Meet The Team

Brisbane Feeding Clinic combines Carly Betts’ and Pippa van Wijk’s experience and special interest in children’s feeding difficulties, to provide a holistic service working together with you and other professionals to problem solve your child’s feeding concerns.
Pippa and Carly have worked closely together for the past three years setting up and running the Australian Catholic University’s Student Feeding Clinic in Brisbane.


Carly Betts, Speech Pathologist

Carly Brisbane Feeding Clinic

Carly Betts, CPSP BSpPath MHumNutr, graduated from the University of Queensland in 2002 with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. She completed her Masters in Human Nutrition in 2018 through Deakin University Melbourne. She has worked in Brisbane and London UK, in education, disability, health and private practice settings, and in clinical education at both the University of Queensland and Australian Catholic University.

Carly’s passion for supporting children with feeding difficulties commenced as a new graduate at the Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland working children with complex disabilities, and has continued throughout her career working in both private and public sectors. She also provides supervision to new and early graduate Speech Pathologists working in private practice.

Contemporary training includes Sensory Oral Sequential Feeding (SOS), Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just About Swallowing (Melanie Potock), Best Practices in Paediatric Feeding, Motor Speech & Mouth Development (Diane Bahr); Feeding and Pre-Speech Issues (Suzanne Evans Morris), Beckman Oral Motor training.


Pippa van Wijk, Occupational Therapist

Pippa Brisbane Feeding Clinic

Pippa van Wijk, BOccThy MOccThy, graduated from the University of Queensland in 1994 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.  She completed her Masters in Occupational Therapy in 1999 through the University of South Australia.   She has worked across the world (Australia; UK; Cambodia; Romania; Bhutan) in both metropolitan and rural settings, hospital, community and home visiting, face to face and via telehealth. 

Pippa has worked in the area of feeding her whole career, starting in a special school with children with severe physical and intellectual disabilities, before moving to the Royal Children’s Hospital Feeding Clinic.  From there she went back to the community working for the Child Development Service as well as setting up and supervising the Australian Catholic University’s Student Feeding Clinic.  She also mentors and supervises graduate therapists in public and private practice in all areas of OT.

Contemporary training includes Sensory Oral Sequential Feeding (SOS); Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just About Swallowing (Melanie Potock); Feeding Relationship and Eating Competence (Ellen Satter); Feeding The Whole Child (Suzanne Evans Morris), Circle of Security Training.


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