Dr James Finn has over a decade of experience in the field of addiction disorders and substance dependency. He has worked full-time in Addiction Medicine since 2009. He is also a Staff Specialist with the Melaleuca Clinic at the Prince Charles Hospital. Dr Finn is a Visiting Medical Officer at the Wesley Hospital and St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital.

Dr Finn completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree at the University of Queensland. His clinical interests include patient safety, clinical governance, corporate governance, medical education, rural medicine, and Aboriginal health. His sub interests within addiction medicine include detoxification for therapeutic and non-therapeutic opioid dependence, alcohol dependence, benzodiazepine dependence, cannabis dependence, and amphetamine dependence. He has an interest in opioid maintenance.

Dr Finn was President of the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland from 2008 to 2009. He was a Vice President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia from 2009 to 2010. He was formerly the Medical Superintendent of Dirranbandi Hospital.