Our Team

Our team are committed to providing quality services. At O'Connell Speech Pathology we recognise that all children are unique and have different needs and a variety of services are available.


Sophie O'Connell

Director and Speech Pathologist

- Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)

- Master of Arts in Communication Disorders

Sophie established the speech pathology practice 18 years ago after having worked in community health, hospitals and school based programs both in Australia, Canada and the UK.​ She has more than 30 years’ experience in the profession and is committed to supporting children with a variety of communication needs. She keeps abreast of research in communication disorders and has presented at the Speech Pathology National Conference and Seminars by invitation. She is a strong advocate for children with communication disorders and enjoys working with others in Educational settings to develop staff skills and enhance student outcomes.​

Ainsley Robinson

Speech Pathologist

- Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Ainsley completed her Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) at the University of Newcastle. She loves working with children of all ages and enjoys working alongside them and their families to achieve communication goals. She is passionate about providing people with relevant and effective Speech Pathology services to meet their individual needs.

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Ai Bui

Speech Pathologist

- Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Ai completed her Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) at the University of Newcastle. She enjoys helping children of all backgrounds grow and meet their communication goals, in a fun positive way. She likes being creative and likes to incorporate recent research findings into practice.

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Alex MacNeil

Speech Pathologist

- Bachelor of Linguistics

- Master of Speech Language Pathology

Alex is from Canada and has completed a Bachelor of Linguistics in Ottawa. He spent 4 years teaching English in Japan to children and adults alike. After moving to Australia, he completed a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Sydney. He and his wife are avid gamers. He enjoys helping his patients achieve their goals and to communicate to the best of their ability.

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Kelly Lock

Speech Pathologist

Kelly completed her Bachelor of Speech Pathology at the Australian Catholic University. She loves getting to know children and their families and tailoring therapy to suit the unique interests and goals of her clients. Watching clients achieve their goals and become confident communicators is what drives Kelly’s passion for speech pathology.

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Bronwyn Males

Administration Officer

​Bronwyn is our administration officer and works to ensure the smooth operation of the clinic. She has a background in client management and corporate training.

Bronwyn can answer questions about funding such as NDIS, private health cover and Medicare. She enjoys helping our families and making them feel welcome.

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