiatrist in WA and has recently completed two terms as a Commissioner with the National MHC. He has qualifications in addition, child and adolescent psychiatry but
fundamentally considers himself a rural general psychiatrist. He is a clinical academic with the Rural clinical school of WA and his research touches on a wide range of topics including AOD, youth MH, service design and rural workforce development.
He is currently the Clinical Director of two WA country regions including the great southern (rural) where he also farms sheep, and the Midwest (remote), 3 times the size of the state of Victoria.