Tim’s lived experience as an NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) participant and rural young person drives his commitment to empower the voice and agency of people with disabilities. Tim is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has tertiary qualifications in performing arts and science and a background in disability, social & environmental justice activism. Tim is currently studying a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in chemistry at Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials, with a research focus on multifunctional carbon fibres for advanced materials.

Tim is the Pacific Region Representative for the UN Affiliated Global Network of Young Persons with Disabilities, a Policy & Research Advisor and Executive Committee Member for the Commonwealth Children and Youth Disability Network (CCYDN), a Board Member of the Geelong Landcare Network, a member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Inclusion and Diversity Committee (RIDC), and Chair of the Surf Coast Shire Council disability advisory committee, the All Abilities Advisory Committee. Tim strongly supports the human rights-based model of disability and advocates for equitable access to services and meaningful participation and inclusion of people with disabilities in society.