Professor Stoffel Grobler is a psychiatrist with 20 years of experience and fulltime employed in the public service. He has a limited private practice where he serves as independent medical examiner for the insurance industry, performing independent psychiatric impairment assessments. His qualifications are MBChB (UP), Diploma in Occupational Health (UP), MMed (Psychiatry) (UFS), FC Psych (CMSA) and MD (Psychiatry) (UP). The title of his doctoral thesis was “A Cross- Sectional Descriptive Study of Clinical Features and Course of Illness in a South African Population with Bipolar Disorder”. After qualifying as psychiatrist he spent seven years in private practice and two years in Ireland in general adult psychiatry before returning to academic medicine. He is a member of the South African Medico-Legal Association and serves on the South African Medical Association’s Human Rights, Law and Ethics Committee. His special interests include disability due to mental illness, psychiatric impairment assessment and biomedical ethics.