Angus is a Professor and Head of School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology, Curtin University. Working as an occupational therapist for the past 34 years, Angus is passionate about people being given authentic opportunities to participate fully in all aspects of their lives. Prior to commencing at Curtin in 2008, Angus worked for 16 years at the Disability Services Commission where he held senior management and leadership roles. Angus is an active and published researcher, focusing on citizenship, inclusion and the social participation of adults with disabilities within communities.
Angus is an active member of the Australasian Society of Intellectual Disability, and recently held the position of Australasian President for five years. In 2017, he was appointed to the position of Vice President – Asia Pacific for the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. As well as having a strong research background in contemporary disability practice, he brings extensive senior executive experience of working within the WA disability sector across policy, program and operational areas.