In 2004, Saxby Pridmore was Director of Psychological Medicine at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania. He has been State Advisor, Psychiatric Services for the Tasmanian Department of Health and a senior lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Tasmania. He lives in Hobart. In 2000 Pridmore published The Psychiatric Interview: a guide to history taking and the mental state examination. He has published widely on psychiatry.