Dr Roger Paterson (MBBS, FRCPsych, FRANZCP, Certificate child psychiatry) graduated in medicine from the University of WA, and subsequently trained in child and adult psychiatry in London and Perth. He worked extensively in both the public and private sectors in general child, adolescent and adult psychiatry from 1989, moving to full-time private practice in 1996.
He was the founding director of the Hollywood Private Hospital Eating Disorder Programme from 1997 to 2011 and remains engaged in managing binge eating disorders (bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder), particularly in the field of pharmacotherapy where he has researched and lectured.
His solo private psychiatric practice now in central Perth specialises mostly in adolescents and adults with ADHD, a field where he has been active as a clinician, researcher and community advocate.
Since 1994, he has supported the charity ADHD WA, both on the professional advisory body and on the management committee.
In 1999, he led a private/public team which published the first ever trial of dexamfetamine usage in adult ADHD. In July 2017, he joined the inaugural board of the national Australian ADHD Professionals Association and remains an active member.
For the last 12 years, he has organised and chaired an RANZCP Peer Review group bi-monthly meeting at the University Club of WA which has focused on ADHD and comorbidities. Its membership has mostly been psychiatrists, but also includes paediatricians, and numbers have grown from 20 in 2010 to around 50 by 2022.