Speech pathologist and FHL Co-Chair with love for cricket and human communication
First and foremost Ed is a cricket fanatic, but his love for human communication has led him to a career as a speech pathologist supporting people with disability. He works in private practice in rural and regional NSW, and as a Postgraduate Fellow at the University of Sydney where he is a higher degree research student. Having worked with many clients with mental health challenges, he looks forward to the day when there is no longer a stigma surrounding mental health. Ed is also keen to empower the next generation to advocate for better primary healthcare and disability services. In doing this, Ed is inspired and motivated by the words of the inimitable Franz Kafka: “Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.” Described by some (mainly Ed) as a gustatory entomologist, his feline housemate Katich provides him with moral support on this journey, but has never paid one cent in rent.