Tom completed a Master of Speech Pathology in 2022, and before this was a public librarian. He has worked in subacute and community rehabilitation, and it is in the community setting that he has found his passion for speech pathology practice: working with clients to achieve functional and meaningful goals in real-world environments.
Tom contributed to a Master’s thesis on speech, voice and cognition in spinocerebellar ataxias and is currently contributing to the Australian validation of an assessment for external memory aids. He also has a special interest in aphasia, specifically acquired reading and writing impairments.
Tom is a keen musician, loves fishing and cooking and holds fifth dan in Kendo (Japanese fencing).
Tom speaks functional Russian.