We are a team of caring, qualified individuals, many with a lived experience with eating disorders, who are here to help you.

Belinda Chelius

Chief Executive Officer

A skilled, dedicated and passionate feminist Senior Social Work Clinician.


Christophe Langlassé

Mental Health Social Worker
(Medicare & NDIS)

An accredited social worker in the Individual Clinical stream.

Emma Trappett

Treatment Services Team Leader

A registered Psychologist, with a Bachelor of Psychological Science.


Rohie Marshall

Operations Officer
Rohie oversees both Operations and Public Health/Health Promotion activities at EDQ.

Caroline Asler

Practice Coordinator & Public Health Officer

Caroline is an experienced practice coordinator and the first point of contact for general enquiries and administrative duties.

Jess Tone

Research Officer

Jess oversees research projects, data quality assurance and internal program evaluation for EDQ’s individual and group services.

Orelia Bello

Care Navigator & Public Health Officer

Orelia is a dedicated care navigator and public health officer at EDQ. With a Master of Public Health.


Nat Scales

Eating Disorder Practitioner

A practitioner in the Individual Clinical stream, with a Masters in Counselling.

Lisa Kelly

Eating Disorder Practitioner

A lived-experience counsellor and group facilitator, with a Degree in Psychology and Masters in Social Work.

David Langford

Eating Disorder Practitioner

An early career Social Work Clinician with a Bachelor of Behavioural Science.

Sarah Larsen

Eating Disorder Practitioner

Sarah is a practitioner in the individual clinical stream.

Lucy Galbraith

Eating Disorder Practitioner

Lucy has 10 years social work experience across the community sector.

Amber Dwinell

Eating Disorder Practitioner

Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours.

Poppy-Louise Batts

Eating Disorder Practitioner

Master of Psychotherapy with Honours and Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Kayla Lazzam

Eating Disorder Practitioner

Bachelor of Psychology and Master’s in Public Health (Health Promotion)

Amira Hassan

Eating Disorder Practitioner

Amira is a lived-experienced practitioner in the clinical stream, with a background in Lived Experience Work at EDQ and a Master of Social Work.


Mary-Ann Kissane

Carer & Key Support Coach

Mary-Ann has a Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) and works as a Carer and Family Coach at EDQ..


Laura Zuber

Lived Experience Worker

Laura has been living in Australia since 2018 after moving from England where she ran her own photography business while overcoming her eating disorder.

Mandy Long

Lived Experience Worker

Mandy has over 20 years’ experience providing peer support, recovery coaching and care services both in the community and private practice.

Michelle Van Eps

Lived Experience Worker
Michelle was inspired to join the lived experience workforce following volunteer work with EDQ as a peer mentor, senior mentor, and lived-experience speaker.

Felicity Electricity

Lived Experience Worker
Felicity is new to peer work, having two years of experience in the peer mentor space, she is now a senior mentor and peer support worker at EDQ.


Megan Bray

Contracted Dietitian

(Medicare & NDIS)

Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and a Master of Dietetic Studies.

Sarah Why

Contracted Dietitian

(Medicare & NDIS)

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialed Eating Disorder Dietitian, provides a non-diet approach to navigating nutrition and restoring health


Karen Dare
Chairperson, Director
Expertise: Community Sector

Karen has a social sciences background and over 35 years of experience in the community sector, working with Communify since 1994. She works with a strong community development focus and has extensive experience as a board member for prominent community and other organisations. Karen is recipient of the 2001 Centenary Medal and the Brisbane Australia Day Award for her contribution to the community sector.

Karolina Pemberton
Treasurer, Director
Expertise: Finance

Karolina is a qualified accountant with over 17 years of experience across a range of sectors and specialities, including Financial and Management accounting, Budgeting and Forecasting, and not-for-profits. Outside her professional life, Karolina has a love of family, cooking and tennis

Suzannah D’Juliet
Secretary, Director
Expertise: Legal

Suzannah is a commercial lawyer who works in Executive Management in the Resources Industry. She has special interests in insurance, risk and compliance and has experience as a Non-Executive Director in the private sector. Suzannah has a lived experience of eating disorders and is passionate about EDQ’s quality, client centered care and service delivery model.

Marc Bryant
Expertise: Expertise: Carer, IT

Marc is a current member of the Qld Government Advisory Group (Eating Disorders), and also has more than 20 years’ experience in State Government public service, including various expert panels and consulting groups, with special interest in IT systems and information management. Marc has had approximately 6 years’ lived experience with eating disorders as a carer and has mentored other carers.

Dr Warren Ward Director Expertise: Eating Disorder Treatment Associate Professor Warren Ward is Director of the Ramsay Clinic New Farm Eating Disorders Program and Medical Director of Wandi Nerida, Australia’s first residential program for eating disorders. Previous roles include Director of the Queensland Eating Disorders Service (QuEDS), Chair of the Qld Health Eating Disorders Advisory Group (EDAG), and co-author of the RANZCP Clinical Practice Guidelines for Eating Disorders. In 2017 he received the ANZAED Distinguished Achievement Award for his contributions to the field, and in 2018 he was made a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders. He has published more than 20 articles and 2 book chapters on eating disorders and is regularly invited to speak to audiences throughout Australia about eating disorders and their treatment.

Susan Gobbart

Expertise: Psychology/Service Delivery

Susan is a psychologist with a special interest in complex trauma, co-occuring AOD and mental health concerns, and Clinical Governance, particularly program evaluation and service/client outcome measures. She is currently working with an Indigenous Birthing program as a Perinatal and Parenting Psychologist as well as in Private Practice providing Psychological Therapy to people in rural and remote locations around Australia. She has over 30 years of professional experience across a range of areas in the mental health field.

Eating Disorders Queensland

We support a vibrant community of individuals recovering from an eating disorder, including people with lived experiences, carers and family members.

51 Edmondstone Street,
Yuggera Country,
South Brisbane, QLD 4101

CALL: (07) 3844 6055

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