OUR PEOPLE

OUR PEOPLE

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.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Claudia Hoch

Operations / Public Health Lead

Claudia oversees all Public Health activities at EDQ

Emma Trappett

Treatment Services Lead

A registered Psychologist, with a Bachelor of Psychological Science.


Poppy-Louise Batts

Senior Eating Disorder Practitioner

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

Sarah Larsen

bITE Coordinator 

Sarah is an Eating Disorder Practitioner and coordinator of the bITE program. 

Mandy Long

Lived Experience Coordinator 

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

OPERATIONS/PUBLIC HEALTH TEAM

Stella Taylor

Practice Administrator 

Stella is the practice administrator 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.


Jessica Latter

Public Health Communication Officer

Jess oversees the communication and advocacy work at EDQ. 

Hannah Kirby

Care Navigator 

Hannah is a dedicated care navigator.

CLINICAL TEAM

Nat Scales

Eating Disorder Practitioner

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

Chloe Lambert

Eating Disorder Practitioner

Chloe holds a Masters in Counselling. 

Sarah Larsen

Eating Disorder Practitioner

Sarah is a practitioner in the individual clinical stream.

Laura Storey

Eating Disorder Practitioner

Laura holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Postgraduate Degree in Adolescent Mental Health and a Masters of Counselling. 

Lucy Galbraith

Eating Disorder Practitioner (currently on parental leave)

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

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.

bITE TEAM


Sophie Zammit

Brief Intervention Eating Disorder Practitioner 

Located in Brisbane

A counsellor with a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).

Elise Chatterton

Brief Intervention Eating Disorder Practitioner 

Located in Cairns

Elise holds a Masters of Social Work, delivering brief intervention counselling and group work in-person in Cairns and via telehealth. 

Clancy Giffard

Brief Intervention Eating Disorder Practitioner 

Located in Cairns

Clancy holds a Masters of Social Work, delivering brief intervention counselling and group work in-person in Cairns and via telehealth.

LIVED EXPERIENCE WORKERS

Alex Rodriguez

Lived Experience Worker

Alex has recently begun Peer Work after beginning his career in the eating disorders space as a Dietician.

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.

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.

CARER & KEY SUPPORT TEAM

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..


Victoria Dunn

Carer & Key Support Coach

Victoria holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine), Post Graduate Certificate in Health Psychology, and Bachelor of Arts (Media Communications).  

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.

ALLIED HEALTH TEAM

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

EDQ BOARD

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
Director
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
Director

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.

Zoe Cunningham
Director
Expertise: Expertise: Lived-Living Experience, Community Sector

Zoe has nearly 10 years experience as a carer in eating disorder and direct lived-living experience in mental ill-health and suicidality since she was a teenager. She has a psychology background and has worked in the mental health sector for over 20 years across government and non-government organisations. Zoe recently managed the Mental Health Lived Experience Peak Queensland establishment project and is passionate in systemic changes. 

Eating Disorders Queensland

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

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

CALL: (07) 3844 6055

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