I am a Consultant Psychiatrist employed at Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services since 2012. I previously worked in this role at Counties Manukau District Health Board and Hauora Waikato Maori Mental Health Services.

I am a certified Forensic Psychiatrist, a Member of The Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom, and a Fellow of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. I have a research interest in translational neuroscience as it applies to Psychiatric and Cognitive rehabilitation.

I have worked in mental health services in the United Kingdom and New Zealand across a broad range of acute and rehabilitation settings that includes community, crisis, hospital, and forensic. I specialise in General Adult and Forensic Psychiatry, and have experience in the evaluation and management of Anxiety Spectrum Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, Obsessive- Compulsive Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Psychotic Spectrum Disorders, Neurocognitive Disorders and Substance Use Disorders. Furthermore, I am available to provide expert evaluations and testimonies in civil and criminal matters, including personal injury and disability claims, and fitness and insanity related evaluations in criminal trials. I am also able to provide comprehensive psychiatric reports for matters relating to insurance, work-capacity, and immigration.

My clinical experience over the years enables me to engage compassionately with individuals suffering from mental health related difficulties and to remain person and recovery focussed in my clinical approach. You can expect to have a comprehensive psychiatric assessment that informs you of the biological & psycho-social factors that contribute to your illnesses, and also your recovery from the mental illness. I endeavour to work collaboratively with the individuals and their General Practitioners to develop an individualised care plan that is based on the latest research evidence in psychiatry.

I welcome adult individuals and their families to the comfortable and private settings at Bexley Clinic for specialised psychiatric assessments, and supportive management of their mental health related conditions.


MB BS 2000 Mysore; FRANZCP 2009

Title or Designation


Post-fellowship Training

Certificate of Advanced Training in Forensic Psychiatry 2015

Full NZ Registration Date

12 March 2009

Vocational Scope


Contact Details

Dr Neena Joseph is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Mason Clinic

Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services:

Reception: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm: 

Ph (09) 815 5860 

Fax (09) 815 5163

Mason Clinic Security       (09) 815 5150
Rata Security                   (09) 815 5880
Te Miro Cultural Centre       (09) 815 5878   Fax (09) 815 5152

Mason Clinic PA to Clinical Director and Service Manager (09) 815 5166

Automated Details available 24 hours, Ph: (09) 815 5164  Fax: (09) 815 5152.

Inpatient Unit (Nursing Stations):

Totara Unit         (09) 815 5154   Fax  (09) 815 5155
Kauri Unit          (09) 815 5151   Fax  (09) 815 5153
Rata Unit           (09) 815 5871   Fax  (09) 815 5877
Kahikatea Unit   (09) 815 5157   Fax  (09) 815 5158
Te Papakainga o Tane Whakapiripiri  Unit   (09) 815 5889  
Rimu Hostel      (09) 815 5156   Fax  (09) 845 7501
Te Aka Unit      (09) 845 7531   Fax  (09) 845 7529
Pohutukawa Unit (I.D. Services)
                         (09) 845 7538   Fax  (09) 845 7537

Private Services

Bexley Clinic

This service is available at the following location:

9 Green Lane East, Remuera