Guy Coffey is a clinical psychologist and a lawyer who has conducted psychological assessments of detained asylum seekers for the past 20 years. Guy has worked as a clinical psychologist for over 25 years in public mental health and specialist psychological trauma services. He is currently the Direct Services Coordinator at the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (VFST); he is a sessional clinical psychological at the Psychological Trauma Recovery Service; the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, as well as holding a small forensic private practice. He also works part time at Victoria Legal Aid where he is a solicitor in the migration and refugee team. His particular interests are refugee mental health; and psychological evidence in legal decision making, particularly in relation to refugee status determination and in the criminal courts. He is the author of multiple publications and he regularly takes part in various submissions raising concerns about the rights and mental health of asylum seekers and detainees.