Dr Jon Lane
The Hobart Clinic Association

Dr Jon Lane enlisted in the Army in 1989. After working as a soldier for 10 years and finishing a part-time Psychology degree he then completed his Medical Degree at University of Tasmania as an Army sponsored Undergraduate student in 2004. He initially worked in acute care medicine and Emergency, as well as working in Forensic Medicine whilst serving with 1st Health Support Battalion in Holsworthy until returning to Hobart in 2010 to do his Psychiatry training. In 2013 he was deployed to the Middle East Area of Operations, spending most of the year away from home, 6 months of which was working with the US Mental Health Team at the NATO Role 3 Multi-National Medical Unit in Kandahar, Afghanistan, as the first ADF psychiatrist to be directly embedded with US forces. In 2015 he spent 6 weeks at various facilities in the US looking at Military and Veteran’s Mental Health for a Churchill Fellowship. He is a Lieutenant Colonel with the 3rd Health Support Battalion (Army Reserve), and works in private practice at The Hobart Clinic where most of his patients are Military, Veterans, Police and Emergency Services personnel. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmania, and teaches mental health and psychiatry subjects to Medical Students. He is also doing a PhD through the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies at Adelaide University, aimed at developing Peer-Led counselling services for Military, Veterans, Police and Emergency Services personnel, which is where his passion for developing services for these communities lies. He does archery for fun, and was the Archery Coach for the 2018 Invictus Games team in Sydney.