Edward is a Torres Strait Islander born on Thursday Island, was raised in South West Queensland and has lived in Central Queensland for the past 20 years.
Edward holds full registration as a generalist psychologist working in private practice and is the owner of Wakai Waian Healing. He is a member of Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), the Australian Indigenous Psychologist Association (AIPA) and the Australian Psychologist Society (APS).
In 2015 Edward was appointed to a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Advisory Panel tasked with making recommendations informing the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. Following, he was appointed to the Queensland Premier’s Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce Implementation Council at which time he also co-chaired an associated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group.
Edward specialises in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the areas of mental health, social and emotional well-being, community safety promotion, trauma, grief, and loss. Specifically in the last seven years he has focused on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families and individuals with their experiences and understandings of family and domestic violence and related issues.
Edward currently has the privilege of providing support to communities in regional, rural and remote areas of Central and North Queensland.
Appointed Director, Independent August 2017.