Dr Roberts is a general adult psychiatrist. He utilises the benefits of modern psychopharmcotherapy without losing track of the benefits of listening to the patient and counselling. Dr Roberts' psychotherapy is eclectic in nature with a leaning towards cognitive behaviour therapy.

Dr Roberts was trained in medicine at The University of Leeds in England. He qualified in 1977. He trained in psychiatry also in Leeds. He worked in the professorial units at High Royds Hospital, The General Infirmary at Leeds and St James (University) Hospital. He obtained a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychiatry from the University of Leeds, and became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Later he underwent further training at St Thomas Hospital in London. Here he was involved in teaching students from St Thomas Hospital Medical School, Guys Hospital Dental School, Goldsmith's College University of London and the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing.

Dr Roberts came to Australia in 1986. He worked for 2 years as a Staff Psychiatrist and later for a number of years as a VMO in Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals.
He has been in private practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney since 1988.

He became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 1994.
He is a Foundation Felllow of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Dr Roberts areas of interest are depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, OCD, PTSD and drug misuse.

He has served on a number of committees for the New South Wales Department of Health and was chairman of the Methadone Sub Committe from 1994 to 1999. He has been a methadone prescriber for over 20 years and has recently started prescribing buprenorphine to opiate addicts.

He has carried out research into the biological markers of depression, the mental health of junior hospital doctors and Rapid Opaite Detoxification.