41-43 Currie Street, Nambour, QLD 4560

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Edward was born in the Torres Strait on Waiben (also known as Thursday Island), traditional land and sea’s of the Kaurareg people, however his family connections and home is Masig (also known as Yorke Island), traditional land and sea’s of the Masigalgal people.

After leaving the Torres Strait at a very young age he was raised in and around the township of Taroom (on the Traditional lands of the Yiman people) in South West Queensland and most recently has resided in Central Queensland, specifically Rockhampton on the Traditional lands of the Darumbal people.

Edward holds full registration as a Generalist Psychologist and is currently the Principal Psychologist and Director of Wakai WaianHealing. He has worked in both State Government Mental Health Services and Indigenous Community based organisations. He is a member of Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), the Australian Indigenous Psychologist Association (AIPA) and the Australian Psychologist Society (APS).

Edward specialises in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the area’s of mental health, social and emotional well-being, community safety promotion, trauma, grief, loss, family and domestic violence.

In 2015 Edward was appointed to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Advisory Panel on reducing violence against women and children. In February 2016 he was appointed to the Queensland Premieres Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce Implementation Council and currently chairs the associated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group and has been appointed to the Board of the Australian National Research Organisation for Womens Safety (ANROWS). He has been active in sharing understandings around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander violence and anger, actively publishing articles and facilitating workshops and delivering keynote addresses. He has experience in the design and facilitation of behavioural change programs particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male perpetrators of family and domestic violence. Edward is a strong and passionate advocate for younger Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth and children.

 

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