Dr Grant Blake

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Grant Blake MPsych (Clin) MAPS, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist in Brisbane. He has extensive clinical experience in the areas of trauma, institutional abuse, cognitive assessment, and malingering. He holds a Masters in Psychology (Clinical) and a PhD in Forensic Psychology.

Dr Blake’s experience as a medico-legal expert has included giving oral evidence in the Supreme, Federal Circuit, Criminal and Family Courts. He is experienced in assessing fitness to stand trial, insanity/unsoundness, Verdins, and other criminal matters. He is the first author of the Australian and New Zealand Evaluation of Fitness to Stand Trial – Revised (ANZ-EFST-R), which evaluates fitness according to the Presser criteria. He undertakes risk assessments for general violence, fire-starting, and personality disorders. He is experienced in using a broad range of tests to confirm the validity of claimed mental illness and cognitive impairments, such as PSTD, depression, psychosis, memory impairment, intellectual impairment, and other cognitive deficits. He is trained in investigative interviewing techniques to identify deception (i.e., lying about the circumstances of an event).

Dr Blake has a significant institutional abuse and historical sexual abuse caseload, which he treats with a mix of therapeutic techniques (e.g., EMDR, CBT, schema therapy). He is an empathetic independent expert witness regarding these claims.

Dr Blake is accredited by WorkCover Tasmania to assess Whole Person Impairment with the Psychiatric Impairment Rating Scale (PIRS). He therefore welcomes telehealth and FIFO referrals from Tasmania, as well as other jurisdictions.

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

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

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


Locations for Dr Grant Blake's exams

11 Abbotsford Road
Bowen Hills QLD 4006
South Tower,
Level 4/339 Coronation Drive,
Milton QLD 4064