Tristan Nickless
Principal Speech & Language Pathologist
BA (Hons)/BBus(Mgmt), M SpPath, MSPAA, CPSP

As one of only 3% practising male speech pathologists in Australia, Tristan offers his clients specialist knowledge in a range of communication specialties.  Coupled with his international business experience, Tristan is the principal speech pathologist developing Word By Mouth Speech Pathology’s corporate services – accent modification; voice care; improved business communication.

Tristan is involved in a range of research and development projects for the speech pathology profession. Over a four year period, Tristan served as the National Advisor – Private Practice for Speech Pathology Australia, the peak national body representing the profession to government and other stakeholders.  Tristan is currently an advisor to the University of Melbourne’s new Speech Pathology course, scheduled to begin in 2011.

Amongst his speech pathology knowledge, Tristan brings to our practice a range of diverse business skills. He has had extensive experience in international marketing and project management. He was employed in a National Sales & Marketing role at Robert Bosch Australia Pty Ltd & Bosch Siemens HA GmBH; has worked in a number of roles within the local government sector as a member of Senior Management and Executive Teams; and in Business Development roles in economic development & tourism.

Tristan has been awarded several degrees: a Master of Speech Pathology, a Bachelor of Business Management and a Bachelor of Arts in German Business (First Class Honours). As part of his undergraduate degree, Tristan was awarded a scholarship to study at Universität Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany.  Tristan has written several peer reviewed journal articles and many submissions to the Federal Goverment on behalf of the speech pathology profession.

Tristan understands the dynamics of the corporate sector and enjoys assisting individuals in attaining their personal and professional goals through improved communication skills. Tristan welcomes your enquiry regarding Word By Mouth Pty Ltd’s services.


Phone: +61(0)438 723 736

Fax: +61 (0)3 9873 4202