Jason is a rurally trained psychiatrist. He spent over 10 years working in a generalist psychiatrist capacity providing outreach services to Gulf of Carpentaria remote Aboriginal communities. He is currently Medical Director for the Mental Health Service Group in Townsville. He is the immediate past Chair of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Committee. His focus over the past 5 years has been the development of a culturally safe community mental health service based at the Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services, and promoting service-wide processes that support the development of cultural capability. He is passionate about teaching and about person-centred recovery-oriented care.