Dr Leah Stuckings

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Leah Stuckings BA(Hons), DClinPsych, MAPS, FCCLP is a Clinical Psychologist based on the Sunshine Coast. Dr Stuckings obtained her Doctor of Clinical Psychology from James Cook University in 2008 and holds full registration to the Psychologists Board of Australia. She runs a busy clinical practice on the Sunshine Coast and was formerly a lecturer and Clinical Supervisor at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Dr Stuckings has over 20 years experience in the diagnosis and treatment of adult mental illness, incorporating psychological assessment, psychometric testing and mental state examination. She has extensive experience in medico-legal report writing, having prepared reports for personal injury, criminal, immigration, employment and family law matters. Dr Stuckings has undertaken countless reviews of Job Capacity Assessments for disability support pension matters. Particularly over the past ten years, Dr Stuckings has prepared medico-legal reports relating to sexual abuse matters, for civil claims and criminal compensation redress schemes, as well as as beingĀ  a treatment provider.

In addition to her expertise relating to institutional abuse matters, Dr Stuckings is highly skilled in assessing work capacity of people with psychiatric conditions, disentangling complex causation issues, including regarding post-incident alcohol- or drug-abuse and identifying specific phobias (eg., driving or traffic phobias post-accident), and mood conditions and anxiety conditions (eg., depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorders).

Dr Stuckings completed Psychiatric Impairment Rating Scale (PIRS) training in 2015 and is qualified to provide assessments of impairment for Queensland injuries matters.

Outside her clinical and medico-legal work, Dr Stuckings enjoys tennis, yoga and spending time with her family.

Dr Stuckings personally consults in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, and is available for video-exams across Australia.

Dr StuckingsĀ  is qualified to provide complex independent medico-legal reports for motor vehicle injuries in Queensland, ACT, Tasmania, Western Australia and Northern Territory; for Public Liability matters, including Institutional Abuse, in Queensland, ACT, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory; for workers compensation matters in Queensland; and for Comcare, Superannuation, and DVA matters nationally.

To make a booking or for more information, please call 1300 INT MED.


Locations for Dr Leah Stuckings's exams

11 Abbotsford Road
Bowen Hills QLD 4006
Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast Medico-Legal Suites
12/102 Burnett Street,
Buderim QLD 4556