Kaele Stokes is Executive Director Consumer Engagement, Policy and Research at Alzheimer's Australia. Her portfolios span a range of strategic and policy initiatives, including aged care/disability reforms and their impact on consumers; research and the translation of research into practice; consumer engagement (including initiatives that promote wellbeing, independence and capacity building, like dementia friendly communities) and strategic policy development. Kaele has a background in retirement living and aged care, having worked in the areas of policy, strategy and new service development. Before this, Kaele completed an M.Phil and PhD in history at the University of Cambridge as well as working as an editorial assistant in Belgium and running her own grant writing consultancy.
Extracted from Maggie's Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer with Professor Ralph Martins, published by Simon & Schuster Australia, RRP AU$39.99 or NZ$45.00.
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