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Dr Atari Metcalf

General Practitioner Registrar, NSW

Dr Atari Metcalf is a General Practice registrar in Sydney who has worked across a variety of medical and surgical subspecialties including psychiatry, emergency medicine, vascular surgery and geriatrics. He completed his internship and residency at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney from where he also undertook secondments in paediatrics at Canterbury Hospital and Aboriginal health at RivMed Aboriginal Medical and Dental Corporation in Wagga Wagga, NSW.

Prior to practising medicine he worked for over 15 years in senior health program development, research and policy roles with a focus on evaluating non-profit and government youth mental and sexual health services, alongside health promotion education and training roles with VicHealth and Curtin University and as an analyst on national inquiries into asylum seeker, transgender and intersex health and human rights for the Australian Human Rights Commission.

He remains actively involved in research and advocacy projects and serves as a Board Director at ACON, NSW’s largest LGBT community health service. Atari has previously also served as a board director at Suicide Prevention Australia and as co-chair of LGBT youth homelessness service, Twenty10 incorporating NSW Gay and Lesbian Counselling Services.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.